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Deacon David Hedges House Sells for $8.35 Million

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The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

The Deacon David Hedges house. 

The Deacon David Hedges house. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

A fireplace in the Deacon Hedges House. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

A fireplace in the Deacon Hedges House. BRENDAN J. O'REILLY

authorStaff Writer on Sep 19, 2023

The Deacon David Hedges house, a Sagaponack home that dates back to the Revolutionary War and is named for a delegate to New York State’s U.S. Constitution ratifying convention, has sold for $8.35 million.

The circa 1775 to 1776 structure had been the subject of a demolition proposal but ultimately the house was saved, restored and expanded, and the lot it sat on was subdivided into a 1-acre property that hosts the Hedges house and a 2.25-acre flag lot to the north.

Developer Michael Streit of Home Enterprises in Manhattan and Water Mill renovated the house, preserving the historic details, and put it on a new foundation — providing a full finished basement with high ceilings — with Southampton architect John Laffey and Manorville builder Craig Watson. The project began in early 2020 and experienced a number of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic and supply chain issues before it was finally completed in the middle of 2022.

Streit said last year that the house, which had been kept by the same family for 14 generations, was untouched and unoccupied for 14 years at the time he bought it.

Now, the Hedges house has a new roof and cedar shingle siding but otherwise looks the same from the street. Lepage Millwork in Canada made accurate replicas of the original windows, while the original front door, transom and stone step were retained. On the back is a new rear section and a pool.

Inside, the restoration and preservation process revealed three centuries of history, going all the way back to the original timbers and the marriage marks that indicated where the pieces join. An original fireplace and mantle were kept.

The floors are new, in wide pine planks of variable widths. The kitchen has Miele and Viking appliances and a marble backsplash. The house is fully wired for an AV system throughout and has a five-zone HVAC system and central vacuum system. In the basement is a cedar-clad wine cellar, a wall of reclaimed brick salvaged from the original structure, a gym, a recreation area and a full bathroom.

The property is across the street from preserved land and on a clear day the view reaches the ocean, according to Streit. Porcelain tile surrounds the pool and a deck off the kitchen and dining area is mahogany.

Bespoke had the listing with an asking price of $8.95 million. The deal closed on May 9, according to Suffolk Vision Inc., which reported the buyer is Hedges Lane LLC.

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