Inside a True East Hampton Colonial Built in 1776 and Asking $9.9M

Bursting at the seams with 18th-century charm and situated just off East Hampton’s Main Street, the Gansett House is an antique listing with the most cozy style. Atop 1.14 acres and a mile away from Egypt Beach, this is more than just a summer home. Up for grabs for $9.9 million, the home would be a perfect place for a new owner to settle into before the holidays.

This property may be located at 117 Egypt Lane, but the house couldn’t be more classic American. Donning the Hamptons’ signature shingle style, it was built in 1776—the same year the U.S. was founded. It was moved in 1930, however, from Amagansett to Egypt Lane by the renowned Mrs. Harry Hamlin, one of East Hampton’s great preservationists. Whether you’re an American history buff or just enjoy the character of old homes, the East Hampton spot can be cherished year-round.

The 3,900-square-foot home is bigger than a typical Colonial cottage, but still has a quaint feel. Wooden beams are found in almost every room in the home and are accented by wide wood plank floors. Despite its old-age feel, the home is still outfitted in updated appliances and fixtures throughout. Across its three stories, there are seven bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms for easy winter hosting.

In the warmer months, a spacious patio, large pool, and manicured grounds await for entertaining under the sun. Included outside is a garage that connects to an additional space that could serve as a home gym or an artist’s studio.

As living in the Hamptons full-time has become more on trend, someone can nab the storied spread and plunge into living South of the Highway. Roxanne Briggs and Peter Turino of Brown Harris Stevens share the listing.