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Glover House

by habituallychic

06 . 19 . 19

Another house I love on Main Street in Sag Harbor is just coming up for sale. The Glover House was built by master craftsman Benjamin Glover in 1810 in the classic tradition and flair of a true Captain’s house. In 1850, the neighboring carriage house was combined with the house for Glover’s daughter to live in which is when it gained its fabulous front porch. It sits on a very private and large corner lot which is why it also includes a pool, a rarity on Main Street. As with many homes that come up for sale, it was recently featured in Traditional Home magazine.

From the real estate listing:

“Transport yourself back in time and enjoy all the features and unique qualities you won’t find in new construction, like seven fireplaces and three staircases, all the while not sacrificing any of today’s modern comforts and conveniences. When the current owner commissioned designer Nick Olsen to transform the house into its current state there was no expense spared to capture the essence of this coastal home. Its bright and bold colors and patterns maintain a nautical flair while its high gloss paint and hand painted details exude luxury and bespoke design elements. Beyond the excitement and emotion, switching to the more pragmatic, this charming captain’s home boasts nearly 4000 square feet of living space on three levels. There are five bedrooms and four full bathrooms along with a living, dining and media room, master suite parlor, library, bar, eat-in kitchen with additional sitting area in front of its grand fireplace. Comfort and serenity doesn’t end inside. The generous lot and beautifully manicured landscaping by Cornetta Designs provide a memorable outdoor living experience as well. With the back deck, patio, heated gunite pool and possibly one of the best front porches in Sag Harbor, there is no shortage of places to relax and unwind. Also unique to the area is its 2 off-street parking spaces with gate. Other recent upgrades include all new mechanical’s, state-of-the-art security and more.  This very special home is ideal for the most discerning buyer on the search for that quintessential Sag Harbor whaling era house. Enjoy the fruits of the owner’s labor and move right into this Main Street masterpiece.”

The house is listed for $6,495,000 and is essentially turn key ready although I’m sure someone might want to tone down some of the more colorful areas. If you are interested, reach out to real estate agent Adam Hofer at Adam.Hofer@elliman.com and then invite me over for the housewarming party.

A photo of 278 Main Street that I took last week.
A photo I took last November of the house that looks great in all seasons.
Current owner Michael Lorber.
A photo I took of the name plate on the side entrance.

Photos via Adam Hofer and Traditional Home except where noted.