Imagine having one lot with breathtaking sunsets over Manhasset Bay. Now imagine having three.
“Build your dream home on one, two or all three of these rare waterfront properties in the Village of Plandome Manor, a premier Hamptons alternative,” says Patrick McCooey, who shares the listing with Gail Cunningham of the McCooey Olivieri Team at Compass. “Nearly five acres total of unmatched views over Manhasset Bay, complete with riparian rights and architectural renderings of proposed estates on request.”
The parcels at 63, 71 and 73 Lake Road are among the most desired waterfront properties on the North Shore. The three separate lots, totaling 4.75 acres, allow for panoramic waterfront views from every angle.
The McCooey Olivieri Team at Compass represents the listing, available for between $4 and $5 million.
The existing house on the lot at 73 Lake Road will be demolished to make way for a completely vacant, cleared lot and pave the way for someone’s dream home.
Two docks already exist, one of which will be removed.
Dreams can become a reality in Manhasset.
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The Sag Harbor area home of international sculpture artist Robert Hooke was added to the market earlier this month. The property, totaling four acres, presents an opportunity for a waterfront compound on one of the last remaining buildable parcels of its kind in the area. It was listed at $9.5 million with the Atlantic Team at Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“This compound like estate has been within the same family since the early 1970s. It’s really a multigenerational family’s dream and the possibilities here are endless,” says Hara Kang, who listed it with team members Justin Agnello and James Keough. “There’s room to build two large residences with pools and pool houses. The pond that sits directly along Little Peconic Bay is a standout feature that truly marks this a one-of-a-kind trophy property.”
Located in the community of Northampton Shores, a 100-year-old waterfront community, his property consists of three lots. There is a main 1.4-acre parcel with a pre-existing non-conforming home with views of a large pond and Little Noyac Bay, an adjacent 1.66-acre lot with a tennis court, and a third non-contiguous property that holds a smaller pond, a bath house and a large deck overlooking 174 feet of bulk-headed waterfront.
The main home at 24 Central Avenue, a two-story, 2,000-square-foot house, offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is positioned so it has a sunset views over water vistas and enjoys sea breezes during the summer. There certainly is potential here to build a larger home, pool and a pool house.
On the next parcel, the tennis court could be reconditioned or done away with to make room for a large guest house, pool and accessory structures. Meanwhile, the vacant lot at 5 Peconic Avenue provides western sunset views of Robins Island and the North Fork.
Hooke, who had a successful career in finance, also studied with Herbert Kallem at the School for the Visual Arts in New York and went on to have a second career in art, becoming known for his bronze and stone animal creations. His sculptures are in private, corporate and museum collections in Europe, Australia, Africa and the United States and he once had a gallery in Sag Harbor.
The Boardy Barn in Hampton Bays, with its beer-soaked barn and dance floor, has been put on the market after more than 50 years under the same ownership.
A favorite destination for those looking to drink, dance and have a good time on a Sunday (yes, that was the only day it was open), the Boardy Barn’s 2.6-acre parcel, including a legal tent behind the main building, is a prime piece of commercial real estate.
The property at 270 W. Montauk Highway, west of the hamlet center, was listed exclusively with Jones Lang LaSalle, a commercial property management company. The price is available upon request. Representatives with Jones Lang Salle did not return a request for comment.
“While the property offers investors the opportunity for redevelopment, the site can also remain as one of the East End’s premier hospitality destinations,” the listing states. “The property can be delivered vacant at closing, offering a tremendous end user/development opportunity.”
“The barn,” as it is affectionately known, first opened on April 16, 1970, in the same building, under the same ownership, according to its website. Its predecessor was called Foxy’s in 1969.
“Beer was inexpensive and sold in glass mugs,” the business’ history on its website reads. “The original bars were the two inside … the infamous ‘Square Bar’ and the ‘Moose Bar’ (the bar next to the dance floor that has gone by a few names (‘Olde Towne Bar’ and ‘Malt Shop Bar’) to name a few. Incidentally, the dance floor back then was concrete and not sunken as it is now.”
