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Top 5 East End Historic Homes for Sale


The East End has homes for all tastes, whether it’s an ultra-modern oceanfront or a new shingle style mansion, but some discerning buyers look for something a bit more classic—and our local villages and hamlets are never short of historic offerings. Here, we present five of our favorite historic homes listed on the market today.

20 Union Street, Sag Harbor
20 Union Street, Sag Harbor, Photo: Courtesy Douglas Elliman

20 Union Street, Sag Harbor

Once the “Summer White House” for President Chester A. Arthur, this three-story Victorian mansion has been completely renovated and redesigned by renowned architect Steven Gambrel. Located on a private and secluded .34 of an acre property, the 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath home features a gunite Pool, elegant terraces, amazing landscaping and a garage and parking spot. Over the last three years, the 5,900-square-foot house underwent a complete renovation and has emerged as immaculate and ready for a luxurious lifestyle, all while still retaining its elegance and historic character. The main floor includes a library with fireplace, formal dining and living room with stunning antique fireplace, kitchen and family room with fireplace overlooking the garden and pool. It has a media room with fireplace and a wine cellar in the finished basement. Douglas Elliman

Henry D. Hedges House, East Hampton

On one of the most bucolic, tree-lined streets in the East Hampton Village historic district, this 8-bedroom, 8-bath, Queen Anne was built by prominent builder A.O. Jones in 1903 for the family of prosperous local merchant Henry D. Hedges. It features authentic period detail and woodwork and a 900-square-foot wraparound porch. Inside, the 7,000 square feet of living space boasts a large foyer, grand staircase and hand carved fireplace with custom paneling. The house also has an elevator for moving between its 3 lovely stories. Sotheby’s International Realty

Historic District, East Hampton

Set in the heart of the East Hampton Village Historic District, this 1800s three-story traditional includes 4,995 square feet of living space, 7 bedrooms and 5.5 baths on just shy of an acre. It includes a substantial living room with an exposed beamed ceiling, a large fireplace with the original crane and trammel where pots were hung more than 200 years ago. Original woodwork is on view throughout the home, and the classic dining room, with exposed beams, also has a fireplace, leading to a kitchen, library with an additional fireplace and recently added sunroom, which opens onto a brick patio. A detached two-car garage features a legal one-bedroom apartment. Sotheby’s International Realty

11 Suffolk Street, Sag Harbor
11 Suffolk Street, Sag Harbor, Photo: Courtesy Sotheby’s International Realty

11 Suffolk Street, Sag Harbor

One of the stately historic residences that line Suffolk Street, this 7-bedroom, 6-bath home was built around 1828 by Captain Noah Washburn in the Federal Style with distinct Italianate influence and a grand Greek Revival entrance. It offers 2.5 stories, 5 bays, period details and the original center hall staircase. This grand dame is configured as 6 well appointed, legal apartments ranging from studios to a lovely 2-bedroom private wing. Apartments of this caliber are a scarcity in a village of meticulously restored period homes. The property offers the flexibility to retain its income-producing status or could be designed as a magnificent 21st Century single-family residence just blocks from Sag Harbor’s Main Street. Sotheby’s International Realty

143 6th Street, Greenport
143 6th Street, Greenport, Photo: Courtesy Douglas Elliman

143 6th Street, Greenport

This cozy, 1,900-square-foot home offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on .57 acres right in the historic village of Greenport. Built in 1889, the house beautifully displays echoes of the past in its brickwork, wood floors and Victorian exterior elements. It has interior French doors and a separate 2-car garage, and it’s a very short walk to all the wonderful shops, restaurants and art galleries in Greenport. Douglas Elliman

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