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This Jamesport house comes with history
This historic Jamesport house, which dates back to 1780, is on the market for $429,000. The two-bedroom, two-bath home has its original staircases, a restored wood shake shingle roof and wood fish-scale shingles on the exterior. A newly renovated kitchen contrasts with a formal parlor, blending modern living and history.
The house also has some of its original doors, which are shorter than contemporary doors, says listing agent Kate Carpluk, who is also the senior vice president of Town & Country Real Estate.
The 1-acre property comes with a 2,800-square-foot barn, an orchard of mature fruit trees and various other farm outbuildings. All the buildings were on the original Jamesport farm, which owner Todd L. Tuthill says extended from Route 25 to the train tracks.
Tuthill says the house was built in two parts: The first part, circa 1790, included the dining room and the kitchen on the first floor; later additions, circa 1820, included the front and the second story of the house. The earliest town records of the house show John Griffin as the owner of the property in 1865. Later owners included the Wickawicz, Doroski and Trojanowski families.
“You do feel like you’re stepping back in time in most of the house,” Carpluk says.