180-year-old Sag Harbor home with ties to local newspaper and Truman Capote lists for $3.2M

Posted On Wed, August 4, 2021 By

Posted On Wed, August 4, 2021 By In Cool Listings, Hamptons, Historic Homes

Listing photos by Rise Media for Sotheby’s International Realty

Known locally as the historic Hunt-Johnson Home, this classical house was built in 1841 by Colonel Henry Wentworth Hunt, who founded the local newspaper the Sag Harbor Corrector, today known as the Sag Harbor Express. It remained in the Hunt-Johnson family for three generations until it was sold in 1951 to Joe Petrocik and Myron Clemente. The couple was good friends with Truman Capote, and, in fact, Capote’s 1968 red Mustang convertible is still in the garage with the original “Capote” license plate. The charming three-bedroom home retains much of its original architecture and is on the market for $3,195,000.

The home is located at 207 Madison Street, just a few blocks from Main Street and not far from the waterfront. The facade definitely displays its history, with a porch consisting of Doric columns that support a Greek-style cornice. There’s a driveway that leads to a garage and a convenient side entrance.

After entering, the lovely foyer opens into a front parlor, which is lined with built-in shelving. The living room has a fireplace and shuttered windows. Throughout, there are nine-foot ceilings, delicate moldings, and wide-plank cherry floors.

The kitchen has a cozy country feel, with its buttercup cabinetry, beamed ceilings, and shuttered windows.

Rounding out the first floor is the dining room, which is highlighted by a gorgeous built-in hutch.

On the second floor, there are three large bedrooms, two with fireplaces, a full bathroom, and an office. Though not pictured, there’s also a full basement.

Outside, a brick patio is perfect for outdoor dining.

Attached to the garage is a potting shed, but the best part of the backyard is the koi pond and adjacent glass atrium that has a sitting room, full bathroom, outdoor shower, and mahogany deck overlooking the pond.

And as for that Mustang… brokerage Sotheby’s International Realty tells 6sqft that Capote’s partner gave it to Joe Petrocik and Myron Clemente when he passed (find out more about the couple and this house here).

[Listing: 207 Madison Street by Pamela Walsh of Sotheby’s International Realty – East Hampton Brokerage]


Listing photos by Rise Media for Sotheby’s International Realty

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Neighborhoods : Sag Harbor



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