Thirty-five years ago, Pamela Trojanowki and her carpenter husband, Richard, bought a neglected 1940s home in Mattituck and decided to restore it. Today, the three-bedroom, one-bath, cedar-shingled Cape Cod on almost an acre backing scenic wetlands reflects Richard's craftsmanship. It is on the market for $479,000.
Wide pine floors in the living room, dining room and hallway set the tone of the home, composed of three stand-alone structures plus a shed for garden equipment. A 24-by-30-foot red door barn functions as a workshop and contains a loft space for storage. An additional detached garage accommodates another car.
The owner's woodworking skills are apparent throughout, including the custom handmade pine cabinetry in the kitchen. The dining room opens on to a 14-by-14-foot space outside. The couple has added personal touches to a backyard, including a swing set Richard built.
"It's a move-in-ready kind of place that we've always been comfortable in," says Richard.
Kate Carpluk at Town & Country Real Estate has the listing.