On the Waterfront: Greenport, Shelter Island

UPDATE 2/11/09: Price on the Greenport Greek Revival cottage reduced to 399K!

This intrepid old-house hunter saw two intriguing properties yesterday on the East End of Long Island:

p10203591First, a tiny 1810 Greek Revival sea captain’s house in Greenport (on the market since last June, asking $459K), half a block from the harbor. The 1 BR  house needs painting inside and out, but it’s charming and livable as-is.  It was the part-time home of Hope Dewar Hendler, a costume and hat designer who died in December at age 92. Proceeds from the sale of the house will go to Cancer Care.  Contact: Suzanne Hahn, Brown Harris Stevens  631 477 8001

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Then…a superbly located but architecturally challenged 1970 artist’s house on 1.1 secluded acres on Shelter Island, on a large freshwater pond (over a year on the market, asking $499K). Needs total rehab and re-thinking but enormous potential for a fabulous summer or year-round home.  Contact: Janalyn Travis-Messer, Griffing & Collins  631 749 0500

It’s 2009.  Don’t be afraid to make a low-ball offer!

Please note: I am not a real estate broker and have no financial interest in the sale of these or any properties mentioned in this blog.


About cara

I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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