A Cutchogue home on the market for $595,000 is modeled after the historic Longfellow’s Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Mass.
The home is listed with Richard Abatelli and Geralyn Lang of Abatelli Realty Co.
Seller Keith Dolan describes the house as a Massachusetts Cape. The house was built in 1968 by Dolan’s construction company, then under the direction of his late father.
“The angles of the rooms, the way the ceilings were made, the solid pine beams throughout -- it was all designed after the Wayside Inn,” he says.
The family room even has a tavern-style wet bar, modeled after the Wayside Inn’s tavern.
The entire home had been furnished with 18th century antiques to resemble the furnishings of the inn, Dolan says, adding that his father also displayed a copy of the establishment’s “red horse” sign in front of his house. “He fell in love with things -- he loved the inn in Massachusetts, and he envisioned it for himself,” Dolan says.
There’s also an old red brick traditional early American fireplace complete with two flues and a large brick chimney. Dolan’s father had the fireplace designed exactly after the fireplace at the inn. “He measured it, took the dimensions, and then had it built here,” he says. The fireplace also has a swing pot and a cutout bread warmer.