North Fork Dream Home: $1.2M Farmhouse on Shelter Island


Step back in time when you step inside this authentic late 1800s Shelter Island farmhouse on Osprey Road.

Set on .72 acres, this five bedroom, two and a half bath house has been lovingly maintained and cared for and is now ready for a new homeowner to enjoy this beautiful property.

Built in 1866, the farmhouse faces south and overlooks the property and fenced in garden. The wood shingled roof and painted shingle siding help to maintain the unique and authentic feel of the house.

“This is a unique property in the sense that you don’t have many properties like this left in New York,” said Daniel Gale Sotheby’s real estate agent Margaret Colligan. “Especially in a resort area.”

The first floor includes the living room, dining room, kitchen, half bath, plus two staircases that lead upstairs to the five bedrooms and two full baths. A giant wrap-around front porch runs the entire length of the house and a lovely arbor arch decorates the driveway.

“The rooms are a comfortable size,” Colligan said. “But you can easily take down walls to make larger rooms and create what you want to do.”

Flowers like roses, plus herbs and vegetables currently grow in the fenced-in garden.

“Roses are a commodity on Shelter Island, because of the deer,” Colligan said. “You don’t have many flowers because of them.”

Located in the Shorewood section of the island, you can walk to the private Shorewood beach and there is also a Beach and Tennis Association.

“Shorewood is in a quiet location, it’s close to the South Ferry, but it’s not a highly traveled area,” said Colligan.

The property also includes a shed and has plenty of room for a swimming pool.

“This really is a throwback to another time,” Colligan said. “If you are looking for a lifestyle that is simple and pure and beautiful, this is it.”

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29a Osprey Rd, Shelter Island
5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms
3,000 square feet
Margaret Colligan
Daniel Gale Sothebys Intl Rlty

















Charming 1866 Shorewood Farmhouse On .72 Acres. Facing South And Perfectly Situated Overlooking Gracious Yard And Fenced In Garden. Wood Shingled Roof And Painted Shingle Siding Help To Maintain The Unique And Authentic Feel Of This Beauty. Lovely First Floor Flows Nicely With 2 Staircases That Lead To 5 Bedrooms And 2 Full Baths. New Furnace 9/14; New Septic 3/25;
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