Thomas Morrow, who helped launch a Long Island conservation group,...

Thomas Morrow, who helped launch a Long Island conservation group, built the four-bedroom home circa 1886. Credit: Eileen Green Realty / Picasa

A builder who later spearheaded local conservation efforts constructed this circa-1886 Brookhaven farmhouse, listed for $1.6 million, with a wraparound screened porch.

The four-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bath home on 2.27 acres was erected by Thomas Morrow, who helped launch the Post-Morrow Foundation, dedicated to conserving “the rural, cultural and historical character” of Brookhaven and surrounding areas.

“It’s just got tremendous character,” owner Larry Wenner says of the home, which includes large windows and throwback moldings, pocket doors and wood floors.

A living room on the first story includes a fireplace. There is also a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, a parlor/family room and a half-bathroom. An attached two-car garage includes a potting shed.

Upstairs, a master bedroom includes a bathroom en suite. There is also a full, unfinished basement, and atop the house, the finished third floor features numerous windows overlooking the gardens.

The “huge” screened-in porch on the rear of the house leads to a “park-like” and “tranquil” property, filled with heavily wooded sections, winding garden areas, specimen trees and a European-style sunken garden.

A 16-by-30-foot in-ground gunite pool is next to a pool house, which was converted to its current use from a turn-of-the-century, three-seater outhouse.

“We found that in the woods when we were renovating the house, and we pulled it in,” Wenner says.

The home is listed with Christine Schaeffer of Eileen Green Realty.

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