Roger Ferris's Hamptons Beach Home!
With the last snows melted and a late spring finally on the heels of summer, being on the beach or sailing in a warm breeze is in the forefront of the minds of most. Long Island’s Sag Harbor, with one foot in Southampton and the other in East Hampton, is a summer place to explore. Steeped in history, it gained popularity as a whaling port in the 1700s and was crowded with square-rigged sailing ships from all over the world. Being a busier port than New York, on July 31, 1789, Sag Harbor became the official port of entry into the United States until the whaling industry peaked in the 1840s when coal oil was discovered. Though the last whaling ship, the Myra, left in 1871, the industry left behind much history which is appreciated by today’s visitors and residents alike. Preserved buildings, monuments and museums pay homage to its history and to the many whalers lost at sea. Also a writers’ enclave, one of its most treasured authors in residence was John Steinbeck, who penned his “Travels with Charlie” from his round writing house at the back of his property overlooking the bay.
Today, mega yachts and sailboats line the wharf, the piers and are moored wherever one can find the space. New homes are large, contemporary and spacious and the charming Main Street of old has boutiques, restaurants and galleries. It’s a great summer getaway for those who are looking for a nice spot on the Atlantic Ocean and a nice beach to improve their tan.
For those who want full-time or seasonal waterfront living, this Roger Ferris-designed beach home is just the ticket. A modern 6,000-square-foot home on 175 feet of bulkhead waterfront on Noyac-Peconic Bay, this glass-fronted home on over one acre has seven bedrooms and eight baths, two fireplaces, cook’s kitchen, home theatre, wine cellar-grotto, a bonus room, guest suite, home office and a three-car radiant heated garage. Outside, the electronically gated property has a guest house, heated pool and cabana, outdoor shower and deeded beach access. For more information.
Just in time for summer, this fabulous Sag Harbor beach home, listed at $13 million.