This Historic Shelter Island Estate Is A Classic Summer Retreat

December 1, 2016 | By | Comments (3)

There are historic houses, and then there are houses that tell a story; this house, perched on Shelter Island in New York, definitely tells a story—maybe even several.

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Built in 1880 and lovingly updated and restored over the last few years, this stunning home boasts all the luxuries of a historic summer retreat. Its sweeping views of the Shelter Island Sound, more than 400 feet of water front, and enormous dock promise endless hours of seaside fun, and its expansive estate, which stretches over more than four and a half acres, guarantees even more activities for friends and family.

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And this house, with its seven bedrooms, seven and a half baths, and windmill guest house—complete with a kitchenette—certainly has room for all your friends and family. The estate also includes a boat house, seemingly endless lush green lawns, a pool, a gazebo, a spa, a basketball court, and a tennis court.

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The interior is charmingly decorated in classic nautical style, with dark wood floors, white walls and ceilings, and deep blue accents. The inside echoes the classic luxury of the outside, keeping the casually elegant waterfront property consistent throughout. The renovations maintain the original character of the home while outfitting it with modern luxuries (think heated pool and Viking range).

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The property’s 7,000 square feet of interior space include both formal living spaces and informal ones, like this casual room, which has an elegant fireplace and plenty of windows to let in the fresh air, sunlight, and water views.

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Even the boathouse is fit for a queen. This relaxed space is less refined than the rest of the estate, but that just adds to its charm, and it offers a prime spot for grabbing a quick nap after a day on the water.


All these luxuries and amenities mean this Queen Anne–style home racks up a hefty price tag of $32 million. The gated, three-story property is listed by Beate V. Moore of Bridgehampton Brokerage in the Hamptons. You can see the full listing—with more images and information—here.


All images courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty/Bridgehampton Brokerage


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