East Hampton Village Oldie 695K Negotiable

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THIS UNTOUCHED TRADITIONAL dates from when Montauk Highway was already a main thoroughfare, yes, but what that meant was a dirt road with horses and carts clopping along — not the never-ending stream of car and truck traffic that exists today.

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Pity, because the house and property are just what I’d want in a different spot: a late 19th century cedar-shingled 4BR, with lots of original detail inside, on almost an acre, and taxes under $2,000/year.

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There are lots of good things about it. The long gravel drive and the backyard actually have a secluded feeling, almost a secret-garden feeling. The house is set back a fair distance from the busy road, and perched on a hill. There’s no reason why the front yard couldn’t be enclosed with a fence and high hedge.

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Needs TLC, as the ads put it, but that’s far better, in my book, than paying the price for a slick modern renovation that has de-charmed the place entirely.

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To see more pics of the interior, for more info or an appointment to see, contact Dennis Avedon at Corcoran, 516/398-6751, dennis.avedon@corcoran.com

About cara

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7 Responses to East Hampton Village Oldie 695K Negotiable

  1. Nancy says:

    I can envision what you’d do to this place! You sure it’s too town like for you?

  2. cara says:

    it’s the traffic noise. Incessant. Some people could probably deal with it (and it could be mitigated: fence, hedge, insulated windows, etc.), but I’m interested in a quieter road than the one I’m on, not a busier road.

  3. Not complaining, but how do the taxes manage to be so low? Looks like it would be fun to restore.

  4. cara says:

    Re the taxes, Melissa, I suspect it has something to do with being a very old house that hasn’t been added to or iimproved, and possibly with being on a commercial road.

  5. OK. Any idea what that boarded cutout above the stairs is? Weird.

  6. cara says:

    I assumed it was a doorway no longer in use. But – why there?

  7. It makes me wonder if the second level came later, but why leave the molding?

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