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Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library House Tour

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Various Locations, Sag Harbor NY

201 Main Street

Sag Harbor, NY 11963

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The annual house tour is the major fundraiser of the Friends of the John Jermain Library, whose purpose is to support the Library.

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The Friends of the John Jermain Library will host their annual house tour for the benefit of the library on Friday, July 19, from 11am—4pm. One of the top events of the Hampton summer season, this year’s house tour features five beautiful Sag Harbor homes. The Sag Harbor House Tour is the primary fundraiser of The Friends of the John Jermain Library - a volunteer organization whose efforts raise money to underwrite some of the many wonderful community programs provided at the Library and other projects as determined by the Library Director.

DESCRIPTIONS OF HOUSES ON FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY HOUSE TOUR

JULY 19, 2019

The Friends of the John Jermain Memorial Library welcome you to the Sag Harbor House Tour on Friday, July 19, 2019. Our houses may be viewed in any order and tea will be served in the Egan’s house (No. 4) also known as The John Jermain House. The houses are all in the village and the intrepid among you can walk to all five. There are restrooms in the Municipal Building in the center of town, Marine Park on Bay Street and the Library on Main Street. Please observe parking signs. And please, no large bags, high heels or hard soled shoes.

1. 20 Hempstead Street

Built in 2014, the house with every amenity, detailing and convenience of modern living, is meant to reflect the spirit of the whaling Captain’s houses of 1800s Sag Harbor. It is a “new old house.” From the initial design and layout of the house to the reclaimed wide-plank pine floors, wavy glass windows over each doorway, fireplaces, dutch-door, gas lantern outside the front door and typical period moldings one could imagine being in an older house, while enjoying the comfort of up-to-date kitchen, bathrooms and laundry facilities. The four bedroom, four-and-a half bathroom house is situated close to Havens Beach. The house has a lovely landscaped private backyard with patio, in-ground pool and pool house. Enjoy this cozy family house!

2. 42 Suffolk Street

Beautiful Greek Revival built in the 1860s offers all the charm of a 19th century home with the comfort and convenience of today due to the sophisticated redesign by top designers. The property is located on a charming street in the heart of Sag Harbor Village and includes two beautiful, rare outbuildings. Upon entering the main house, one is welcomed into a foyer which leads to a large gallery or into an elegant living room with fireplace. A side entrance accesses a mudroom leading into the cook's kitchen. The main house features 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths including the first-floor master with vaulted ceiling. As was customary in houses built in the 1800's, a back staircase takes you from the guest rooms to the kitchen. Original wide plank floors are found throughout the house. The pool house is used as a guest cottage and the original garage is currently being used as a studio. Mature landscaping, complete with rose gardens, compliments an outdoor living area featuring a heated gunite pool, outdoor shower, alfresco kitchen/grilling and lounge areas. Note the beautiful, old wrought iron fence around the property.

3. 130 Madison Street

Built in 1850, once owned by a whaling captain, fabled to be a stop on the Underground Railroad, and for a lengthy time a multiple dwelling house, this extraordinary five bedroom, six bath residence is newly created from the original home. Exquisite details and finishes combined with the finest craftsmanship and attention to detail restore the historic beauty of the home, while providing all the amenities expected today. Wood paneled custom cabinetry and detailed woodwork throughout and 9” wide plank flooring reflect the home's historic heritage. On the first floor open concept living areas flow among the living room with fireplace, dining room, a den and kitchen. Upstairs are four bedrooms and baths. Glass doors across the rear of the home open to the grounds. Outdoors is the beautifully landscaped grounds, including a heated gunite pool and a pebbled patio. Perimeter plantings of holly and arborvitae screen the neighbors, while hydrangeas and low stone walls provide additional color and texture.

4. 221 Main Street

(The John Jermain House)

(Please stop here for tea)

The John Jermain House was built in 1780 by Major John Jermain, when he settled in Sag Harbor after fighting in the American Revolution. The foundation actually consists of two houses brought to the lot, a saltbox originally built in the 1600’s, now the dining area and a Federal style house which forms the front of the house. Sag Harbor patron, Mrs. Russell Sage, granddaughter of John Jermain was born in the house. It remained in the family until the mid twentieth century and then became a boarding house. The Egan’s bought the house in 2002 from a family that owned it for 60 years. In restoring and renovating the house they carefully preserved original details while opening up many tiny rooms, unsealing doorways and a hallway, adding a room at the back and finishing the attic. Despite its history much survives intact: five original fireplaces, a beehive oven and original beams in the old kitchen, some original floors, a ballast stone hearth and 12-over-12 wavy glass windows many of which have names etched into the panes from another century. There are two outbuildings, a potting shed and barn from the 1700s including an outhouse. A large in-ground pool, set back from house, in the center of manicured gardens was built a few years ago.

5. 11 Oakland Avenue

A few steps off Main Street, this charming Sag Harbor Cottage, vintage early 1800’s, has been imaginatively rebuilt from the ground up opening up the typical many tiny rooms into an expansive space. The flow of the house, from the entrance through the Great Room, dining area and modern eat-in kitchen, encompassing views of the tiered garden, bring in the outdoors and give a feeling of spaciousness while retaining the cottage charm. Downstairs the Garden Level Master bedroom and bath with radiant heat and one-touch gas fireplace are cozy and private while open to the outdoors. Upstairs are two comfortable bedrooms and a bath. The in-ground heated pool and cottage-like studio/pool house with full bath are situated in the beautifully landscaped tiered garden with expansive stonework. The house while completely new and modern retains a distinctive “old feeling.”

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