Parklike escape in Baiting Hollow: North Fork Dream Home

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If you are in search of peace and quiet, this North Fork Dream Home in Baiting Hollow is your ultimate escape.

The newly listed three-bedroom, five-bathroom estate is situated in a parklike setting with nearly three acres of manicured landscaping and a private pond. Serene mornings can be spent enjoying coffee and watching the frogs hop from lily pad to lily pad, or in one of the secret gardens.

“The house is completely private,” said listing agent Diane Mollica of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “We call it the Heron House because herons frequently visit the pond — you can even ice skate on it in the winter. The owners are nursery people who take a special interest in tending to the gardens, so everything is stunning.”

Architect Marty Heiman designed the contemporary style home, built in 1975, with emphasis on bringing the outside in. Expansive windows throughout allow for sun-soaked living spaces and unabashed views of the grounds.

Artful wooden details — note the ceiling accents — and a cozy fireplace give the home charm while maintaining its modern feel with clean lines and a neutral palette. The master suite is a true retreat with its own library, master bathroom, fireplace and sliders that open out to a private outdoor space.

“The beauty of the house is that even though it is contemporary, the outside feels like it is coming in and it is a comfortable feeling — not stark like some contemporary homes,” Mollica said. “It is warm.”

One last surprise is the impressive indoor pool, located in a light-filled greenhouse with heated floors, allowing for year-round use. In the summer months, the greenhouse barn door opens to lush gardens surrounding the pool.

The home is listed for $2,200,000.

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