This three-bedroom, 1.5-bath Colonial in Smithtown, on the market for $549,000, was originally built as a salt box circa 1880 by Capt. Edward Nelson Hawkins, who ran riverboats and ferried supplies up the Nissequogue River.

While the home maintains its original clapboard construction, wide pine floors and original wavy glass window above the front door, the current owners added large double-hung windows and a front porch to the property. Additional features include a living room fireplace with a heat insert, an updated kitchen with granite counters, a wood-burning stove and a loft space.

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The property, which is little more than a half-acre, features a stone patio.

The house is listed with Mary Ann O Hare of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.