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Sag Harbor home, dating to 1843, hits market for $2.9M

This Sag Harbor home was built for the

This Sag Harbor home was built for the captain of a whaling ship. It is listed for $2.9 million in October 2016. Photo Credit: Saunders & Associates

This Sag Harbor house dates back to 1843, when it was built for the captain of a whaling ship.

Listed for $2.9 million, the next owner of the three-bedroom, three-bath Captain Atkins Eldredge House would be the home’s fifth during more than 170 years, says listing agent Anita Bennett of Saunders & Associates.

Situated on 0.4 acres, the 2,000-square-foot residence, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built for Capt. Atkins Eldredge, who plied the seas during the booming East End whaling trade from 1834 to 1848, Bennett says. He died in 1854; his widow, Harriet Latham, remained there until her death in 1874.

Renovations in 2002 added an eat-in kitchen with cathedral ceilings, pillowed limestone floors, granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry and an island, as well as stainless steel appliances and a dining area with glass doors to a bluestone patio. A den with a large brick fireplace and antique reclaimed beams from structures in upstate New York were also added, Bennett says.

A Dutch front door opens to the living room, which has a fireplace. The light-filled house has large windows, white walls and white ceilings.

The home also has a formal dining room, an office and a first-floor junior master bedroom suite. The second floor includes a master-bedroom suite with a fireplace. Original features like wide-plank wood floors on the first floor have been restored to their original condition.

The grassy property includes a three-car detached garage, Bennett says.


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