Victorian Farmhouse in North Fork 293K

HERE’S A BRAND NEW-TO-MARKET foreclosure, looking mighty cute — a classic Victorian farmhouse with a front porch and gabled attic. Makes me want to run right out to the East End of Long Island and take a look. It’s at the very end of a road, heavily wooded, a block from Long Island Sound.

Would somebody who knows the area well please let us know what’s wrong with it;-)?

There’s a coffered ceiling in the living room, right, a mantel if not a working fireplace, wood floors, French doors. Nothing wrong with any of that. In another photo, however (the room with red walls, below), there are recessed lights in the ceiling, a symptom of misguided reno somewhere along the line. Making me wonder why there’s no kitchen shot. With luck, the kitchen is “unimproved” since at least the 1930s!

The dining room, below, shows nice high ceilings and more of the dreaded recessed lights.

An overhead of the property on the listing sites reveals a bunch of random outbuildings that might be demolished for more vegetable-gardening space.

See how fantasies begin? Doesn’t take much for this old-house addict in springtime.

For the full listing, go here, or here. You might have to register for all the details. Or do your own Google search: the address is 975 Anderson Road, Southold, NY 11971.

About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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8 Responses to Victorian Farmhouse in North Fork 293K

  1. Joe Kunkel says:

    I see potential! Public records linked to the second site you referenced indicated it was foreclosed in Dec 2011 at $200,000.

  2. cara says:

    Buy it, Joe, buy it!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Looks like a great deal. I think it will go quickly. Wish I had your guts, or maybe we should do it together

  4. Anonymous says:

    Looks great, great neighborhood. I live right nearby…might take a drive over this weekend.

  5. Joe Kunkel says:

    Good idea, Cara, except that buying it requires money which I don’t have.

  6. cara says:


  7. GAP says:

    Wow. That could be a gem! Think the price will stay this low or will it be “bid up”? The comps call for much more. I would hope it’s not a “tear down.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    Saw the house. Pics are very old. Only worth the land it sits on.

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