The Hamptons has quite a few old houses that have been on and off the market over the last few years. To name a few, Congress Hall from 1680 was extensively renovated and sold last year for $3.6 million. The Springs home at 240 Three Mill Harbor Hog Creek Road that listed last year for $1.25 million was built in 1639.
While this East Hampton home may not be from the 17th century, it’s been standing for nearly 300 years—and since it was built in 1720, has only been owned by three families.
The colonial-era saltbox is known as the Conklin House, and, according to a Saunders representative, the home has been referred to as “the best example of an eighteenth-century saltbox house in the Town of East Hampton outside the Village” by preservation experts. In 2005, the town purchased what’s known as a historic preservation easement on the home so that the key features of the structure would be preserved.
The Conklin House is currently on the market under Saunders Real Estate agent, Jackie Lowey for $1.32 million.
In 2,300 square feet, there are four bedrooms, one full bathroom, and one half bathroom on 0.83 acres of land. Period details like hand-hewn beams, the original hardwood floors, and two staircases are found throughout. There are four fireplaces in the home, including one with an authentic colonial bake oven.
Outside, there’s a barn or garage that could be expanded and plenty of room for additional structures on the property. Given the steps taken to ensure the historic home is preserved, we doubt that too much could be done to the home itself, but on nearly an acre of land, there’s plenty of room for a pool house and pool on the property.
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- Historic Opportunity By East Hampton Village [Saunders]