Take a drive down Pond Path in East Setauket and a lot of great homes jump out. But for one house at the corner of Campus Drive it's for a completely different reason.
That's because the old farmhouse at 2 Campus Drive is crumbling on its plot while it sits empty, waiting to be sold. Windows are broken and whole portions of the exterior are falling apart. The plot is roped off to the public.
A recent Craigslist post advertising its sale claims the farmhouse dates back to the 1860s and was once owned by the Hawkins family, one of the oldest and founding families in Three Village history. That ad has expired, but details could be read on Google's cached screenshot of the posting.
In it the ad, the seller admits the 6-bedroom home, which also features a stand-alone barn, is in need of total renovation. No price was posted.
A call to the seller was not immediately returned.
Have you seen this home? And do you hope a buyer will restore the farmhouse due to its historical significance?