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A restored whaling captain’s home in Sag Harbor village sells for $5.5M

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The restored home was originally asking $6.75M


Avid Curbed readers may remember the amazing three-year restoration that was done to this Sag Harbor village whaling captain’s home after the 1840s structure was purchased for $1.7 million in 2013. The 19th century home was given a new life and came on the market in March of 2017 for $6.75 million, and after a little over a year for sale, it has sold for $5.5 million, reports Behind the Hedges.

Located at 245 Main Street in Sag Harbor village, the home once belonged to the Neptune’s captain, Shamgar H. Slate. Pre-restoration, the home had 2,555 square feet of living space, three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, two parlors, three original staircases, pumpkin pine flooring, and lots of other original features considering the home had hardly been touched since it was first built.

Fast forward a few years later, and there’s now an expanded 5,100 square feet of living space, five bedrooms, and six bathrooms. Some of the original details have been maintained (though restored), such as the millwork and hand-pegged wood beams, but 21st century amenities like smart home technology and new materials had been added to modernize the home.

A swimming pool and pool house were added to the exterior of the 0.34-acre property.

The property was represented by Corcoran Group’s real estate agent, David Cox.

Pre-restoration, here’s what the house looked like:

245 Main Street: Douglas Elliman

But the new homeowners got the following beautiful move-in ready home in the heart of the village:

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