On Saturday, June 4, 2016 from 1–4 p.m., guests of the Southampton Historical Museum’s 7th Annual Southampton House Tour will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history–from Colonial days right up to the present. A Champagne Reception hosted by Sant Ambroeus Restaurant follows the tour from 4:30–6 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Rogers Mansion’s Museum Shop, 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, by calling 631-283-2494 or visiting southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org and using PayPal. On the day of the tour, tickets may be picked-up or purchased as early as 10 a.m. at The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street in Southampton. Tickets are $95 in advance and $110 day of tour.
Guests on the tour will visit the following houses:
A four-story house on Lake Agawam. When this residence was purchased in 1980 the 7,000-square-foot, seven bedroom house was given an update, adding a heated pool and pool house on the lake. Beautifully sited on 2.2 acres, the cottage is approached by a long, secluded driveway and embraced by a graceful wrap-around porch, making it the quintessential Southampton “cottage.”
The historic White House, which has had its exterior restored “to within a sixteenth of an inch” of the way it appeared for more than a century, is a reminder of the days when Main Street was lined with family residences.
Built circa 1900 for Brigadier General Samuel Escue Tillman, Sound-o-Sea, as he called it, survives as one of the village’s most stately residences. A handsome example of the Dutch Colonial Revival style.
These homeowners wanted to avoid any beach house clichés when they renovated their house from a shore home to a “year round” residence. There is charm, and there is tranquility, and that is exactly the balance the homeowners had hoped to achieve.
Nestled deep in the heart of the estate district stands this classic 9,000-square-foot, Shingle-Style home, which was recently renovated to incorporate the original house.
The Thomas Halsey Homestead
Southampton’s oldest home was established in 1648 by Thomas Halsey, one of Southampton’s original settlers. The Halsey family developed a prosperous farm with several generations living in the same building.
St. Andrew’s Dune Church
The church is Long Island’s most picturesque house of worship. It was lovingly restored and has twice been moved back from the sea. Though it is non-denominational, its summer services are organized under the direction of Southampton’s Episcopal Church.
For more info and tickets, call 631-283-2494 or visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.