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Sag Harbor Stunner

by habituallychic

06 . 29 . 20

I always look at real estate listings when I visit Sag Harbor. When I was trying to find a certain house, I came across photos of another house on Main Street that I pass multiple times each day when I walk to and from Baron’s Cove. This one is not for sale but it was fun to get a glimpse inside from the website of Skolnick the “award-winning, integrated design firm specializing in architecture, exhibit design, interpretation, master planning, and graphic design.”

“Located in the historic Hamptons whaling village of Sag Harbor, this residential project called for the complete renovation of and new additions to an 1805 structure. Working collaboratively with the owner, interior designer, and the landscape architect, SKOLNICK Principal Paul S. Alter was charged with re-working the entire property. This included architectural work to three existing buildings, the creation of a new pool and gardens, and the design and construction of extensive stone terraces, and retaining and garden walls.”

“In creating this 21st century home, while respecting its historic integrity, SKOLNICK designed and coordinated custom contemporary and historic elements, including extensive structural carpentry, masonry restoration, upgrades to infrastructure systems, a completely new rear façade and massing, and seven new fireplaces to replace the existing ones that had completely deteriorated. SKOLNICK also worked closely with the Village’s Historic Architectural Review Board and a semi-custom window manufacturer to obtain approval for the design and installation of all new windows and doors, setting a precedent within the Sag Harbor historic district.”

I’m really surprised that the house hasn’t been featured in a magazine but maybe we’ll see it in print someday. Until then, I’ll continue to admire it every time I walk down Main Street.

My photo from June 2020.
My photo from June 2020.

Photos from Skolnick except where noted.