Step through your front door and into the 19th century.
Here are 10 Long Island homes on the market, all originally built before 1900, that feature turn-of-the-century elements and architectural designs from the era.
196 Oak St., Patchogue: $329,000
This 1887 Colonial, with three bedrooms and one bathroom, offers architectural features reflecting the late 19th century. Listing agent Ron Starrantino says the house was designed with a chimney that is offset twice “so witches couldn’t fly directly down it” and a rounded, red brick basement “so the devil couldn’t catch you in the corner.”
The house, with original but sanded and repolished hardwood floors, has a main level that features a living room with a gas fireplace, eat-in kitchen, dining room and sitting room that could be an office. The master bedroom is on the upper level along with an additional bedroom and bathroom. The 0.44-acre property, with taxes of $5,499, includes a circular driveway, back patio and a garage that was originally a carriage house, the agent says.
Ron Starrantino, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, 310-560-4978
117 E. Broadway, Roslyn: $969,000
This three-bedroom Colonial, which was built in 1758, was restored in 1998 using original elements from the home, says listing agent Linda Wohl of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. That includes ceilings adorned in original wood beams, antique fireplaces and wide-plank floors throughout the house. Wohl says the house is a designated historic home that “is the perfect combination of today’s amenities and yesteryear.”
The house, with 2 1⁄2 bathrooms, includes a formal living room, formal dining room, den and library, all with fireplaces. The kitchen, with a Wolf stove, has a separate breakfast room that has a fireplace and offers access to an upstairs den and a backyard brick patio. The master bedroom, with a private bathroom, is on the upper level with two additional bedrooms and a bath. The house, with central air conditioning and gas heat, has a partially finished basement. The 0.57-acre property, with taxes of $22,978, also has a gazebo, gardens and a detached two-car garage with stairs leading to a storage loft.
Linda Wohl and Allison George, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-521-6877, 516-659-0212
4 Prospect Ave., Glen Cove: $599,000
Original woodwork — including mantels, moldings and flooring — adorns the interior of this 1862 Folk Victorian, says the home’s listing agent. The house, which features four bedrooms and 1 1⁄2 bathrooms, has a foyer with an original wood-burning fireplace that provides “a warm and inviting feel,” says listing agent Kent Miller of Keller Williams Realty.
The living room also has a fireplace, while the dining room includes a wood-burning stove. The main level includes a den, a half-bath and an eat-in kitchen with a back staircase leading to the second floor. The full bathroom, situated upstairs with four bedrooms, features the house’s original claw-foot bathtub and a skylight, the agent says. The house also includes an unfinished basement and attic. The cedar-shake sided house has a wraparound porch that leads to a one-car garage and carport. Taxes on the 50-by-200-foot property are $11,397.
Kent Miller, Keller Williams Realty of Greater Nassau, 917-371-3153
87 S. Penataquit Ave., Bay Shore: $899,000
This 1880 Victorian, with nine bedrooms and four bathrooms, includes a third-floor room in the home’s turret with wood-paneling throughout and one of the home’s nine fireplaces. A Dutch front door with leaded glass leads into the house, which the agent says was originally owned by the cousin of Seth Low, a turn-of-the-20th-century New York City mayor. The main level features a parlor, living room, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, bar and office.
The house, with three staircases, has mahogany inlaid flooring, claw-foot soaking tubs and original stained and leaded glass windows. Three of the bedrooms on the second level have fireplaces, including the master, which also has a private bathroom. Three additional bedrooms are on the third level. The house, with a new roof and gutters, also has a full basement with a wine cellar. A back deck accessed by sliding glass doors off the kitchen, and a wraparound, screened veranda total 1,600 square feet, the agent says. Taxes on the 1.26-acre property are $18,325.
Rosemary Keenan Zulli, Ramsay Realtors, 917-922-1995
34 Jermain Ave., Sag Harbor: $4.35 million
This Georgian house, once an inn and restaurant, was originally built in 1860 and renovated within the last two years, says the home’s listing agent. The white-shingled house, with six bedrooms and 6 1⁄2 bathrooms, is adorned with black shutters, symmetrical windows and a white railing that outlines the roof. Beyond the foyer is a living room parlor with a fireplace. The great room, with an open kitchen that has granite counters and stainless steel appliances, has a fireplace and three sets of French doors that lead to a covered marble terrace. The house has six en suite bedrooms, including the master, which includes two walk-in closets, a bathroom with a steam shower, a fireplace and a private deck overlooking the yard.
The house also has a mudroom, dual laundry rooms and a partial basement. The 0.46-acre property, across from Otter Pond, also features a 20-by-46-foot heated saltwater pool and spa surrounded by a marble patio and a four-seasons pool house with an attached garage. The taxes are $11,469.
