This circa-1893 Jamesport farmhouse on 1.88 acres near Iron Pier Beach paints a portrait of the East End’s rural roots.
Listed for $599,000, the five-bedroom house with two full baths and a half bath has been updated with modern touches such as an eat-in kitchen, a first-floor master-bedroom suite, an office and a sunroom.
During Frederick “Rick” Reeve Jr.’s formative years, it was a working farm. He lived there until he graduated high school and entered the U.S. Navy.
“My father was a farmer until about 1965 — primarily, when he was young; he grew potatoes,” Reeve Jr. says. “When he was older, he grew cauliflower; in the last couple of years, we had a farm stand next to the house and sold corn, melons, tomatoes and other vegetables that we either grew or bought.”
His parents, Fred Sr. and Lois, purchased the farm in 1961, when the community was so sparsely populated that when he moved to Jamesport, “fourth and fifth grade were taught by the same teacher in the same room at the same time,” Reeve Jr. says.
Four bedrooms and a full bathroom are on the home’s second floor; the first-floor master suite was added in 1967, and there are hardwood floors throughout the residence.
In addition to “preserved pristine farm views,” the property includes a 5,000-square-foot barn with five bays for storing vehicles; there is also a large one-car detached garage, a pump house and a vacated chicken coop on the land.
The listing agent is Valerie Goode of Colony Realty.