The look and feel of living in New England without actually leaving Long Island imbues this alluring 19th century updated farmhouse at 675 Orchard St. in Orient that was listed for sale.
Built around 1860—making this a pre-Civil War era home—this beautifully preserved historic house is situated in the heart of the waterfront community that’s at the easternmost tip of the North Fork of Long Island. The four-bedroom home has 1,786-square-feet of living space, including two full bathrooms, a formal dining room and updated kitchen.
The property also features a two-car garage, front porch, rear screened-in porch and a patio overlooking a large pastoral backyard on a half-acre plot with enough room for a pool.
The home is two miles west of the Orient Point ferry to New London, Conn. It’s two miles east of the ferry to Shelter Island and the Greenport Long Island Rail Road station—the last stop the LIRR makes on the North Fork.
It’s also three blocks from Orient Harbor, two miles from Orient Beach State Park and a short drive from the North Fork Wine Trail, home to dozens of local vineyards.
The property falls within the Oyster Ponds Union Free School District that has just one school: The Oyster Ponds Elementary School, which teaches students from kindergarten through grade 6. Children in the community then go on to Greenport Junior/Senior High School, which was ranked one of the best in New York State by U.S. World & News Report’s annual Better High Schools score card.
The asking price is $1,270,000, not including annual property taxes of $4,370.
The broker listed for the property is Janet Markarian of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International. She can be reached at 631-477-0013.