A healthy dose of TLC returned this circa-1908 Victorian in Freeport, now listed for $469,000, to its original splendor.

Owner Vidor Swamy, who grew up in England, says he was drawn to the five-bedroom, 2.5-bath home and saw an opportunity to revitalize a classic.

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“I love Victorian houses,” he says. “When we were looking for a property, we observed that Freeport had a lot of these old Victorian houses, and a lot of these homes were being neglected.”

Since buying the 2,640-square-foot home 16 years ago, Swamy has legalized and replaced a large rear deck, rebuilt the front wraparound porch and added a home theater to the living room, which has a fireplace. A third-story loft was transformed into a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet.

He also installed new hardwood floors throughout the first floor and gut-renovated the sunroom and kitchen, which has black appliances, large arched windows and a walk-in pantry. Bursts of brightness were introduced through vibrant wall colors and an array of new windows.

“It was a very dark looking place,” Swamy says. “We put in some really large windows and French doors in the house to bring sunlight in.”

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The kitchen and dining room open to the deck, which steps down to the backyard, says listing agent Salvatore Burruano of American Pride Realty. The 75-foot by 150-foot parcel boasts a wide variety of flowers and an organic vegetable garden. There is also a mini-basketball court and a 1.5-car detached garage.

A finished basement has an exterior entrance. The home is equipped with central air conditioning and in-ground sprinklers.