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(Photo courtesy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)


This Italianate-style home in Southold comes with a cupola and a provenance. 


The nuts and bolts

4 bedrooms

3 bath

2,662 square feet

1.25 acres

House proud

This three-story home has been restored and meticulously maintained with many of its original details intact. It was built between 1850-1860 by Silas Horton, a descendant of Barnabas Horton, one of the founding settlers of Southold. Descendants of the family occupied the home until the 1960s, and it has been featured on house tours as a prime example of early Victorian architecture. 

What’s the plan?

Double doors from the front porch lead into a traditional entryway with the original handsomely preserved staircase. To the right is a 135-square-foot sunroom, to the left, the 245-square-foot parlor with a decorative fireplace with the original white marble mantle. The dining room features a bay window and with entry into the open-plan common rooms at the back of the house, which include a den, kitchen and breakfast nook encompassing a combined 624 square feet. There is also an ensuite bedroom on the first level. The second-floor hallway runs the length of the house, offering access to three bedrooms—one of which is the ensuite primary—and a full bathroom. The primary bathroom features a soaking tub in the bay windows and the associated bedroom has a woodburning fireplace.

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

What’s cooking?

The kitchen’s open format adjoins a spacious breakfast nook in a bay window. The appliances are stainless steel, and there is a laundry room at the rear corner of the adjacent den. The kitchen offers access to a back deck and the den opens to a side section of the wrap around porch. 

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

What else?

Many of the home’s original details have been preserved or restored, including the original pocket doors, moldings, faux-marble decorated fireplaces, wide-plank hardwood floors and some of the windows have the original wavy glass typically used in the Civil War era. 

Amenities and more

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows on the first level
  • Woodburning stove in the family room
  • Wrap-around porch and screened-in sunroom
  • Wooden deck overlooking the back yard

One cool thing (or two) 

In the attic, the interior structure of the cupola is intact and the listing agent says the space, with its exposed brick and rafters and ample light from the eyebrow windows, would make an ideal office or work space. 


Agent’s callout 

Rarely does a house of this vintage and quality become available. “It’s so grand,” says Janet Markarian, the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s agent representing the listing. “It’s classic Italianate and monumental in its details, especially the windows.” 

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty)

Location, location, location

“The house is sited on a hill so it looks out and a has a nice presence in term of its elevation,” the agent says. It is a block from the Paradise Shores Beach on Southold Bay and 3.5 miles to the village of Southold. Of local interest are Founders Landing Park, Paradise Point, Cedar Beach point and park and the gateway to the North Fork wine trail.


The home at 8355 North Bayview Road lists for $1,900,000 and the details can be seen here.