Bayfront Cottage in Pine Neck for, say, 425K


I LOVE this old-fashioned 3BR cottage in an excellent location in Pine Neck, right on Noyac Bay. Two doors down, smack on the water, there’s a mean little shack, and they’re asking $3mil for it.

This one has a real summer-bungalow feel, though it’s winterized. Ask is 455K but James Keogh, the listing agent (, thinks it can be had for 425K or thereabouts — “400 to start the conversation.”

If I could have pulled it off, I would have, but it was a bit beyond my reach. I tried to talk my sister into buying it, so I could at least hang out there, but she didn’t bite.


Here’s what I love about it:

  • water views from nearly every window
  • the kitchen: roomy, clean, country-ish, and in the right place — at the back of the house, leading to the rear lawn and future porch
  • the funky ’40s trim, now painted blue, like the scalloped brackets under the window boxes
  • the windows, unique and original, with unusual vertical mullions in the top sash
  • it’s very near Foster-Memorial Long Beach Town Park, wonderful for swimming
  • the hip, historic town of Sag Harbor is only 2 miles away
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Here’s what would make it more fabulous:

  • landscaping
  • shutters, to give the windows more presence
  • removing the screening from the front entry porch, which faces the road (an exceedingly quiet road, but nonetheless)
  • putting a screened porch at the rear of the house, facing the water – duh!
  • slamming through the dropped ceilings inside the house and opening them to the roofline to create vaulted ceilings throughout


About cara

I blog (for fun) here at casaCARA, and write (for money) about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites.
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1 Response to Bayfront Cottage in Pine Neck for, say, 425K

  1. Oh….. I could just eat this little cottage!!!!! It is so very sweet. Beyond my reach too, but doesn’t cost to dream! Thank you.

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