In addition to his Murray Hill townhouse, President Chester A. Arthur also owned this three-story Victorian mansion built in 1796, which he considered his “Summer White House.” The luxurious fully renovated Hamptons property was last on the market in 2016 for $14.2 million, or $480,000 annually for potential renters. Just in time for Presidents Day, the six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom home is back for a reduced $13.5 million. As 6sqft previously noted, the cost to rent this presidential pad between Memorial and Labor Day was estimated to be $390,000.
Originally built for a whaling captain, the home underwent a thorough renovation by the architect Steven Gambrel. The interiors were modernized without sacrificing the historic details–the main floor features a library, formal dining, and living rooms that all boast antique fireplaces.
The eat-in kitchen overlooks the meticulously landscaped garden in the backyard, which also has a Gunite pool. The house is sited on approximately .34 acres and comes with a private garage.
There are six bedrooms spread out over the second and third floors offering beautiful views of the historic village of Sag Harbor.
The finished basement has been outfitted with a media room and wine cellar.
The home is currently owned by Jürgen Friedrich, the former European CEO of Esprit, and his wife. They own several properties in the Hamptons and bought this timeless property in 2014 for $3.5 million.
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Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman