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$1.575M Fort Salonga traces back to mail order catalog

The original 1948 Gimbels catalog home in Fort

The original 1948 Gimbels catalog home in Fort Salonga was expanded in 1996 and gut-renovated. Credit: Laffey Fine Homes International / Edberg Solutions

An award-winning four-bedroom, two-bath Fort Salonga home nestled between the Long Island Sound and Huntington Town’s Jerome Ambro Wetlands Preserve is on the market for $1.575 million.

The original 1948 Gimbels catalog home was expanded in 1996 and gut-renovated by Baskam-Sotera Co., which earned a regional National Association of the Remodeling Industry Contractor of the Year award in 2008 for its work on the home. The architect was Hoffman Grayson Architects partner Glen Grayson.

A family room with built-ins and window seats shares a double-sided fireplace with a study that has cherrywood cabinets and paneling. Radiant heat floors are in use throughout the home.

The window-lined stainless-steel kitchen has custom cabinetry and dining space with a fireplace. Upstairs, a master bedroom has French doors with frosted glass and a sitting area with both water and preserve views.

Outdoor rails and decks were crafted of Meranti mahogany. The 0.31-acre parcel with 50 feet of semi-private beach includes a paver driveway with an inlaid basketball court, a pergola with teak swing, built-in gas barbecue and an outdoor shower.

The home is listed with Amy Jo Boresi of Laffey Fine Homes International.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story had the wrong date of the award. Also, the beach is semi-private.

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