Vintage Shelter Island Farmhouse with Guest Houses Near Harbor
In an idyllic marriage of past and present, this historic Shelter Island farmstead, which overlooks 10+/- acres of preserved land diagonal to 30 +/- more acres of preserved space, features three separate, elegant, and very different buildings that make it a special hideaway. Situated on 1.3+/- acres rich in flowering shrubs and established trees, this compound with B & B potential is located approximately 200 yards from Coecles Harbor on one of the quietest lanes on Shelter Island. The first floor of the main house, built in 1880, has a large, open layout with a sunny, L-shaped living room with entertaining areas, a wood-burning stove and a powder room. The spacious country kitchen has a commercial-grade range and a sunny breakfast area. The adjacent dining room has five French doors that open to a slate patio with an outdoor stone fireplace-grill and a wisteria arbor. The second floor has two large bedrooms, master bath, a loft bedroom and a library-bedroom with doors leading to a balcony that wraps around to a wide second-floor deck. In the rear of the grounds is a converted barn-guesthouse with beautiful, original hardwood floors, a kitchenette, full bath with vintage ball and claw tub, two bedrooms, and a sitting area. Beside it sits a cottage that in the 1940s was rolled on two locust trees from a nearby property to its present site, and which could be used as a pool house that includes a kitchen and bath. Many recent upgrades and renovations include central air, roofs, well and septic system, making this a modernized, turnkey home. The main house is 3,142+/- sq. ft., the guesthouse 650+/- sq. ft. and the studio 300+/- sq. ft. Located just up the lane from town boat landing and popular kayak trail, this is a rare offering, equally well suited as a country compound or an artist’s retreat.