You can soak up the scenery from the third-floor pool of this historic home in Sag Harbor listed for $4.5 million.
Owner Mike Gaynor, who purchased the house in 2009, says the pool, on a deck with a firepit, was built by hand.
“In Sag Harbor, all the homes are so shoulder-to-shoulder, which is part of its charm. From there, you can see all of the rooftops and the bay,” Gaynor says.
Clockmaker F. Benjamin Hope built the house during a transition period away from the Greek Revival style — a time when Sag Harbor had the largest commercial port in America and was a hub for the manufacturing of time pieces, says Gaynor.
The home was restored by Ben Krupinski Builders and AML Architecture, says listing agent Dana Trotter of Sotheby’s International Realty, and featured in Architectural Digest. During those renovations, cornice work was restored to its original condition, as was the antique slate mansard roof.
An antique marble foyer and grand central hallway on the first floor lead to a formal parlor and dining room. Each has a restored firebox and reclaimed marble mantles.
Restored oak doors connect the dining room and the kitchen with an outdoor dining space equipped with a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Viking appliances. A master suite on the second floor includes a fully restored marble fireplace and seating area, a private terrace, his-and-hers dressing suites and a master bath with a steam shower and free-standing tub.
The home is being sold fully furnished, featuring -new custom furniture and numerous Holly Hunt designs as coordinated by interior designer Michael Lee.
“It’s literally move-in condition for the summer,” Gaynor says.