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Disney-inspired Cutchogue home lists for $4.45 million

By Arielle Dollinger | June 23, 2023 | published on

Sitting on the floor of their Nissequogue home, surrounded by toys, the Dufton family built Lego-block
models of the house they imagined for themselves. Fresh in their minds were architectural vignettes from
recent travel up and down the Eastern Seaboard: early 20th century silhouettes dressed in pastel paint, double porches punctuated by sturdy columns. With three children and two on the way, Deb and Syd Dufton had big plans for an 8.9-acre plot of land they had purchased in the early 2000s in Cutchogue. In 2006, the family moved into the seven-bedroom house that melded the color scheme of Disney World’s Main Street USA and the architectural style of Charleston,
South Carolina.“We got the best of an old house — the look and feel of an old house — but with the insides of a new house, so there’s no real maintenance issues or any problems,” said Syd Dufton, 56, a tech industry executive.Today, the blue-and pink
Victorian on New Suffolk Avenue is on the market for the first time. Listed at $4.45million by Sheri Winter Parker o Corcoran, the house occupies 10,450 square feet and functions like a resort.

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