Splashes of Tinseltown — including a statue from the 1939 film adaptation of “Wuthering Heights” — were incorporated into the renovation of this circa-1920 Bellport Village Colonial listed for $1.695 million.
When Tom Bugenhagen and Franck Verhaeghe bought the four-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bath home six years ago, “it was like Grey Gardens. . . . It hadn’t been touched in forever,” Bugenhagen says.
“I just said, ‘This is it,’ ” says Bugenhagen, a set designer from a family of architects.
They say that they didn’t want to overly modernize the home during renovations, which yielded refurbished hardwood floors, windows and millwork.
“It was important to us to totally redo the house but maintain the character,” adds Verhaeghe, who is listing the home with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
A favorite spot in the home is the sunroom “because of the light here in Bellport. It’s just unbelievable to sit in a room with windows all around,” Verhaeghe says. The study/home office has views of gardens and Bellport Country Club. The formal living room has a fireplace.
The eat-in kitchen includes custom cabinets from California, a restored Wedgewood range and soapstone surfaces. Wood floors there were inspired by a piece of driftwood from the beach.
Four bedrooms and a wardrobe room are on the second floor. The master bedroom has an en-suite bath with radiant heated floors.
The 0.7-acre property has in-ground sprinklers and a small creek that flows to Mother’s Beach and the Great South Bay, Verhaeghe says. The front yard includes a circular gravel driveway and manicured hedges.