Sag Harbor’s Circa-1833 Nathan P. Howell House Is Up for Sale Seeking $14.5M

A jewel of Sag Harbor built in 1833, Nathan P. Howell House will be coming up on its 200th birthday before we know it. The prestigious home was named after the wealthy whaler who created it, originally constructing the residence in the Greek Revival style and expanding and elaborating on it with Italianate flair around 1850 at the height of his career. A beautiful melding of architecture further impressing today with the contemporary coastal spaces inside, the pristine home has aged like a fine wine after a preservation here and a modernization there. And, it’s currently listed for $14.5 million.

At the Sag Harbor stunner, wide plank floors, crown moldings, and delicate woodwork add elegance to each room without feeling heavy or dated. That’s because of even more recent renovations, bringing it to its current position of 10,000 square feet with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms over four floors.

Embracing a neutral color palette throughout, light wood contrasts against black fireplaces and furnishings while adding golden warmth to the home. An updated chef’s kitchen features new appliances, custom cabinetry, and exposed wood beams to effortlessly develop depth along with the space’s breezy modernity.

Positioned upon an acre in a prime location, the home sits on the largest lot of Captain’s Row, a coveted stretch of Sag Harbor. Close to shops, restaurants, and of course, the water, this historic beauty is a keeper.

That said, the Main Street property did change hands for $9.5 million at the end of 2020, according to Behind the Hedges. Now, David Cox of Compass holds the listing.