Not only is Greenport one of America’s prettiest towns, as Forbes.com declared last week, but the village has a pretty wide mix of houses and locations to chose from too, says Nicholas Planamento of Town & Country Real Estate. Prices range from about $250,000 to more than $1 million, says Janet Markarian of Century 21 Albertson Realty in Greenport, noting the water is never too far.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what’s out there:
High-end: $1,599,000. It doesn't have to be on the water to be high-end. Built in the mid-19th Century by the Greenport post master, this house was renovated by Patrice Bertin, who does art restoration for the Metropolitan Museum of Art among other national and international museums, says Planamento of Town & Country Real Estate, who is marketing the property. The 3,000-square-foot manse has many lovely features, including a dining room that overlooks the veranda, porches and a fountain. The master suite, separate from the other three bedrooms — has a “lavish” bathroom and a balcony. The .34-acre property, which is landscaped with formal gardens, has outbuildings, including an insulated barn and an art studio with a mezzanine and vault.
Mid-range: $975,000. Set along Captains Row, this Queen Ann Victorian, which has a wraparound porch, was hand built by a master shipbuilder in 1901. “It’s never been tampered with,” says listing agent Pamela Paynter of Brown Harris Stevens in Greenport, noting the 12-room house is elegant and well preserved. Features include original woodwork, stain glass panels, wood floors and a fireplace. The layout includes a spacious country kitchen with a painted floor, a living room, a parlor and a formal dining room. There are four bedrooms, including a master suite and 5.5 bathrooms. Amenities include a full basement, a stand-up attic, central air conditioning, inground sprinklers and a two-car garage. The .48-acre parcel can be subdivided, Paynter says.
Low-end: $399,000. Located in the heart of the village, this 1840 charmer is in wonderful shape, says Markarian of Century 21 Alberston Realty, who is marketing the home. Original features include the clapboard, eye brow windows and some of the doors, as well as the wide plank floors, the banister and some hardware. The eight-room house also has a wood-burning stove, a second staircase off the family room, an eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms and one bathroom. It’s set on a .19-are parcel with mature trees and a 19th Century barn.