History buffs, get your checkbooks out: a Jamesport home on the National Register of Historic Places is up for sale.
The owners of the Hallock-Bilunas Farmstead, comprised of seven structures on two acres on Herricks Lane, are asking $779,000 for their piece of history.
According to records filed with the National Park Service, construction of the main home - which hosts five bedrooms and four bathrooms - dates back to about 1880. Located just south of the , the property belonged to the family that settled on the north side of Sound Avenue
The Herricks Lane land belonged to Lemuel B. Hallock, and was later sold in 1940 to John Bilunas, a potato farmer.
Linda and Jim Slezak purchased the property in 1998, and after a couple years of restoration, put the large farm home to use as the Red Barn Bed and Breakfast. The two have operated the B-and-B together for the past 14 years, but simply feel it's time for something new.
"What appealed to us about it was that it's such a historic property," Linda Slezak said. "We felt we wanted to keep it that way ... This past winter, we just felt that it's time for a change."
The property, also cited as a landmark in Riverhead Town, was added to the National Register in 2003.
According to its application, "The Hallock-Bilunas farmstead reflects the continuous settlement of the region by the Hallock family 1661 to the present ... Although the smaller structures on the property are not functionally specific to a single crop, the entire and highly intact grouping, together with the farm house, represents small-scale agricultural production in Riverhead in the late 19th and 20th centuries in Riverhead."