From its commanding position on Main Street in the heart of Sag Harbor village, this spectacular vintage Victorian is an authentic testament to the history of Sag Harbor. With distinctive architecture and classic styling, the impressive house features the Upstairs Apartment with five rooms, generously proportioned living spaces and large covered porches and LA MAISONETTE antique store on the floor below. Upstairs residence has a separate entrance,2 Bedrooms+Den with foldout sofa 1 Bath Sleeps 6 people comfortably. The deep property also has ample parking. Currently, the residence functions as a residence on the top floor. Ideally located in the center of the village historic district, with easy access to shops, restaurants, marinas and Havens Beach. A unique spot in an ideal setting.
The owners are full-time residents of Sag Harbor, and live in their home year round with 2children who attend Sag Harbor elementary school. This apartment is only available on weekends and in the summer. The Gingerbread House apartment is fully furnished and equipped with all amenities, linens, dishware plus TV and wireless internet access. It has its own private entrance and parking space, and the deck is screened for guest privacy. Gingerbread house apartment has central heat and a/c is air-conditioned in the summer and heated in the winter months.
We completely renovated and repainted the Upstairs apartment so it's as good as new! This historic landmark building is a wonderful example of a mansion from the 1800's! It's a Vintage Captain's house! It's a great place to visit all year round-not just in the summer!!
Sag Harbor, a Village of 2 square miles, is rich with history. The earliest inhabitants of this area were the Algonquin Indians. They called this place Weg-wag-onuch which was derived from the Algonquin word ':Weg-quae-and-auke' meaning 'the land or place at the end of the hill'. Sag Harbor, at that time, was made up of hills, streams, meadows and swamps. The neighboring villages called this area Great Meadows.
Sagaponack, south of Sag Harbor, benefited greatly from the convenient location of the 'Great Meadows', with the harbor providing an excellent port from which they could ship their goods. They called the place Sagaponack Harbor or the Harbor of Sagg. Although records indicate that there was no permanent settlement until the late 1730, Southampton Town records first mention Sag Harbor by name in 1709. East Hampton records, although not calling the place Sag Harbor, recorded that Joseph Stretton was left, by his father, 'a share of the piece of meadow that lies nearest Hog Neck (North Haven) in this town's bounds'. This was in 1698.The first subdivisions of land took place in 1738 and then again in 1745. From this point on, Sag Harbor grew. In January of 1846, at two different meetings, the Trustees discussed the incorporation of the Port of Sag Harbor. On January 5th, a committee was formed to draft the new Act of Incorporation. On January 12th, the Trustees passed a resolution to take the necessary action to secure the passage of the Act of Incorporation. On March 26th, 1846, by Chapter 42, Laws of 1846, an act was passed incorporating the Port of Sag Harbor as a village.From 1760 - 1850, the Village was a thriving whaling port. As a seaport, Sag Harbor had come into her own, and was second only to New York City in importance. It was the first Port of Entry in the State of New York being established one day before the city of New York by an act of Congress passed July 31, 1789.
Sag Harbor is located approximately 10 minutes from East Hampton and approximately 10 minutes from Bridgehampton.
This house is located in the heart of Sag Harbor. You can take the jitney from the city and walk down the block to this house! Some of the best restaurants&bars, antique stores, galleries, shopping and beach just down the Street!