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Sag Harbor home once belonging to the designer of the first American flag asks $7.5M

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The oldest house in Montauk, Second House, is getting restored

Second House was first built back in 1746

The original Grey Gardens carriage house finds a new owner

Eight months and a price reduction later, the 19th-century home designed by Joseph Greenleaf Thorpe has found a buyer and a contract has been signed under the most recent $8.95 million asking price.

Own a Sag Harbor home with prohibition-era history for $4.52M

During the prohibition era of the 1920s, this house is rumored to have served as a place where the owner was "rum-running" out of a 3-bay garage on the property that he specifically built for his bootlegging.

Film-featured Westhampton house hits the market for $5.9M

Located at 32 Beach Lane in Westhampton Beach, this film-featured home has over 7,000 square feet of living space on nearly 2 acres of land—so there’s plenty of room for family reunions at this East End retreat.

Iconic Stanford White-designed Quogue manse quickly finds a buyer

Originally built in 1906 (the same year the White died), the current owners purchased the iconic estate in 2011 for $5.4 million and sought to restore the home back to its original early 20th century glory. In 2014, it went up for sale with a $15.5 million asking price.

Southampton’s Balcastle is back on the market for $3.695M

Modeled after an Irish castle and boasting a place on the National Register of Historic Places, Balcastle stands 2,900 square feet with four bedrooms and four bathrooms on a half-acre.

Southampton’s Normandy House gets another price cut, now asking $29.9M

Outside, residents have access to 400 feet of private water frontage on Lake Agawam. There’s also a new sunken all-weather tennis court, a separate guest cottage, and a pool.

The original Ditch Plains Coast Guard station in Montauk lists for $4.25M

Though the property served as the Coast Guard station when it was first built, it was decommissioned in 1954 and was moved to its current location at 136 Benson Drive two years later in 1956.

Historic East Hampton saltbox finds a buyer after less than a month

The town permitted a 900-square-foot addition adjacent to the kitchen which is not considered to be historically significant. There are no restrictions on what the new owners could make that space into.

A handsome Sag Harbor village home from 1760 asks $7.5M

It was once the home of Captain John Hulbert

Historic Seven Sisters Montauk home cuts its asking price

Inside, there are four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, two half-bathrooms, and six fireplaces. The listing claims that the Andrews House is sited on "perhaps the best location of any of the Seven Sisters" on 2.3 acres of land.

A Sag Harbor home from 1693 stands 1,100 square feet and asks $1.8M

Parts of the interiors could definitely benefit from a face lift—especially since the home looks quite dark—but we’re really hoping that this 325-year-old gem doesn’t get torn down.

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

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.

Own this historic 300-year-old saltbox in East Hampton for $1.32M

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.

A windmill house in Montauk lists for $1.9M

Many period details of the 90-year-old home have been maintained, such as the hardwood floors, the stone fireplace, and the wood-beamed vaulted ceilings in the living room.

Rent a gorgeous “cottage” in Shinnecock Hills for $275K this summer

The landscaping was designed by Edwina von Gal, whose client list includes names like Calvin Klein and Ina Garten.

Bethenny Frankel lists historic Hamptons home for $3M seven months after buying

She purchased it for just over $2M and recently listed it for $3M

Southampton Atterbury estate cuts asking price, now listed for $16.8M

Set on three acres of land in Southampton’s estate section, the massive 14,000-square-foot home was designed in 1910 by renowned architect, Grosvenor Atterbury.

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Owning a piece of Grey Gardens history just got slightly cheaper

After just three months available for sale, the original Grey Gardens carriage house has seen its first price cut and is now available for $8.95 million.

In Wainscott, Goose Creek takes $2M off its asking price

The estate is known for having the largest home movie theater in the Hamptons. It can seat an incredible 110 people.

Empty lot part of historic Southampton compound goes into contract

Built in 1930 by Polhemus & Coffin, the main house 412 First Neck Lane on 5.57 acres last sold in September of 2013 for $28 million. The 2.83-acre lot that just sold was added to the compound later.

Rent a historic Shelter Island waterfront home this summer for $160K

It was once the summer home of the former Governor of New York, Hugh L. Carey

Own a historic Sagaponack house from 1775 for $11.95M

Standing 4,256 square feet in size, the pre-Revolutionary home was built all the way back in 1775 and it still belongs to Hedges’s ancestors, which means that it has stayed in the same family for 243 years.

Own the East Hampton property where Jackie Kennedy Onassis rode her horse for $5M

Though the property at 350 Pantigo Road is now an empty lot, it was once the East Hampton Riding Academy, which is where the former first lady rode her horse, Buttercup.

Shelter Island home from 1770 lists for $1.15M

Inside, one will find a brick fireplace, wide plank floors, a wood stove, marble counter tops in the kitchen, and an ensuite master bedroom.

Grey Gardens is getting a renovation

It was mentioned that the chimney bricks will be reused, the home will be put back in its original place on the property, and the original wainscoting will be kept for reuse.

Historic Montauk estate built for race car driver, Carl Fisher, lists for $9.5M

The home has only been in the hands of two families since it was built: the Fishers, and the Akin family, who purchased it from Fisher’s wife in 1954 after he died several years earlier.

Historic Hamptons estate, Villa Maria, is now in contract

Originally built in the 1887 and renovated by Edward P. Morse in 1919, Villa Maria once served as a convent, has had many notable residents, and is considered a Long Island landmark.

Historic Hamptons oceanfront home, Kilkare, takes $10M off asking price

This is only the second time that the home has been available for sale since it was built over 140 years ago in 1877 by ship carpenters.

The original Grey Gardens carriage house in East Hampton lists for $9.5M

The carriage house has gone up for sale not even a full month after the Grey Gardens home sold in December.

‘59 Middle Lane’ Ammon house in East Hampton sells for over $8M

The home made headlines when it went up for sale earlier this year

Mocomanto to be renovated, special permit granted by Southampton Village Zoning Board

People have been concerned of the environmental impact, but the Zoning Board approved a special permit

Jackie Kennedy’s summer home, Lasata, cuts $5M from the asking price

In June of this year, estate cut $4 million from the asking price putting the main house for sale at $34,995,000. Now, it’s asking just under $30M.

Southampton’s historic Normandy House on First Neck Lane comes down $6M in asking price

Last July, the properties went up for sale for $65 million. Just five months ago in April, $9 million was docked from the asking price.

Historic Seven Sisters home in Montauk goes up for sale, asking $16.25M

The homes are considered to be important pieces of architectural history, representing important examples of the shingle style home.

Carnegie-owned original Southampton summer colony house hits market for $29.5M

The home was built in 1899 for Alonzo Castle Monson, who dubbed it "Mon Repos," or, "my place of rest" in French.

Henry Ford estate in Southampton will list for $175M, making it the most expensive in the Hamptons

Fordune was built for Henry Ford in 1960. At the time, the home was 16,000 square feet in size on a whopping 235 acres.

Historic Hamptons home in the Georgica Association comes on the market for $55M

This is only the second time that the home has been on the market in its 140 years. With a $55 million asking price, the property is one of the most expensive in the Hamptons.