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Put aside your desk job for a moment to imagine life as a bed & breakfast owner in bucolic East Marion.

Built in the 1800s, this 15 room Italianate mansion sits close to Greenport’s bustling downtown. Surrounded by lavender fields, beaches, dining and shopping, Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa has been a premiere escape for visitors to the North Fork for 20 years.

And now it could be yours.

“It’s a dream to be able to live and work in East Marion,” said listing agent Victoria Germaise of Douglas Elliman. “You can write your own ticket.”

The historic 4,000-square-foot B&B is a place where old world charm meets modern amenities. The fully restored former captain’s estate is rich in architectural details such as a widow’s walk cupola and ornate gingerbread trim. The five oversized guest rooms each have an ensuite.

An updated kitchen, private innkeeper quarters, library and three fireplaces make the home comfortable and cozy for both owner and guest. There’s also a fully restored vintage barn with working water and electric as well as a separate blacksmith’s cottage used to host special events such as reunions and corporate retreats.

The .75-acre property is zoned hamlet-business, making the home a lovely residential escape even if dreams of running a bed and breakfast are a little too far out of reach.

“It’s a great home to accommodate a large family,” said Germaise.

It’s listed for $1.2 million

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