This historic Cold Spring Harbor home has been expanded over the years and was moved off the main road up a hill on the property, overlooking the water, in 1998. It is on the market for the first time in nearly 20 years, with an asking price of $1.099 million.
“It’s still at the same address, but it was down by the road,” says listing agent Margie Burkett of Laffey Real Estate. “They moved it up the hill so it has a better view.”
There are harbor views from the west side of the four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom house, which is part of the Town of Huntington’s Cold Spring Harbor Historic District and the National Register Harbor Road Historic District.
The owners had wanted to turn the home so that the front, on the south side, faced the water, but the town didn’t allow them to do so because of the restrictions placed on the property as part of the local historic district, says Burkett, who also works for the Society for the Preservation Long Island Antiquities.
The oldest part of the house was built in the 1740s and it was expanded to two rooms in the 1850s. After it was moved in the 1990s, the current owners added on a kitchen, master bedroom suite and a two-car garage.
“The house has wide plank floors throughout, making the newer section a seamless edition,” Burkett says.