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A gracious East Hampton grande dame is yours for $3.5M

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Lovely old home

This beauty is known as the David Huntting House, having been built around 1800 by the aforementioned. The dormer windows and a porch were added in 1923, adding to the appeal. Lived in for many generations of Hunttings, it last belonged to book designer James C. McCrea, who sadly died a couple of years ago.

Photo credit: Chris Foster

The house retains much period charm, including the original cooking fireplace in the living room (probably was the kitchen at one point) along with the iron cranes and dollies used for pots. There is original painted paneling, random width flooring, and original beams. And the house is a good size, at nearly 5000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and 5.5 baths, along with a legal one-bedroom apartment over the garage. And the plot is a generous 0.93 of an acre.

Not shown are the kitchens and baths--we assume, because of the low price (asking $3.5M), the house needs a lot of work. The other issue, of course, is that it’s right on Main Street. Frankly, though, there are a lot worse places to live than on the beautiful main street of East Hampton, with the ability to walk to shops, restaurants, the movies, Guild Hall, and so on.