“Half House” will soon be whole

February 01, 2017 06:28PM

The owner of 136 Jermain Avenue will now be able to conduct renovations after being denied — count ’em! — five times in a four-month period. The Sag Harbor Village Board of Historic Preservation & Architectural Review (ARB) said it was concerned that expanding the two-story “half house” would clash with the architecture of the surrounding neighborhood. But the homeowner’s architect argued the plans were within zoning regulations, and the issue eventually landed in court. The plaintiff, Julian Ellison, won a big lawsuit earlier in January, leading to a settlement that apparently will resolve the matter. Phew! [27E]