Amid the quiet rural setting of Shelter Island, with its classic American homes, pristine nature preserves, protected wetlands, and bird-watching trails, a private lane winds along the western shore to this timeless Queen Anne estate.
A landmark among the island’s many impressive homes, it was constructed in the 1880s and has been thoughtfully restored and updated.
The residence rises from the head of a bluff, its lush green lawns rolling off toward the shores of the sound.
Like a beacon along the waterfront, the estate’s flagpole was fashioned from the mast of the vessel Sir Thomas Lipton raced in the 1930s America’s Cup, and a century-old maple tree alongside the home stands as a reminder of its history and enduring character.
Within the three-story residence, which spans approximately 7,000 square feet, the interiors sport a color scheme that reflects the surf and the sky.
Ideal for formal or informal entertaining, the public spaces include a living room with two warming fireplaces, multiple sitting rooms, a dining room accented by striking hand-drawn etchings, an expertly appointed kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, and a circular dining “cabana” with a Caribbean feel.
Private quarters consist of seven restful bedrooms and seven baths.
The home’s wraparound porch was designed for appreciation of the verdant grounds, the water, and captivating sunsets.
In a whimsical touch, a waterfront windmill acts as the estate’s guesthouse. Included here is a kitchen, a living and dining area, a bedroom with a full bath, and on its own level, a generous entertaining space.
A charming stairwell rises to the top of the spire, where unmatched views of the water can be enjoyed. Osprey have made their home nearby; even they recognize the value of calling idyllic Shelter Island home.
The land itself comprises approximately 4.8 acres with sweeping views across Peconic Bay, more than 400 feet of water frontage, and an 80-foot dock.
Nestled amid mature trees and landscaping are a heated gunite swimming pool with a gazebo, a spa, and basketball and tennis courts.
An enchanting boathouse was designed for relaxing beside the sea.
Osprey have made their home nearby; even they recognize the value of calling idyllic Shelter Island home.
$32,000,000 | Shelter Island, NY 11964