An 1837 Greek Revival-style house in East Patchogue, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is on the market for $879,000.
It was built by William Smith Jr., a retired sea captain turned gentleman farmer, according to a paper by the late Robert Duckworth, a former trustee of the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society and the home's most recent owner. When Capt. Smith died, the property was purchased by Charles Rourke in 1861 and stayed in that family until the early 1950s, when it was bought by Duckworth.
The 2,560-square-foot residence boasts a columned front porch, original crown moldings, seven fireplaces and wide-plank pine floors. There is a formal dining room, eat-in-kitchen, en suite master bedroom, two other bedrooms, as well as two bathrooms and a half-bath. All the bedrooms have fireplaces.
In keeping with his seafaring background, Smith added a cupola, a small room with windows on four sides at the top of the house that looks out toward Patchogue Bay. The water view is now blocked by trees, says Robert Franco, listing agent with Century 21 Bays Edge Realty. Franco recalls Duckworth using the cupola to display a Christmas tree during the holidays.
The 1.5-acre property comes with an outbuilding with a loft that serves as garage with room for 2 1/2 cars.