The history of Sag Harbor pervades this timeless brick townhouse on one of the village’s prominent thoroughfares.
The residence can trace its provenance back to the 1840s, when according to the American Institute of Architects, it was built then for Samuel L’Hommedieu, the great-grandson of a Huguenot fugitive from France.
The pre-Revolutionary family spun cables and lines for local ships, so the home’s prominent position on Main Street’s Captains Row seems fitting.
Thoughtfully restored by noted architect Samuel White, the building is a fine example of neoclassical Federal-style architecture, which has its origins in the early days of the newly founded United States.
A stately brick façade with Doric columns is a hallmark of the exterior, and the traditional ambience continues beyond the front door, in a grand entry with a graceful staircase, a delightful parlor, and a formal dining room warmed by a fireplace.
The style of the home has an enduring charm; however, noted architect Stanley Wong has drafted renderings for interior and exterior alterations, should the discerning new owner desire them, and the appropriate permits are in place.
Classic details abound throughout the home, from intricate trim and handsome wide-plank wood floors to period-appropriate hardware and original windows that let in glorious natural light.
Some spaces have been carefully adapted for modern living: an office, a charming playroom, a serene yoga practice room, and a third-floor loft that includes a casual living and media room.
Spacious and bright, the eat-in kitchen has been appointed with top-quality stainless-steel appliances and tastefully elegant finishes.
French doors open gracefully to a balcony overlooking the rear gardens.
Among the home’s five bedrooms and three and one-half baths, the luxurious master suite stands out.
It includes an airy bath with both a tub and a shower and a relaxing sitting area with a fireplace.
Two of the delightful guest bedrooms and a bath are secluded in a separate wing.
Noble hedges create privacy for the 0.38-acre grounds, which include a heated saltwater pool, gardens conceived by esteemed landscape designer Deborah Nevins, a breezy alfresco living area, and a wisteria-draped pergola for the most elegant plein-air dining.
The home enjoys a prime location in the heart of Sag Harbor’s vibrant village, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Restaurants, shops, and marinas are a short stroll away, and the home is mere minutes from the beach.
Offered at: $5,995,000
Location: 258 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Represented by: Christina Galesi