It’s easy to fall in love with this timeless gem, which offers picture-perfect sunset water views across Huntington and Lloyd harbors.

Located at 142 E. Shore Road in Huntington Bay, this sprawling, modern-style, completely updated Victorian built on a one-acre lot around 1893 comes complete with a charming, fully functional, two-story guest cottage; a tranquil stream; and lots of room to roam. The asking price is $1,850,000.

“This magnificent waterfront compound is truly a rare find,” says broker/owner Joyce Mennella of Lucky To Live Here Realty in Cold Spring Harbor. “The sunsets are remarkable from the front porch and the direct water access [to enjoy water sports, etc.] is perfect during warmer months. You can take your kayak and jump right in or enjoy private waterfront dining every night.”

Guests will love the peaceful waterfall and backyard fireplace in the rear patio – a perfect space for entertaining and unwinding. The advantage of having a separate private cottage is immeasurable.

“My favorite feature is the separate guest cottage,” says Mennella. “It has its own kitchen, two bedrooms, [one and a half bathrooms], laundry and rec space — really great when family or friends visit.”

The homeowners, who bought the property 19 years ago and raised their five children there, have enjoyed the stellar views from their wonderful front covered porch. Another perk: They could moor their boat right in front of their home.

The main house offers a whopping 5,000 square feet of living/entertaining space that includes six bedrooms, an en-suite master, four full bathrooms plus one half bath, formal dining room, and a huge family room. Eye-catching interior features include extensive millwork and architectural detail throughout.

Updates include a new kitchen and library complete with wine/beverage fridge, family room, and three bathrooms. They also put in a new heating system, central air, and more.  

By keeping the footprint, the homeowners said they have enjoyed very low taxes. And they emphasized that the proximity five minutes from downtown Huntington, which has some of Long Island’s best restaurants and shopping, was a definite plus for them.

Downtown Huntington offers residents and visitors a cornucopia of things to do and see, including exploring museums, historic places, theater, dance, music, visual art exhibitions, educational programs, and artist workshops.

That’s assuming residents of this gorgeous Victorian can manage to leave their beautiful home long enough for a night out on the town. 

For more information, contact Elena D’Agostino & Joyce Mennella, Listing Brokers/Owners at [email protected] or 631-692-7100

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