6.15/ Friends of the John Jermain Library House Tour / Benefit, July 7

Sag Harbor House Tour on Friday, July 7th

To Benefit the John Jermain Library


The Friends of the John Jermain Library will host their annual house tour for the benefit of the library on Friday, July 7th, 2017 from 11am-4pm. Tickets are $50 in advance at The Wharf Shop on Sag Harbor’s Main Street or at the John Jermain Library at 201 Main St. On the day of the tour, tickets will be available at both locations for $55.

One of the top events of the Hamptons Summer season, this year’s house tour features five beautiful Sag Harbor Village homes.

The first stop on Garden Street is a home originally built in 1850 which has been completely renovated and updated by its current owner, in character for state-of-the-art contemporary living. Every inch is planned and designed wisely, and you’ll notice an imaginative use of built-ins. Many custom features abound, including radiant heated floors and windows reflecting historic designs. The kitchen table has an antique metal base with a stone top, custom designed to match the room’s countertops. An interesting feature is the home’s two staircases, uniquely designed for optimal traffic flow. Walking out to the back yard you’ll note a generously sized hot tub, lovely gardens and a fully functioning guest pool house.

A few blocks away on the corner of Garden Street and Long Island Avenue is this recently built spectacular modern home, designed by famed architect Peter Cook. With its open floor plan and massive windows the interiors are bathed in light. Ample wall space provides the perfect backdrop to the owners’ impressive contemporary art collection, and throughout the home you’ll find sculptures and other treasures from local artists. The white contemporary chef’s kitchen includes a hit of bright color from the surf board displayed on the wall. Note the extensive use of stone not only in the kitchen, but in the plentiful custom bathrooms. On the first floor be sure to find the wall that contains an illuminated glass tube filled with beach glass. The backyard is an entertainer’s paradise including a large gunite pool, a fire pit, and outdoor bar with a glorious mosaic backsplash. The rooftop terrace provides an exclusive lounge area that serves as a special perch to observe the sunsets over the harbor.

On Oakland behind a stone wall and green hedges, you’ll come upon a delightful hidden front garden, complete with a cozy sitting area. While this home was built recently, it was lovingly created and decorated to honor the neighboring historic neighborhood. The kitchen reflects this old world charm with marble countertops and glass fronted cabinets, and while climbing the stairs glance up to see the sparkling crystal chandelier. Each of the bedrooms has a vaulted ceiling, and is designer decorated with a variety of colorful wallpaper, matching drapes and bed linens. The lush backyard is complete with lovely gardens, outdoor living space and a gunite pool.

Moving onto Latham Street is this 1898 Greek revival style home that recently underwent a complete renovation. Special attention was made in selecting the furnishings and fixtures to create a modern look in this restored vintage gem. Note the geometric wallpaper which unites the white, black and beige living room and dining room, and make sure to notice the art collection comprised of several accomplished local artists. The sunlit chef’s kitchen, complete with stone countertops, includes a built-in bench beside the table. As you exit through the backyard you’ll pass the heated gunite pool and landscaped garden area.

Built in 1882, this country charmer on Hempstead Street is currently owned by an award-winning architect and a renowned author. Expanded and updated in 2014, throughout the house is an array of treasures collected from the owners’ years of world travel. The living room is furnished in an eclectic style and filled with art, sculpture and a vintage piano from the Chickering Company in Boston. Circle through the library where several books by the homeowner line the shelves near a harpsichord. Don’t forget to notice the large model airplane hanging overhead as you ascend up the staircase. Once you exit, feel free to linger on the spacious veranda where tea and cookies will be served, and enjoy a ride on the carved swing from India. Before leaving make sure to visit the organic vegetable garden to meet with the talented garden designer – Jeff Nagron.

The Sag Harbor House Tour is the primary fundraiser of The Friends of the John Jermain Library – a volunteer organization whose efforts raise money to underwrite the many wonderful community programs provided at the Library.


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