Captain David Cartwright House Hits the Market


The Captain David Cartwright House, located at 43 Howard Street in Sag Harbor, is an homage to past, present and future — and after a meticulous renovation, it has officially hit the market.

Now listed for just shy of $6.8 million with Compass, the circa-1835 Federal/Greek Revival features period details and historic materials throughout its 5,000 square feet — home to four bedrooms and four and a half baths across three levels — including high ceilings, antique crown molding, wainscoting and trim, and white-washed, wide-plank antique pine floors.

“The front portico is one of the most regal in all of Sag Harbor, a carefully restored Greek Revival entry with fluted wooden columns and pediment, original 8-paneled front door, and Federal style transom,” according to the listing. “The elegant entrance hall includes a gracious, expanded mahogany staircase with direct enfilade views from the front door through to the outdoor deck, rear garden and pool.”

Inside, two original double parlors, divided by antique mahogany pocket doors, have restored 6-over-6 stash windows with original wavy glass and wood-burning fireplaces with period mantlepieces. They lead to a formal dining room, with its own fireplace and beamed, coffered ceilings, and direct access to the chef’s kitchen and butler’s pantry.

Upstairs, two en-suite bedrooms and an office — showcasing vintage nautical maps on the walls and a built-in officer’s bunk from a World War II ship — accompany the master suite, outfitted with a custom cedar closet from a 1920s Boston mansion dressing room. The wood-paneled bedroom with high gabled ceilings overlooks the garden, and the master bath is an ode to chic London hotels, with floor-to-ceiling marble, a deep soaking tub, a modern steam shower, and double vanity sinks with marble countertops.

“The finished lower level has an open great room with sun streaming through windows — as well as double French doors leading to the back patio and summer kitchen — and includes a fireplace, bathroom with shower, wine cellar, large laundry room, state-of-the-art systems room and storage,” the listing said. “The vibrant village of Sag Harbor is just a stroll away with fine restaurants, boutiques, theaters, museums and a picturesque harbor with magnificent sail and motor yachts.”

For more information, contact listing agent Matt S. Breitenbach by calling (631) 255-6221, or visit