Watchcase, Sag Harbor


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WATCHCASE TEAM

Developer: Cape Advisors Inc.
Executive Architect: Baldassano Architecture
Design Architect: Beyer Blinder Belle Architects
Builder: Racanelli Construction Co.
Interior Designer: S.R. Gambrel
Landscape Designer: Quennell Rothschild & Partners, LLP
Structural Engineer: Robert Silman Associates
Mechanical Engineer: AKF Group LLC
Historical Materials Consultant: Integrated Conservation Resources
Wood Consultant: Ron Anthony & Associates
Lighting Designer: Whitehouse Lighting Design
Sustainability Consultant: Yarmuth Radoff Green, LLC
Exclusive Marketing and Sales Agent: Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group

RESTORATION & OVERVIEW

One short block from the charming and historic Main Street of Sag Harbor Village, Watchcase Sag Harbor is the transformation and restoration of a significant and historically rich nineteenth century industrial building. Built and operated for almost 100 years as a watchcase factory, the site is being reinvented as 64 meticulously crafted condominium residences, with its nineteenth century architecture preserved with painstaking detail and repurposed into luxurious residential living spaces following best practices in green building.

After the decline of the whaling industry in the mid nineteenth century, the factory played an important role in the development of Sag Harbor Village. To retain the spirit and authenticity of the original 1881 factory, Cape Advisors is working with Baldassano Architecture, an architectural conservator, local craftsmen, as well as Beyer Blinder Belle, whose historic restoration experience includes Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island Museum, The Morgan Library, and The United States Capitol.

The project team has focused on executing a carefully considered rehabilitation that protects the factory’s historic integrity and respects its important position within the fabric of the Village. Examples of the team’s attention to detail in the factory restoration include:

• Repurposing over 20,000 original bricks for use in the factory building, including restoration of the decorative corbelled brick work, string courses and segmented arched windows

• Re-pointing of all of the masonry with historically correct lime-based two color mortar

• Restoring the original look and feel of the factory exterior by installing a replica of the original elegant bracketed cornice to crown the façade

• Rebuilding the original signature octagon at the northwest corner of Washington and Division Streets to its full 5-story height, including a new, faceted metal standing seam roof

• Restoration of the south water tower with a replica wood “water tank,” reconceptualized as a charming outdoor gazebo that will boast the highest and most commanding 360 degree views in Sag Harbor Village

• Reconstructing the main chimney stack to restore its ornamental masonry details and original 85′ height

The southern half of the site has been excavated to create a concealed underground parking garage, topped by a large central landscaped garden courtyard as well as The Watchcase Pavilion fitness center and pool. The new Town House and Bungalow residences were designed to fit comfortably into the context of Sag Harbor’s eclectic, historic residential neighborhoods. Clad in authentic painted clapboard siding, cedar shake shingles, or brick, the houses will have traditional architectural details including varied roof lines, gables, bay windows, dormers, cornices, stacked stone garden walls, and welcoming stoops and porches.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN & GROUNDS

Award-winning landscape architect Quennell Rothschild & Partners’ landscape plans for Watchcase respond to the specific character of the site and follow the highest sustainable design principles. Green roof technology will immerse residents at the top of the buildings in a garden setting while providing ecological benefits to the project and Village. Landscaping will be made up of a rich and diverse palette of plants – trees, shrubs, grasses and perennials to create seasonal variety of color and texture. Plants are native to the area, or are chosen specifically to suit site conditions, thus minimizing requirements for fertilizer or irrigation. Gardens and courtyards will be planted with fragrant natives for all seasons.

www.watchcasefactory.com

Watchcase Factory in 1889

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December 11, 2015

Watchcase A 19549

Watchcase B 19548

July 23, 2015

Watchcase ++3 17871

Washington Street, Sag Harbor

Watchcase side street 17873

Church Street, Sag Harbor

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April 15, 2015

AAQ - Watchcase 4.15.15 # 8595 15659

AAQ - Watchcase 4.15.15 # 8579++ 15665

AAQ - Watchcase 4.15.15 # 8567 15663

AAQ - Watchcase 4.15.15 # 8568 15660

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JANUARY 20, 2015

 

Watchase 1.20.15 # 5381 14790

Watchase 1.20.15 # 5369 14789

Watchase 1.20.15 # 5377 14791

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DECEMBER 17, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 12.17.14 # 4332 14306

Corner of Washington & Church Streets, Sag Harbor, December 17, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 12.17.14 # 4336 14304

Washington Street, December 17, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 12.17.14 # 4328 14305

Sage Street, December 17, 2014

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July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6421+ 10615

Corner of Washington & Church Streets, Sag Harbor, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6416+ 10610

Church Street, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6424+ 10616

Church Street, looking south — July 25, 2014.

