Have a Green Thumb? The Sag Harbor Village Home of the ‘Tomato Lady’ May Be For You

291 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Courtesy of Compass

Want to try your hand at growing tomatoes? This may be the home for you. Not only do you get a home just steps away from everything Sag Harbor Village has to offer, but you get the tradition of a produce stand.

Some know the property at 291 Main Street as the Holton House, but it’s likely more know it simply as the Tomato Lady’s house. Either way, this “historic gem built in the 1880s,” according to the Compass listing agents, is available for the first time in 168 years.

It is now listed at $1.795 million.

For two decades, Carol Olejnik, “the Tomato Lady,” sold tomatoes in front of the home, just as her mother, the original Tomato Lady, had done. The home was in her family since 1853. She passed away in 2017, but people still look for her summer tomatoes. 

Cee Scott Brown and Jack Pearson of the CeeJackTeam are representing the property.

The charming three-bedroom, two-bath home sits on a 0.17-acre property just south of the village center. The generously-sized covered front porch was recently reconstructed.

The first floor was renovated down to the studs in 2018, according to the listing, and includes new electrical, plumbing and central air conditioning, always a bonus in these historic homes.

Even still, the Holton House maintains some of the original details, such as a brick hearth in the eat-in kitchen, a real “showpiece,” the agents say of the juxtaposition of the original brick hearth and modern stainless steel appliances. The designers also incorporated white cabinetry and wooden finishes and kept the exposed wood beams.

There is also a living room and a den, both benefiting from natural light. A guest bedroom, enjoys access to the back patio and backyard. A full bathroom completes the first floor.

Up on the second floor, there is a spacious primary bedroom, which enjoys wood floors. An attached bathroom features a clawfoot tub and a large vanity.

An additional guest bedroom can also be found on the second floor.

The shaded back patio faces the deep, lush backyard, which boasts mature landscaping and Italian grapevines first planted in the early 1900s. A detached shed features a sign that reads, “The Tomato Lady’s Stand,” in homage to its previous owner. There is also an attached shed off of the kitchen.

Plus, there is additional space for more gardening and perhaps, the listing agents say, a pool.

With the home’s ideal Main Street location and historic features, the Holton House is certainly a worth a look.

The property was originally listed at $1.995 million earlier this month.

[Listing: 291 Main Street, Sag Harbor|Broker: Cee Scott Brown and Jack Pearson, Compass] GMAP

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Courtesy of Compass
Courtesy of Compass
Courtesy of Compass
Courtesy of Compass
Courtesy of Compass