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New House Made to Look Old, But More Spacious and Modern

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When real estate developer Herbert Sambol purchased this lot in the quaint Hamptons hamlet of Sag Harbor, it was occupied by a Cape Cod-style house that Sambol told the Wall Street Journal was "the ugly ducking on the block." After knocking down the supposed eyesore, the self-described "armchair architect," who also owns an apartment in one of Richard Meier's West Village towers, erected a 3,600-square-foot home inspired by other, much older, houses in the area. The floor plan has remnants of the past, like a double parlor, but incorporates modern high ceilings and an open kitchen. Formerly listed for close to $4M, the home has recently been chopped down to $3.695M.
· 30 Prospect Avenue [Corcoran]
· A Modern 'Traditional' in Sag Harbor [WSJ]
· Faulty Towers [Vanity Fair]