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(Photo credit: Elizabeth Glasgow)

If you believe home is where the farm is, then you’ll want to take a look at this renovated farmhouse-style abode in Southold Village’s Founders Beach community. 

Built in 2000 and extensively renovated in 2019 from top to bottom, including new windows and mechanicals, the 2,043-square-foot home features an open format that’s filled with natural light and flexible spaces.  

“It is very bright and sunny and beautifully appointed,” says Janet Markarian, the agent from Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty who represents the listing.

It all starts on the front porch, a quintessential white-railed, rocking-chair-friendly place from which to watch the world go by. The home is entered through double glass-paned wooden doors into a generous foyer that offers access to the front-facing dining room (172 square feet) or straight back to the combined kitchen/living room overlooking the back yard. 

Wide-plank oak hardwood floors throughout complement the shiplap and wainscoting wall panels and ceilings, lending a modern-country feel to the rooms on the first level. French doors lead from the living room with its Malm wood-burning fireplace to a back deck overlooking the pool, with enough room for dining underneath the awning. Though there’s a separate dining room, the open format is flexible enough to accommodate a second dining area in between the living room and kitchen.

The wood-panel theme continues in the 131-square-foot kitchen, where appliances include a Wolf stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator and the custom cabinetry is topped with Quartz. Just off the kitchen are a powder room and mudroom with washer/dryer. A 155-square foot room is accessed in this hallway, and can be a fourth bedroom, an office or a den.

The second floor features a primary suite, with walk-in closet and bathroom — all combined, offering 703 square feet on the left wing, with enough separation from the other rooms to offer privacy. Two bedrooms of 150 and 186 square feet share a hallway bathroom with a double sink and quartz counter on the vanity. Bookshelves built in around the window on the landing create a cozy reading nook.

(Photo credit: Elizabeth Glasgow)

The grounds of the home include a 36 x 16 heated saltwater gunite pool, and mature landscaping with specimen trees — tulip trees, mulberry and curly willows — blended into the other flowering shrubs and large trees. 

The single-car, windowed garage has storage capacity. The unfinished basement has both exterior Bilco access and interior access. Markarian says, “The ceilings are quite high so it’s ideal to refinish.”

This home has bay beach rights, and the owner, in an email, has noted “the location is a five-minute walk to a sugar sand beach at the end of lane with exquisite views of Shelter Island.”

“This a friendly neighborhood road and a short walk to public transportation and shopping,” says Markarian. She noted that the playground at Founders Landing Park, formerly a commercial wharf in the 19th century, about half a mile from the house, and a small marina provide additional amenities within walking distance. 

The home at 465 Town Harbor Lane lists for $1,795,000 and the details can be seen here.