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(Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

If you ever fantasized about having your own private beach and tennis club, then this house on four acres at the end of Old Wood Path might be the setting for you to make that dream come true. 

(Photo credit: James Calandrino, Photografik Studios)

The property includes 244 feet of private beach with sugar sand, overlooking Peconic Bay and offers potential for customization and expansion. Nestled among mature trees and a welcoming back yard, the setting has a New England yesteryear vibe.

“It’s an amazing location with a lot potential,” says Scott Bennett, the Douglas Elliman agent listing the property. “This is all about the private location and views.”

Built in 1977 with some updates in the following decades, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom house has the bones of a traditional home with contemporary touches such as cathedral ceilings and bay and crescent transom windows that let in plenty of light.

Last updated about 30-plus years ago, the house presents a clean slate for cosmetic updates and a new owner who values the secluded location, private beach access and assets such as the regulation-sized tennis court and gazebo, outdoor deck, a small built pond for koi and mature flowering shrubs. There is also a three-car garage with a generous upstairs loft and dormer windows for storage or reimagined as an office or studio. 

With 3,300 square feet, the home can offer enough space for a family gathering place or weekend house. The first floor rooms are generously sized—most with cathedral ceilings—and include the living and dining rooms, a parlor, kitchen and breakfast room, a primary ensuite bedroom and an independent full bath. A handsome stone fireplace and hearth anchors the living room, with double French doors opening to the outside deck and windows showcasing the bay views. There are hardwood floors throughout. The other two bedrooms, each with its own bath, are on the second floor in their own wing, which offers privacy. 

The kitchen offers generous work space and storage with two full length counters and a long kitchen island with an integrated stovetop. The kitchen offers open access to the dining room. French doors open onto the deck, and through both the parlor and dining room, one can access a seasonal sunporch with a ceramic tiled floor, paneled cathedral ceiling and skylights. The entire length of the porch is lined with windows overlooking the back yard and offering expansive views toward the bay.

“This property represents everything I know the North Fork to be about — privacy, serenity and the water front,” says Bennett. 

Old Wood Path is less than three miles to the village of Southold and is nearly equidistant to the town of Peconic; either direction will take you through North Fork wine country. 

Both towns offer sports and recreation facilities: in Peconic, Jean Cochran Park is home to numerous playing fields, and in Southhold, Founders Landing is a waterside swimming, playground and picnic area available to tax-paying residents of the Southold Park District. Six miles away in New Suffolk is the Old Cove Yacht Club, established in 1938 as a youth sailing program and over the decades has been a place where generations of families learned to sail, thanks to its expansive fleet and approachable membership fees. 

The home and waterfront at 1480 Old Wood Path lists for $4,000,000 and the details can be seen here.