“Two for the price of one” is a phrase no self-respecting shopper can resist. And maybe that will be the same for you, as a home buyer, if you’re considering a purchase that delivers lots of bang for the buck.
This charming duo of cottages in New Suffolk are on adjacent lots but independent of each other, offering a flexible ownership scenario.
“Both are equipped for year round and they both have rental permits,” says Natalie Hough of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, who is working with Frederick Markham, the listing agent on their representation. “You can use one or both of them as an income property or the whole thing as a family estate.”
Sited on an L-shaped parcel, the two houses each have their own driveway and street address, though, are combined under this listing. The home with the Grathwohl Road address was built in 2011 and is entered through a 214-square-foot covered and railed porch with bluestone pavement. The entry way opens into an open format living room and eat-in-chef’s kitchen totaling nearly 850 square feet, anchored by a brick gas fireplace.
The kitchen’s custom cabinetry is topped white Carrara marble countertops, and a contrasting center island in robin’s egg blue seats five, in addition to offering additional storage. The gas range is Wolf and the integrated refrigerator is Sub-Zero. The kitchen’s French doors lead to a paved patio overlooking the back yard. A 163-square-foot dining room is just off the kitchen, and there’s an additional outdoor space for entertaining. The home features hardwood floors throughout.
The second level is dedicated to three bedrooms, one of which is a 277-square-foot primary suite with walk-in closet, large ensuite bathroom with a soaking tub, radiant-heated floors and French doors opening to a Juliet balcony. The Jack and Jill bedrooms share a bath, and measure 168 and 187 square feet.
The Grathwohl lot includes an 18 x 36 heated gunite pool with three waterfalls, custom-built pool house with a media room, an outdoor shower, built-in outdoor kitchen and additional covered dining area, and a lushly planted, self-irrigated back yard with private hedges. The basement level is 1,138 square feet of open space is currently used as a combination den and play/billiards room. It has a legal egress window and offers a fresh palate for further renovation or to add a fourth bedroom. The house has a one-car attached garage and views of the creek. It comes with local beach rights.
Built in the 1950s, the sister shingled cottage on Wicks Road has been redesigned and updated as a guest house of about 1,500 square feet, with a stepped entry leading into a 257-square-foot living room with window at the front and on the side. The 204-square-foot eat-in kitchen has been updated with country cupboards, wide-plank white oak flooring and stainless steel appliances. A pantry, mudroom and laundry room are conveniently located off the kitchen, as is a newly renovated full bathroom. There’s a 120-square-foot bedroom on this level.
Upstairs, is a flexible loft-style arrangement of two bedrooms of 148 and 178 square feet. The full basement is unfinished and accessed via a Bilco door. Along with the Grathwohl house, it has beach rights.
The homes, says Hough, “have been beautifully maintained and are a nice combination of old charm and modern touches.”
The houses sit on a peninsula bounded by West and Wickham Creeks and Cutchogue Harbor. Nearby is the renown Old Cove Yacht Club, which has taught generations of young North Forkers to sail. New Suffolk public beach is 1.2 miles away and in sight of the privately owned Robins Island. Other nearby attractions include the North Fork Country Club and Downs Farm Preserve, a 51-acre designated New York State Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat with nature trails and special events.
“This is a quiet and artsy area with lots of nautical history,” says Hough.
The homes at 3120 Grathwohl and 180 Wicks are listed at $2,950,000 and the details can be seen here.