Caroline Sarraf and Heather Saskas, Compass, 631-871-6104, 516-779-8933
3345 Bay Shore Rd., Greenport: $1.5 million
With dual turrets adorned in white fish scale shingles and windows lined in green trim, the facade of this 1890s waterfront cottage is unlike any in the area, says listing agent Susan Sutton of The Corcoran Group. The original structure, Sutton says, was moved by barge from Southold to its current location in the early 1900s. The current three-bedroom, two-bathroom house includes a detached two-car garage that mimics the look of the house.
The main level of the house has a front parlor, a mudroom, an eat-in kitchen, a study, and a living room with an arched fireplace that is designed with a sandstone cement brick from floor to ceiling. Off the living room is wraparound porch with 180-degree views of the water, says the agent. The upper-level master bedroom, which has a walk-in closet, boasts a window that looks out to Pipes Cove and the Peconic River. The house also includes a full basement and an attic. The 0.37-acre property, with taxes of $11,594, has bulkhead and 100 feet of waterfront.
Susan Sutton, The Corcoran Group, 631-833-5030
24 Rockaway Ave., Garden City: $2,987,500
This Victorian-style Colonial, originally built in 1873, has a rooftop deck that surrounds the house’s widow’s walk, says listing agent Steven Cymbrowitz of Century 21 American Homes. The house, with seven bedrooms and four full bathrooms, was restored this year, Cymbrowitz adds. The main level, with 12-foot ceilings, has a living room, dining room and study, all with fireplaces. There’s also an updated kitchen with a center island.
The master suite includes a fireplace, sauna and bathroom with a claw-foot tub and shower stall. In addition to three floors, there is also a finished lower level with a wine cellar, media room and billiard room. The 0.49-acre property, with views of the Cherry Valley Club golf course, has an in-ground pool, detached two-car garage and wraparound front porch. The taxes are $40,738.
Steven Cymbrowitz, Century 21 American Homes, 917-257-5770
65 Van Brunt Manor Rd., Setauket: $1.25 million
This 1890s waterfront Victorian with double turrets sits on more than two acres in the Village of Poquott, says listing agent Lynn Sabatelle of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “The rounded motif of the turrets is reflected in its graceful entrance flanked by four massive two-story columns and a half-round balcony which overlooks Setauket Harbor,” she adds. The five-bedroom, 2 1⁄2 bathroom house has two circular rooms with window seating on each floor, including a sitting area in the living room and eating area in the kitchen. In addition to an arched wood-burning fireplace in the living room, there is a fireplace with terra-cotta tile work in the family room. The house, with refinished hardwood floors and front and rear staircases, includes a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and Silestone countertops. The master suite has a renovated bathroom that includes a spa, walk-in shower and double marble vanity.
The house also features a full basement and a walk-up attic. The property, with taxes of $25,329, includes a one-room cottage with electricity and heat and a detached barn with a turret, which Sabatelle says was once used to house horses and now fits three cars. There is also an in-ground pool and porte cochere to the right of the house on the property, which offers 184 feet of water frontage along Setauket Harbor. The sale, Sabatelle says, also includes a 17-foot boat.
Lynn Sabatelle, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-241-6200
2A Shoredale Dr., Manhasset: $1.599 million
This Greek Revival house was built in 1838, says listing agent James Gavin of Laffey Real Estate. There are 13-foot tin ceilings, 19th-century window latches and door jams, and original woodwork on the windows, doors, paneling and railings. The house, which has parquet flooring, offers five bedrooms and 4 1⁄2 bathrooms. Off the 21-foot-long foyer are French doors opening to a living room with one of the home’s three fireplaces.
In addition to an updated eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, there is a dining room with a coffered ceiling. The master bedroom, which is 31 feet long, has a sitting area, fireplace and bathroom. The house also includes a basement with a bathroom. The 0.48-acre property, with taxes of $16,409, includes a back deck off the kitchen and a koi pond and fountain.
James Gavin, Laffey Real Estate, 631-807-0118
211 and 217 Grand Ave., Freeport: $769,000
This 1860 center hall Colonial sits on a 0.68-acre property that also includes the original carriage house, which has been converted into a two-bedroom house. The main house, with six bedrooms and 4 1⁄2 bathrooms, includes a wraparound porch that overlooks the property. The living room and dining room each feature fireplaces and 17-foot windows, the home’s listing agent says. In addition to three floors, with the upper level including three bedrooms and a bathroom, the house also has a partially finished basement.
The second house, which the agent says is included in the sale, has a living room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The property with gardens and a circular driveway, has taxes of $19,716.
Luisa Fazzalari and Lori Caggiano, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 516-510-2942, 516-521-6240