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Historic farmhouse at center of overhauled Dix Hills home

A circa-1815 farmhouse sits at the center of

A circa-1815 farmhouse sits at the center of this Dix Hills home. Credit: Keller Williams Realty

The circa-1815 farmhouse at the heart of this 5,800-square-foot Dix Hills residence was originally built for a prosperous farmer, Huntington Town records show. It is listed for $2.188 million.

The six-bedroom home with four full baths and two half-baths was overhauled in 2012, when two brick wings were built and the original Greek Revival-style Philip Valentine farmhouse was lifted to add a basement, says listing agent Allison Augstein of Keller Williams Realty.

Today, the historic portion is an entryway containing formal living and dining rooms, divided by a mahogany staircase. Each has a restored original fireplace.

Mahogany wood floors, energy-efficient Marvin and Integrity windows, EnergyStar appliances, coffered ceilings and custom base and crown moldings are found throughout the residence, which is equipped with Sonos sound and four-zone heat and central air conditioning.

An eat-in kitchen in the west wing has backlit cabinetry, mahogany and granite countertops and an Italian tile backsplash. Appliances include a six-burner Wolf range, a GrillTop stove with double oven, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, warming drawers and a wine refrigerator. There is also a dining room, a family room with a fireplace and a half-bath.

A guest master bedroom shares a Jack-and-Jill full bath with an additional bedroom in the east wing. The west wing contains an en-suite bedroom and two additional bedrooms that share a full bath.

Upstairs, a master-bedroom suite includes a balcony, two walk-in closets, custom vanities and finishes and a Jacuzzi tub.

Radiant heat warms a finished basement with 12-foot ceilings, the kitchen, dining room, family room and a bathroom. The lower level has an entertainment room, a half-bath, a laundry and a two-car garage.

Cesspools were replaced in 2012, Augstein says. A 35-zone sprinkler system irrigates the tree-lined 1.1-acre parcel, which includes a lanai with travertine and interlock pavers.

In the early 1900s, Valentine House became the gardener’s cottage for an estate owned by R.A. De Mill.

While the home is included on the New York State Register of Historic Places, the owners at the time would not consent to its inclusion on the National Registry of Historic Places, a Dec. 20, 1990 Huntington Community Development Agency local designation report reads.


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