Ranch Revamp in Sag Harbor

5a44356246c4c1dced5960ef6253d8f3A PIECE I WROTE recently about the reinvention of a postwar ranch house in Sag Harbor, N.Y., is in the August 1 issue of Hamptons Cottages & Gardens magazine. It so happens I’ve known the homeowner, Susan Penzner, who is a real estate broker in Manhattan and Long Island, for 20+ years; I had written about her Sag Harbor vintage clothing store, Havens House, for The New York Times in 1992. This assignment brought us together again.

Along with Jack Ceglic, a local, much-published industrial and architectural designer, she masterminded the total overhaul of a drab, closed-in, and, for lack of a better word, yucky (believe me — I saw the ‘before’ pictures) 1960s ranch into an airy, loft-like space that graciously makes room for both classic modern furnishings and a few hold-overs from Susan’s “antiques” period.


To read the whole story, and see more images of the house and garden, go here.

About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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4 Responses to Ranch Revamp in Sag Harbor

  1. Harriet says:

    How soon can I move in?

  2. Mary-Liz Campbell says:

    What kind of carpeting is in the bedroom?? Looks like shag?? Great article & wonderful airy space.

  3. GAP says:

    Love it. Beautiful make-over. Would love to see some of those “before” photos, but regardless, the “after” is inspiring. Must be a wonderful living space. Plenty of light.

  4. Terry says:

    Congratulations on the story. Mercy: “black Ant Series 7 chairs”

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