The picture-postcard seaside village of Sag Harbor is filled with almost 400 years of quaint houses. A walk through town reveals Greek Revival and Victorian captains’ homes, charming cottages and ancient saltboxes, some of which have been renovated, some not. This c. 1872 farmhouse, on a sought-after street close to the harbor, has been renovated and expanded in chic fashion. On 0.67 of an acre, with a main house, pool and detached guest house, the property is asking $5.995 million via Carl Gambino at Compass and Marcy Braun and Kyle Rosko at Douglas Elliman
The front façade includes a brick paver path to the old-fashioned porch. The decor gets decidedly 20th and 21st century beyond the front door, however, where an alluring mix of town and country presides over the interiors. Arc lamps, a simple black fireplace, a striking black kitchen, a dark grey Todd Merrill-style sofa, and black framed doors and windows contrast with pale wide plank hardwood floorboards, light-colored wooden beams, and glimpses of the verdant gardens beyond. The huge kitchen is complete with custom cabinetry, touches of brass, polished concrete counters, a handy new pantry, floor-to-ceiling windows, an intimate dining area and — best of all! — radiant heated floors.
Upstairs, two guest bedrooms share a full bathroom, while the south-facing primary suite boasts a subway-tiled bathroom, vaulted ceilings and a walk-in closet. There’s also a laundry room and an open lounge/office space with a huge window that overlooks the yard.
Quite spacious for the village, the grounds includes a large infinity-edge pool, a fenced flower and vegetable garden, two sheds, and a seating area with fire pit. At the opposite end of the lawn is a light and bright guest house, which was entirely renovated this past year. It offers an additional bedroom, a full bath with radiant heated floors, and a large open living/office space.
Surrounded by rose gardens, fruit trees, and a neighboring land preserve, the property is extremely private. It’s also a short way from sandy beaches, marinas, and Sag Harbor’s charming downtown, which boasts an old fashioned variety store, art galleries, an art-deco independent movie theater and an impressive variety of restaurants.