Once the antique store known as Balasses House, the property at 208 Main Street in Amagansett has recently gone on the market after a total gut and renovation for $5,995,000 under Sotheby’s International Realty agent, Kristi Law. Law is also a partial owner of the property.
Originally built in 1800, the 3,600-square-foot home is zoned for as LBO, or residential with limited business overlay. In 2014, a request by the previous owner was put in to change the property’s zoning from limited business overlay to central business, but the request was denied.
According to Law, the property has “been issued a special permit to conduct a limited retail business”. With its current zoning and special permit, the structure could operate as an antique store, art gallery, bookstore, professional offices, beauty or barbershop, travel agency, florist shop, or similar with site plan approval from the Town of East Hampton.
Kevin Law—husband of the listing agent, Kristi—purchased the property with a partner under an LLC for $2,375,000 in 2017. Kevin Law told Curbed:
We’ve been raising our kids in Amagansett for the past few years and I just couldn’t continue to watch this beautiful property on the most visible corner of Amagansett fall into further disrepair. My business partner and I decided to purchase the property and then I redesigned and gut-renovated the mostly historic 1800s structure down to the original balloon frame. The finished project is respectful to the building’s history while pushing the design conversation and functionality very much into the future.
Inside, there are five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, one half-bathroom, a chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances, chevron oak floors, a library, and bathrooms with custom concrete sinks. There’s also 1,000 square feet of store front, store facilities, and an ADA-compliant half-bathroom.
Outside, owners will enjoy a new saltwater gunite pool, a barn, another accessory structure near the pool, and a brand new two-car garage on a half-acre of land.
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