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A Carpenter Gothic Victorian from 1887 on Shelter Island asks $1.275M

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We love those exterior details

Photos courtesy of Town & Country

A historic 1887 Carpenter Gothic Victorian style home on Shelter Island has just listed for $1,275,000.

Some of the best 19th century features of this 131-year-old historic district home include the hardwood floors, paneled walls and ceilings, the stone fireplace in the living room, and the chapel style doors off the second-level bedrooms that lead out to a porch and bring you back in time.

In 2,268 square feet, there are four bedrooms and two bathrooms on just 0.12 acres of land. While we adore the historic interior details and the shabby chic design elements, we could imagine that the new owners might want to spruce up some things inside.

We’re thinking the baby blue ceiling in the guest parlor will be painted over and the kitchen will be modernized. There’s only one photo of the kitchen available on the listing, and it only really shows the sink and some open shelving, so that probably means the whole room needs some work. The listing claims that there is an updated bathroom inside the home, but there are no bathroom photos available, either.

Unfortunately on just 0.12 acres of land, there probably isn’t enough room for a pool, but there is an outdoor shower, which is perfect for those who plan on spending time at nearby bay beaches.

In 2011, the home sold for $627,000 and later listed for sale in 2015 for $925,000. Eventually, the listing was removed before it came back on the market two years later for $960,000. This $1,275,000 price tag is the highest it’s been in the last few years.

Sited at 11 Spring Garden Avenue, the property is listed with Town & Country’s real estate agent, Elizabeth Galle.

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