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(Photo courtesy of Corcoran Group)

This heritage home in Southold combines the historic details and updates through the years, resulting in a comfy and warm home with modern conveniences.


The nuts and bolts

4 bedrooms

2.5 bathrooms 

3417 square feet

0.5 acres

(Photo courtesy of Corcoran Group)

House proud

Built in 1858, this home retains original details such as the entry staircase, “eyebrow windows” on the second floor, wide-plank floors, bead-board paneling in some rooms and kitchen cabinetry that has been integrated into the newer renovations.

What’s the plan?

To the right of the entry is a 216-square-foot ensuite primary bedroom with a wood-burning fireplace and a renovated bathroom with new tile, a glass-enclosed walk-in shower and dual rain shower heads and a double marble-topped sink. The suite has two closets and provides access to a media room/office with a terra-cotta tiled floor, built-in bookshelves and egress to a side porch. To the left of the entry, is the 330-square-foot open-format living room that leads into the dining area of the large kitchen. Three bedrooms on the second floor, two of them with skylights, share a newly renovated bathroom with a large soaking tub. The largest bedroom, at 250 square feet, features the original peaked rafter ceiling. 

What’s cooking?

The light-filled kitchen has updated stainless-steel appliances, a bead-board wooden ceiling and a center island that seats three. The wood cabinetry is a combination of new and old, topped with granite countertops. It offers access to a side patio, and a larger patio with a pergola is accessed through the adjacent service rooms, with rustic tiled floors, a tin ceiling, and service kitchen equipped with sink, counters and cabinetry, a smaller eating area, the washer/dryer and a powder room with exposed brick.

What else?

The house offers flexible usage on both floors. With adjacency to the primary bedroom, the media room, for example, could become part of a suite in that wing. The upstairs “rafter room” is well proportioned for a home office, additional rec room or separate den. The rooms off the kitchen are easy to adapt for broader use beyond a pantry or service kitchen.

Amenities and more

(Photo courtesy of Corcoran Group)

The home has a gracious backyard, its large brick-laid patio area features a wisteria-covered pergola. Mature caliper trees frame the house and the front has been planted with low shrubs that provide visual interest while not disrupting the clean lines of the house. “This is a classic landscape with lots of different seating areas,” says Kate DiGregorio, the Corcoran agent listing the property. “The backyard features old wisteria, beautiful stonework and separate patio areas with lots of nooks and crannies. 

One cool thing (or two) 

The house exudes historic charm in details such as wood finishings, the original floors and a combination of brick and tile work that lend warmth and character. 


Agent’s callout 

“This is traditional North Fork in both the style of the house and the community feel,” DiGregorio says.  “The towns are smaller, people know each other and you see friends’ faces.”

Location, location, location

The home on Route 25, aka Main Road, is nearly equidistant from Southold (1.7 miles)  and Peconic (1.4 miles). It’s near the North Fork wine route — indeed, Duck Walk and Mattebella vineyards are neighbors. Also nearby are Founders Landing ParkGoldsmith’s Inlet Park, the latter an ecosystem of dunes, coastal birds and marshes on the shore of Long Island Sound. 


The home at 45605 Route 25 lists for $943,000 and the details can be seen here.