Saltbox Searches for Fourth Owner in 300 Years

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The Conklin House in East Hampton. Photos courtesy of Saunders & Associates

Built in the mid-1700s, the Conklin House is one of the most important historic homes on the East End — a colonial-era saltbox with distinctive hand-hewn beams and original interior features, lovingly and meticulously preserved over the last three centuries by three families.

It is now looking for its fourth.

Inside the Conklin House.

For one of the few times in more than 300 years, this gem on Accabonac Road in East Hampton is officially on the market, listed exclusively with Saunders & Associates agent Jackie Lowey.

Regarded by preservation experts as “the best example of an 18th-century saltbox house in the Town of East Hampton outside the village,” the home was part of the development of the original East Hampton Main Street settlement. Recognizing the home’s significance, the Town of East Hampton purchased a “historic preservation easement” on the property in 2005, ensuring key elements would be preserved.

Situated on .83 acres with old-growth trees, space for a pool and pre-approval for an addition, the four-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath home features four fireplaces — including one with a colonial bake oven — original paneling, doors, trim, wide floorboards and two stairways.

“As a former deputy director of the National Park Service, which oversees nationally significant historic properties, I have a deep understanding and appreciation for historic homes, and have recently sold and represented several others,” Jackie Lowey said in a press release. “It’s truly my honor to represent this unique property. It is authentic and magnificent.”

For more information, please visit hamptonsrealestate.com.

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