Sellers: Dan and Carole Pichney
Address: 138 Bayport Ave., Bayport
Asking price: $599,000
The basics: A historic four-bedroom, three-bath Victorian on a 0.56-acre lot
The competition: A similar size Victorian on the same street is listed for $639,000
Recent sale in the area: The nearest recent sale is a three-bedroom, two-bath home on Kensington Avenue that closed Nov. 9 for $375,000
Taxes: $13,496 ($12,174 with STAR exemption)
Time on the market: Since March 16
Listing agent: Barbara Leogrande, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, Sayville, 631-589-8500
Why it’s for sale: Carole, 67, a retired social worker, and Dan, 66, a retired garden designer, say they’re moving to Florida.
The Pichneys stayed true to period architecture and details with renovations to their 2,700-square-foot home. Dan starts:
“It’s an 1873 fully restored Victorian with period chandeliers and door and window hardware. We had to do everything — scraping paint, replacing windows. We replaced [broken] wavy glass panes with wavy glass panes.
"It was an extremely sound structure that needed a lot of cosmetic work. Plus we did new heating, plumbing, and electrical. We have original wood interior shutters that fold into the wall. . . . There’s a fabulous flower garden in the front. The entire grounds are meticulously landscaped.”
“We have 10-foot ceilings, large light-filled rooms and a huge wraparound porch. The first-floor master suite has its own bathroom. There’s another master suite on the second floor. . . . We have two working fireplaces, one in the kitchen and one in the living room. A decorative but original fireplace is in the library.
"We have two claw-foot tubs, a walk-in pantry in the gourmet kitchen, which has three exposures including a western view of the gardens. We have a large attic and the original root cellar. . . . This home was a labor of love for us for many, many years. Someone’s going to love living in it like we did.”