A True Antique: The Oldest Home in the Hamptons Is Up for Sale

Historical homes in the Northeast have roots stretching back to the Thirteen Colonies, but not many livable structures today were erected in the 17th century. Said to be the oldest home in the Hamptons, this circa-1693 cottage fits into that category and has aged impeccably. Charming in its design, the Sag Harbor abode is now on the market for $2.395 million.

Just a quick walk to Sag Harbor’s Main Street, the antique is in a great location. It captures the sights and sounds of the beloved village, including multiple historic churches. “The bells ring every Sunday and they’ve been kind enough to make sure that the bells are not ringing at the same time,” listing agent Mark Tevis told Mansion Global. “So you’re sitting in the backyard and listening to the church bells ring from three different churches…the backyard is pretty fantastic.”

Inside, original elements have been well-preserved. Buyers can swoon over the original wood beams lining the ceilings, wide plank floors, leaded windows, and 17th-century ironwork on the two wood-burning fireplaces. The only downside to a home this old is the shorter ceilings, plus the delicate upkeep one might expect down the road.

Though the 1,450-square-foot spread is on the smaller side, it provides a cozy three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Slanted ceilings and authentic millwork hold true to the home’s age, but don’t worry, the plumbing and kitchen have been updated for today’s living. In the backyard, there is space to roam or cook out, plus an updated studio with a full bathroom.

The home may have been moved five times before finding its current location in Sag Harbor, but it looks like it’s here to stay for good. Mark Tevis of Douglas Elliman holds the rare listing.