“The barn” used to sell food, such as hamburgers and even Knockwurst. Now, it sells pretzels and hot dogs to go with the cheap beers, alcohol and shots.
In a statement to News12, the owners, who are, according to property records, Anthony M. Galgano Jr. and Michael T. Shields, said: “Words could never convey how grateful we are to our loyal customers, friends and family from over the decades who make ‘the barn’ such a special place.”
The property is zoned highway business and offers 270 feet of frontage on the busy thoroughfare.
The existing main building is 4,000 square feet, but the tent/patio area, where most of the revelry occurs, offers more than 12,000 square feet. The business has an approved occupancy of 720 seats and 1,488 people standing, according to the listing. There are 33 parking spaces on the property.
Real estate takes are $31,261.
The barn closed for the summer season, as it usually does, in September. The question now is will it reopen if it doesn’t find a buyer by next summer. The owners did write on its Facebook page, “Think about the summer of 2022!!!”
Boardy Barn fans ought to find that encouraging.
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One of the first homes built on Little Plains Road in Southampton Village, which later became the home of renowned artist Larry Rivers, just came on the market last week. The property at 92 Little Plains Road, which includes a home renovated in 2008 and a shed that once served as Rivers’ art studio, is listed at $8.495 million with Michaela Keszler and Paulina Keszler of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
Rivers, who became known for his Pop paintings and sculpture, lived in the home since 1953, Keszler says. He would help change the course of American art in the 1950s and ’60s, according to his obituary in The New York Times in 2002. He died at the age of 78.
Rivers built an art studio that was attached to the main house, Keszler says. A small shed out back is where he stored paintings and sculptures, and it still has his signature on the floor.
Locals may get a kick out of knowing that the now infamous “Legs” sculpture — a pair of women’s legs in retro stockings mid-stride that several years ago caused controversy in front of a home in Sag Harbor Village — used to stand in front of Rivers’ own house, the Keszlers say.
The five-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath home underwent a complete renovation by the current owner in 2008. Still, there is a charm that harkens back to its late 1800s roots, from details on the balusters on the stairs to antique doors and coffered ceilings. “Wherever they had to renew it, they had somebody basically fabricating and working off what was there,” Michaela Keszler says. “It’s very authentic.”
From the start, as you enter through the foyer, natural light pours through stained glass windows. “The carefully curated renovation enhanced the experience and existing beauty of this home,” the listing says.
A large kitchen flows into the spacious den and an informal dining area. French doors allow light to shine through and allow for an easy transition from indoor to outdoor dining and entertaining.
A full bathroom on the first floor also has its own mudroom where people can reenter the house from the pool with their wet feet and towels and not leave a mess behind.
Up on the second floor there are four bedrooms, each that boasts its own bathroom. The large “sun-soaked” master bedroom, the listing says, features a balcony that overlooks the 0.5-acre property. The backyard is well-landscaped with mature plantings and trees.
Hidden behind the rose bushes and lush greenery is a guest house with one bedroom, one full bathroom, a kitchen and living room. A small patio even allows for quiet outdoor relaxation. A private footpath leads to Little Plains.
This property is steps from the heart of Southampton Village and is walking distance to Little Plains Beach.
If you’re looking for privacy and an unmatched water view, this could be the property for you. The home at 47D South Ferry Road on Shelter Island, new to the market, offers a panoramic view over Coecles Harbor for $6.4 million.
A private mile-long scenic road leads to unrivaled privacy, according to the listing agent, Jennifer Friedberg of Brown Harris Stevens. “This magical setting is one of 11 parcels embedded in over 2,350 acres of the Mashomack Nature Preserve abutting the beautiful, placid Coecles Harbor,” she says.
The listing at 47D South Ferry Road combines two separate properties totaling 2.96 acres of rolling lawn and established trees and 250 feet of waterfront with a bulkhead. There is a 120-foot private dock, which has the capacity to dock multiple boats or even launch a seaplane, Friedberg says. Plus, there’s a mooring and sandy beach.
