A former whaling port in New York’s Hamptons, Sag Harbor may have more cute, charming cottages than just about any other place in America. And this is one of them. Built in 1806, and known as the Hildreth House, after a prominent local family, the home still includes many of its charming period features, such as wavy glass, a hand-carved staircase railing, and original millwork and fireplaces. But after a recent renovation, the 4,500 square-foot compound now includes a heated pool and spa along with a pool house, modern kitchens, and updated baths.
Set on almost a fifth of an acre, the five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath spread is listed for $5.995 million by Mala Sander at Corcoran. The location could not be better. It’s right in the heart of the village, which means owners and their lucky guests can walk to everything Sag Harbor offers, fantastic restaurants, interesting boutiques, an old-fashioned variety store, lots of antiques shops, and even a new cutting edge art gallery located in the old Presbyterian church.
The property was purchased in 2019 for $1.55 million by some experienced flippers, and has been updated in every way, inside and out. The main living spaces have been opened up to include a living room with fireplace, a formal dining area, and eat-in kitchen overlooking the backyard and pool.
Upstairs are two en-suite guest bedrooms, one with its own fireplace, as well as the main suite, with dual walk-in closets and marble bathroom. A fourth en-suite bedroom, with its own wet bar, encompasses the top level of the home, in what was once the attic, while the lower level includes a spacious legal separate apartment with full kitchen. It’s perfect for summer renters, staff, or an annoying mother-in-law who comes up every June from Boca.
Out back is a brand new heated pool and spa, a flat lawn with lounge area, and a pool house with its own kitchen and bathroom. And, as anyone who’s ever tried to park in the village will appreciate, there’s space to park four cars.
Come on, summer 2022!