UPDATE 2/11/09: Price on the Greenport Greek Revival cottage reduced to 399K!
This intrepid old-house hunter saw two intriguing properties yesterday on the East End of Long Island:
First, a tiny 1810 Greek Revival sea captain’s house in Greenport (on the market since last June, asking $459K), half a block from the harbor. The 1 BR house needs painting inside and out, but it’s charming and livable as-is. It was the part-time home of Hope Dewar Hendler, a costume and hat designer who died in December at age 92. Proceeds from the sale of the house will go to Cancer Care. Contact: Suzanne Hahn, Brown Harris Stevens 631 477 8001
Then…a superbly located but architecturally challenged 1970 artist’s house on 1.1 secluded acres on Shelter Island, on a large freshwater pond (over a year on the market, asking $499K). Needs total rehab and re-thinking but enormous potential for a fabulous summer or year-round home. Contact: Janalyn Travis-Messer, Griffing & Collins 631 749 0500
It’s 2009. Don’t be afraid to make a low-ball offer!
Please note: I am not a real estate broker and have no financial interest in the sale of these or any properties mentioned in this blog.