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Old meets new at this East Hamptons Saltbox house

A colonial-era saltbox home in East Hampton Village has undergone a Modernist transformation.

The historic property’s roots stretch back to the 1680s. It has two storeys at the front and one at the back, giving the frame house a steeply sloping roof typical of the New England architectural style named for the cheap wooden salt crates used in the era.

It was nicknamed Congress Hall in the mid-19th-century for then-owner David Mulford and was sits at the heart of the old village overlooking the green. Mulford used the space as a gathering spot for local men to talk about politics.

Photography: Douglas Elliman

More recently, the 5,500 sq ft East Hampton property –listed by Enzo Moribito for $4.495m – was bought by 80s runway photographer Don Ashby in 2015.

He updated 177 Main Street’s interiors, installing five marble-clad bathrooms and a Boffi-designed kitchen with stackable folding doors that open to reveal an L-shaped swimming pool that hugs the perimeter of the dining room.

Photography: Douglas Elliman
Photography: Douglas Elliman
Photography: Douglas Elliman

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