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6418+ 10617

Church Street, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6427+ 10618

Church Street, looking south, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6412+ 10619

Church Street, looking north, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6431+ 10611

Corner of Church & Sage Streets, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6436+ 10609

Church Street, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6408++ 10620

Sage Street, looking west, July 25, 2014

AAQ - Watchcase 7.25.14 # 6406++ 10621

Sage Street, looking west, with Sage Street Antiques far right, July 25, 2014

Watchcase # 0102 9521

Washington Street, Sag Harbor, May 30, 2014

Watchcase # 0107 9524

Church Street, Sag Harbor, May 30, 2014

Watchcase # 0111 9522

Corner of Church & Sage Streets, May 30, 2014

APRIL 22, 2014

Watchcase 4.22.14 # 6775 8649

Corner of Church & Sage Streets

Watchcase 4.22.14 # 6776 8651

Corner of Church & Sage Streets

Watchcase 4.22.14 # 6778 8650

Sage Street

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FEBRUARY 25, 2014

AAQ - WC 5222 8064Corner of Church & Washington Streets

AAQ - WC 5229 8065View from Church Street.

AAQ - WC 5224 8066View from Church Street.

AAQ - WC 5220 8063Church Street looking south.

AAQ - WC 2415 8067Corner of Church & Sage Streets

AAQ - WC 2407 8062Corner of Sage & Church Streets — February 25, 2014

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DECEMBER 27, 2013

AAQ - Watchcase 12.27.13 3979 7310

Corner of Sage & Church Streets — December 27, 2013

AAQ - Watchcase 12.27.13 3991 7311

Church Street, looking north — December 27, 2013.

AAQ - Watchcase 12.27.13 3982 7312

Church Street, looking north — December 27, 2013

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NOVEMBER 13, 2013

 

Watchcase 11.13.13 # 2274 6708

Sage Street, November 13, 2013.

Watchcase 11.13.13 # 2264 6706

Church Street, November 13, 2013.

Watchcase 11.13.13 # 2261 6707

Church Street, November 13, 2013. 

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October 17, 2013

 

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 253 6058

View along Washington Street, October 17, 2013

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 273 6055

Corner of Church & Washington Streets, October 17, 2013

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 272 6052

Corner Washington & Division Streets, October 17, 2013

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 260 6053

Division Street, October 17, 2013

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 265 6054

Division Street, October 17, 2013

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 266 6057

Division Street, October 17, 2013

Watchcase 10.17.13 # 268 6056

Division Street, October 17, 2013

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

 

Watchcase 9.30.13 # 9546 6709

Church Street, September 30, 2013

Watchcase 9.30.13 # 9543 6711

Church Street, September 30, 2013.

Watchcase 9.30.13 # 9544 6710

Church Street, September 30, 2013.

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SEPTEMBER 9, 2013

AAQ - Watchcase 9.9.13 # 8729 5342

Corner of Sage and Church Streets, September 9, 2013.

AAQ - Watchcase 5771 4314

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

Watchcase 9.30.13 # 9546 6709

Church Street, September 30, 2013

Watchcase 9.30.13 # 9543 6711

Church Street, September 30, 2013.

Watchcase 9.30.13 # 9544 6710

Church Street, September 30, 2013

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AUGUST 1, 2013

Division Street view, August 1, 2013

AAQ - Watchcase 5785 4313

Church Street view, August 1, 2013

Watchcase 7 3 13 # 4483 3952

Sage Street view. July 3, 2013.

Watchcase 7 3 13 # 4472 3951

Church Street view. July 3, 2013.

Watchcase 7 3 13 # 4478 3954

Church Street view. July 3, 2013.

Watchcase 7 3 13 # 4474 3953

Church Street view. July 3, 2013.

Watchcase 2713 May 10, 2013 2986

Church Street view. May 10, 2013.

Watchcase 2708 May 10, 2013 2987

Church Street view. May 10, 2013.

Division Street view. January 10, 2013.

Sage Street view. January 10, 2013.
Church Street view # 1. January 10, 2013.
Church Street view # 2. January 10, 2013.

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