After almost two decades of life on the family compound, Leslie Horn
is ready to move closer to Southampton Village and not deal with the upkeep of her 7-acre Green Top Farm.
Named for its main house's green roof, Green Top was an idyllic place for her four children and their families to spend weekends and summers, Horn says of the former chicken-cum-tree farm, which she and her husband converted into a multifamily residence, replacing two unheated cottages with year-round, four-bedroom homes, and converting a third into a pool house.
Now, Horn says she hopes someone with a growing family will buy the property and use it as her family did, collecting wonderful memories of their own.
"Their bicycles have turned into cars," she says wistfully of her grandchildren's things. "It's just a happy place. We had a wonderful 20 years."
For over three centuries, agriculture has been a Long Island mainstay. Though the landscape changed as communities developed, there are still many working farms sprinkled throughout the Island. Like these houses, some are for sale.
GREEN TOP FARM
Asking price $4.5 million
Property taxes $21,376
This family compound comes with three four-bedroom homes each with five bathrooms. Each is landscaped and screened from the others, including a two-story farmhouse from 1900. There are 7 acres situated near four golf courses. The estate also includes a three-bedroom pool house, an in-ground pool and an all-weather tennis court.
Listing agent Christine Sullivan Witker, Brown Harris Stevens, 516-313-9046
SMOKE RUN FARM
Asking price $1.899 million
Property taxes $30,000
This former equestrian family estate dates to 1890. It's on 6.02 acres surrounded by Forsythe Meadow County Park. It includes a three-story, six-bedroom, 4 1/2-bath, 3,800-square-foot main house and a four-bedroom, two-bath above-garage apartment as well as a swimming pool. The property can be used for horses, a vineyard or other agricultural purposes.
Listing agent Michael Schumm, Douglas Elliman Real Estate, 631-751-6000
FRENCH COUNTRY FARMHOUSE
Asking price $1.499 million
Property taxes $20,151
This 1922 home comes with five bedrooms and 5 1/2 baths on 200-by-116-foot estate-like grounds. There's an updated French-style eat-in kitchen, two fireplaces, a master suite and spa bath, a separate guest suite and wraparound enclosed veranda. Originally officers' quarters at Camp Upton in Yaphank, the house was moved in the 1940s.
Listing agent Terry Sciubba, Sherlock Homes Realty, 516-671-1717
FLEUR DE LIS
Asking price $1.75 million
Property taxes $13,026
This three-bedroom, two-bath, early 20th century farmhouse is on 1.8 acres. It features a heated pool with pool house, a studio guest cottage with one bathroom, a large barn and expansive gardens. The asking price includes a tractor, lawn equipment and most furniture.
Listing agent Erica McKenzie, Andrew Stype Realty, 631-298-8760
Asking price $1.795 million
A former dairy farm, this six-bedroom, five-bath renovated and enlarged 1906 farmhouse is set on 2 acres. It has a wraparound porch and custom cabinetry in the kitchen. The home includes rights to the Village of Laurel Hollow Beach and mooring.
Listing agent Peggy Moriarty (631-692-9224) and Margaret Hargraves (631-692-9227), Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty