Featured in the New York Times, this 5 bedroom, 7,000 square foot tour de force of luxury craftsmanship, located on one of Sag Harbor Village's most enchanting streets, combines a faithful 18th century exterior façade, inspired by the nearby Custom House, with a gracious interior scale that can never be replicated in the village. Local architect Kirby Grimes drew on experience as a consultant for Colonial Williamsburg to create an authentic shell with period, mahogany trim details that contains the unexpectedly voluminous interior layout highlighted by a wow-inducing 29-foot cathedral ceiling in the great room. Sparing neither detail nor expense, the headlining feature is a custom, 2-car hydraulic lift in the garage that lowers one vehicle into a fire-rated, glass enclosed gallery in the finished lower level. Hand cut limestone slabs and a mahogany door with period-inspired English lock set and knocker lead to the soaring great room entry clad in Venetian plaster and anchored by a two-story, Connecticut field stone fireplace adorned with cedar accent beams that feature handmade tenon joints and Macassar ebony plugs by renowned woodworker Dereyk Patterson. Prioritizing old world methods and indoor air quality with no VOCs, the 8-inch, hand planed, American white oak floors have a Swedish soap and lye finish, while the walls have three layers of Venetian plaster with two coats of wax which create an ethereal luminescence. Beyond the herringbone brick fireplace is the open professional kitchen and dining area with top of the line appliances, Patterson's custom cabinetry, single block sourced, Italian statuary marble counters, and sterling silver plated fixtures from England. The butler's pantry behind the kitchen has duplicate kitchen appliances for catering formal events, a Miele espresso machine, and a Sub-Zero glass door refrigerator. Providing ample natural light, the custom, oversized Norwood windows from Canada feature ingenious, disappearing screens while the Egyptian Revival moldings give a subtle nod to Minard Lafever's Old Whaler's Church and manse. The white oak library off the dining area is hand paneled by Patterson in the traditional English, three profile style. A wide staircase with bronze balustrades and Patterson's hand carved, white oak handrails and newel posts lead to the airy mezzanine with fireplace. The cathedral ceilinged master has a cast concrete and travertine gas fireplace, an impressive walk in closet with leather upholstery jewelry stands, and a luxurious bath with dual thassos marble sinks, soaking tub, Samuel Heath nickel plated hardware, and a stunning custom cabinet by Patterson with hand blown glass and a vanishing TV mirror. Interiors by JANGEORGe imbue understated luxury with haute lighting design featuring Mooi from Holland, Santa and Cole from Spain, and Flos. A wall of reclaimed wood veneer from Belgium accents the finished lower level, outfitted with wine tasting room with wet bar and dual Edge Star wine refrigerators, granite tiled car lift gallery, guest bedroom suite, laundry center, walkout terrace, and generous sitting and recreation space which centers on a modern, pass through, gas fireplace with bluestone hearth. Flawless execution by fourth generation local builder Heidtmann and Sons and the highest level of spray foam insulation result in an efficient and quiet sanctuary. Featuring the latest home automation technology, the Control 4 smart control system integrates with a smart phone to control temperature, humidity, lighting, security, and Sonos sound. Landscaping by Marder's create a verdant oasis of specimen plantings on the 0.40 acre property with enviable outdoor amenities including a radiant heat, bluestone patio with outdoor grill kitchen, and heated, gunite pool enclosed in an antique brick herringbone garden wall for complete privacy. This brand new home reaches the uncommon apex of meticulous design executed by master craftsmen with the finest materials.
Sag Harbor is pure classic. It has the quaint, good ol' main street vibe down pat. A town built on whaling fortunes and subsequently a watch factory, the 300 year-old village's charm is well preserved. Sag Harbor hosts a thriving year round community and a spirited summer crowd that take full advantage of its walkable main street and sizable wharf. Sag Harbor is home to the American Hotel, the Bay Street Theatre and the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum.
AVERAGE SALE PRICE 2014: $1,852,934
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: The Beacon
DON'T MISS: Sag HarborFest
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