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Sellers experience ‘emotional moment’ in selling $719,000 Port Jefferson home

The Port Jefferson home was originally built in

The Port Jefferson home was originally built in 1888. Credit: Coach Realtors / Dynamic Media Solutions / Steven Ferraro

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.

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