Now in contract the Sag Harbor home wned and developed by Anke Beck Friedrich and her fashion tycoon husband, Jürgen Friedrich, 31 Howard Street is an impeccable Dutch gambrel that uses its impressive bones beautifully, incorporating them into a remarkable luxury-filled contemporary showplace that pays homage to the village's seafaring past. The 3,500-square-foot home listed for $5 million features additional design details by Steven Gambrel--a frequent collaborator--which highlight the aesthetic and ingenious use of space.
Anke and her husband have owned and renovated several significant properties, including the Grosvenor Atterbury-designed "Linden" in Southampton and 20 Union Street in Sag Harbor, aka "Chester A. Arthur's Summer White House," among others.
Sited on .35 acres, the two-story home and its surroundings offer a spacious-feeling compound, with Gunite pool, pool house, garage and thoughtfully designed graded- and raised gardens, specimen trees, espaliers, and a protective hedge. The home itself has two living rooms, a fireplace, finished lower level, four bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths. Additional amenities include hardwood floors throughout, en suite mater with dressing room, a chef’s kitchen, and a formal dining room.