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Historical Homes That Still Look Stunning Today

| March 28, 2017 | Home & Real Estate

These iconic homes were built centuries ago, but they’re still as stylish and stunning as ever. With a mix of old and new amenities, you’ll forget you're in the Hamptons and instead feel like you’re traveling back in time.

6 Wainscott Main St., Wainscott

Although it was recently restored, this home contains whimsical details from when it was constructed in the 1800s, including its Queen Anne stained-glass windows, a large wraparound porch, a minimalist mantel, and plank wood floorings, to name a few. $4,950,000; contact Saunders real estate agent Diane Saatchi, 375-6900

6175 Oregon Road, Cutchogue

At a whopping 47 acres, this North Fork estate is spacious, to say the least. It’s also packed with an interesting mix of both modern and classic amenities, such as a pool house, an on-site 19th-century farmhouse, a vineyard, and even an artist’s studio. $8,500,000; contact Brown Harris Stevens real estate agent Marianne Collins, 477-0551

53 Quaquanantuck Lane, Quogue

This home was built in 1884 for Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, one of the most influential American strategists of the time. Fun fact: because of the Admiral’s hammock hooks and a privacy wall located on the large wraparound front porch, the house is also referred to as “Slumberside.” $2,850,000; contact Corcoran real estate agent Ashley Farrell, 896-1592.

Grand Captain’s House, Sag Harbor Village

This sprawling mansion was originally built in 1833 by Nathan Howell, but was transformed into an Italianate style mansion in 1850. Today, the home still holds historical features within the living space, but features upgrades such as an elevator, and a swimming pool surrounded by well-manicured landscapes and luscious gardens. $21,000,000; contact Brown Harris Stevens real estate agent Richard Demato, (office: 903-6180; cell: 917-678-2292).

Shingle Style Manor House, Westhampton Beach

Architect Henry Baron, who also designed the Lincoln Memorial, built this home in 1903 for coal baron William Atwater. The 16,000-square-foot palace contains 24 rooms that each burst with unique, elegant, and ornate details and embellishments. The house is also perfectly situated alongside the Quantuck Bay, so guests will be treated to a perfect view at any angle. $16,750,000; contact Brown Harris Stevens real estate agent Marcia Altman, (office: 288-5004; cell: 255-5100).

The Henry D. Hedges House, East Hampton

This home was originally built for Henry D. Hedges, a prominent Hamptons merchant. Although the 1903 Victorian underwent extensive restoration in 2009, many of its original details remain intact. With a wrap-around porch, six fireplaces, original glass in many of the windows, two living rooms, and large kitchen, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in time. $8,500,000; contact Brown Harris Stevens real estate agent James Oxnam, (office: 903-6111; cell: 516-885-8578).

51 Halsey Lane, Water Mill

This one-of-a-kind property is known as Villa Maria and was built in 1919 for shipping tycoon Edward Morse. Although the home has been updated with the times, it still boasts a light-filled atrium, a six-room master suite, a wine cellar, and the spectacular waterfront views that prove exactly why this home is easy to fall in love with. $42,500,000; contact Bespoke real estate agents Zachary Vichinsky (office: 500-9030; cell: 766-0945), or Cody Vichinsky (office: 500-9030; cell: 926-3948).

East Hampton Compound, East Hampton

Known as the Edward DeRose Windmill Cottage, this compound is unique and in a category of its own. Built in 1885, some of the home’s standouts details—besides the classically Hamptons windmill—are its two fireplaces, formal dining room, private terrace, brick garden walls, a tennis court, and a swimming pool. $11,950,000; contact Brown Harris Steven real estate agent Peter Turino, (office: 903-6115; cell: 235-9098).


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