Get the rare opportunity to own a piece of North Fork history. This week’s edition of our Dream Home series takes us to a quiet neighborhood in Southold near Ackerly Pond, where a 321-year-old home still stands – and can now be yours to own.
The property was originally the homestead of Joseph Reeve – the son of Thomas Reeve, a Southold founding father. People have dwelled at this exact property since 1677 and in the structure of the current home, which was built in 1702. The home is surprisingly in excellent condition and has recently undergone a restoration project to provide more modern luxuries often associated with a typical dream home.
“Even though the home is historic it has been well maintained,” said listing agent Barbara Poliwoda of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. “There are some exposed original beams and antique light fixtures.”
Step inside this home and be awe-struck by the balance of old and new. Walk along the original hardwood flooring and make your way to the modern kitchen, which features butcher block countertops and white cabinetry. The kitchen flows into the formal dining room and living room where you will immediately note the exposed wood beams – a piece of the original home. A front mudroom, a back sunroom, and two bedrooms all provide ample space for family and guests.
Upstairs are two more generously sized bedrooms – perfect for the whole family or convert one into an office space or bonus room.
Outside, the backyard is home to two large garages, offering plenty of room for storage. The home itself is nestled on nearly an acre of property, yet is still within walking distance of downtown Southold and the numerous shops and restaurants along Main Road.
“As you step into the property you get a sense that this home was used as farmland and is filled with amazing stories of the past,” continued Poliwoda.
Currently, this home is listed for $1,225,000. View the complete listing here.