The existing 2,100-square-foot cape cottage, recently re-shingled, provides a light-filled living space, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a water view from most of the rooms, including the living room, with its wood-burning stone fireplace, kitchen and dining room. A lower level allows for extra room.
A deck overlooks the lawn and water, a perfect spot for breathtaking sunsets. The amount of property allows for some serious potential for a buyer to create a dream compound with accessory structures and waterfront pool, Friedberg offers.
“South Ferry Road affords an abundance of untouched splendor and waterfront living on this fabled protected harbor,” she says. “Rarely does this level of privacy and scenic beauty come to market with dock and exquisite beachfront. An extraordinary opportunity on Shelter Island to enjoy breathtaking sunsets, waterfront living, and the best of island life.”
The property neighbors Mashomack Preserve, the 2,350 acres of interlacing tidal creeks, mature oak woodlands, fields, and freshwater marshes.
“South Ferry Road is unique in many ways,” Friedberg says. “For one, there are only 11 properties within the two-mile stretch of road, but its most fascinating quality is the unexpected end. The road curves down to the beach morphing into a pathway that leads directly into the water and grants access to the nearby Taylor’s Island.”
Taylor’s Island, a historic landmark and tidal island in the middle of Coecles Harbor, is accessible by foot during low-tide or by water. Once a summer retreat developed in the early 1900s, it is now owned by the Town of Shelter Island for “use and enjoyment of the general public.” The lone cabin was preserved, but those who visit can sit on the cabin’s porches.
“For most, reaching this spot may be a journey, but for the owners of South Ferry Road it’s just a stone’s throw away,” Friedberg says.
The property is just a short distance to Shelter Island restaurants, shops and farm stands, and is also convenient to Sag Harbor Village, just a short ferry ride away.
A waterfront property with some of the most dramatic views in Sag Harbor Village just hit the market Tuesday for $11.995 million. The home at 62 West Water Street is known as the “Osprey House” for its views of Sag Harbor Cove.
John Scott “JT” Thomas and Robert Stearns of Brown Harris Stevens hold the listing.
“Standing tall behind a gated entrance and manicured gardens, this five-bedroom, six-full-bath residence offers the rare privacy of a grand single-family home located just 2,100 feet from all the wonderful delights of Main Street,” the listing reads.
The approximately 5,000-square-foot home is set on 0.61 of an acre that includes a 16-foot-by-40-foot waterside pool, cabana with an outdoor shower, flower gardens, and private access to the beach.
“The front entrance of the home leads into a magnificent foyer with a staircase that graciously ascends to the sun-filled second level gallery,” the listing explains. “French doors lead into the living room that easily allows for two sitting areas to enjoy the wood-burning fireplace and sweeping water views.”
There is also a formal dining room that features a fireplace and an adjoining library. Oversized windows in the eat-in kitchen let the light pour in, while also capitalizing on the water views.
A large den, a recreation room and ensuite bedroom that even offers its own efficiency kitchen are also all found on the first level.
Upstairs is where the spacious primary bedroom suite can be found. It features a vaulted ceiling and French doors that lead out to the upper deck overlooking the cove.
Three ensuite guest bedrooms are also on the second level, separated from the primary suite with a central hallway that provides privacy.
In addition to the restaurants and shops on Main Street being so close, there is also the convenience of being near Sag Harbor’s marinas.
A one-of-a-kind 14-acre waterfront estate in Wainscott, and the home of the late billionaire Manhattan real estate developer Sheldon Solow, has been listed for $70 million.
The property at 30 Mathews Road, which boasts more than 800 feet of water frontage on Georgica Pond and views of the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.
“30 Mathews was the dream home” of Solow, according to Douglas Elliman’s Kyle Rosko, one of the listing agents. “This exclusive piece of property is truly a unicorn, it has over 800 feet of south-facing waterfront with an 180-degree curvature to it, providing an overwhelming sense of privacy and an unparalleled perspective from almost every room in the home. A bonus to this piece of land is that it can be subdivided to create a second estate with pool, pool house and tennis court for any interested buyers.”
