Concer House Property Owners Place Parcel On Market, Abandon Building Plan - 27 East

Real Estate News

Real Estate News / 1412374

Concer House Property Owners Place Parcel On Market, Abandon Building Plan

icon 7 Photos
The William Corwith House in Bridgehampton is exhibiting a portion of the late Jack Musnicki's antique Halloweeen collection. MICHELLE TRAURING

The William Corwith House in Bridgehampton is exhibiting a portion of the late Jack Musnicki's antique Halloweeen collection. MICHELLE TRAURING

Ornamentals add a pop to any garden. MICHELLE TRAURING

Ornamentals add a pop to any garden. MICHELLE TRAURING

August 21 -- Demolition of the former Pyrrhus Concer house began on Thursday, August 14.

August 21 -- Demolition of the former Pyrrhus Concer house began on Thursday, August 14.

author on Jan 8, 2015

The property that formerly housed the Pyrrhus Concer homestead on Pond Lane in Southampton Village will no longer be developed by the current owners, who have lost interest in the project and placed the lot on the market.

At the January meeting of the Southampton Village Board on Thursday night, officials unanimously approved a resolution to refund $18,750 in building permit fees to the property owners, David Hermer and Silvia Campo, after receiving a letter from Mr. Hermer dated December 15 withdrawing the application to develop the 51 Pond Lane property. The .82-acre property has also been listed for sale online by Corcoran Real Estate Group for $4,995,000 since November 26.

The property has been the center of controversy within the village since September 2013, when the Architectural Review Board first heard public comment on the proposal to demolish the Pyrrhus Concer house, which many East End residents said was an integral part of Southampton history, to make way for a new, single-family, two-story home. The house was purchased by the current owners in 2013 for $2.75 million.

Born a slave in 1814, Mr. Concer was later freed and went on several whaling expeditions, most notably when he was part of a crew that saved stranded Japanese sailors and returned them to their country, becoming one of the first Americans, and one of the first black men, to visit then restricted Japan.

After several months of public debate, the ARB denied the homeowners a certificate of appropriateness to demolish the structure, which led to a $10 million lawsuit filed against the village claiming property rights were being denied. In May, both the village and the homeowners reached an agreement on the property, and the village was able to go into the house to salvage historic artifacts before the house was ultimately demolished in August of this year.

Due to a change in plans, I am no longer planning to carry out a building project at the above address," Mr. Hermer wrote in his letter.

At the meeting on Thursday night, Village Administrator Stephen Funsch said the building permit refund was at the recommendation of Village Building Inspector Jonathan Foster.

Attorney for the applicant, David Gilmartin Jr., did not return calls seeking comment.

"

You May Also Like:

Oceanfront Residence And Adjacent Parcel Sell For $46.5 Million

An oceanfront estate in Sagaponack with an additional, undeveloped adjacent parcel recently sold for a ... 29 Jun 2022 by Staff Writer

Dune Road Oceanfront Residence Sells For $11 Million

An oceanfront residence on Dune Road in the Village of Westhampton Beach sold earlier this ... by Staff Writer

Glover Street Home By Steven Gambrel Sells For $6 Million

A Sag Harbor Village home built by renowned interior designer Steven Gambrel in 2017 has ... by Staff Writer

Sagaponack’s Deacon David Hedges House Restored, Updated

The Deacon David Hedges House, a colonial-era home in Sagaponack Village, was once the subject ... by Brendan J. O’Reilly

Water Mill Waterfront Traditional Gets $500,000 More Than Asking Price

A waterfront residence in Water Mill recently sold for $8.5 million — half a million ... 27 Jun 2022 by Staff Writer

Former Personal Home Of Architect Norman Jaffe Sells For $7.5 Million

A former personal home of the late modernist architect Norman Jaffe in Bridgehampton recently sold ... 21 Jun 2022 by Staff Writer

Lauer’s Strongheart Manor Fetches $41 Million

Former “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer has sold his North Haven mansion Strongheart Manor and two ... by Staff Writer

New Construction In Sagaponack By Shoji Builders Sells For $6.4 Million

A newly built 9,000-square-foot residence in Sagaponack by Shoji Builders recently sold for $6.4 million. ... by Staff Writer

Elevator And Dormer Plan For Robert Kraft’s Meadow Lane Residence Rejected

The Southampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals, in a 4-0 vote, denied New England Patriots ... by Staff Writer

Edwina von Gal’s Marshouse Hits The Market

The home of renowned landscape designer Edwina von Gal overlooking Accabonac Harbor in Springs has ... 14 Jun 2022 by Staff Writer