Restored 1905 Fisherman’s Cottage on Shelter Island
Located in one of the earliest settlements on Shelter Island, one block from the harbor, this 1904 fisherman’s cottage has been lovingly restored by its architect-owners. Set back and tucked onto a quiet spot, surrounded by established trees, this Dutch gambrel is inviting and stylish, with an abundance of natural light throughout. The creative owners approached the restoration from the concept that the home feel and look as it did in its original glory, but with modern comfort and amenities, but at all times striving to avoid an obviously renovated or new look. The first floor is comprised of a comfortable living room with windows on three sides with a handsome staircase as one of the focal points, a formal dining room with built-in cabinetry and French doors to an outdoor living room, a kitchen suitable for a serious chef with soapstone counters and nearly all appliances camouflaged with custom cabinets, a recently created full bath with crackled subway tiles, shower with glass wall and ships’ lighting with access to pool area, and mudroom. The second floor has two bedrooms with loads of character, and full bath with custom cabinetry and soaking tub with views to the garden. The grounds offer room to entertain and enjoy, including outdoor dining and living room, with wisteria covered pergola and a 17-foot freestanding fireplace created with vintage brick. The pool which is toward the rear of the property has cocktail steps running the entire length, offering a refreshing spot to cool off during hot summer days. A 300-sf cabana which has an entertainment deck is immediately adjacent, with a bar and two lounging areas inside. A rarely seen and truly refreshing philosophy is evident that will appeal to those seeking vintage, tastefully blended with the integrity of today. Widely published in international home interiors and design magazines and books, this is a unique offering that must be seen!
Address: 78 North Cartwright Road
City: Shelter Island
Square Feet: 1229
Garage: Detached, 1 spaces
Year Built: 1905