This fully restored Southold farmhouse dating back to the 1820s has played many roles over the years. Now listed for $675,000, the original portion of the four-bedroom, 2 1⁄2-bath home known as the Tillinghast-Williams house — believed to have been the current home’s kitchen — was a tailor’s shop, a general store, a cobbler’s and an antiques shop at various points, says listing agent Sean Nethercott of Brown Harris Stevens.
“The property was a well-known outpost and stop for many travelers to grab supplies or water their horses on the trip between Riverhead and Greenport,” he adds, noting that locals informally refer to the home as the Miss Nellie Williams Store.
Except for the kitchen, the entire home was gutted during a late 1990s renovation, taking care to preserve original doors and hardware, moldings, siding and exterior woodwork of the 2,400-square-foot home.
A first-floor master-bedroom suite includes a sitting room, fireplace, den, 1 1⁄2 bathrooms en suite and a private patio with a hot tub. New electrical and plumbing systems were added during the renovation, as were modern windows designed in the style of early 19th century versions.
The half-acre property includes three patios, two of which are covered with pergolas. Exterior siding and trim are painted in Greek Revival-style colors.