A swanky new waterfront home at 12 Pine Island Drive off Forest Avenue is for sale for a cool $6.5 million. Three years in the making, the four bedroom home has water views all around.
The home was designed by Crozier Gedney Architects and Jennifer Howard of JWH Design & Cabinetry. It was recently written up in LoHud.com. If you have a spare $6.5 million and are OK with a $40K annual tax bill, call Michael Holmes at William Pitt Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty on 914-921-9262.
"Rye's secluded Pine Island a unique location for newly built $6.5 million home
Jennifer Howard, the owner and principal designer of JWH Design & Cabinetry in Rye, spent three years on the design and build of a four-bedroom home on Rye's Pine Island.
A secluded spit of land in the Long Island Sound, Pine Island was originally developed with a number of mansions made of stone to withstand the wind and the waves, according to the Rye Historical Society. The first house was built there in 1850.
The home, at 12 Pine Island, is the newest. It was designed with a particular buyer in mind, says Howard, one who wants access to the water and a maintenance-free lifestyle.
It may not sound difficult, but this nearly 5,000-square-foot home on a private road took nearly three years from conception to completion.
Built on a challenging one-acre site that is nearly surrounded by water, it's on the market for $6.5 million.
The stone and shingle home is all about the panoramic water views — in fact, it feels as if the property floats above the water. The views are showcased from every room, including the open-plan living area and master suite (which has a balcony), a first floor deck as well as a rooftop deck…
For practical concerns, there's a ground-floor mudroom, accessed through a two-car garage; a first floor pantry and private office; and a second floor laundry room. All four bedrooms are ensuite. To comply with strict FEMA regulations around flooding, all the mechanicals are stowed neatly and out of sight in their own rooftop compartment….
Boaters have the option of installing a private dock just across the road from the house."
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