A circa-1900 Mediterranean-style home listed for $975,000 in Huntington Bay’s private Bay Crest community offers a glimpse at the area’s roots as a posh summer retreat.

“As soon as you pass through the gates, you feel like you’re almost in a part of Europe because of the architecture — it’s so distinct from any other community,” says listing agent Patricia Bretone of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

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The three-bedroom, four-bath home blends vintage details such as stained glass, hardwood floors, ceiling beams and built-ins with modern central air conditioning, new Andersen doors and windows and a kitchen with a Wolf six-burner stove and Sub-Zero refrigerator.

A kitchen and great room with 15-foot ceilings and architectural windows have radiant heat under ceramic tile floors. The living room includes a fireplace. Upstairs, a master bedroom suite includes a full bath with marble shower and vanity.

The half-acre parcel includes perennial gardens, a detached 2 ½-car garage and rows of cascading stone pillars along a brick walk.