This barn turned artist’s studio on Shelter Island is like something out of a fairy tale.
Surrounded by 5.5 acres of sloping hills, gardens and a pond, the 1,800-square-foot renovated barn is situated near an infinity pool complete with a hot tub and waterfall.
“The pool and waterfall are at a higher elevation,” said Linda McCarthy, an agent with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “So you can sit on the lawn down below, look up and see the waterfall coming over. It’s quite stunning.”
The barn, now used as an artist’s studio, features a complete apartment on its second level.
While the interior has been left fairly simple, it does include basic amenities like a complete kitchen with dishwasher, a bathroom, washer, dryer and finished basement.
“The apartment above is a one-bedroom, so it’s ideal for a single person or two people,” McCarthy said. “It’s small, but you could add to the structure.”
Built into a sloping hill, the entrances of both the studio and apartment can be accessed from the ground level. Though the property cannot be used commercially, it can continue to be used as an artist’s studio. It can also be turned into a home.
“It has very high ceilings; there’s lots of light,” McCarthy said. “It’s a very expansive space for whatever you might want to do with it.”
The property also features a vegetable garden, fruit trees and a chicken coop. A pond has lights that showcase the infinity pool at night and rights to nearby Wade’s Beach are included. A long gated driveway ensures complete privacy.
“It’s like being in a park when you’re there,” McCarthy said. “It’s peaceful, serene. There’s no noise, except for the birds chirping. It’s really remarkable.”
Should the buyer want to build a larger house without spoiling the studio’s fairy-tale imagery, there is a parcel that sits adjacent to the property on the market for $898,000.
“It’s totally undeveloped and you could build a big house there with a pool and have the guest cottage above the artist studio,” McCarthy said.
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72 S Ferry Road, Shelter Island
1 bedroom, 1 bath
1,800 square feet
Daniel Gale Sothebys Intl Rlty
Artists Dream Studio Surrounded By 5.5 Acres Of Gardens, Pond And Nature. Stunningly Redone Infinity Heated Pool And Hot Tub, High On The Bluff Overlooking All! Also Available In Combination With 131 S Midway Road, With An Additional 4 Acres, For An Elegant 9.5 Acre Estate.
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