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This exceptional beachfront Peconic cottage offers a rare chance to own a piece of North Fork history.

The circa 1920s home was once a cornerstone of the Peconic Art Colony, a group of local artists whose members drew inspiration from the North Fork’s natural beauty. The artists group included the likes of Henry and Edith Mitchell Prellwitz along with others who made “significant contributions to the cultural heritage of the United States,” according to a 1995 New York Times article.

Situated on just shy of an acre overlooking the Little Peconic Bay, it’s easy to see how the views served as their endless muse. “It is so much more than a house on the beach,” said listing agent JoAnn Wind of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “It has so much history.”

Intimate and charming, the masterfully restored home retains the character of its classic seaside architecture with white wainscot and original brick accent walls, exposed beams, fireplace, breezeway and large, welcoming front porch framed by regal columns.

The 3,200-square-foot, five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home has plenty of room to entertain. There are defined living spaces throughout the home, most notably the first floor master suite — a former artist studio the current homeowner converted in a private oasis complete with a loft office space.

“It is a unique space with so much charm,” Wind said. “The views are just spectacular.”

Outside is all about relaxing on the lawn, seated in Adirondack chairs overlooking the water or spending lazy days on the home’s 650-feet of private sandy beach.

“The whole area is very open,” Wind said. “But not many people know about that beach so it’s always private.”

This home is listed for $5,995,000

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