A lucky buyer picked up this special piece of Sag Harbor
history just in time for summer Friday season. Built in the 1840s, the home was owned by storied 19th-century whaling captain, Shamgar H. Slate, and was almost in its complete original condition when it was purchased for $1.7 million in 2013. It was then that the careful, three-year-long restoration and expansion of the property began.The structure originally offered 2,555-square-feet of living space, but after architect Jason Thomas and builder Declan Murray worked their magic, it now clocks in at 4,500-square-feet. With five bedrooms instead of the original three, there is plenty of space for a large family or for guests to stay all summer. The spectacular brand new pool also elevates the home’s entertaining potential.New and old details coexist so seamlessly that it becomes difficult to tell which are recent additions and which are preserved gems. Custom millwork, leaded glass windows, and hand-pegged wood beams were installed during the update, while original carved moldings around the front door anchor the home in it’s history.Curbed
reports that the property was first listed in March 2017 for $6.75 million. Later, the price went down to $6.325 million
before selling for a further reduced $5.5 million. David Cox of Corcoran
had the historic listing, which still turned a major profit.