At first glance, this looks like a charming Sag Harbor weekend cottage. But beyond the modest front is a beautifully restored historic home and a separate, equally charming, guest house connected by an expansive backyard with a 50 foot pool.
The main house, built in the 1840’s, retains much of the unique Egyptian Revival detailing and the floor plan is mostly original with small rooms. The exception is the large kitchen that looks out over the backyard. Interior designer David Kleinberg encouraged the homeowners to use much of their own furnishings and antiques to complement the historic home. The result is a beautifully restored house that feels fresh yet traditional in honoring its past.
The back lawn connects a new guest house that parallels the design and aesthetic of the main structure. Compatible exteriors tie the two homes together with the same attention to detail. The interior is equally outfitted with a selection of antiques.
From the front yard photo, I would never imagine this home, in the middle of Sag Harbor, to be so large on a lot as sizable as it is. It’s a unique property with its charming exterior deceiving the spaciousness of a five bedroom interior plus an additional two bedrooms in the hidden guest house.
The front parlor with restored woodwork.
photos: Peter Murdock