North Haven, NY, USA
Unsurpassed natural beauty and exquisite waterfront living combine at Strongheart Manor, an exclusive 6.18 acre+/- North Haven retreat, boasting 300’+/- of direct water frontage and immaculate views of Shelter Island Sound and Mashomack Preserve. Marked by a 140-foot-long deep-water dock, private beach, and pond with bridge and island-inspired tea house, the property presents the ultimate waterfront living experience in the most coveted area of the Hamptons.
This notable North Haven estate is comprised of three single and separate lots, each updated yet preserved, and meticulously outfitted for modern-day. Anchoring the majestic compound is a turn-of-the-century main residence, which has been renovated and restored with the highest degree of care and craftsmanship by noted Hamptons builders, Bulgin and Associates. Two exceptional guest cottages and expansive manicured grounds make for a one-of-a-kind waterfront offering that cannot be replicated.
At the 6,552 SF+/- main residence, remnants of a bygone era are on full display, met by luxurious upgrades that create a sense of calm. Among the highlights are 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a screened-in porch that spans the entire length of the house, formal entertaining areas with multiple fireplaces throughout, and energy-efficient and geothermal appointments.
The first level is designed for entertaining at its finest. With an elegant fireside living room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, custom kitchen tailored to the discerning chef, sun-bathed breakfast room with wood-burning fireplace, and family room that extends out to the expansive screened-in porch with reverent water views. A bedroom suite with terrace provides comfort and privacy for guests.
The second level greets you with a central foyer and window seating, leading on to generously-proportioned bedrooms adorned with gorgeous crown moldings, picture windows, and large marble baths. Gracious terraces take full advantage of the estate’s magnificent views.
Taking in water views, the second level master suite is a luxury retreat with finishes such as dual walk-in closets, private bathroom with soaking tub and a set of french doors which open onto a shared terrace.
The third floor houses a vaulted guest suite and reading nook, which would make for a remarkable light-filled study or children's play area. It also offers easy access outdoors from a towering upper deck.
The walk-out lower level features a massive office and recreational space with walls of windows bringing the outdoors in. The stunning use of natural wood, exposed beams, and natural light create an inviting ambiance.
A 60’ heated gunite pool with pergola, an enchanting dining pavilion accented by a fireplace, half basketball court, detached gym, and room for a tennis court – are all tucked behind Strongheart Manor's gated entrance.
The first guest cottage rests on 1.27 acres+/- with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and light-filled living areas. Stylish and simplistic the guest cottage is a uniquely independent structure that houses a quiet residence for extended guests.
With all the comforts of home, the second cottage on the compound is home to 4 additional guest bedrooms, providing guests with a private space to retire to each day.
Equally impressive to Strongheart Manor's scale and waterfront location, is its storied provenance. Originally constructed in 1902, it was the summer cottage of actor Robert Edeson, one of the first stage stars to go into motion pictures. By 1998, Strongheart Manor was designated a historical landmark, the first house on North Haven to be declared as such. It remains the most intact example of an early Actor’s Colony home, retaining its distinctive architectural integrity.
Epitomizing historic waterfront living and entertaining, Strongheart Manor lives up to its reputation as a place of wonderment and peaceful relaxation, where the Hamptons lifestyle can be treasured for generations to come.
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