It’s true, we have a strong affinity for old homes, and something tells us that you do too.
This week’s dream home conveys a profound sense of history while at the same time feeling modern.
“This is one the largest, finest, and most elegant antique houses in Greenport. It is discretely located in the center of an enormous .8-acre lot behind huge American Beech trees that must be as old as the house and that screen it from the street,” said listing agent David Kapell of Kapell Real Estate.
The 1850s home has been beautifully restored (hello, central air-conditioning) but not over-restored and maintains much of its original detail and character.
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The home consists of four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, a classic center hall with 10-foot ceilings, and two parlors on each side: one serving as the open plan dining and family room, the other as a sitting room with a fireplace, as well as a big country kitchen with a large pantry and a spacious adjoining back deck.
On the second floor, you’ll discover a master bedroom suite, three guest bedrooms, and a full bathroom. Downstairs, you’ll find a heated walkout cellar with a clubhouse-like sitting area complete with a fireplace.
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Unlike many homes built in the 1800s, the rooms in this home are unexpectedly spacious.
“One of my favorite features of this home is the large scale of the rooms with 4,000 square feet divided into only seven rooms, “added Kapell.
The listing also includes a 1,000 square foot heated and air-conditioned bonus structure that’s perfectly suited as a home office space, home business, or artists’ studio with north light. The studio also contains a ½ bathroom.
As for location, Kapell told us, “you’ll find the home on Front Street at the western entrance to the village making it readily accessible by foot to everything Greenport has to offer, including shops, restaurants, transportation, the village beach, Mitchell Park, and the carousel, and more.”
This gem of a dream home is sure to go quickly.
It is listed at $2,100,000.
See the complete listing here.