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    Sag Harbor, New York, 11963
    United States

    Sag Harbor, New York, 11963 United States

    Doreen Atkins
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    John Steinbeck's Sag Harbor WF Sanctuary

    The year was 1952 and the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, John Steinbeck, had just completed the highly acclaimed 'East of Eden'. A few years later, John and Elaine came to Sag Harbor and fell in love with a sundrenched cottage, tucked away in the trees on a bluff. His newly found 'Eden' was his latest in a line of treasured habitats that inspired him to say: 'I look forward to Sag Harbor - after seeing you, of course. And do you know, journalism, even my version of it, gives me the crazy desire to go out to my little house on the point, to sharpen fifty pencils, and put out a yellow pad. Early in the morning to hear what the birds are saying and to pass the time of day with Angel and then hitch up my chair to my writing board and to set down the words - 'Once upon a time....' By John Steinbeck This inspiring light-filled property, studded with old growth trees is located at the end of a long lane on 1.8+/- acres of a waterfront. Its rare 586+/- sf of waterfront gently slopes down to the water's edge on two sides, overlooking Morris Cove and Upper Sag Harbor Cove and offers unparalleled western facing sunsets. The Main House is a cozy 2 bed, 2 bath cottage-- the perfect place to live your next chapter. The living room is wainscoted and beamed with a cathedral ceiling. Bookcases line one wall opposite french doors which lead to the patio outside. A large fieldstone fireplace graces the head of the room where a painting of 'Charlie' hangs prominently. The kitchen opens to a sitting area with a wall of windows overlooking the waterfront and dock. The Steinbeck's created 'The Library Loft' - a place for the kids to get away and play, has bookcases on three sides and overlooks the living area - a great place to read or just wile away the time. Out on the point sits John's 'Writing House,' a gazebo-like structure with windows on all sides. It's a perfect place to watch the waterfront life. The 'Cozy Cabin', quest cottage has room enough to sleep two with bathroom and outdoor shower, views over the water and sometimes a sandy beach. The pool, or 'Cement Pond' as John called it, rests amidst the spacious trees. From the 60' dock, launch a boat or kayak and head over to the village for lunch, or fish from the end of the pier. This opportunity has unparalleled significance: private, protected by topography of land, waterfront on two sides, upside opportunity for building, 60' dock, and minutes away from the coveted village of Sag Harbor Village. And now the house with a history is waiting for its next stewards .. 'CHAPTER ONE BEGINS HERE....'

     
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    Amenities & Features

    • Listing Details
      • Property ID
        XG6WL9
      • MLS#
        117505
      • Property type
        Single Family Homes
      • Marketed By
        Sotheby's International Realty - Bridgehampton Brokerage
      • Status
        Available
      • Listing Price
        $17,900,000
      • County
        Suffolk County
      • School District
        Sag Harbor Union Free
    • Utilities & Building
      • Year Built
        1953
      • Lot Size Unit
        Acre(s)
      • Lot Size
        1.8
      • Parking
        2 Car Garage
      • cooling
        Central Air Conditioning
    • Interior
      • Amenities
        Guest House, 1 Fireplace
      • Full Bathrooms
        3
      • Bedrooms
        2
    • Additional Features
      • Features
        Water View, Bay View

    In the News

    Sunday, March 07, 2021

    Dirt.com, "John Steinbeck’s Former Sag Harbor Cottage Lists for a ‘Cup of Gold’"

    Dirt.com