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Brookhaven house modeled on a national landmark
This vintage-style home, built in 1993 in Brookhaven, is modeled on the 1683 Parson Capen House in Topsfield, Mass. The Parson Capen House, a National Historic Landmark, originally belonged to the Rev. Joseph Capen, who served a congregation for more than four decades.
It’s based on one of the last Elizabethan architectural styles of its day, says Garry King of Marylou Swan Realty Corp. in East Patchogue, who is marketing the 10-room home for $649,000. “The house is interesting,” says 15-year resident John Petraglia, who with his wife, Judith Thompson, are the second owners.
He calls it a “central fireplace house,” meaning that everything is centered around the chimney. Each fireplace -- located in the living room, dining room and master bedroom -- is adorned with an antique mantel.
All three levels have wood floors. On the main level, the kitchen, dining room and living room have sliding glass doors that open to the backyard. “We have a lot of windows, and we get beautiful air flow,” Petraglia says, noting the house is also equipped with a three-zone central air-conditioning system. Three bedrooms are on the second floor, while the fourth bedroom as well as a second room are on the third floor.
Across from the Wertheim Wildlife Refuge, the 1.25-acre parcel is surrounded by preserved land. “The grounds are rather secluded,” Petraglia says.