Wondering what your budget can get you on the red-hot North Fork real estate market? We’re here to help, home buyers. In our new biweekly column, we’re spotlighting homes for sale in hamlets across the North Fork at various price points.
This edition, we’re zeroing in on waterfront homes, starting at around $750,000 and going way up from there. Whether you’re craving Long Island Sound vistas, peaceful creekside mornings or a private sandy bay beach, there’s nothing like being close to the water, especially once the weather starts to improve (we promise, it will).
Here’s what’s on offer on the waterfront and how much it might cost you.
A cottage by the lake in East Marion
This three-bedroom, one-bath home couldn’t be cozier, with its barn-style roof and open plan living and dining area, highlighted by a brick fireplace and wood-beamed cathedral ceilings. But let’s be honest, you’ll likely spend most of your time on the deck or the dock, sipping coffee and watching the seasons change. It’s for sale from Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $747,000.
A sunny farmhouse on Mattituck Inlet
This cedar-singled farmhouse sits on 2 secluded acres with a backyard barn and nearly 300 feet of water frontage on Mattituck Inlet. The move-in-ready interior is bright and beachy (there’s shiplap galore) and the living room has a wood burning stove. Get it from Town and Country Real Estate for $975,000.
A summer house on the Sound in Riverhead
This 5-bedroom, 2-bath home, built in 1953, is situated on a not-too-high bluff overlooking Long Island Sound and is only about 90 minutes from NYC. Take the staircase down to your own private sandy beach with two jetties — the fishing is good. Head’s up, there’s no heat, so if you want to make this summer place your year-round haven, some updating will be in order. This home is listed by Little Bay Realty for $1.1 million.
A historic home on Sterling Creek in Greenport
This neat and pretty two-bedroom, two-bath home is walking distance to Greenport village and dates to the 1850s. It features the original wide-plank floors and some not-so-original skylights. There’s a cute screened-in porch out front and a deck and dock out back overlooking the boats and kayaks on Sterling Creek. It’s listed by NOFO Real Estate for $1.199 million.
A bayfront dream spot in New Suffolk
This home ideally located on New Suffolk’s First Street does not just have bay views — it’s practically in the Peconic. There are panoramic water views from almost every room, which feature high-end updates like teak accents and fir moulding. You get a slice of private beach, too. The property is listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate for $2.995 million.