Camp Lucy Celebrates East End Light

Camp Lucy on Bay Street in Sag Harbor. Photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

What started out as a modest fisherman’s saltbox in the late 1800s has become one of Sag Harbor’s most prominent addresses in the arts community — and it is now on the market for $4.2 million.

Camp Lucy is not only the former home of artist Louisa Chase, but it is a creative wonder, beautifully re-imagined and built for the famed East End light, according to listing agency Douglas Elliman.

Named for Chase’s mixed-breed husky — which graces the .75-acre property in sculpture form — the retreat in the heart of Sag Harbor is home to a two-story main house and art atelier, accessed via walkway and treetop sky bridge, and also features a summer room structure, pool, harbor views and a large L-shaped landscape.

Adding to its provenance, 42 Bay Street — located across from the Sag Harbor Yacht Club and marinas — was also owned by artist Susan Rothenberg and has been home to an artists’ commune, as evidenced by the paint-splattered studio floor. Additionally, in the early days of Sag Harbor, the property was once part of a swath of land that had been the estate of a local philanthropist, Mrs. Russell Sage.

Updated by architect Lee Skolnick, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath traditional includes indoor/outdoor seasonal rooms in both main structures, and a master bedroom window placement that was built with the moon’s progression in mind. Now owned by former London-based art dealers, the expansive property — the second largest in the village — is currently zoned with allowances for development.

For more information, please call listing agents Barbara Lobosco or Robert Evjen at (631) 725-0200, or visit

The interior of Camp Lucy.