The Smith Rourke House, is a well-known home in the community and is adored by all who see it. The historical home has been lovingly restored from top to bottom. Its Greek Revival columns, dental moldings, and two-story pilasters are original to the home and show craftsmanship like no other for its period. The exquisite detail in the woodwork is unusual to residential homes during this time period and has rarely been preserved to this condition. The original windows and wood clap board siding have been recently brought back to their original state. The home boasts nearly 10ft ceilings and floor to ceiling windows downstairs. The home has 7 fireplaces, each with beautiful hand carved mantels. The large detailed moldings around doorways and inlayed plaster crown moldings are breathtaking details. The widows watch or cupola offers a flashback in time where the former shipmasters wife would await her husband’s ship to return. Once offering views of the Long Island sound it now gives a beautiful view of the flower fields across the street and makes a perfect room for sunsets and star gazing. The original carriage house has been saved from collapsing and rebuilt using most of the original woodwork. It now holds two horse stalls and storage space with a full second story hay loft that can hold over 350 bales of hay. It can easily be converted into a garage, shop, art studio, or cottage, use your imagination! An additional run in shed and large chicken coop make this property a true mini-farm. On nearly an acre and a half the park like grounds invite you into a serene and tranquil setting when you enter the property gates. Centrally placed between Bellport Village and downtown Patchogue and is only a short walk to the beach. As the home approaches it 200th birthday it awaits its next steward to share its rich history with.
Updated on May 31, 2021 at 3:35 pm