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: debredemers@gmail.com