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In Wading River, the best is history
This historic Wading River Colonial was built in 1812 as a single room. Now, it’s a six-bedroom, 3-1/2-bath house with modern conveniences and historic charm.
On the market for a price range of $599,000 to $625,000, the property originally belonged to Nathaniel Woodhull, the grandson of a Revolutionary War veteran and leader of the New York Provincial Congress, listing agent Denise King of Coach Realtors says.
Once known as Hillcrest Farm, the property stayed in the Woodhull family, one of Long Island’s first settlers, for 170 years, King says.
The house has pine flooring, built-in molding, windows that date to 1928 and two claw-foot tubs.
In the dining room, there’s a preserved wood-burning stove and a wooden drying rack for clothes that swings out from the wall.
By the updated kitchen, there’s a second service stairway that leads upstairs.
The typical early 19th century front porch wraps halfway around the house, and it is supported by slender columns and provides a place for lounging outside
Despite the additions and renovations, it still has “the character and charm of the original home,” King says.