North Fork Dream Home: Orient ranch with butterfly sanctuary

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Seated on over two acres of land, this Orient ranch-style home connects owners to wildlife with a butterfly sanctuary in the backyard and frequent furry visitors. 

“It’s a combination of being wild — the back portion has got a lot of animal life going on — and as you get closer to the barn and the house you get more of a traditional kind of landscaping, with flower beds and foundation plants,” said listing agent Nora Conant of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Built in the 1980s, the 2,000-square-foot home has since been updated and features a great room with floor to ceiling bookcases, lots of windows and glass sliding doors.

“It’s expansive,” Conant said of the views from the great room. “You can see all the way to the houses on Orchard Street and see clear across all that property.”

The home, which has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, also has a master suite on the ground floor, kitchen, dining room and full basement.

The Platt Road property also comes with enough space to add a pool, tennis court, horse ring or more. Additionally, there is potential to add an accessory apartment.

“It’s got tremendous potential,” she said. “You can do a lot with the home, or you can move in as is … and it’s equidistant from the downtown village lane or the terrific beach on the bay. You can bike or walk to either.”

The home is listed at $1,199,000.

See more pictures below. You can view the listing here.

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