Marcy Braun, Paul Brennan and Martha Gundersen are also representing the property.
A long, winding driveway cuts through the parklike grounds, where a 10,000-square-foot home sits amid a rolling lawn and mature specimen plantings. The seven-bedroom shingled-style home was designed by the noted architect Paul Rice and built in 2010 by Ben Krupinski Builder.
A double-height foyer leads to a formal dining room with fireplace. The open kitchen is adjacent and features a breakfast area and a family room with French doors for access to a screened porch and a long, covered porch, designed to blend the indoor and outdoor living space, according to the listing.
A stately library with a fireplace, a living room, a sunroom with a full wet bar and an en-suite staff or guest bedroom round out the first floor.
Upstairs offers five ensuite bedrooms, including the spacious master suite. The master provides a sitting room with a fireplace, a large walk-in closet, a bathroom with double vanities, a soaking tub and a shower, and a private balcony with views of the grounds and water.
The finished lower level offers an open recreation space, a home theater, a gym with a steam shower, a seventh bedroom and the ability to create an eighth bedroom if needed.
Off to one side of the house is a gunite pool that overlooks Georgica Pond. A pool house is nearby. There is also a detached three-car garage.
Taxes on the 13.89-acre property are currently $49,235.
Solow died in August 2020 at age 92. He purchased the vacant property for $19.5 million in 2006, according to records.
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Not only will the buyer of this expansive Montauk home get a beautiful home on 1.6 acres with views of the ocean from nearly every room, but they will also get a two-year membership to Gurney’s Montauk Resort, just down the block. The approximately 5,400-square-foot home at 16 Fir Lane is listed for $5.5 million with Jackie Lowey of Saunders & Associates.
Located in the coveted Hither Woods area, a long driveway leads to the home. Just past a two-car detached garage is the well-appointed shingled home with a large covered wrap-around porch where the views of the Atlantic Ocean begin. The front door opens to a large foyer that leads to the large dining room that features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a view of the ocean in the distance.
A large eat-in gourmet kitchen offers a Dacor range with a warming drawer in the center island, additional wall ovens, four Fisher& Paykel dishwasher drawers and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. Natural light pours in from the wall of windows.
Just beyond the peninsula island is a large living room, which features another floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. French doors lead to another covered porch.
There are a total of six bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths. An ensuite bedroom is located on the first floor, along with a powder room. Upstairs, there are three ensuite bedrooms and two guests rooms that share a bathroom.
As for the second-floor master suite, it is generously sized and boasts a panoramic ocean view and a private balcony. A laundry room can also be found upstairs for added convenience.
The finished lower level provides a full bathroom and additional living or recreation space. “Your guests will swoon over the large, plush home theater with projector and stadium seating,” the listing says.
The property is well-landscaped from the rolling manicured front lawn to the gardens. A gunite pool and hexagonal-shaped spa is surrounded by a stone patio and mature trees for privacy and shade. A pool house offers a full bathroom, a kitchenette, and an outdoor shower. There is also an outdoor kitchen.
Meghan and Harry, can you hear me? Behind the gates of a four-acre property on the Quiogue peninsula, down a long driveway, just past the motor court, sits a home with 22,000 square feet of living space surrounded by well-landscaped grounds.
Ryan Serhant, star of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York, and his newly founded brokerage, SERHANT, have brought this home to the market, the new firm’s first foray into the Hamptons real estate scene.
The asking price: $16.5 million.
“111 Meeting House Road is a stunning, one-of-a-kind property that combines the best of interior and landscape design, resort life at home, entertaining guests, working from home and luxurious Hamptons living,” says Serhant, CEO of SERHANT, in a statement to Behind The Hedges.
The property is listed by Serhant himself and Shawn Egan, a Hamptons-based agent who recently left another firm to join SERHANT about a month ago.
The home is impressive, not only for its size, but what it holds inside—40 rooms with many unique features such as a live theater with a stage, a dance room and an octagonal indoor pool below a conservatory, with glass floors, that looks down at the pool. In addition to the main home, there is a 1,500-square-foot carriage house, an outdoor pool and a pool house wiht a kitchenette.
