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Having an entire compound filled with centuries of history is a rarity. In this week’s edition of our Dream Home series, we head to the quaint hamlet of Peconic, where a spacious Victorian farmhouse and separate studio harbor beauty around every corner. 

Set over an acre of land, the property boasts two beautiful buildings titled the Old King Farmhouse and Old Hollow Artist’s Studio. Brimming with character and history, the magnificent Italian Victorian-style farmhouse was built in the 1860s. The farmhouse acts as the main home, with five bedrooms and two and a half baths. 

“This is a unique historical property with many rooms in the main house, which was expanded over the years,” said the listing agent as well as the owner of the home, Rachel Worrell of Brown Harris Stevens. “We have been careful to keep the character of the historical buildings and restore them where possible.” 

Stepping inside the main house, prospective home buyers will be transfixed by the beautiful and massive wooden support beams with original wooden pegs. There is a unique balance of historical details with a more contemporary atmosphere throughout the home. There are four working fireplaces and a wood-burning stove, perfect to cozy up near throughout the cooler months. 

Several special rooms such as the library and formal dining room make this home stand out. The home also boasts numerous original windows and five sets of original French doors, one of which allows access to the garden and pool. 

“Interestingly, another smaller structure on the property, thought to be a stable, has very early wattle and daub construction,” continued Worrell. “This a one-of-a-kind property, where past owners have adapted it to suit their needs.” 

Both the main building and the adjacent barn have important architectural attributes that have been lovingly preserved and hold separate certificates of occupancy, updated utilities, new septic systems and driveways.

The artist’s studio is the most stand-out feature of this home, with double-height, north-facing windows that overlook a lush vista over clipped hedges, a fenced vegetable garden and a loosely planted, pollinator-friendly herbaceous border with a backdrop of layered trees.

A heated saltwater pool completes the outdoor space.

The care and preservation are evident throughout the entire compound while also allowing the opportunity for interested homeowners to continue to build upon the unique historical legacy of this one-of-a-kind property. 

“It’s a peaceful haven, surrounded by old trees and wildlife,” said Worrell. “The character is intact, leaving masses of potential for the new owners to bring their dreams and ideas to its next iteration. The property is at its most magical during a full moon, where the luminescent light is otherworldly, or when it is snowing. It’s so peaceful and relaxing.” 

This property is currently listed at $2,850,000. View the full listing here