The main house, behind its own gate and with a 1,000-foot...

The main house, behind its own gate and with a 1,000-foot driveway, is a three-level Victorian Italianate. Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

An historic former home of an American captain has come on the market in Center Moriches.

The 11-bedroom, 8-bath home, built by Capt. Joseph Hastings in the 1890s, is listed for $8.95 million. Center Moriches is on the South Shore of Long Island.

"It’s a spectacularly unique property," says Darlene Manzella, listing agent with Brown Harris Stevens Westhampton. "It’s 6.3 acres with 415 feet of new bulkhead. A western exposure. The sunsets are amazing."

The property is on Senix Creek, off Moriches Bay.

The property is on Senix Creek, off Moriches Bay. Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

The current owners bought the property in 2004, and restored the house "top to bottom," Manzella says. They no longer need such a large a house.

The main house — behind its own gate and with a 1,000-foot driveway — is a 6,000-square-foot, three-level Victorian Italianate, with eight bedrooms, each with water views, five bathrooms, and five fireplaces. The property is on Senix Creek, off Moriches Bay.

There is a large chef's kitchen, library, formal dining room, and a second-story mahogany sun deck, also with water views.

The property is set on 6.3 acres with 415 feet of...

The property is set on 6.3 acres with 415 feet of new bulkhead. Credit: Brown Harris Stevens

A separate 2,300-square-foot guestouse (carriage house) has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and its own kitchen and living room.

A cabana overlooks the 30-by-50-foot saltwater gunite pool.

"It’s a great house for anyone who wants privacy," says Manzella, noting the high hedges. "This acreage and waterfront? You can’t get that in too many places."

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