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Hamptons homes for sale that were built over 100 years ago

All of them have seen their fair share of updates and renovations


Though a new construction is appealing in its own right, homes that have a lot of history to them are special. With the right updates and renovations, an older home has a quintessential quality.

All of these homes have seen their fair share of updates and renovations, yet have maintained the integrity with which they were originally built. Let’s check out five homes that are on the market—all built over 100 years ago. The oldest one here was built in 1860.

73 Ocean Avenue, East Hampton

This home was built in 1914, making it the most recently built home that’s featured here. The structure was renovated in 2011, designed by Suzanna Simon Pietri and constructed by Ronald Webb. The gated entrance, front porch, and white exterior contribute to the old-Hamptons-home feeling, but the interior has been appropriately modernized.

The home stands 4,000-square-feet with five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms on 0.6 acres of land. The chef’s kitchen includes a double range stove and SubZero refrigerator, while views of the backyard can be seen from the great room. The asking price is $8,900,000.

37 Palmer Terrace, Sag Harbor

This Sag Harbor home—which just hit the market this week—is located a bit south of the village between Main Street and Madison Street. It was listed back in 2016 for $6.5 million, but came off the market for almost a full year. The current asking price is down to $4,450,000.

It was built in 1861, and stands 4,715-square-feet with five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half baths. The home has been completely renovated, and features an open floor plan, finished third floor, guest cottage, and heated gunite pool. The downside? The basement is unfinished.

34 Jermain Avenue, Sag Harbor

Built in 1860, this is the oldest home featured by just one year. The home has undergone a renovation and addition, putting the main residence at 4,700-square-feet, while the pool house is 487-square-feet. It is host to six bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms.

The home was last sold in 2013 for $1,287,500. It went on the market in December for $4,600,000 and got a price reduction in April, putting the asking price at $4,350,000.

52 John Street, Sag Harbor

This 2,500-square-foot home—built in 1910—has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms on 0.28 acres of land. Features include a front parlor, wood-burning fireplace, high ceilings in the great room, and a deck that faces Sag Harbor Cove.

The home was last sold in 2007 for $1,875,000, and was previously listed for rent at $50,000/month. The current asking price is $4,200,000.

162 Bay Street, Sag Harbor

With an asking price of $2,595,000, this is the least expensive home featured. At 2,000-square-feet, it’s also the smallest. Built in 1899, the home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, sitting on 0.36 acres of land. The home has been restored by the current owners, but the listing also suggests an expansion. Features include a large deck, bluestone patio, eat-in kitchen, front porch, outdoor shower, and heated pool.

The home was last sold in 2001 for $400,000 before going back on the market for rent in 2015 at $85,000/month. It was listed for sale in March of 2016 for $3,250,000 and has seen some price cuts since. The current asking price is $2,595,000.