Country manor living meets modern luxurious style in this stunning waterfront estate. Relaxed seclusion can be found in abundance thanks to a private gate, personal beach and spacious grounds that stretch along the waterfront. Even the view revels in this privacy, the waves give way to nothing but the Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge on the opposite shore. On-site tennis courts, pond, pool and putting green plus deep-water access convenient to the Great South Bay offer a resort lifestyle without the need for reservations.
The home itself lives up to the property’s standards, boasting every upgrade imaginable. On the ground floor a sprawling kitchen, formal dining room and private library deliver elegance and sophistication. The second floor hosts a living room with fireplace and bar, five bedrooms with baths and a master suite that has its own kitchen and solarium. The third floor is the extended hideaway where another bedroom is nestled among the playroom, laundry, billiard room and closet room.
East Islip and the communities engirdling the Great South Bay have been home to just as much prestige, captains of industry and wealth as the tony Gold Coast, Hamptons and other well-touted LI communities. There is history in the area, with luminaries like William K. Vanderbilt, W. B. Cutting and Harry Knapp choosing the stunning views of the bay as the backdrop for their lavish estates, on par with any of their North Shore counterparts. Today, East Islip acknowledges that past while looking forward. On West Main Street old and new sit side-by-side—or at least across the street. The tattoo shop is on the north side of West Main, across from the church and school established in 1914. And instead of titans battling for dollars, frozen ice legends Rita’s and Ralph’s duke it out for yours—they represent the closest thing to a big box chain around here. The result of this rich history (in the financial sense) and small-town atmosphere is an opulent but approachable getaway in the heart of the South Shore.
List Price: $4,500,000
Year Built: 2000
Baths: 7 full 2 half
Lot Size: + 5 1/2 acres
Listing Agency: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty