New York Supreme Court rules against Sag Harbor in “Half House” dispute

January 25, 2017 05:16PM

It may not be as endearing as the Tanner house on “Full House,” but one tiny “half house” on Jermain Avenue has pitted a property owner against the Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation & Architectural Review, or ARB. Julian Ellison, the owner of the 1,600-square-foot property, filed a lawsuit against the ARB after the board repeatedly denied his application to expand the home without naming specific problems with the proposed changes. And Sag Harbor’s historic review board is at fault, State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Pastoressa ruled last month. He ordered the Village Board to specify reasons of its rejection, effectively annulling its denial of Ellison’s application. [27East]