Bayfront charmer in New Suffolk: North Fork Dream Home

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Nantucket meets the North Fork in this three-bedroom, three-bath New Suffolk estate ideal for those seeking a home with storied charm.

Builder Vincent Cunningham laid the bones for this architectural stunner in the 1960s. His method was to gather antique and recycled building materials, resulting in remarkable craftsmanship that is evident to this day.

Though the house has been added to over the years it retains its charm with expansions consistent with its style. The original Dutch Gambrel roof remains intact.

“This home is unique and charming, it’s clad in cedar shingles and has the feel of a much older home, something you might find in coastal areas of New England,” Collins said. “Along with all the antique country style, you also have all the modern amenities people want.”

The kitchen was recently renovated with stainless appliances, there are two levels of mahogany decks for entertaining and the master suite faces the sunrises. A separate fully updated barn and a third-floor lookout tower also help set the listing apart.

The old barn was originally built to house Cunningham’s building materials. Today, it is simply a great space with a lot of character. With skylights already in place it would be a serene art or writing studio, Collins added. The lookout tower, with views all the way to the South Fork, is another sanctuary.

“New Suffolk itself is such a special village, unique on the North Fork, with its maritime history and setting on the Peconic Bay,” said listing agent Marianne Collins, of Brown Harris Stevens. “To have a bayfront home here is extra special — there are not that many of them. And it’s perfectly situated to watch the start of the Wednesday night sail races, a wonderful New Suffolk tradition.”

The home is listed for $2,825,000.

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