By Ruth Thomas
Whimsical Waterfront on Richmond Creek – $2,900,000
The Goods – Step inside this truly unique 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath waterfront colonial and be transported to another time and place. Far East Asian influence abounds with features such as granite and wood floors, and an indoor waterfall with reflecting pond. A dining room with 180 degrees of windows, third floor finished loft space, screened in porch, as well as master bedroom deck all highlight the amazing water views. Outside, a private garden, heated gunite pool, tiki bar with spa style cabana, and boat dock make this property an entertainer’s dream. The attached 2-car garage and 2-car detached carriage house provide plenty of space to house the owner’s toys, and if that weren’t enough, the carriage house offers a full 2 bedroom apartment to sleep guests in complete privacy.
Why it’s a good deal – “This large secluded waterfront lot with private dock affords access to the Peconic Bay and is convenient to all the North Fork has to offer including wineries and a private community beach.” Listing agents Gigi Martinez and Jesse Stein of Brown Harris Stevens say, “With the design influence and luxurious amenities provided, there is no need to go on a vacation, because it will feel like you are always on one.”
Spacious Colonial in Laurel Links Estates – $975,000
The Goods – This expansive colonial style home features a welcoming entry foyer, large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen, family room, 5 spacious bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, full basement, 3-car garage, large deck, beautifully landscaped private acre nestled in a desirable golf course community located in the heart of the North Fork.
Why it’s a good deal – Listing agent Donielle Cardinale of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty says, “It’s a spacious well-built 5,000 sq. ft., 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom house, on an acre, under $1M, and in a desirable golf community.”
Nassau Point Waterfront Getaway – $1,450,000
The Goods – Enchanting 2 acres nestled on Wunneweta Pond with direct access to Cutchogue Harbor has 4 bedrooms, including master, 3 baths, living room with fireplace, large eat-in kitchen, in-ground pool, expansive patios, floating dock with 104 ft. of bulkhead beach, and detached 2-car garage. Whether entertaining guests or spending a quiet weekend relaxing at home, this serene setting will encompass your every need. Close to North Fork award-winning vineyards, renowned restaurants, and farm stands.
Why it’s a great deal – “Incredible custom-designed sandy beach, floating dock, custom-designed pool, large open kitchen layout and lots of spaces to stretch out, including in front of the fire for those chilly days, there’s virtually no need to leave, but if you decide you want to, you can just hop in your boat to get to any great restaurant or even just to go walking around Greenport or Sag Harbor,” says listing agent Sheri Winter Clarry of The Corcoran Group. “What’s so amazing about this home is that it really encompasses every lifestyle need. It’s the perfect North Fork experience. It’s really its own special enclave. Once you’re there, you not only feel like you don’t have to leave; you just don’t want to.”
Quintessential North Fork Beach House – $1,599,000
The Goods – A truly spectacular, pristine bay front home with over 88 feet of sandy beach! This completely renovated and exceptionally designed North Fork beach house is on a large property in an idyllic setting. 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, gourmet kitchen, and large sunroom. Perfect for relaxing or entertaining! Features outdoor shower, hot tub, and guest cottage with full bath.
Why it’s a good deal – “This property won’t last long. It is one of the best values on the Bay for under $2 million dollars,” says listing agent Kristy Naddell of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The value is reflected in a great location with incredible views of the Bay as well as the fact that it has superior design qualities.”
23 Pristine Acres in Orient – $1,100,000
The Goods – After 300 years of family ownership, one of a few remaining large land parcels in Orient is for sale. This 23+ acre property is a triple play with endless potential. Adjacent to the Main Rd. is a 4.7 acre building site, which overlooks 8.5 acres of farmland, currently under cultivation. The 10 acre wetlands parcel at the southern tip borders Little Bay and Peconic River with views of Orient State Park.
Why it’s a good deal – Listing broker Jill Dunbar of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty says, “One of the last remaining large parcels in Orient, with a generous building envelope on Main Rd. and an agricultural component (with a natural fresh water source). This would be the dream location for a bee keeper, a grape grower or an organic farmer.”
Game Over…Laurel Links Estates is The Place! – $1,200,000
The Goods – Outdoor party perfect! In-ground pool, swim spa, fire pit, lounging areas, large outdoor dining. Beautiful master suite – 5 bedrooms in all, 3 full and 2 half baths, great room with fireplace, game room and wine cellar. Golf club membership in Laurel Links is optional.
Why it’s a great deal – “This home is the ultimate summer home for the family and for entertaining – lots of space for everyone,” says listing and principal broker Marie Beninati of Beninati Associates. “The extras included in the price of this home, are over-the-top! The location offers acres of beautiful golf course views and yet maintains the privacy of the home’s shy acre outdoor space. If you’re a golfer, a Laurel Links Golf Club membership is a wonderful option – it’s the only place on the North Fork where you can take your golf cart from the greens to your home!”