Two lush acres of elaborate landscaping make this Shoreham farmhouse, listed for $524,000, a secluded and tranquil retreat, says listing agent Dorothy Amato of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
The yard includes dramatic, mature plantings, including pear and apple trees, Amato says, and a 7-foot-tall purple rhododendron. There’s a pond with a bridge and a waterfall, Amato says, all part of the English garden the homeowner created and tended to over the past two decades.
There’s a fenced, in-ground pool on the property, as well as a barn that contains one of the original Marconi Shacks that were used for about a decade in the early 20th century to beam wireless messages to ships at sea. Amato says the home was originally part of the Wardenclyffe property, purchased by noted physicist and inventor Nikola Tesla in 1901.
There’s history inside the house as well, with an eat-in kitchen featuring tile that was hand-painted in Holland more than a century ago.
The five-bedroom house has 4 1⁄2 baths, and formal living and dining rooms — each with its own brick fireplace — and details such as exposed beams and wood-paneled walls.