Morpurgo House Hits the Market

The Morpurgo House as photographed in June of 2018. Christine Sampson photo

The historic house at 6 Union Street in Sag Harbor, known as the Morpurgo house after its most recent inhabitants, is officially back on the real estate market.

Breskin Development, which has spent nearly a year restoring and renovating the once-dilapidated house, is asking $7.495 million for the nearly 6,000-square-foot, four-story manse.

“Oftentimes we’re reluctant to put properties on the market when they’re in the fourth quarter of construction, but we really felt that 6 Union was unique as far as offerings,” said Scott Strough, an associate broker with Compass Real Estate, who represents the property. “At one point the village had deemed it a hazard and they were going to order it torn down. Now, when you walk through, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised at what has been saved, and that’s the best word for it. The house has so much history. It is one of the trophy properties within the historic district of Sag Harbor.”

The Morpurgo house, which the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review determined to date back to the mid-1700s, now has a sturdy, new foundation and partially new frame. It also has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, eight masonry fireplaces, a full bar and lounge on the top floor, a 16-by-36 foot heated pool, an elevator that reaches all four levels and brand new cabinetry, plumbing, electrical wiring, HVAC and more. Construction crews preserved and restored much of the original trim, exposed ceiling beams and other decorative details.

“It is such a significant transformation,” Mr. Strough said.

While he said the house is still about two weeks away from full completion, he has already received quite a few calls about it and has begun scheduling tours for potential buyers.