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(Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group)

A three-level home in Sag Harbor’s historic district is cleverly disguised as an antique.

(Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group)

The nuts and bolts

4 bedrooms

5.5 bathrooms 

3,858 square feet

.35 acres

House proud

You’ll be surprised to learn this house, whose architecture and external envelope looks historic, was built in 2010. A well-known interior designer lived around the corner on Jefferson Street and had long admired the lot on her daily walks. When she finally bought it, she tore down the existing outdated 1950s cottage to build a home that looked as though it had always been there. 

“She desired an older-look-a-like home, but with modern conveniences,” says Joe Gonzalez, the Corcoran agent listing the property. That owner sold her Jefferson Street home to Sonia “Sony” Schotland, well known for co-founding ARF, the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, and coincidentally, like the seller, also European-born and in the creative trades as a fashion designer. Schotland would also eventually buy 26 Suffolk St. for herself in 2015, living there until her death in 2023. 

Gonzalez remarked that the ownership history was unusual in that “it was the second deal amongst two interesting ladies within five years.”

Renovations since the 2010 build included adding the 572-square-foot pool house, a 216-square-foot screened porch and finishing the basement. 

What’s the plan?

The home is entered via a flagstone path leading to the front foyer. To the right is the traditional staircase, a half bath, closets and a combination mud/laundry room. The foyer also leads to the kitchen, which, in turn, offers access to both the 570-square-foot living room overlooking the back yard and a 18 x 12 foot screened in porch, with multiple entry points to the wrap-around deck. The wing to the left of the entry houses the 230-square-foot primary bedroom, bathroom and walk-in closet.

The second-floor 13 x 30 landing is spacious enough to accommodate a library/reading nook/gallery, as the former owner created. Two bedrooms, both with walk-in closets, and two full bathrooms complete the floor. 

The lower level includes a flexible open area suitable for entertaining or other leisure, with a wet bar/kitchenette; a bedroom, full bathroom, two walk-in closets, and a bonus room with an egress window. 

What’s cooking?

The 322-square-foot kitchen is outfitted with Wolf, Sub-Zero, Miele and other top appliance brands, custom cabinetry topped with white counters that offer ample storage space.

(Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group)

What else?

The two-story pool house has a full bath and a light and airy flexible loft space. The garage is attached to the pool house and the driveway can accommodate another six cars. 

Amenities and more

  • Two fireplaces: one woodburning and one gas
  • Heated gunite pool and outdoor shower
  • Generous back yard lushly planted with specimen trees and flowering hedges.

One cool thing (or two) 

The previous owners’ artistic interests are expressed through the house, where they created numerous dedicated areas for hanging artwork and creating galleries. Taking the theme further, the loft space above the pool house lends itself to being an atelier.  


(Photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group)

Agent’s callout 

“This is an incredibly appealing opportunity to many buyers for many reasons, especially this section of Suffolk Street, which many think is the nicest street in Sag Harbor Village,” Gonzalez says.

Location, location, location

With its New England feel, Sag Harbor Village has attracted people and the appeal has grown,” Gonzalez says, noting the boating and water lifestyle and diverse dining choices have made it a popular destination. Suffolk Street is in the village, just two blocks from Main Street, and in close proximity to historic sites such as Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, and the Old Whalers Church, both of which host numerous community events, including the church’s  annual “Blessing of the Animals” in October.



The home at 26 Suffolk St. lists for $6,995,000 and the details can be see here.