Five stunning historic homes for sale on North Fork and Shelter Island


The Shelter Island estate known as Kemah has a rich, centuries-old history. (Photo credit: Saunders and Associates Real Estate)

Wondering what your budget can bring you in the hot North Fork real estate market? We’re here to help, home buyers. In our bi-weekly column, we spotlight homes for sale in the hamlets of North Fork at different prices.

If you love the North Fork for its rich sense of history, then this edition is for you. As Northforker recently reported, preserving and maintaining the region’s historic homes can present unique challenges for homeowners. But at the same time, owning a historic home also has both tangible (a historic homeowner’s tax credit of up to $ 50,000 for qualifying homes) and ineffable (having your own little piece of North Fork history) benefits. ).

From a Grand Victorian in Greenport Village and a farm in Jamesport to an almost 300-year-old estate on Shelter Island, here are some of the most notable historic homes for sale on North Fork right now – and what ‘they would cost you clean.

A Victorian “Grande Dame” in Greenport

Built in 1870, Corwin House is a restored Grand Victorian in the heart of Greenport Village. According to his list, he belonged to “only five families, including many descended from Greenport’s past: namely, the Corwins, the Mills and the Goldins.” The home has three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 5,000 square feet of space and is set on a well-maintained park-like lot. It is on sale for $ 2,249,999 at Excelsior Realty.

A historic family farm in Laurel

On more than 12 unspoiled acres in Laurel, this property has a lot of history – it was a potato farm at the time – and two houses ripe for thoughtful restorations. The main house, a classic North Fork farmhouse built in 1890, has five bedrooms and 2.5 baths. A second saltbox-style house has four bedrooms and a bathroom. You also benefit from a large barn and two garages. Everything is listed for $ 2.4 million from Corcoran.

A turn-of-the-century country courthouse in Greenport

The Clark House, built in 1908, briefly served as a courthouse in Greenport Village and has the spectacular front columns to show it. The three-bedroom, three-bath clapboard home is packed with warm details, including hardwood floors, pine cabinetry, and a bright red clawfoot tub. The Clark House is listed at $ 739,000 by Century 21 Albertson Realty.

A pre-Civil War monument in Jamesport

With parts of the structure dating back to the Revolutionary War era, this five bedroom, three bathroom Colonial has historic status and sits on over three acres of land. When the house was completed in 1841, it became a pioneer, along with other historic homes on the Main Road building in the same style unique to North Fork. These days you can relax on your covered porch next to the dining area, take a dip in the pool, or take a dip in the clawfoot tub. The property also includes a large barn with a workshop space and a hay loft on the second floor. It is listed at $ 1.925 million by Daniel Gale Sothebys.

A unique historic waterfront estate on Shelter Island

The estate known as Kemah – a Shinnecock word meaning “facing the wind” – was built around 1750 and is unique in both its size (nearly 23 acres on the waterfront) and its rich history. The land features a large berm built by Aboriginal people to protect the water in Fresh Pond. Over the past 271 years, the estate has had only four owners, including George Havens, “Squire” John Wickham Tuthill and the current owners, the JD Robb family. It features both an 18e Century wood shingle house and large two story barn, built in 1886 and later the site of community concerts and square dances. In a statement, listing agent Penelope Moore called it “a privilege to be involved in an area with so much experience in American history.” There is nothing on Shelter Island that compares to Kemah, existing or sold over the past few decades, so the end buyer will get an incredibly rare property. The estate is listed for $ 14.995 million from Saunders and Associates Real Estate.


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