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(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty)

Abundant light, water views and a home that is 100-percent turnkey might make this Shelter Island home your happy place. 

Sited on 1.3 acres on Dickerson Drive, this 3,000-square-foot contemporary home sits on the Menantic Creek with 300 feet of private waterfront and offers swimmers, boaters and sailors an opportunity to indulge all their water sports from their very own private deep-water dock. 

(Photo courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty)

“The creek is significant and special,” says Nick Brown, the Sotheby’s International Realty agent who is listing the property. “It’s considered the most sheltered body of water on Shelter Island and has a kind of lore of not being affected by tumultuous weather events.”

Built in 1987, this four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom underwent an extensive renovation by the current owners. Brown says the owners, experienced home-improvement enthusiasts, spared no detail. 

“The owners really have thought of everything,” he says. “This is a place to come and enjoy the island or just come and never leave the house — it really has it all.” 

The home is surrounded on three sides by a wraparound deck, which at various points offers access to the dock, an outdoor sauna and the lower gardens. 

The first floor features an open format living/dining room and kitchen with soaring ceilings and sliding doors to the deck and oversized stacked windows above creating a wall of glass overlooking the water. The centerpiece of the living room is a double-height, floor-to ceiling stone chimney with a gas-fueled fireplace. A large L-shaped island separates the living room from the kitchen and provided ample storage and a prep sink. Like the counters, it is topped with white quartz.

The owners kept the kitchen simple and sleek, in harmony with the contemporary lines of the home. Extra-long white subway tiles back the custom cabinetry, which has brushed chrome hardware to complement the Viking stainless steel appliances. The upper cabinets are both closed and glass-paned. Hardwood floors give warmth to the rooms throughout. 

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The 234-square-foot, four-season glass pavilion extends to the deck and features sliding doors, creating what Brown calls a “seamless” indoor/outdoor living experience and offering an ideal place for star gazing or enjoying a rainy day, fully protected. 

A short hallway from the kitchen leads to a 383-square-foot primary bedroom suite with a walk-in closet, an ensuite bathroom with Carrara marble counters and access to the deck and nearly adjacent to the outdoor sauna and shower. A longer hallway leads to a powder room and another ensuite guest room of 150 square feet. 

The second floor featuring a 635-square-foot open loft area with built-in storage under the eaves, and an adjacent home office or study with corner windows overlooking the gardens. One full bathroom is accessed through the common area and also through the larger of the two bedrooms. 

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The lower level offers a 640-square-foot play area, a 222-square-foot office, a full bathroom, laundry, three closets and lots of open space for additional storage and the mechanicals. 

“There is a lot of bonus space in the house with opportunities to create flexible living spaces,” Brown says. “The house is definitely comfortable for large groups and is a great entertainment space: Everywhere you turn, there’s a window looking at the vista.”

The home is set back from the road by a long gravel driveway that maximizes privacy. “It’s one of those properties that’s constantly changing with flora,” says Brown. Ornamental grasses and hedges line the driveway, setting the tone for the pretty flowering shrubs and trees. There’s a Japanese style rock-terrace and other naturalistic landscaping around the house, too, which also surround the newly installed 36 x 16 (approximate) pool, which is set back from the house and rimmed by a marble patio, a safety fence and timber retaining walls.

The grandfathered-in dock has capacity for up to four boats and Brown says it’s a quick hop across the water to other local marinas should someone require additional moorage. A two car garage and separate garden shed completes this waterside hideaway.   

Menantic Creek opens out into West Neck Harbor and then the greater bays, making this a prime launching point for boaters. Nearby are Wade and Shell beaches and the Mashomack Preserve. The house is less than two miles from the center of town with its municipal necessities, shops, the local supermarket, White Oak Wine Bar, the King Andrew artisanal cheese wagon and historic Sylvester Manor Educational Farm.

The home at 11 Dickerson Drive list for $4,550,000 and the details can be seen here.