If your summer plans call for being oceanside with family and friends, this rather grand shingled cottage might do. Only about 300 feet from the water with your own private 225 feet of access, this seven-bedroom home at 175 Dune Road offers location, location, location.
“It’s located between the bridges — a mile stretch of Dune Road that is the most sought after and which you could qualify as the estate section,” says Ashley Farrell, the Corcoran agent who represents the listing.
She also notes the home is “arguably, on one of the most protected waterfronts on Dune Road.”
“It’s located on a stretch of the beach that is jetty protected and with double dunes that lessen the waterfront risk,” she says.
Built in 2007, the house underwent significant renovations and updates in 2021: a new kitchen, new windows and doors on the ocean-fronting side of the house, new HVAC in all seven zones, a new swimming pool and other fixes. The house is equipped with three smart technology systems that work remotely.
The inverted format situates most of the bedrooms on the first level and the major common areas on the second—a plan commonly employed in houses with commanding views. From the front porch, one enters a 470-square-foot, double-height foyer that leads into a 230-square-foot living room that, in turn, leads to a deck.
The 470-square-foot primary suite occupies the west side of the house and features a gas-powered fireplace, a three-bay windowed alcove with egress to the deck and a custom-built walk-in closet. The primary bathroom includes a steam shower, soaking tub and double-sink vanity.
The two smaller bedrooms on this floor are 146 and 203 square feet in size — the larger of the two has an ensuite bathroom. Of the other three bedrooms, ranging in size from 272 to 289 square feet, one is ensuite, while the others share or have access to hallway full bathrooms.
Ascending the stairs to the second floor, a combined 1,926 square feet in an open format is devoted to a great room with a gas fireplace, recreation area for billiards and a dining room. Interior columns define each space, but still allow a completely open flow between the areas, all of which feature walnut hardwood floors.
A wall of windows and glass doors look out onto the backyard and, beyond, the Atlantic Ocean. The combination of elevation, clear visibility and endless horizon almost gives the feeling of floating above ground.
“As far as you can see, it’s blue, blue blue—water everywhere,” Farrell says.
The updated 690-square-foot kitchen offers two eat-in options—at the center island and at the counter, seating four and five respectively. The appliances include a six-burner Viking range with a double oven, two Sub-Zero refrigerators and a wine cave, and full- and half-size dishwashers. A porcelain farm sink complements the cottage-style custom cabinetry and hardware. Adjacent to the kitchen is a 385-square foot junior ensuite bedroom with its own balcony. The common areas can access a hallway a powder room with a double sink vanity.
The lower level of the house contains the mechanicals room and 3,000 square feet of unfinished space. Farrell noted because the house is not in a flood zone, it opens up the possibilities of a ground-floor build out, currently offering egress to the two-car garage.
Sited on a double lot of 1.94 acres—“unheard of between the two bridges on Dune Road,” Farrell says—the house features a generous front yard with mature leafy trees offering privacy around the lot. The wooden kids’ playset was also refurbished in 2021. The 20 x 60 gunite heated swimming pool/waterfall spa is encased in a wooden deck that offers ample lounging and dining areas, as well as a large outdoor shower and changing room. Two additional upper and lower decks respectively offer 5,000 and 1,000 additional feet of space.
And then there’s the ocean—the “real kicker,” Farrell says, referring to the deeded access to the water. A private wooden walkway extends approximately 300 feet from the house to the beach through native beach vegetation and grass.
“This house in particular feels as though it is a compound or an estate,” Farrell says. “It has everything you need … It’s close to all but you don’t ever have to leave if you don’t want to.”
But if you do, three beach clubs — Swordfish Beach, La Ronde and Dune Deck — are all within 1.5 miles of the house; the village of Westhampton Beach is 1.7 miles, with a performing arts center celebrating its 25th year and a Saturday farmers market boasting some 60 vendors on the village green. Slightly farther afield, the center of Westhampton village is about three miles; and Quogue Historic District is two miles.
The details for 175 Dune Road, which lists for $21,500,000, can be seen here.