Today I thought we’d pay a visit to a handsome Sag Harbor home decorated by Steven Gambrel (who else is excited about his new book?!). Built for Captain John Overton in 1853, the home at 42 Howard Street boasts over 7,000 square feet and includes seven bedrooms, a heated saltwater pool, and a guest cottage (can you even imagine?!). Gambrel made over the home in 2016 and it sold in 2017 for upwards of 8 million. When you learn of all the details (radiant heat floors, custom mahogany double-glazed windows, lead-coated copper gutters…) it all starts to add up. I love that there’s nothing flashy about the home–it’s quietly opulent and cozy despite its large size. Below, explore more of the historic Hamptons retreat.
The home’s picturesque facade. I love the exterior cedar siding and shingled roof.
I never met a Dutch door I didn’t like. The braid rope doormat makes for a nice nautical touch.
A view of the front staircase from the gorgeous blue sitting room.
The warm blue walls of the sitting room make my heart skip a beat.
The sitting room from yet another angle. Love the chunky natural fiber rugs found throughout.
Lovely blue and green curtains in the dining room which has its own fireplace.
How brilliant are the red leather chairs in the dining room? The perfect pop of color in the home’s blue/grey palette.
The dining room from another angle.
No space was overlooked. The wide proportions of this hallway make for a grand statement.
The dining room connects to the butler’s pantry and kitchen via a bold blue swinging door.
A second entrance into the kitchen through handsome French doors which allow light to filter through.
The eat-in kitchen has marble counters, double marble sinks, and a French La Canche range.
Open shelving in the kitchen.
Love that the kitchen also includes an antique cupboard for storage. It’s nice to mix the finishes up a bit.
Another fabulous Dutch door (that brass hardware!) leads outside.
As you pass from the kitchen into the great room, you can stop to pour yourself a drink at the bar.
The double height great room has a fabulous mix of furnishings and a thick natural fiber rug.
A vignette in the great room.
Another seating area in the large great room. I love how blue the walls appear from this angle.
Another thoughtfully decorated small space. Love the lantern.
Through the transom door you get a peek of antique mirrored closets.
A third Dutch door leading outside. I hope you haven’t tired of them yet.
Let’s head upstairs, shall we? A sweet pedestal table greets us at the top.
A dreamy blue bedroom complete with its own fireplace.
The child in me would love to sleep in this charming built-in nook.
Another cozy sleeping nook. Love the bamboo shades. The embroidered sheets are available in a ton of colors.
A quirky mix of antiques add interest to this calm, grey bedroom.
Another view of the grey bedroom. Love the antique mirror, lantern, and roman shades.
The bedroom also has the most handsome built-in closets.
I believe this bedroom is in the property’s guest cottage. You can find the bed here.
The exterior of the house with its heated, saltwater swimming pool.
Love this shot of the guest cottage on the property.
How to get the Steven Gambrel look in your own home:
Hope you found something you love! Stay tuned for more inspiring house tours!