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We know we’re not alone when we say this cold winter weather has us daydreaming of leisurely summer days spent on Shelter Island. To help transport us there, we’re featuring a short run of Dream Home properties all set on the island commonly known to locals as “The Rock.” 

This week’s Dream Home has views that can’t be beaten.

“The 180-degree, panoramic views of Gardiner’s Bay from nearly every room in the house are picturesque. No matter what season of the year, there is always visual interest that is your primary backdrop,” said listing agent Penelope Moore of Saunders & Associates. “In the summertime sailboats glide by. In the autumn the sunlight turns golden, and the foliage is beautiful across the water in Mashomack Preserve. In the wintertime when there is snow falling, you feel like you’re in a snowglobe!”  

The Asian-style, mid-century modern home features four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms, a kitchen with high-end appliances, a great room that is divided by a massive fieldstone fireplace which was constructed from large beach stones from Ram Island when the house was originally built. A thoughtful floorplan maximizes the home’s views. 

“There is a long corridor with a wall of windows running along one side and bedrooms on the other – designed this way so that each bedroom has a water view and a door to the covered porch outside overlooking the bay,” Moore told us. 

The primary suite is first along the corridor, it includes two walk-in closets and a spa-like bathroom with an air-tub and separate shower. The laundry center and a full bath with a door to the deck are next, effectively separating the main bedroom from everyone else. Next, you’ll find the second and third bedrooms which share a jack-and-jill full bathroom. The fourth bedroom is on the end of the house near a door to the driveway which is convenient for guests wanting to come and go without disturbing anyone. 

Outside, the shoreline of the vast beachfront has been renovated with PVC bulkhead, underwater jetties, beach grasses and steppingstones. A Gunite pool that overlooks the bay was also recently installed. And very nearby is a boat landing where one could get a mooring and access their boat either by dinghy from the home or by leaving their dinghy along the shoreline.

The home’s location is incredibly private and desirable. 

“This home is located on Ram Island which is attached by a causeway to Shelter Island. Back in the day, farmers used to bring their sheep to roam freely. Later, there was a little waterfront club near this home hence the name ‘Club Drive,’” added Moore. “Reel Point, which the home looks out onto, is a sensitive environmental area with a dune restoration program that has been underway for some time. The opening from Gardiners Bay to Coecles Harbor is currently being dredged to open the waterway.”

It is listed at $4,950,000.

See the complete listing here