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Jul 2, 2018 1:57 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press

Camp Lucy Sells For $2.9M To Sag Harbor Yacht Club

Artist Louisa Chase's former home at 42 Bay Street was sold to the Sag Harbor Yacht Club. COURTESY DOUGLAS ELLIMAN
Jul 2, 2018 2:07 PM

The sale of the late artist Louisa Chase’s home in Sag Harbor closed Tuesday for $2.9 million. The property at 42 Bay Street known as Camp Lucy was purchased by the Sag Harbor Yacht Club, according to Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Brokers Robert Evjen and Barbara Lobosco, who represented the sellers, said in a statement that Sag Harbor Village will stand to benefit from the deal. “Parking is critical in the village, so to add 20 spots to the public inventory is probably one of the biggest gains yet, especially in the summertime, when the space is so desperately needed.”

Situated on three-quarters of an acre, the two-story main house and art atelier was designed by architect Lee Skolnick, and lived in by artist Susan Rothenberg. Between the art studio and the home is a European-style courtyard with indoor and outdoor seasonal rooms. Overhead, there is a treetop sky bridge that stretched from the studio to the home’s second floor. It’s 3,500 square feet, including three bedrooms and two and a half baths. The courtyard includes a pool. According to Zillow’s Home Facts by Suffolk County data sources, the home was last sold in October 1997 for $390,000.

After living in Sag Harbor, Ms. Chase owned another property at 52 Spring Close Highway in East Hampton, which was sold in 2017—a year after Ms. Chase died. The neo-expressionist painter and printmaker had exhibitions in New York at the age of 24 in 1975, when she graduated from Yale University School of Art with a Master of Fine Arts. Ms. Chase was an instructor at Rhode Island School of Design, and at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her artwork can be seen in the collections of the Whitney Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. A heartwarming piece can be found at 42 Bay Street, too—Ms. Chase had named her home Camp Lucy after her beloved mixed-breed husky who is embodied in a sculpture on the property.

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