Builder Michael Davis talks to Hamptons Online this week about his struggle to give away a 1930s farmhouse on a Sagaponack Greens parcel he hopes to develop. Yes, free houses aren't easy to get rid of. Davis, who is in contract on the lot, is seeking demolition permits for the 1930s house and other original farming structures, but has agreed to spare an 1840s farmhouse that will remain on the property as a guest cottage once the new 6,900 home is built. Despite a marketing campaign, the house still languishes on the (free) market. The broker involved in Davis's deal to purchase the land said he has received 10 or 12 calls about the structure, but no takers as house movers tend to scare people off. The process is more complicated and expensive than most would think, but then again, it is a house. For now, Davis will wait and see if someone will take the thing off his hands and has been urged to constantly update the architectural review board who will decide its fate in November.
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