This property is interesting even to people who aren’t train nerds (like us). There’s a generous 2⁄3 of an acre of land, which means that there’s a 45’ gunite pool in the backyard, along with pretty gardens.
The house is a 1920s traditional that’s been expanded into 3300 square feet, with four bedrooms and three baths. That includes a large ground-floor master that looks onto a wisteria-covered patio. The kitchen area has been opened up into a great room with sitting area, although we would remodel that—it looks awkward and weird from the photos.
The fun part is the pool house, which used to be the freight house for the now-defunct LIRR Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor spur, below on the right, built 1873.
Sag Harbor used to be a bustling industrial center, so of course there used to be a train station there. Beginning in 1870, the LIRR extended the railway to Bridgehampton and then north to Sag Harbor. Eventually the Sag Harbor spur became a shuttle service only, and the line was abandoned around 1940.
The freight house and a shed are both electrified, too. Asking price for all this is $2.45M.
- 224 Jermain Ave Sag Harbor [Sothebys]