Shelter Island Farmhouse 665K


THE OTHER NIGHT, I asked my friend Debre, who is a real estate agent on Shelter Island — that idyllic, reachable-only-by-ferry, Victorian-house-laden spot in between the North and South Forks of Long Island — to clue me in to the best old house on the market right now. She zeroed in on this cedar-shingled 1906 farmhouse on West Neck Road.


“It has almost all its original character, a beautifully renovated kitchen (10 years ago and still looking great), and a nice flow in the public space downstairs. It just needs a fence or hedge to give a sense of separation from the road, and it is golden.”


And, she added, “They’ve just dropped the price into the range of reason.”


There are 3 bedrooms, 1-1/2 baths; the property is close to three-quarters of an acre, and there’s a detached garage and storage shed.


Photos: Corcoran

For more information and/or a showing:

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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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4 Responses to Shelter Island Farmhouse 665K

  1. Patti Hinkle says:

    Love it. Is that a walk out back door?

  2. Nick A says:


  3. Jo says:

    This is the part of West Neck Road which they call ‘The City’. I think that’s an inside joke because there is a cluster of pre-Civil War buildings there. Before the Methodists built the summer Victorian cottages that make up much of Shelter Island Heights (1874-1879), this was the densest part of the Island. Of course, when I say dense population, I mean you could actually see a neighbor. ;

    This page has a nice history of the oldest Shelter Island houses.

  4. Eileen says:

    Very charming house – wish I was in the market…!

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