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An 1823 Setauket house with storied past
One Setauket home is for sale for the first time in nearly 40 years. On the market for $699,000, the circa-1823 house was once a general store and comes with a nursery and farm stand.
In 1964, an extension was added, bringing the house to its current four bedroom and 2½ baths.
“My parents bought the house in 1974,” says seller Maureen Meehan. “My mom ran an old-time answering service called Townline Telephone Answering and Business Services out of there. And my dad sold all kinds of produce from his farm out front.”
George Washington even slept down the block, she adds. According to the Three Village Historical Society, he stayed at the nearby Roe Tavern in 1790.
Meehan says her mother, Rae J. Felter, kept detailed records that show a previous owner, Andrew Wishart, used to run the Grand Union Delivery Service from the home in the early 1900s as well.
“It really is a unique piece of property,” says Carol Felter, Meehan’s sister. “I remember my dad growing so many vegetables. He used to hand-till the farm all by himself.”
The property is listed with Michael Schumm of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.