100 Shore Rd - Bayville, New York
Enjoy a Hampton lifestyle without the 90 mile drive in this spectacular young, Hamptonesque colonial sitting on a quiet near-acre property with 90 feet of beachfront on the North Shore’s fabled “Gold Coast.” Perfect for use as an extended family summer getaway or for year-round living, this special mini-estate offers breathtaking water views and access to several great village shopping and dining areas, not to mention 2 Long Island Railroad stations. This enchanting 5,000 square-foot “country home” boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half-baths, a 3-car garage with studio guest suite, and a fabulous inground pool overlooking the beach and Mill Neck Creek, which flows into the pristine waters of Oyster Bay. Located at the northernmost point in Nassau County, Bayville is a charming seaside town on Long Island Sound. Originally a fishing town, it became popular for wealthy New Yorkers to build their summer homes in the early 20th Century. Today, most of its residents live here year-round and enjoy a sense of “Small Town America”. Several waterfront restaurants, a shopping district and several sandy beaches are easily accessed. Just a short drive away as are golf clubs, yacht clubs, and the delightful village shopping districts of Locust Valley and Oyster Bay Village, each with its own train station. Many mansion parks with special events are also nearby. Situated on the tip of a peninsula, this charming beach home sits back from the end of Shore Road secluded by a tall hedge. A large parking courtyard provides ample space for boats and cars. Providing additional space for watercraft and toys, the property’s beach is easily accessed from the pool area through a gated glass fence that allows water views for those in the pool. This classic Roman inground pool features a spa on one side and a submerged dining are on the other. A privacy fence and copse of trees provides additional privacy. The spacious paving stone surround extends into a dining patio with fireplace and outdoor kitchen beside the house. Beyond a gated fence, a second large courtyard separates the house from a 3-car garage beneath studio guest quarters. Though less than a decade old, this romantic retreat has a timeless sense of beauty from its architectural roof with eyebrow windows to its cedar siding interrupted by a spacious rocking chair front porch and diamond pane windows and transom lights. This theme continues in the gracious center hall foyer with its harlequin marble floors. Running the width of the house, this bright and airy space features a graceful circular staircase ascending in a circular tower. A sitting room leads into the expansive living room with an imposing fireplace teasing the eye away from the breathtaking water views seen through a box bay with French doors to the pool. An adjoining bar area also opens to serve the pool area. Across the foyer, a banquet sized dining room is enhanced by a coffered ceiling, front triple window and French doors to the gigantic eat-in-kitchen. This fabulous space has all a cook could ask for including extensive granite-topped custom cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, including a professional gas stove, and a large center island with seating area, prep sink, wine rack and wine cooler. A door opens to the side patio’s dining area, and French doors in the breakfast area open to a generous circular covered porch. This is also accessed from an inviting den with access to the kitchen and mudroom. On the second floor, the luxurious master suite includes a high tray ceiling with eyebrow window and balcony with water and pool views, 2 walk-in closets, and a lavish marble master bath with twin vanity and large steam shower. Also on this floor are 4 well designed bedrooms, 2 sharing a loft, 2 designer baths and a laundry room. The full finished basement features a large entertainment space with home theater, huge walk-in bar with ample seating, a lounge area, and access to a bonus room, storage room, sauna and powder room. An added bonus, the studio apartment above the 3-car garage is a guest suite with kitchenette and full bath. Ideal for year-round entertaining and summer fun galore, this exceptional property is truly a boater’s paradise. With its mooring and private beach, you can kayak, paddle-board, jet-ski, fish, swim, sail, tube and water ski right off your own property. Afterwards, enjoy a sensational sunset from your pool and patio. Ahhhh. This is the life!
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman