How Much Does It Really Cost To Buy The Oldest Home In The Hamptons?

Believed to be the oldest house in the Hamptons, this Sag Harbor cottage was built in 1693, according to the Out East listing. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is 1,450 square feet, and sits on almost 1/4 of an acre of land. There is also a separate guest house in the back with a functioning bathroom that is currently set up studio apartment style.

According to 6sqft, the house was built in Sagaponack and moved around roughly five times, before permanently coming to rest in Sag Harbor. Despite its constant movement, the house still boasts some original features, such as the exposed beams, original wood floors, and two fireplaces. The house was listed in 2020 for just over $1.5 million, and is now listed at just under $2.4 million. The listing also says there is a partially finished basement, security system, room for a pool, and, most ideally, a location just two miles away from most major Hamptons beaches.

Inside the oldest house in the Hamptons

The Sag Harbor cottage is idyllic and picturesque, per the Out East listing. The main house is quaint and charming, with white siding, an eclectic but cozy cottage feel, and lots of windows. It's surrounded by white picket fencing, and sits under a large, scenic tree. The backyard is spacious — perfect for a deck, swimming pool, or entertaining guests.

The interior of the house is equally as charming. The living room stuns with original wood flooring and exposed beams, as well as an original fireplace, paired with creamy white walls for a contemporarily neutral but inviting tone to the room. The dining room continues the original wood floors, beams, and second original fireplace. The original flooring continues into the kitchen, but with updated, cream colored exposed beams. The kitchen is quite rustic and cozy, with white cabinets, contemporary wood counters, and a wooden island reminiscent of the house's historical roots.

The bedrooms are large and spacious, the master bedroom having a few modern exposed beams and a vaulted ceiling. The house has a homey, intimate feel with the original features and low ceilings, which are complemented by the white walls, which reflect the natural light from the numerous windows.