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This week’s Dream Home has history and charm all rolled into one sweet cottage on Deep Hole Creek in Mattituck.

Members of the Tuthill family, whose ancestors were among the North Fork’s founding English families, enjoyed the residence for more than eight decades.

“This property is steeped in North Fork history,” said co-listing agent Ryan Springer of Corcoran. 

“Russ and Helen Tuthill purchased this home in 1939. Growing up in New Suffolk, they loved the surrounding area and were drawn to the head of Deep Hole Creek,” added Springer. “Russ had ducks and geese which he kept in the Creekside duck house, letting them out every morning and calling them to roost every night to keep them safe. Russ was an avid fisherman, clammer, crabber, and eeler. He kept his skiff at his dock and did not have to go far for his catch. He sold his clams and eels to Armando’s Seafood Barge in Southold and also had a roadside stand selling clams and crabs to the weekenders.”

The duck house still stands today and much of the initial charm of the property remains.

“I love the old-school fencing, the duck cutouts on the shutters, and all of the little details throughout the home that nods to its past,” co-listing agent Kate DiGregorio told us.

Inside the home, you’ll find a classic 1950’s cottage-style layout with a living room and stone fireplace, two bedrooms, 1 1/2 bathrooms and a kitchen on the first level with an upstairs loft with spectacular views of the creek that could serve as the third sleeping quarters.

The home has upgraded heating and central air conditioning, a detached four-car garage, and a dock.

The listing also includes a .25-acre lot across the street with two outbuildings. 

“It immediately gives you that feeling of joy and excitement that you feel on the first day of summer,” DiGregorio said. 

It is listed for $1,395,000.

See the complete listing here