Haute Habitats October 2012

A small village located in the Town of Smithtown on the North Shore, Nissequogue is just west of the St. James Harbor and about 50 miles east of Manhattan. Its homes are extravagant, sporting a mix of colonial, Mediterranean and contemporary styles with spectacular waterfront views. Within the village boundaries are several natural havens, including Delafield Woods and the David Weld Nature Conservancy, home to the area’s indigenous trees and flora. Both Stony Brook Village and St. James are just minutes away, providing endless shopping and dining opportunities. Founded by Richard Smith in 1655, Nissequogue, its name originating from the Nissequaq tribe, is the original settlement site of Smithtown, given by Lion Gardiner and Wyandanch, who was the Sachem of the Montauk tribe.

Tucked away at the tip of Nissequogue is this magnificent 8,500 sq ft Mediterranean villa. Capturing the exotic charm of far away lands, this feng shui inspired home will make you forget you’re on Long Island. A spectacular waterfront view, complete with a majestic fountain, can be admired from most anywhere in the home via floor-to-ceiling windows. Marble and mahogany floors add luxury, as does the exquisite mill work that frames each room.

Guests will find themselves more than comfortable in one of the 6 bedrooms the home has to offer or in the guesthouse located at the front gate. The custom gourmet kitchen is also ideal for entertaining, when you’re not dining or having cocktails on the spacious deck. If the weather isn’t suitable to enjoy the water, the media room will provide ample amusement.

For those concerned with a home’s environmental impact, solar panels take the edge off the electric bill and seven fireplaces can keep things toasty during the winter months.

This is a home designed to bring the best of many worlds together: Old world and new, classic and modern, elegant yet accessible. A home to suit every desire.

Location: Nissequogue
List Price: $9 million
Taxes: $36,408
Style: Mediterranean
Year Built: New, 95% Completed
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6 full, 2 half
Lot Size: 4.5 acres
Fireplaces: 7
Listing Agent: Coach Realtors, Patricia Camastra, Lyssa Gugliotta