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Nestled on the Bayview peninsula in Southold, a massive bayfront home defines luxury at every turn. In this week’s edition of our Dream Home series, we found a sprawling estate offering over 6,000 square feet of living space, complete with 20-foot high ceilings, stunning views of Shelter Island, and innovative smart house technology throughout.  

Enter the property through the elegant wrought iron gate and make your way up the long driveway lined by pear trees which leads to a spectacular European-scale motor court with a fountain at the center. Take the stone steps up to the covered porch and enter the foyer through the grand double doors where you’ll be greeted by dual staircases, a soaring catwalk banister, and a pristine living room with panoramic water views. 

“Inside the home, 20-foot ceilings enclosed in glass overlooking Peconic Bay with the Green Lawns of Shelter Island salt water and wildlife creating a natural moving image,” said listing agent Carol Szynaka of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “At the end of the day, you can enjoy a bonfire and the sunset from your private beach.” 

Over 30 feet of floor-to-ceiling windows not only offer breathtaking views and plenty of natural light but will also be the perfect spot in the house to entertain guests or just relax in your newfound luxury no matter the time of year.

Entertain family and friends in the bright white chef’s kitchen, which seamlessly flows into a formal dining room with enough seating for up to 16 guests. Through the dining room, circle back to the oversized living room which features a soaring stone fireplace at its center. A spacious guest suite is also located on the first floor of this home. 

Upstairs, find four ensuite bedrooms, two of which include private balconies with their own views of the Peconic Bay. Returning to the first floor, step out onto the back porch, and take in the vastness of your estate and private beach. Enjoy an al fresco dinner with a complete outdoor kitchen and pizza oven. This home was built for entertaining in style, as it also includes a wine cellar, game room, and home theater in the basement.

“The home is affectionately known as ‘The White Orchid House’ and will accommodate all your guests comfortably,” said Szynaka. “Building this home today would take years of planning, permitting, and decision-making. Basically, you save [a lot] of time, money, and effort. This is an opportunity to make life easy, take back your time, move in hassle-free, invite your guests, and enjoy your time building memories.”  

This unforgettable home has something for everyone. Unlike other large estates around the North Fork, there is plenty of privacy to relax in your newfound luxury with over 8 acres surrounding you.

Currently, the home is listed at $7,750,000. View the complete listing here