Once the carriage house and stables of an estate, this 3,000-square-foot Center Moriches home has held onto signs of its former life through all the renovations. It is on the market for $679,000.
Atop the roof is an octagonal structure that contained a 2,000-gallon water tank, says owner Troy Keelan. Rainwater was collected and funneled down to a horse trough. The tower stands 72 feet above ground, so Keelan installed eight 6-foot-tall windows and a ladder stairway to take advantage of the views. The original 6-foot-tall weather vane on the tower had to be removed, but it is in storage and comes with the house.
The first level has an open floor plan incorporating a living room, dining room and an eat-in kitchen that has the barn’s original tongue-and-groove oak floors. The ceiling’s beams still have rings that were used to elevate a horse-drawn buggy above the stalls.
The stable’s hayloft is now the second-floor master bedroom. There are four bedrooms and three bathrooms, including one bedroom and one full bathroom in the guest quarters, which also have its own kitchen.
Other features include a sitting room below the tower, an in-ground pool and circular driveway.
The listing agents are Margot Jacobs and Linda Zelin of The Corcoran Group.