The Conklin House on Amagansett Main Street has been restored to embrace its Victorian history, while offering modern updates, and now is up for grabs for a buyer looking for a bit of history in the heart of one of the most desirable hamlets on the South Fork.
A white picket gate and a privacy privet surround the 2,600-square-foot home at 327 Main Street, north of the highway, across from the Amagansett School. The property, on .29 of an acre, is listed at $3.5 million with Kieran Brew and Jennifer Brew at Saunders & Associates.
According to written town history, it is one of 10 Victorian period dwellings built from 1884 to 1913 that are vernacular interpretations of the Queen Anne style, shingle style and stick style.
Built by Everett Babcock in 1898, it is known as the William D. Conklin House after one member of the well-known Conklin family of East Hampton who lived there. Conklin was also postmaster at Amagansett and a superintendent of the Suffolk County Sunday School Association. In fact, a “C” is etched into the diamond shaped window on the third floor.
A front porch with archways of decorative spindlework welcomes guests to the two-and-a-half-story white Victorian. In the foyer, the mahogany banister and stair rail, both painted a light shade of blue, are reflective of the 19th century details throughout the four bedroom manse.
The front parlor has a wood burning fireplace and opens to the adjoining formal dining room and light-filled, open kitchen, all with generous ceiling heights. White cabinetry, a large island, marble countertops and stainless steel appliances lend itself to a modern look, while still fitting in with the centuries-old feel of the house. A door opens to the back deck with cable railings, overlooking the 16-by-32-foot pool and bluestone patio.
The first floor also has a private office, a charming powder room and roomy pantry. Three bedrooms are on the second floor, along with two bathrooms, updated with current fixtures and fresh finishes.
A modernized suite with built in furnishings and a luxurious en suite bath are located on the third floor. A mahogany deck looks onto the backyard with mature landscaping. There is also an outdoor shower on the back deck.
A gravel driveway runs alongside the property, but the who needs a car when you can walk? Amagansett’s business district with restaurants, shops and the Hampton Jitney stop is just steps away to the east. The Amagansett train station is only a bit further to the east. Both Indian Wells Beach and Atlantic Avenue Beach are about a mile away.