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A sprawling and beautifully manicured backyard is the ideal space for entertaining friends and dining al fresco with family throughout the spring, summer and fall. This week in our Dream Home series, we’ve found a newly renovated house with an amazing backyard, reminiscent of the style often found in the French countryside, located on one of Southold’s most desirable tree-lined streets. 

The incredible attention to detail is apparent everywhere and will immediately capture the attention of your guests. It perfectly represents the American foursquare style, with elements of meticulous craftsmanship woven into every turn. 

“The addition of the great room in the back gives you the added luxury of open modern living without sacrificing the historical integrity and beauty,” said listing agent Bridget Elkin of Compass Realty. “The downstairs is anchored by a generous foyer and center hall giving access to the kitchen, dining, library with fireplace, first-floor bedroom and enormous great room in the back – which also has a fireplace.”

This home is all about lifestyle. Both the kitchen and bathroom are newly renovated, with state-of-the-art, high-end appliances and radiant heated flooring. Three walls on the first floor have large windows, letting in warm, natural light. Upstairs, three of the four bedrooms have large ensuite baths and a separate guest room downstairs has access to the fourth full bathroom. 

The great room connects to a charming masonry terrace covered in wisteria and overlooks the pool. The yard is surrounded by an assortment of flowers and mature ornamental plantings. 

“Whether hosting friends for epic dinner parties or long days by the pool, this house and property channels a tasteful elegance and romance often associated with the south of France,” said Elkin. 

The historical integrity of this home, blended with its scale and updates for modern living make it the best of both worlds. The home, nestled on Maple Lane, is just steps from the cafes and shops of downtown Southold, yet it maintains the air of peacefulness often associated with the North Fork.

“You’re charmed immediately,” said Elkin. “The home and property have so much substance and romance about them. Pulling onto Maple Lane sets the tone which continues through both floors of the house and into the majestic backyard. [Everything] feels incredibly grand yet unpretentious”

This home is currently listed for $2,995,000 and you can view the full listing here