Waterfront Wednesday: Shelter Island

Shelter Island Heights property with 300 feet of waterfront and your own private boat basin.

There’s a lot to like at this $5.2 million 2.3-acre property overlooking Coecles Harbor in Shelter Island Heights.

Topping the list is 300 feet of waterfront and your own private boat basin. The property is also obviously greatly loved, and it looks like a lot of work went into the landscaping, which is quite lovely. Highlights include that protected docking area–picturesque and smart–the stone bordering around the waterscape, small waterfall, raised beds and berms, mature trees, colorful plantings and a well placed waterfront gazebo structure.

Waterfront views inside the 4,300-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bath home on Lari Lane also look fairly extensive. And there looks to be at least three fireplaces, including one in (again, what looks to be) an expansive second-floor master suite with deck overlooking the water. Decks, wood flooring and a Florida-type room add to the appeal.

Additionally, the house is on a private road with only 7 houses, offering community tennis and waterfront park area. Listed for $5.2 million with Jeanmarie Bay, Marie Bransfield and Judi Desiderio of Town & Country.

Cyber Monday Waterfront Deals

Since it’s Cyber Monday, we thought it would be fun to share a few of the lowest-priced best homes (not condos) on the water on the East End.

Since it’s Cyber Monday, we thought it would be fun to share a few of the lowest-priced best homes (not condos) on the water on the East End. You know, just in case you want to make an impulse real estate buy today online. Enjoy!

Recently Renovated in Hampton Bays

3 Hyler Drive in Hampton Bays is $549,000 and listed with Compass.

This single-story ranch is on the canal and comes with its own dock, plus bulk heading, stone patio and fire pit, all on 3/10 of an acre. The 1,857-square-foot house has three bedrooms, two baths and is newly renovated. Listed with James Saladino and Jill Kandell of Compass. Priced at $549,000.

Mid-Century North Fork

197 Long Neck Boulevard in Flanders is listed for $579,000 with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s.

Built in 1956, this three-bedroom canal-front ranch comes with 1.5 baths, a deepwater dock, bulk heading, an in-ground pool, freestanding hot tub and access to a private beach. Updated and with easy boat access to both the North and South Fork waterways, as well as to Shelter Island. Listed with Bridget Terry of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s for $579,000.

Getaway Cottage in Remsenburg

23 Seatuck Lane in Remsenburg is $875,000 and listed with Corcoran.

This 1,200-square-foot cutie packs a lot into a small space. A dream cottage on the water in Remsenburg, it affords the opportunities to watch the sun set from your patio deck, plus there’s a dock for your boat, bulkheading, a rose garden, utility shed, swing, and even a fireplace at the three-bedroom, one-bath home. Sited on almost a quarter of an acre. Listed with Bob Murray, Amanda Murray and Meredith Murray of The Corcoran Group for $875,000.

Postcard Pretty Peconic Bay

Beyond the great view, there’s a lot to like here: 100 feet of sandy beachfront, that “enchanted garden,” a pretty two-story white-shingled Cape-style house with gorgeous interiors and community dock space.

The listing copy from Corcoran calls this place “enchanted.” We kinda agree.

Looking for a beach getaway on the North Fork? This could be the place.

Located at 670 Old Salt Road in Mattituck, this charming $2.995 million property looks directly to the Great Peconic Bay and on to the Red Creek area in Hampton Bays on the South Fork.

Beyond the great view, there’s a lot to like here: 100 feet of sandy beachfront, that “enchanted garden,” a pretty two-story white-shingled Cape-style house with gorgeous interiors and community dock space.

Better yet, the 5,160-square-foot four-bedroom, three-bath home, built in 1950 but clearly renovated with today’s luxury standards in mind, is a year-round treasure–with a cozy looking fireplace, full-house generator and hurricane shutters. Standout interior features include: master suite with double-sided spa-feel bathroom and bayside patio, gourmet kitchen with Calacatta marble, living room with wood-burning fireplace and a swanky built-in bar. Outside, the entertaining space is significant at the 3.5-acre property. We love the bluestone patio with fire pit, the outdoor shower, the awnings and the bulkheaded beach.

Represented by Sheri Winter Parker of The Corcoran Group. All photos courtesy Corcoran.

You Fly with this Beachy Buy

Modern and marvelous, with a great escape route to boot! This is the house for you if you’ve ever wanted to own and dock your own seaplane.

You can literally drop in any time at this North Haven house. Photos courtesy Sotheby’s.

Modern and marvelous, with a great escape route to boot! This is the house for you if you’ve ever wanted to own and dock your own seaplane.

Come and go as you please, but rest easy behind a gated entry protecting 3.11 acres of waterfront on exclusive Forest Road in North Haven. Better yet, the $18 million property is bulkheaded and comes with its own sandy beach and approximately 200 feet of direct bay frontage, offering epic views and 180-degree unobstructed sweeping vistas over Shelter Island Sound and Mashomack Preserve.

Listing agents Marilyn Clark, Ginger Thoerner, Raquel Lopez and Debby Koster of Sothebys International Realty report that the current five-bedroom home can be expanded and updated, or you can create your dream home of up to 15,000 square feet, with a 2,250-square-foot accessory structure and a waterside pool.

Life’s a Beach: Orient

Located on the North Fork at the tip of Long Island, Orient is a hidden gem.

Off the beaten path and quaint as heck, the tiny waterfront hamlet is one of the true rarities on New York’s popular East End. It’s a place teeming with charm that has been nonetheless improved by and yet left mostly intact from big Manhattan money.

Originally settled by only a handful of families that had been given a land grant by the King of England way back in the 17th Century (the Kings, the Terrys, the Glovers, the Lathams, the Tuthills and the Vails), the 5-square-mile spit of land in the Town of Southold sits on the easternmost parcel on the North Fork. Fun fact: During the American Revolution, it was used as an operation base for British commanders, including the infamous Benedict Arnold, whose headquarters was a local tavern on Village Lane, which today serves as Orient’s main street.

Walking along the peaceful and shady sidewalks and streets, lined by Victorians, shingle-style and New England-type clapboard homes, it’s easy to think of this as a place that has been thankfully lost to many modern “improvements.” The air is filled with birdsong, and nearly every single residence boasts an American flag, a throwback actual wooden screen door, or both. And even though, like it’s larger but similar sister of Sag Harbor on the South Fork, there is a fair share of millionaires and fancy boats (literally docked on the waterfront that comes up behind Village Lane), but it’s generally privet without the pretense.

Sites of interest include:

  • Oysterponds Historical Society
  • The Old Point Schoolhouse
  • Webb House
  • Poquatuck Park
  • The Orient Historic District
  • Orient Beach State Park

Retail and commercial hotspots include:

  • Old Orchard Farm Store
  • Orient Linen Company
  • Baked in Orient
  • Orient by the Sea
  • Orient Country Store
  • North Fork Flower Farm
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