A Port Jefferson home restored to Victorian-era design recently went into contract. Its last asking price was $719,000.
The five-bedroom home, with two full and two half bathrooms, was originally built in 1888. It was restored by sellers Chris and Rick Spanbauer, who bought the property in 2005.
Chris, a history buff and member of Port Jefferson’s historical society, made sure renovation of the 130-year-old house was appropriate to the period it was built. Rick, a retired engineer, managed the construction, which included custom millwork to reproduce intricate Victorian styles.
“We put a lot of ourselves” into the renovation, Rick said. “It’s sort of an emotional moment for us to sell this house.”
Fortunately, those interested in buying a unique house also tend to appreciate what makes it so. Rick repeated Chris’ outlook on the process: “A house sells when the right buyer comes along.”
The home was represented by agent Barbara Gray of Coach Realtors.