Featuring a living room that was a fishing shack dating back to the 1850s, this $2.295 million Cutchogue property has a way of hooking a person.
Listing agent Carol Tintle of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty says that the current five-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bath home was built in 2004 around one of the former “fishing clubs” that dotted Peconic Bay during the mid-19th century.
During that renovation, the home was raised to add a lower level and grew to 3,300 square feet, expanding upon an earlier extension to the fishing shack that was done in 1949 by the owner. At that time, he added several rooms to the shack to create a weekend getaway, Tintle explains.
Wide-plank wood floors were designed to complement the rustic aesthetic of the original fishing club, which is lined with exposed, hand-hewn beams.
“When the owner built onto it, she wanted to keep the integrity of the house — which she did really, really well,” Tintle explains.
The home is on a 0.9-acre lot, and a mahogany deck runs the length of the side of the house and overlooks Little Peconic Bay.