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(Photo courtesy of Douglass Elliman Real Estate)

A home nestled into its landscape is a natural retreat in Orient.

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

The nuts and bolts

4 bedrooms

4.5 bathrooms

5,000 square feet

2.98 acres

Built 1973

House proud

Located on nearly three acres, this home, built in 1973, has been customized with two additions: one in 2008 and another in 2017. Its unique layout is multilayered to optimize the panoramic views of the Great Peconic Bay, Narrow River and South Fork, and offer various spaces for privacy, quiet relaxation and entertaining. 

What’s the plan?

The first floor includes an open-format eat-in kitchen/breakfast nook and living room and offers open access to the adjacent dining room on the other side of a double-sided wood-burning fireplace encased in a large brick chimney. A long hall leads to a wing with a bonus room, full bath and a sitting room. The other three floors are layered levels, consisting of various square footage ranging from 378 (fourth floor interior) to the largest, 980 square feet on the third floor. The second and fourth floor each contain one bedroom—the primary suite is on the top level and offers double transom windows that maximize the light and the views—and the third level includes two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, an office and sunroom. The lower level includes a gym and spa with hot tub and sauna with seamless walk-out access to the patio and outdoor shower.

“It has such a unique layout, so much so that to appreciate it, you really have to get into the space and walk the entire property, as the additions were carefully designed to incorporate the outdoor living areas with the interior,” says William Walters, the Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty who is co-listing the property with Scott Bennett of Douglas Elliman. 

What’s cooking?

The 220-square-foot kitchen is bright and sunny with a corner window format and doors leading to the deck. The stainless-steel appliance suite includes two Bosch dishwashers, 42-inch KitchenAid French door refrigerator and a 48-inch professional series Viking range and oven. It has a 53-square-foot pantry. The counter separating it from the dining nook (20 square feet) accommodates four seats and includes an integrated wine rack.

(Photo courtesy of Douglass Elliman Real Estate)

What else?

The 241-square-foot dining room is entirely unique, paneled in tongue-and-groove wood, with a brick-laid-patterned floor and 12.5-foot high wood-beamed ceilings and a custom-designed chandelier. Sliding doors open to a section of the deck. 

Amenities and more

  • Most of the house is wrapped with a deck, with entry points from various rooms
  • Separate outdoor fireplace and conversation area
  • 8 x 36 heated gunite swimming pool
  • Tennis court

One cool thing (or two) 

A wet bar on the lower level is adjacent to the hot tub/spa and to the outdoor fireplace patio. There is also a conditioned art storage room for the art collectors out there, an outdoor shower, potting shed that is large enough that it could be transitioned into an artist studio, and tennis court.


Agent’s callout 

“This home is like no other that I have come across on the North Fork. It offers a tremendous amount of privacy, sophistication and a bit of adventure. The views are breathtaking and the residence as a whole almost reminds me of a boutique resort that you would find tucked away on the jungles of Costa Rica,” Walters says.

(Photo courtesy of Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Bennett adds that the seclusion of the property makes “the ideal setting for someone looking to escape to the North Fork, because they don’t want noise and drama during their down time.”

“Whether you are a lover of nature, an artist or you simply realize how important it is to get back to nature and disconnect, being at this property feels like you are at the top of a luxury treehouse or lounging poolside overlooking an incredible panorama of lush forest.”

Location, location, location

The home is on the north side of Orient 1.3 miles from the village center and 2.6 miles to Orient Point and another mile to the very point. Truman’s Beach is 2 miles to the west and Orient Beach State Park is 5.1 miles south. Also nearby are Long Beach Bay tidal wetlands area, Eagle Point, the Orient Yacht Club and the historic Slaves Burying Ground.


The home at 26619 Main Road, Orient lists for $2,995,000 and the details can be seen here