Live Like a Genius

It’s time to prove your high school science teacher wrong and live like Albert Einstein. There’s nothing you can do to change that C- you got in physics junior year but you can call the Setauket house where Einstein once vacationed home. The pad, built in 1931, is on the market for $679,000.

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It doesn’t take a theoretical physicist to figure out that Long Island is a summertime destination. Celebrities, sharks and tourists have been drawn to our beaches and seafood for quite some time. It’s no surprise that Einstein accepted an invitation from his sister, Maja Winterler, to escape to Setauket in 1941. The two stayed in the four-bedroom, three-bathroom house with Marjorie Bishop, an artist and friend of Winterler who knew the home owners.

Imagine yourself sipping a breakfast smoothie in the eat-in kitchen, spending lazy Sundays in the den and throwing dinner parties in the formal dining room. The conversations don’t have to drift to the general theory of relativity, but the fact that Einstein once called the place his home away from home would make for fun fodder.

The home is listed by Alexia Poulos and Carol Acker of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a Digital Editor of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.