This old-meets-new home offers waterfront-neighborhood living on its very own peninsula. Built in 1890, this 2,300-square-foot, three-bedroom home was renovated from tip to toe in 2022, with updates to both the interior and exterior infrastructure.
While most of the old home has been renovated, some original details remain says Bridget Elkin, the agent on Compass’s Elkin Team representing the listing. “Even though it has been added on to and renovated, there’s still a charm to the shape and dimension of the home,” she says.
The two-story home has a partially finished basement, with a full bathroom and a home office that looks out over the dock and a waterway leading to Wunneweta Pond, which, in turn, empties into Cutchogue Bay. Sliding doors offer access to a patio and the finished portion of the space is also accessed via an internal staircase from the kitchen.
The home is entered through a covered porch into the mudroom, which, in turn leads into the 275-square-foot open kitchen, which, with its 11-foot ceilings, Elkin calls “open and inviting: It speaks to you as a room to gather in.”
It has been completely updated with high-end stainless-steel appliances such as the Wolf gas range with its double oven and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The custom wood cabinets are topped with quartz, including the large center island in a contrasting color. It has a prep sink, ample under-counter storage, an integrated microwave oven and seats six. Adjacent to the kitchen is a renovated butler’s pantry with generous storage space and an under-counter wine fridge.
The dining area—another estimated 240 square feet—shares space with the kitchen, divided by the island and further defined by exposed natural-wood ceiling beams. Sliding glass doors lead to the exterior deck with ample room for entertaining and views toward the dock and the bay beyond (cue Otis Redding!) The living room features a gas-powered fireplace and adjacency through a large doorway to another light-filled den with water views and access to the wrap-around deck. Also on the first floor are a bedroom and full bathroom with hallway access. The other two bedrooms, including the primary, and a full bath, are on the second floor.
“There is an amazing energy to this home, Elkin says, “It feels like a beach house but has a warmth to it for year-round appeal.” The wraparound deck, she says, gives it a “tree house vibe.” The house’s southwest exposure ensures plenty of light throughout the day.
The 2022 renovation included conveniences such as a smart security system, automatic blinds, remote-controlled heating and cooling systems — “everything that you can do from your phone,” Elkin says.
The owners kept the exterior simple, replacing the traditional cedar shingle and letting the water and the dock play starring roles on this .37-acre lot. They installed new pavers and stonework, and a crushed sea-shell driveway. The deck and deep-water dock are newly constructed, as is the bulkhead.
“Nassau Point is one of the most cherished locations on the North Fork and has a nostalgic appeal,” Elkin says, noting that is it one of the older beach communities that still maintains its original character. Albert Einstein maintained a presence nearby on Old Cove Road — one of a number of celebrities of the times, including Helen Keller and composer Benjamin Britten, to visit the area.
Located on a peninsula with no through traffic, Nassau Point is quiet, offering a convivial community feel, but also allowing privacy with many houses located on smaller lanes, surrounded by mature trees.
The neighborhood, which Elkin says “has character and a point of view” is a “good jumping off point for lunch at Sag Harbor or going to Shelter island by boat.”
The home on Little Peconic Bay Road is about four miles from the village of Cutchogue, and less than a mile from Fisherman’s Beach and about five miles from East Creek Beach (a list of Riverhead beaches and waterfront associations can be reviewed here). Also nearby are the North Fork Country Club, the Old Cove Yacht Club and Downs Farm Preserve, a designated wildlife habitat.
The furnishings, which were custom designed for the renovation can be available for purchase. As listed, the house at 1320 Little Peconic Bay Road, asks $2,295,000, and the details can be seen here.