The owners of this Hampton Bays Victorian, listed for $1.179 million, took inspiration from old seafaring villages to create a new home with historic touches from around the country and across the pond, says agent Mary Broidy of Coldwell Banker Beau Hulse Realty.
The living room features a chestnut fireplace mantel from Normandy that dates back to the 1800s, Broidy says, featuring hand-carved images of seascapes and dragons. The foyer is brightened by a petite chandelier that once hung in a Paris hotel, and all the doorknobs in the home are antique — oval shaped, crystal or “highly ornate,” Broidy says, reflecting the style of the Victorian era.
All the interior doors were reclaimed from century-old homes and refinished for use in this one. More local influences can be also found in the 2012 home, like built-in cabinetry from a Mattituck farmhouse and 100-year-old, hand-carved Victorian-style moldings from a home in Southampton Village.
The owners blended older influences, like a roman pillar and a graceful curved staircase, with a modern, open floor plan, and energy efficient doors and windows. The kitchen offers granite counters and stainless steel appliances, but features old-fashioned details like farmhouse cabinets, fleur-de-lis carved into the shelving and a cherry blossom, mosaic tile backsplash.
The three-bedroom home offers two full baths, and what Broidy calls “extremely rare” elm wood flooring. Broidy says the home’s exterior features Queen Anne-style windows, a turret that reaches all the way to the home’s attic and two terraces that overlook Shinnecock Bay and Canal.
The quarter-acre property comes with beach rights and access to a deepwater dock.