Actress Cynthia Nixon recently bought a cottage in Montauk with fiancee, Christine Marinoni, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report.

The “Sex and the City” star and Marinoni, a New York City education activist, paid $1.7 million for the .85-acre property.

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“They wanted a cute, vintage, cottage-type of property,” says Anne Maegli of Atlantic Beach Realty Group, who brought Nixon and Marinoni to the deal. “They looked all over the East End and finally settled on this.”

Nixon and Marinoni already own an East End condo, which they will try to sell when the real estate market improves, says Maegli. They “hit it off” with the sellers, the family of the original owners of the 1966 house. “It was a very sweet deal,” Maegli says.

The two-story, 1,400-square-foot home is on the water. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Taxes are about $5,000 a year.

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Lynden Restrepo of the Atlantic Beach Realty Group and Joan Hegner of The Corcoran Group had the listing.

Nixon and Marinoni have been dating since 2004. They announced their engagement last spring. At an October gay rights march in Washington, D.C., they said they plan to marry this year.


Getty Images photo; house photo permission The Corcoran Group