340-year-old East Hampton home reimagined with a modernist design asks $4.5M

Posted On Tue, December 15, 2020 By

Posted On Tue, December 15, 2020 By In Cool Listings, Hamptons, Historic Homes

All photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

An East Hampton Village home with roots dating back to the 17th-century is on the market for $4.495 million. The property at 177 Main Street was originally a Colonial saltbox built in 1680 and owned by John Mulford, one of the founders of the village. The home was named Congress Hall in the mid-19th-century as then-owner David Mulford used the space for local men to gather and talk about politics. After the site sold in 2012, owners transformed the property into a 5,500-square-foot compound with five bedrooms and five-and-a-half baths.

The original 1680-constructed structure did not contain any nails, instead built only with joined wood. It was routinely expanded over the last three centuries and even moved from its initial location on Buell Lane to Main Street in 1902.

Former owner Don Ashby, a well-known fashion photographer, bought the home in 2015 and thoroughly renovated the property. The home last sold in 2017 for $3.6 million, as reported by the Southampton Press.

According to the listing, “no expense was spared in its meticulous transformation, blending old world charm with a modernist look and the latest amenities.” The home, which has been rebuilt to exacting standards and historic district specifications, boasts a Boffi-designed kitchen and a double-height dining room that overlooks the heated outdoor pool and backyard.

The master suite boasts an en-suite marble bath, gas fireplace, smart storage, and oversized windows. The remaining four baths are also clad in marble.

Framed by wooden beams, the living room features a wall of storage and a gas fireplace. The home’s lower level has been renovated and currently holds a media room and playroom.

Additional perks include a detached two-car garage, covered front porch, brick patio with seating, and a wrap-around heated gunite pool. The half-acre property sits across from the “Town Green” and is just minutes from the shops, restaurants, and more of downtown East Hampton. Plus, the main beach is just less than a five-minute drive away.

[Listing details: 177 Main Street by Enzo Morabito for Douglas Elliman]

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