Have you ever dreamed of living in a large corner estate in the Lake Section of Brightwaters?
If you have vision and a little fixer-upper know-how, this might be the house for you.
Situated on a corner lot slightly larger than half an acre, this 1913 Colonial has been owned by the same family for the last 60 years according to listing agent Debra Gonzalez of Douglas Elliman Realty.
One of Gonzalez’s favorite features is a butler pantry with a root closet.
“This is a cool feature,” Gonzalez said as she opened a yellow wooden door to demonstrate. “People kept their food in here… vegetables, jars of sauce and stuff like that. The root closet kept everything cool.”
Before electric power was a delivered to homes in the 1920s, root closets were a necessity. Now it’s a rare find.
The house comes with many of the perks that makes this section of Brightwaters so desirable, including a right-of-way street that runs behind the property and provides access to a detached two car garage.
Thinking of moving in an actual butler? No problem! That garage has a large room and its own full bathroom.
No butler? It could be a great place for your kids to hang out.
Perhaps mom and dad’s favorite room will be a large sunroom situated on the south side of the house, a prime spot for natural light and cool south shore breezes. Underneath the large casement windows are a series of built-in bookshelves.
There’s three stories with nine rooms total, five bedrooms, three full bathrooms, plus an additional two half baths.
The asking price is $625,000. Taxes are just over $14,500, according to the listing.