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Striking a balance between elegance and beachy charm is not always an easy feat and finding the right proportion between both is a delicate matter. In this week’s Dream Home, we found an idyllic North Fork waterfront escape that is the perfect blend of colonial styles and intermixed beachy elements.

Walk through the two neo-classical columns and step foot inside this home, where you will be greeted with a sense of openness. The airy, free-flowing feel comes from the open-concept living area. The kitchen flows into the living room and four-season sunroom. Downstairs there is also a formal dining room and family room with a fireplace. 

“[This] give[s] you the perfect balance between a modern open floor plan and traditional separate spaces,” said Eric Elkin, listing agent from Compass Reality. 

The second and third floors are where you’ll find all four bedrooms as well as two of the home’s three bathrooms. The third-floor dormer in particular adds to the colonial style of the home, reminiscent of a feature seen on capes in the area. 

With this home, you will never tire of the view or run out of outdoor activities from watching sunsets, kayaking, or exploring the surrounding water. All rooms except for one have a view of the waterfront – both of the Peconic Bay and the surrounding creek. The wooded land beyond evolves with the seasons, giving you a stunning and dynamic setting to spend your days.

“It has a beachy but soulful energy that perfectly fits its setting,” said Elkin. “There’s a magical quality to this creek setting where you can easily imagine yourself as a child spending endless days exploring the shallow water. Ospreys, egrets and swans are constantly in view. It’s the ideal launch point for kayaks and paddleboards.”

This home is located in Beixdon Estates in Southold, a neighborhood with an eclectic charm that feels quintessentially North Fork. The association has two community beaches and is perfectly situated between Southold and Greenport’s shops and restaurants.

“There’s a warmth to this home,” said Elkin. “It feels as comfortable playing the role of a summer beach house as it does a quiet winter retreat. This home is well suited for year-round living or your beach house getaway.” 

The house is currently listed for $1,450,000. View the full listing here