DERING HARBOR WATERFRONT COLONIAL
Located in Shelter Island's sought-after Dering Harbor, this stately 8 bedroom 8 bath Colonial built in 1930 exudes old world elegance and sits on 2 sprawling parklike acres. Face the soothing Sound on your own private waterfront retreat featuring a 312'-long shared dock (the longest on Shelter Island) with 4 platforms, and a one-of-a-kind 2725 sq ft waterside cabana that will thrill any boat lover and entertaining enthusiast. Welcoming you into the grand 3-story, 8000 sq ft residence is a large entry foyer with a graceful staircase that ascends to the airy second-level landing. Adorning the expansive formal rooms are classic moldings, rich hardwood floors, oversized windows, beautiful built-ins and fireplaces. The generously-sized living quarters offer versatility of use for a home office, library and den. Other highlights of this massive home include a lovely screened porch, and 4 car garage.
Dering Harbor is a sought-after community that lies on the north side of Shelter Island facing Greenport. The village and picturesque harbor that separates it from Shelter Island Heights were named after Thomas Dering, a prominent Boston merchant who married Mary Sylvester of Shelter Island's founding family on March 9, 1756. Dering became the town's second supervisor and went on to become a prominent member of the new nation's Congress, a supporter of the Declaration of Independence and member of the convention that forged New York's first state constitution. Dering Harbor was established on the site where the legendary Manhanset House hotel stood from 1874 to 1910 when it was destroyed by fire. Wealthy cottagers who lived around the hotel purchased the hotel site and formed the village in 1916. This is an amazing opportunity to own a piece of history and private haven on the water.