Where Sage Meets Madison
Previously known as “Prime House,” Sage and Madison was first purchased by Reverend Daniel Hall. Succeeding his residence, Pastor and writer Nathaniel S. Prime settled in the home as the manse of a Presbyterian Church. Prime who went on to write History of Long Island belonged to a community of writers including John Steinbeck, Spalding Grey, E.L. Doctorow, Betty Friedan, Robert Caro, and Colson Whitehead, to name just a few. Following the 1950s literary scene, the house was owned by stage and screen actor Hurd Hatfield (1951-1972) and celebrated Jazz musician Hal McKusick (1972-2017). In 2017 the house was extensively renovated by local artists and residents. The home operated as a non-profit entity under the auspices of the Edge and Center Foundation as a workspace for established and emerging writers. Currently, it has been beautifully restored with all amenities, period moldings, 200-year-old floors, four fireplaces, and an antique kitchen with a wood-beamed ceiling. A separate barn has been converted into a boutique providing you with all the products you need to make your stay comfortable.