This Roslyn Village house, now on the market for $1.128 million, gave its original residents quite an education in Long Island living.
Built in 1890, the home was at first a carriage house, listing agent Joyce Styne of Laffey Fine Homes says. Later, it became a schoolhouse, after which a couple from Manhattan bought it and made it into their weekend retreat. Over time, the retreat became a regular destination.
"They ended up staying longer and longer," Styne says.
The 2,193-square-foot residence on 1.74 acres comes with three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms, a sunroom and an updated kitchen featuring a Sub-Zero refrigerator, marble center island and a stainless steel gas stovetop.
In the combined living room-dining room space, original circa 1890 wood floors are finished in a light-green and cream-white checkerboard pattern. Next to the dining room, a washer and dryer can be tucked away where scrub boards were once kept.
Outside, there is a semicircular stone staircase from the driveway to the front door past a hilltop 30-foot heated gunite pool and stone patio, all surrounded by specimen plantings. A stone walkway leads to a seating area with benches and charcoal barbecue grills.
A mudroom on the lower level, accessible through a barn door, contains storage and workshop space and is connected to the master bedroom by a small hallway. The master bath contains a Jacuzzi. A pair of family bedrooms and a full bath are on the second floor.