Sagaponack’s Halseycot Sold
Built in 1894 by Stephen Bolles Halsey and his wife,Adelia VanWyck Vandervoort, as a summer residence, 76 Daniels Lane inSagaponack is rich in history. The last asking price was $7.95 million and itwas represented by Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen of Douglas Elliman. Theseaside escape from the Halsey’s primary home in Astoria, Halseycot is one of the few still-standing examples of thevillage’s deep roots and transformation from potato fields and farms to one ofAmerica’s most expensive ZIP codes. Additionally, the Halsey homestead is oneof the significant residences of a family with links dating back to ahandful of New York founding fathers.
Stephen Bolles Halsey was descended from ThomasHalsey, who helped to settle Southampton, and Josiah Stanborough, the firstsettler in Sagaponack. Mr. Halsey’s father, Stephen Alling Halsey, isreputed to be the founder of Astoria, which he named after his friend, JohnJacob Aster.
Only half a mile to Gibson’s Beach, until recently themostly untouched homestead, which withstood the great Hurricane of’38, had ocean views from every single room except the upstairs bath. Theresidence and its “twin sister,” the Topping House at 791 MainStreet, are often referred to as the last original houses leftstanding in Sagaponack. The 2,346-foot classic shingle-style home features awrap-around porch, six bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths, a fireplace and issited on 1.4 acres. Bordering a 16-acre reserve, the property also comes withmature trees, an antique circa-1900 barn and two separate one-storyoutbuildings. [DouglasElliman]
Jackie Goldschneider’s WesthamptonHouse Could Be Your East End Rental For $50k
Asrevealed on a recent episode of the Real Housewivesof New Jersey,writer and star Jackie Goldschneider rents out her oceanfront Westhampton housein the summer. It doesn’t look like the house is currently available to rent(even though Out East’s listing shows that it’s available for a short-termlease, asking $22,000). But we’re guessing that it might go on the rentalmarket closer to the summer for the estimated $50,000 per month that Bravo claims that she lists it for.Zillow estimates that the property is worth just under $3 million, andGoldschneider purchased the house in 2012 for $2,525,000. Spanning a comfortable2,200 square feet in size, there are four bedrooms, three and a half baths,oceanside balconies off the two first-floor master suites, and a fireplace inthe living room. Outside, there’s a heated pool and a private walkway down tothe ocean. [Bravo,OutEast, Zillow]
Stunning Water Mill Home Last Asking $12.4M Goes IntoContract
The newly-builtbarn-style home at 97 Wild Goose Lane in Water Mill came on the market at theend of 2019 for $12.4 million. After less than two weeks available for sale,the property has found a buyer and is currently in contract to sell. Spanning amassive 11,300 square feet in size (including the finished lower level), thehouse is host to nine bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, smart home technology, two-storyglass walls, and a master suite with a private office. It doesn’t look like thehouse is even finished being built yet, as the Sotheby’s listing claims,“Purchase now and you can customize finishes.” Outside, there’s a pool, tenniscourt, and a pool house. The 1.5-acre property was purchased in September 2018for $4 million. Located south of the highway, residents will be about 3 milesfrom the ocean at Ocean Road Beach. Frank Bodenchak represents the listing. [Sotheby’s]
EastHampton Village Shingled Home Sells
Originally built back in 1922, the shingledhome at 81 Accabonac Road has sold. After selling back in February 2017 for$1,299,000, the house went back on the sales market for $1.65 million in Augustof 2019. The most recent asking price was $1,595,000. Located right in EastHampton village, residents will be less than a mile from village shops andrestaurants. Inside 2,250 square feet, there are three bedrooms, two bathrooms,an open floor plan, and a stunning wraparound porch. Outside, there’s also aheated pool and a heated accessory studio on 0.4 acres of land. Compass agentsScott McGinniss and Brian Buckhout represented the sale. [Compass]