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Sag Harbor’s Nathan P. Howell House Sells at Record Price

Posted on 30 April 2014

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Real estate broker Gary DePersia of The Corcoran Group sealed a new record deal for the highest price of a non-waterfront property on one-acre north of the highway with the sale of the Nathan P. Howell House in Sag Harbor for $9.75 million. Mr. DePersia represented both the buyer and the seller in the deal.

Built by whaling scion Nathan P. Howell in 1833, the Green Revival residence is located on Main Street in Sag Harbor. At the height of his wealth, in 1850 Mr. Howell enlarged and renovated the home in the Italianate style. Later in that century, Mr. Howell’s daughter inherited the residence and succeeding generations maintained the home into the 1970s.

In the last two decades the 9,000 square foot home was renovated to include four levels and six bedrooms, with eight-and-a-half bathrooms and grand parlors including 10 fireplaces, as well as a loft with a widow’s walk capturing 360-degree views of the village. The residence is situated on a full acre, with vast lawn and gardens.

“One-of-a-kind benchmarks can now be set in any market and in any area of the Hamptons,” said Mr. DePersia. “The price lines dividing north and south of the highway are blurring. This sale is every bit as pricey as a special house on one-acre in the estate sections of East Hampton and Southampton.”

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  1. Dorothy Sherry says:

    Nancy Richarson did a big job on bringing that house back to its glory..and stuck an elevator in for good measure…one time teddy semlear and I were. Given a tour of the house when two sisters were in residence and in the master bedroom under a chair were the remains of their deseaed pet dog..plus a few empty bottles around ..at that time a lot of the furnishing were sold to locals to pay for that refreshment! They were always inviting us to come to a party and the guests were going to be the likes of JFK and others of his ilk…Sag Harbor still likes a party …if you went up to its widows walk today you would see a different kind of ship from the whalers…the new ship would probably have a helicopter aboard…as traffic goes down to the village Main. Street and no parking space left, the only place to go is the water..maybe floating parking lots!! Well, the house is a fine piece of architecture for the village..


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