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This property at 1200 Indian Neck Lane in Peconic caught my eye for its utter uniqueness: a mini compound with historic roots and completely unduplicated anywhere on Long Island, or even the world!

It was staff writer Lilly Parnell’s North Fork Dream Home pick in October, and the names hint at a back story of this home: The Old King Farmhouse and Owl Hollow artist’s studio. The farmhouse, built in 1860, kept a lot of its character through a thoughtful renovation that opened up the space, let in tons of light and modernized the home for living and entertaining. The wood trimmings and finishings, and multi-pane windows give this a rustic/chic industrial feel without trying too hard. And, five fireplaces! The separate studio is a writer’s dream (sorry, artists, move over: I’m claiming this space!). I love the oversized windows, high ceilings and exposed beams — again, everything you want in a modern home but done here in a natural and authentic way.

I also like the landscaping — naturalistic grasses and hedges that don’t look too manicured, separate places for people to be alone and yet together. Sited on just over an acres, it’s truly a relaxed respite away from it all. 

For $2,850,000, this is a steal—a completely unique home with plenty of space, all the amenities and room to roam. Is it too late to put this on my wish list? — Lana Bortolot, Dream Home real estate columnist, Northforker and Southforker