Buy an 1868 Colonial for $919,500 and own a piece of East Rockaway history. This 6,200-square-foot home once belonged to the Davisons – a family that played instrumental roles in incorporating the Village of East Rockaway, organizing the fire department and establishing the library. Davison Street is named for the family, which operated the local gristmill for more than a century. The mill is now the Grist Mill Museum in East Rockaway’s Memorial Park.
The home has eight bedrooms, two of which are former maids’ quarters with a back stairway leading to the kitchen, says listing agent Howard Kornsweig of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Franklin Square. The kitchen and butler’s pantry were updated by the sellers with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a professional stove, but the original floor plan has not been altered. “We kept the configuration even though we redid the kitchen,” says Brenda Isaacs, who is selling the home with her husband, Richard Isaacs. “All the wainscoting is original,” she adds, as are the 12-foot ceilings with exposed beams.
The home has three full bathrooms, two half bathrooms and five fireplaces. In the expanded attic is a sun-drenched playroom and bar. “There are huge windows that brought the light in. That playroom was a painting studio” for the Davison children, says Kornsweig.
Annual taxes on the 117-by-117-foot lot are $20,502.
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