When an Italian mason built this South Huntington home in 1928, he fitted it with lighting fixtures, doors and even cast iron windows that he’d salvaged from his work building the original Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. Now on the market for $389,000, the home still retains many of those original elements.
The current owners, only the third family to live on the property, took pains during the past decade to maintain and restore the home’s vintage details, including its doors, lighting fixtures, windows, tiled roof and hardwood floors. The result is a three-bedroom, two-bath Mediterranean-style home replete with the same unusual features that made it stand out when it was first built.
There are antique French doors leading outside, and soft, curving concrete interior walls, which help the home stay cool in the summer and warm in colder months. The ground floor has two bedrooms and a working fireplace, and a second story features a third bedroom and a sitting area that could be converted into a fourth bedroom.
Outside, the 0.2-acre lot features a slate path, well-maintained gardens and an enclosed Italianate patio.
The property is listed with Leslie Delboy at Laffey International Real Estate.