Explore a 124-Year-Old Sagaponack Compound Offered for the Second Time in Its Lifetime

A charming East End estate is searching for a buyer after changing hands only once in the entirety of the home’s 124-year history. Known as Greenridge Cottage, it’s nestled on a private stretch of Sagg Main Street. Originally built for John G. Deshler’s family in 1898, the historic house’s former occupants are said to be one of Sagaponack’s earliest summer residents.

While this is just the second time the gambrel-roofed home is being offered for sale across centuries, it’s been seeking a new owner since last year. Currently listed for $18,900,000, the estate has seen a slash in price from last year when it was asking $6,000,000 more.

The legacy property stretches across three structures, flanked by double two-hundred-year-old Norwegian oak trees that predate many of the town’s landmarks. A sun-drenched living room in the main building welcomes guests as the open floor plan between the state-of-the-art kitchen and formal dining area work in tandem to optimize entertaining. Out of the home’s nine bedrooms, the primary suite and its decadent en-suite bathroom and renovated fireplace are found on the main structure’s second floor.


Photography by Gavin Zeigler / Chris Foster for Sotheby’s International Realty

As many locals and vacationers know, lush grounds and warmth are two features that make living in the Hamptons so special. The 4.5-acre compound lacks neither, touting a manicured flower and vegetable garden and heated gunite pool and hot tub. Even more impressive, the pool house that sits adjacent to the glittering water is a dream for hosting with cathedral-height ceilings, a full chef’s kitchen, two bedrooms, and a two-car garage.

If the home’s proximity to town and its rich historic roots don’t sell you, then the recent approvals to renovate and expand on the aging structure might. The next owner can put their mark on the long-standing residence.

John Healey of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the historic listing. According to Behind the Hedges, Healey also sold the home 15 years ago, the only other time it has changed hands.