Yesterday I blogged about a very special historical home in Sag Harbor, commissioned almost two centuries ago by whaling captain John Overton and thoughtfully restored by designer Steven Gambrel. Conveniently located close to the Sag Harbor marina, this house was in serious need of an upgrade. The restoration process involved reconstructing the entire frame as well as extending the foot print of the house. It took a couple of years and was completed this summer. With all the amenities of modern day living interwoven with carefully selected historical details, the house currently has 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a guest house and a pool, and it’s on the market for a good $10,5 millions 🙁
Heated saltwater pool.
The guest cottage.
Living area in the guest cottage.
Bedroom in the guest cottage.
Charming little bedroom vignette.
Even though I love everything about this project, my favorite design element in the home is the choice of the color scheme. Homes around 1853 were on the small side and rather dark. The low ceilings and tight windows kept the cold and wind out but didn’t help bring much natural light into the small rooms. Therefore, the choice of whites, light blues and grays with a high-gloss finish carries the luminous effect in the interiors. Plus it all looks incredibly calm and serene. Gives a whole new meaning to the term ¨fixer-upper¨, doesn’t it?
For more info and images, visit Saunders Real Estate or Steven Gambrel’s Instagram feed. Have a great day!