12 Union Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963
Saunders Exclusive: $7,995,000
In the center of Sag Harbor Village, this unique 3,000+/- sq. ft. circa 1790 captain’s house is situated on nearly an acre – a historic home on one of the largest properties right in the village, affording both privacy and convenience..
Enjoy peaceful total seclusion on almost an acre of lush gardens, lawns and majestic tall trees within the Village of Sag Harbor, just a couple of minutes to Main Street.
As listing broker Susan Penzner explains, this was the home of a Jason Epstein, the innovative and renowned editorial director of Random House publishers for many years, who edited famous authors including Norman Mailer, Alice Waters, Toni Morrison and many more, and was responsible for creating new marketing approaches for bookselling. Susan notes that “12 Union Street was a gathering place for Sag Harbor’s circle of writers and editors. Jason Epstein loved to cook and entertain in the kitchen, and many lively dinners took place there.”
With high ceilings and two wood-burning fireplaces this home is steeped in history. Original wide plank pumpkin pine floors, original doors and windows are showcased throughout the home.
The spacious first floor living areas include a double living room with a wood-burning fireplace, and a gracious dining room with adjacent sun-filled solarium. The eat-in country kitchen is lined with wood beams and has a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by original delph tiles. A guest bedroom with en-suite bath completes the first floor. There is a brick patio for dining, with a built-in top of the line outdoor gas grill.
Upstairs lies the primary bedroom with an adjoining sitting room/library, that could easily be a fourth bedroom. This floor includes a guest bedroom, as well as an office and two full bathrooms. A bonus attic/library is surrounded by windows with sun streaming in, and includes a wall of built-in cedar closets.
Outdoors, the patio is encircled by specimen trees and a stone fountain. Beyond the gardens is an 18′ x 49′ heated gunite pool and pool house with full bath, sauna and outdoor shower.
The carport accommodates 2 cars with private parking for an additional 4 cars that has direct access from Jefferson Street. The house includes central air conditioning and a full basement.
As Susan observes, “You can truly have the best of both worlds in this unique captain’s home in the heart of Sag Harbor Village.” Enjoy the peaceful seclusion here, or arrive on foot at the restaurants, shops and cultural destinations of the village in minutes.
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