A historic Jamesport home on the market for $539,000 comes with an outhouse.
Built circa 1900, the home contains original stained glass windows and doors. There’s extensive latticework on the exterior and second- and third-floor lofts with front-facing balconies.
“The outhouse is just for show,” says listing agent Gina Leslie of NOFO Real Estate. It, like a claw foot tub that has been refurbished, is original to the house.
Located on a .13-acre lot in Jamesport’s historic Campground Circle, the house has one bedroom and one bathroom.
The Methodist camp began at the site in 1834 in a grove of towering oak trees, says Richard Wines, landmarks preservation chair for the Town of Riverhead. The Methodists held an annual meeting there for many years, building an auditorium, boarding house and dining room and designating 20 lots on which owners could built tents and, eventually, summer homes, Wines says.
"They held religious services seven days a week," says Riverhead Town Historian Georgette Case.
Timothy M. Griffing, a prominent Riverhead attorney, built this carpenter Gothic cottage for his family to stay in during camp meetings, says Wines. Griffin is known as the creator of downtown Riverhead's Grangebel Park, so named for his daughters Grace, Angeline and Mabel, says Wines.