“It’s one of the biggest houses I’ve been,” Egan said by phone recently (and he’s been in some pretty big homes as one of the top agents at his former firm).
“It’s a very fun house too—there’s a dance room with a disco ball. And it’s decorated beautifully. Absolutely gorgeous.”
It is, by far, the most expensive listing on the small west-of-the-canal peninsula, a quaint hamlet nestled between Quogue and Westhampton Beach. The next priciest home on the market is Meadowcroft, a storied historic home on Quantuck Bay, listed with Enzo Morabito of Douglas Elliman for $13 million.
The Meeting House Road home was designed by the award-winning companies, Bruce Nagel + Partners, an architecture firm based in Westhampton Beach, and Pembrooke & Ives, interior designers in Manhattan. Built in 2008, we’ve been told it has hosted many notable guests at the numerous weddings, parties, and fundraisers that have been held there over the years.
In total, between the two houses, there are 13 bedrooms and 11 full bathrooms. Two rotundas separate different wings of the main house, which boasts three levels. The primary suite wing measures a whopping 4,000 square feet and includes a bedroom, terrace, dual walk-in closets, and two private offices, so you never have to share.
The home also features six fireplaces, an elevator servicing all three floors and a whole-house generator (especially impressive given the home’s size).
The kitchens are equipped with top- of-the-line appliances from Viking, Bosch and Sub-Zero. Plus, there is a butler’s pantry for ease in entertaining. There is a bar room with black cerused oak walls with a tasting table, “posh seating” and custom built-ins to showcase wines and spirits, according to the listing.
The lower level holds a large recreation space, where you will find the dance hall, fitness and Pilates rooms with a locker room and a full shower, a game room, a pantry with additional laundry systems and an indoor theater. There is also a safe and file storage room.
Lighting was custom designed by Shine Design and there is also a state-of-the-art Crestron automation system.
Several screened porches lend themselves to the indoor/outdoor living experience. The outdoor space is enhanced by old growth trees, expansive lawns and new landscaping, designed by Hollander Design Landscape Architects.
An outdoor gunite pool has an adjacent deck and pavilion that offers a shaded lounge space, changing rooms and a kitchenette.
The property also includes three- and four-car garages at the end of the motor court. Truly a property fit for royalty.
“We’re proud to have this notable listing represented by SERHANT Signature, our firm’s specialty division designed to serve high net worth clients,” Serhant adds.
The late Henry W. Koehler, one of the top sporting artists in the world, painted many of his equestrian paintings, for which he was known, in his studio in his quaint Southampton Village home. That house, at 80 North Main St., has been put on the market by his estate for $2.295 million.
Koehler, who died in late 2018 at the age of 91, owned the 1880s cedar-shingled traditional for 30 years.It sits on over a half-acre, in the heart of the village, and offers four bedrooms and three full baths.
His artwork once appeared on a U.S. postage stamp to mark the 100th anniversary of the Kentucky Derby, and his work can be found at the National Racing Museum in Saratoga Springs and in the National Horse Racing Museum at Newmarket in Great Britain. The Hampton Classic Horse Show here on the East End featured his work five times.
In addition to an equestrian focus, he also was known to paint sailing scenes. In fact, it was his image of a sailing regatta that appeared on the cover of a 1960 Sports Illustrated issue that led Jacqueline Kennedy to commission a painting of her husband, John F. Kennedy.
Other collectors of his work include Ralph Lauren, Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.
Southampton Village is where Koehler made his home.
The architecturally classic center hallway leads to the 25-foot living room, which features a wood burning fireplace. The hallway is flanked by a south facing library and a four bedroom that can also be used an office.
Western exposures provide natural light throughout the day, we’re told. The eat-in kitchen is large and charming with a bistro tiled floor.
Upstairs is where you will find three double bedrooms and two full bathrooms and, the most special of all, the bonus room that was Koehler’s artist’s studio. Exposures to the north, east and west make it a delight no matter how one chooses to use it.