Spectacularly restored, reimagined, and rebuilt to include a plethora of jaw-dropping amenities, the historic Post Summer Cottage awaits new owners to complete the next chapter in its illustrious story.
On July 27th, 1887, The Sag Harbor Express published literal groundbreaking news that a large foundation was being poured on George O. Post’s property in Quogue, New York. The full extent of the Post family fortune can be dated back to the early 1700s with Captain John Post. Captain Post, George’s grandfather, was one of the first settlers of close by Southampton. His descendants rightfully realized the value of the land in Quogue. Its natural salt marsh was ideal for livestock, and the proximity to the sea was perfect for fishing and whaling. Thought to be built for George’s son, Erastus, the original house was constructed approximately from 1887 though 1888. Erastus was a farmer, banker, and very involved civic leader who served as Suffolk County 1st District Assemblyman from 1896-1898.
Tragically, Erastus and his wife Grace Foster had no heirs, and in the case of “true broken heart syndrome” died a few months apart from each other in 1937. Ownership of the house was transferred to a succession of Presbyterian ministers and became known as the “Hermitage.” The lineage and stunning location – the quiet town far from the hustle and bustle of “The Hamptons” yet close enough for the times in which you care to partake is just the beginning of the allure of this exquisite property.
The Post Family was amongst the elite few to own houses in Quogue. Thanks to its cooler temperatures and proximity to beaches, the destination became the ideal place to holiday in Summer. Well-over a century later, Quogue’s appeal remains the same, and the Post Summer Cottage still stands. Sensibly restored with thoughtful expansions, the property and grounds have been maintained to the highest standards. The Post Summer Cottage combines the best of two worlds: the sophisticated grace of a by- gone era and the all modern amenities of today. Add to that a thoroughly contemporary overhaul from world-renowned designer, Alexa Hampton, and you have a timeless home to last a lifetime.
“Today, the home is nearly 6,000 square feet on three floors, includes thoughtful additions and has been rebuilt for optimal comfort and living experiences. Rooms are perfectly proportioned; from the movie set country kitchen on the first level with adjoining dining porch to the library, dining, living and gathering rooms with three fireplaces,” explains Tim Davis, the esteemed Licensed RE Broker for Corcoran Group Real Estate.
Five well-appointed bedrooms complete the second floor, including the master suite with beautiful vaulted ceilings. A flight up to the third floor takes you to a bunkroom and bath that can serve as an awesome hideaway retreat for the little ones. Finished with tasteful touches from top to bottom, this house is truly at home in its peaceful 1.58-acre setting.
The lush landscape with tall privet hedges and layers of evergreen border plants provide privacy for you to enjoy all of the amenities of the extraordinary backyard retreat. Choose among several covered areas including a pool pavilion to relax, lounge, or enjoy dining alfresco. Meander through the manicured garden and enjoy a game of tennis on your private court, a few laps in the presidential size 44-foot pool, or unwind with a cocktail in the relaxing spa. If you happen to feel a bit of cabin fever, white sand beaches are only a few blocks away. For even more action, head to close by Southampton, where you’ll find plenty of clubs, bars, and upscale restaurants to entertain you.
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