Filed under: Estates
Today's home, a classic historic Sag Harbor mansion has popped back on and off the market always at an increasing price. The NY Post reported back in 2006 that Hamptons broker Tara Newman had sold it three times starting at $995,000 in 1989 and going all the way up to a record $6.85 million in 2006.
The home in question is known as the Hannibal French House, an Italianate residence on Main Street which was built in 1875 and designed by Stanford White's mentor, Minard Lefevre. This beautiful home has seven bedrooms and its Gilded Age gorgeousness includes a ballroom with original fleur-de-lis molding and nine fireplaces. The grounds are graced with a boxwood garden and an elliptical pool. In its long history the home has served as a rest home for nuns, a restaurant and the vacation home of Thomas Edison's son, Charles Edison, who was governor of New Jersey. The home is was listed at $7.5 million a few weeks ago but is already down to $5.995 million.
Gallery: Hannibal French House