We love any reason to talk about a 19th century whaling cottage in Sag Harbor. In this case, the 1835 Greek Revival once owned by whaleship owner Charles Dering has listed for $6.2 million.
Sited on 0.39 acres of land, the 5,300-square-foot home offers five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and one half-bathroom among three levels of living space. Totally restored and renovated, features include seven gas fireplaces, a butler’s pantry, a wine closet, and a “newel post and railing carved by Nathaniel Dominy V,” according to the listing.
Even though the home has been restored and brought into the 21st century, there are still pieces of 19th century details that we love, such as the original wide plank hardwood floors and glass pane windows.
Upstairs, there’s a master suite, two additional guest suites, and a third floor sitting room that has the original exposed ceiling beams. Two more guest suites are sited on the third level.
Outside, the back porch is heated for comfortable outdoor living. There’s also a heated gunite saltwater pool and spa, a pool house with a bar and powder room, an outdoor shower, and professional landscaping.
Located at 67 Hampton Street, the property is less than a half-mile from village shops and restaurants, and about the same distance from Haven’s Beach. Sotheby’s International Realty agent Susan Sprott represents the listing.
In 2016, the home sold for $3.7 million. Since then, it’s been totally renovated and restored—but what do you think about the current asking price? Do you think it’s worth $6.2 million? Or do you think that the price will have to come down to entice a buyer? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
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- Whaling Era Manse, Restored 3 Floors [Sotheby’s International Realty]