Once a working farm, this Arts & Crafts home sits on a 2.2-acre property that abuts a deeded horse preserve in the Historic District of East Moriches, Long Island. Asking $1.2 million, the home blends vintage details like quality craftsmanship, wood and glass details, and a classic floor plan with modern amenities like a renovated gourmet kitchen, central air, and a new master bath. And the charm extends, too, with rolling gardens, a heated barn, and even a koi pond.
East Moriches is a hamlet of Suffolk County, Long Island and approximately 70 miles from Midtown. In 2001, the Brookhaven Town Board approved the creation of four historic districts, including East Moriches, which ensured that 900 parcels over 556 acres would be preserved. East Moriches is right out of a Norman Rockwell painting. The charming main street includes a mid-19th century Greek Revival house that was once a harness maker’s shop and a series of one-room 19th-century shops. In Center Moriches, the Terry Ketcham Inn was built in 1693 and was a settlement house for English immigrants.
Woodlawn Avenue, where this house is located, has a number of well-manicured old homes, some hundreds of years old, including a saltbox built about 1730. The street also has a great variety of Victorian and Federal houses, Colonials and bungalows, along with new homes that are less than 10 years old.
The bright living room off the main entrance has a working fireplace with vintage, glass-door cabinets flanking either side. The adjacent dining room is outfitted with Arts and Crafts furniture that speaks to the house’s history.
The gourmet kitchen has an island and open shelving and beadboard detailing with extra storage in the adjoining pantry.
A beautiful sunroom with three exposures overlooking the property has a gazebo-like feel.
The bedrooms have wood floors and windows on two sides.
The charming property features a variety of specimen trees, perennial gardens, a koi pond and a split rail fence.
There is also a new, heated barn, which is currently a workshop (cool, retro pickup not included).
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Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens