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The Friends of the Library 2018 Sag Harbor House Tour

The Friends of the John Jermain Library will host their annual house tour for the benefit of the library on Friday, July 6, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets are $50.00 in advance at the Wharf Shop on Sag Harbor’s Main Street or at the Library. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at both locations for $55.00. This year’s house tour features five beautiful Sag Harbor homes, from modern to Victorian.


A one-story contemporary, completed last June, is composed of three rectangular volumes that form a courtyard with a private garden and pool area. The interior reflects the exterior, each of the three volumes having a distinct function. The entire house is sited so as to maximize water views.


“Go local,” at a lovely Victorian built in 2016 with modern amenities, by a couple who are Pierson High School graduates. The owners diligently researched details of an authentic Victorian, as you will see in the exterior color scheme, diamond-shape windows, eight-foot Gothic entry door, and even gas lanterns. The second-floor master bedroom has adjacent to it a bathroom overlooking a unique second story balcony. The interior is elegantly finished with a grand three-story staircase and crystal chandelier.


Glover Street, one of the most active and architecturally intriguing streets in the village, is home to a residence that was totally reconstructed just two years ago by a well-known interior decorating firm that was careful to retain the home’s authentic styling and details unique to Sag Harbor. A must-see is the dining room, bought from a Colorado museum, that was originally from an early 18th-century house in Salem, MA.


A unique modern structure designed with an artist’s eye is found off of the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike in an enclave of several non-traditional Hamptons homes. Soaring cathedral ceilings of exposed wood post and beam throughout the home contribute to a sense of open space that integrates seamlessly with the furnishings and views of the pond and surrounding natural landscape.


A c. 1835 house that was formerly owned by Tony-and-Oscar-winning designer Tony Walton, retains elements from the Greek Revival period as well as a cross-gabled roof with carved Italianate brackets from modifications made c.1865 and typical of the Victorian Style popular at that time.

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