A Sag Harbor whaler’s cottage, originally built in the mid-1800s, has listed for $1.975 million.
The 1,700-square-foot house, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, has been modernized but maintains elements of its past.
“It was built during the golden age of the whale fishery, between 1820 and 1850,” says listing agent Traci Robinson of The Corcoran Group, adding that “it has that authentic feel where you feel like you’re stepping back in time.”
The house features original wide-plank hardwood floors, with each plank measuring roughly 15 to 18 inches, Robinson says. The formal dining room, with vaulted ceilings and French doors opening to a brick patio that overlooks a new 16-by-34-foot heated gunite pool, features one of the home’s two original fireplaces. Once part of the original kitchen, the fireplace includes a wrought iron crane, cook pot and beehive brick oven, Robinson says.
The living room, which includes original windows, also boasts a fireplace. The kitchen — with stainless steel appliances and gas cooking — and the bathrooms were updated about five years ago, Robinson says.
The house mixes modern amenities, such as an updated HVAC system and upgraded underground electrical service, with antique elements such as Dutch doors with original hardware.
The .19-acre property, with custom landscaping and cedar fencing, features a four-car driveway.