SHELTER ISLAND ESTATE WITH SOUNDFRONT DOCK AND CABANA
Inspired by country estate homes designed by noted British architect Edwin Lutyens, Oriole Farm, located in the Village of Dering Harbor on 16+/- acres, is a unique opportunity in every way.
Embraced by magnificent trees and gardens, this Arts and Crafts style home speaks to understated elegance, quality craftsmanship, simplicity of intention and directness of purpose--cornerstones of early classic Lutyens homes. A distinctive double height entry hall with stone floors leads to the living room, which has picturesque garden views and one of five fireplaces. Adjacent is a spacious dining-living room and kitchen with professional grade amenities, marble counters, butler's pantry and fireplace, leading to a covered piazza with outdoor fireplace and integrated grill. The first floor master suite, within a dedicated wing connected by a fenestrated gallery, includes a library with fireplace, spa-like bath, bedroom with cathedral ceilings and outdoor deck. The four guest suites on the second floor each have their own character; two have covered terraces.
The lower level adds 1,750+/- sq. ft. for a total of 6,765+/- sq. ft. of living space throughout the home, with radiant-heated floors, media room with fireplace, temperature controlled wine cellar, gym, full bath, game room, and mechanical room with geothermal systems. The gardens, once part of a turn of the century arboretum and an adjunct of Shelter Island's first plantation, Sylvester Manor, are punctuated by a towering allee of ancient weeping beech trees, a century-old beech privacy hedge and majestic specimen trees. A restored Lord & Burnham greenhouse with lounge leads to a meditation garden with yoga patch and outdoor shower, gunite pool, restored original barn and recreation area.
A stone's throw away is a shared deep water 300' sound front dock with restored cabana and panoramic views. The inland acreage is subdivided into two parcels, 7.676+/- acres and 8.097+/- acres, which together with .25+/- sound front acre, comprise this offering. Dering Harbor Village fees for water, sewage and highway are $949.54 per annum.