Back in January 2014, this property made waves—it sold for $9.75M, near the asking price, within eight weeks of being listed. Not surprising, really, as it's simply an amazing house with a beautiful 1.1-acre plot. Now it's back on the market for a mere $10M more than was paid for it at $19.75M. It looks like some work has been put into it, comparing the latest listing photos with the previous batch. The kitchen looks new, the cellar may have been redone, and there's a new climate-controlled garage with an art studio, with a bathroom and shower. But still: $10M more? Good luck with that.
The house was built in 1833 by Nathan P. Howell, from a wealthy whaling family, in the Greek Revival style. About twenty years later, Mr. Howell enlarged and renovated his house into the then-fashionable Italianate style, making it into one of the finest houses in the East End. The house stayed in the family until the 1970s. Now it is upgraded for the twenty first century, with seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms, and 10,000sf. There are four levels of living space (with an elevator) and a widow's walk with amazing views of Sag Harbor. The very generous plot offers a pool in back along with beautiful gardens in every season.
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