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Sag Harbor Yacht Club purchases late artist’s village saltbox for $2.9M

The Sag Harbor Yacht Club will use the property to add 20 parking spaces for its members

Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Earlier this week, the late Louisa Chase’s Sag Harbor home, affectionately referred to as Camp Lucy, closed for $2.9 million.

Louisa Chase was a neo-expressionist painter who was born in Panama City, grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and lived on the East End until she passed away in May of 2016.

According to a Douglas Elliman representative, the Sag Harbor Yacht Club purchased the 42 Bay Street property and plan on adding 20 parking spaces for its members, thus freeing up spaces for public use.

Douglas Elliman agents Robert Evjen and Barbara Lobosco, who represented the seller, wrote:

Parking is critical in the village, so to add 20 spots to the public inventory is probably one of the biggest gains yet, especially in the summertime, when the space is so desperately needed.

It isn’t clear if there are plans to tear down part of the home or just section off the 0.75-acre property to accommodate the parking spaces. At this time, Curbed has not heard back from the Sag Harbor Yacht Club for comment.

Camp Lucy—which Chase named after her mixed breed husky whose likeness is now in sculpture form on the property—was also owned by artist Susan Rothenberg. When Rothenberg owned the property in the ’80s, she recruited architect Lee Skolnick to design the two-story artist’s studio.

The two-story main house was built back in the 1880s as a fisherman’s saltbox, and now has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a walkway and treetop sky bridge that leads to the artist’s studio.

When it went up for sale in February for $4.2 million, Camp Lucy was the second-largest residential property for sale in the village of Sag Harbor. The property has zoning allowances for development and both of the structures can be expanded or renovated.

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