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Here's a Hamptons Barn From 1797 After a $2M Makeover

Architect David Scott Parker and his team spent about two years renovating this estate in Sagaponack, which has a main house that dates all the way back to 1797. The project, which set his clients back over $2M, according to the Wall Street Journal, involved updating the home in keeping with the "style and construction of the period," resurfacing the fireplaces and preserving the original beams where they could. The clients also had a new kitchen wing added in, and a barn "fashioned after an old work barn that had been standing when they bought the property," now outfitted with movie screen and a projector.

Not bad for a home that was literally sinking into the ground when the current owners bought it, back in 2000, for $2.1M. Now, after a primping up and a serious rise in land value, it's on the market for $12.95M.

· Renovating History in the Hamptons [WSJ]
· Historic Matthew Topping Estate [Sotheby's]
· All Sagaponack coverage [Curbed National]