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1840s Federal House Finds A Buyer In A Little Over A Month

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While most of the quick sales we've come across as of late have involved homes that fall on the modern end of the design spectrum, this Sag Harbor property is anything but. Set on .36 acres just behind the Whaling Museum, the two-structure compound dates back to the 1840s. Perhaps it was a love of history that lead someone to sign a contract roughly one month after the $1.75M listing hit the market.

While the brokerbabble notes "the unique opportunity exists to create a spectacular home with swimming pool and separate pool/guest house"?which usually translates to "Wake way for the wrecking ball!"?you won't be seeing an overbuilt behemoth being erected here anytime soon. The property's located in the village's historic district, so any changes to the existing structures will need to go through a rather stringent review and approval process. Instead, you can expect that the soon-to-be new owner will be restoring this little slice of the past?with a few modern updates, of course.

· Listing: 26 Howard Street [Corcoran]