Another day, another antique home in East Hampton finds a buyer. This one's set on 3.25 acres "in the heart of the Georgica Pond estate area" and overlooks "17 acres of rolling meadow that is forever protected by the Nature Conservancy."
The five-bedroom farmhouse (which is on the National Register of Historic Places) offers "hand hewn beams, wide planked floors, and architectural details from the 18th century." And while many of the original details remain present, John Hummel (the building company responsible for the renovations to Hook Mill) recently added a living room and a master suite, both with beamed ceilings and fireplaces.
Before a buyer was found, it was available for rent this season for $240K. And while the rental included a barn as well as a two-bedroom guest house opening up to a bluestone patio and an gunite pool/hot tub, this purchase only involves the main structure.
Interestingly, it looks like the seller wasn't budging on the price. PropertyShark notes that the owner was asking $8.95M back in April of 2010 and that's what it's currently listed for on Brown Harris Stevens. Think they agreed to a lesser amount to get the job done or will this end up being one of the handful of South Fork properties that sells for the full amount?
· Listing: Fulling Mill Farm, East Hampton [Brown Harris Stevens]