This historic three-story house in Cold Spring Harbor is on...

This historic three-story house in Cold Spring Harbor is on the market in May 2016 for $1.895 million. Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty / PlanOmatic

This five-bedroom, three-bath, 4,500-square-foot 1824 home in Cold Spring Harbor is on the market for $1.895 million.

The historic Colonial property was built by Jacob Cole Hewlett. It’s likely that he built the house as a wedding gift for Elizabeth Hewlett Jones, who was descended from Maj. Thomas Jones, for whom Jones Beach was named. They named the house Harbor View for its views of Cold Spring Harbor.

There is evidence to suggest that the house was once used as a U.S. Customs house for the port of Cold Spring, from 1842 to 1858 and saw several renovations and expansions throughout its history. This included an expansion in the 1870s during the North Shore boom and a remodeling in 1911 to add indoor plumbing.

The house was in the Hewlett family until about 1960, and is being sold by the fifth family to ever live there.

The three-story house features recently updated bathrooms and kitchen, five fireplaces and original details throughout.

The two-acre property has a front porch, winding gravel drive, in-ground sprinklers and an in-ground Gunite pool.

It is listed with Lauryl Palatnick of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

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