Sunset Hill, a circa-1883 Queen Anne Victorian in Shelter Island Heights that served as the summer residence of former New York Governor Hugh Carey from 1975 to 1982, is on the market for $8.875 million.

Perched atop a 1.87-acre parcel, the seven-bedroom, eight-bath residence was built by Richard Salter Storrs, a minister at the Church of the Pilgrims in Brooklyn, where President Abraham Lincoln maintained a pew, according to historians. Storrs spoke on behalf of Lincoln and delivered the convocation at the May 24, 1883 opening of the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Since 2009, owner Jenny Carragher has added new windows, restored floorboards and millwork, updated the bathrooms, installed a new kitchen, regraded the backyard and added central HVAC. The home also was reshingled and received a new roof.

“We pulled it down to the studs, but kept the original footprint,” she says.

A new walkout lower level — one of four finished floors of living space — has a media room, billiards room, bar and lounge, 1 1⁄2 baths and a bedroom.

“That used to be a summer kitchen,” says listing agent Penelope Moore, of Saunders & Associates. “They lifted up the entire structure, dug out the lower level to expand it, poured a new foundation and put the house back on it.”

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A foyer has two seating areas, a fireplace and views through the home to the water. An adjacent library has a fireplace and full bath. Waterfront living and dining rooms open through French doors to a veranda along the Long Island Sound. The kitchen has a center island, granite surfaces, a breakfast area and water views all around.

Intricately carved stairs lead to three guest bedrooms on the second floor. The window-lined master suite includes a sitting area, one of three original fireplaces, a waterfront deck and an en-suite bath with a soaking tub and shower.

The third floor has high ceilings, two bedrooms and a full bath, as well as built-in window seats with views of the beach and the Orient ferry; on a clear day, there are Connecticut views, Moore says.

The backyard includes an in-ground gunite pool and a brick patio. Stairs lead to a path through sea grasses and past an osprey nest to a 200-foot private sandy beach.