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Sale of Sag Harbor’s beleaguered Morpurgo House stymied by lawsuit

August 24, 2016 05:06PM

Morpurgo House Main

The house at 6 Union Street (Credit: Google Earth)

Bad news for the prospective owners of the 210-year-old Morpurgo house: While they successfully bid $1.3 million on 6 Union Street at auction in June, a claim of partial ownership of the property filed the day before the closing has left the deal in limbo. Charlotte Lisi of Dix Hills said she paid a total of $100,000 toward the dilapidated mansion’s ownership in 2012 and 2014, with plans to turn the house into a bed-and-breakfast. An attorney for one of the new would-be owners said Lisi’s claim has prevented them from getting a clear title and filed a motion to terminate the claim, which will be heard in court this week. To complicate matters further, regardless of who the home owner is, the village of Sag Harbor wants the house torn down. [27East] — Cathaleen Chen