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A Restored "Cottage" In Shinnecock Hills For $6.975M

Situated next to a 10-acre preserve in Shinnecock Hills is this six-bedroom residence?"one of the few remaining turn-of-the-century cottages in Shinnecock." Built by students of the American Impressionist William Merrit Chase in 1895, the home was restored and expanded in 2006 and offers:

"...6 fireplaces and generous public rooms each with lovely garden views. There is a new state of the art kitchen which opens into a large gathering room with reclaimed chestnut to match the wood in the original part of the house. From this room doors open out to the formal garden on one side and to a terrace overlooking the pool on the other. The heated, gunite pool offers a lounge area and is surrounded by specimen trees and rolling lawn. Enter through the structural stone archway to the wine cellar and lower level cutting room and exit to the boxwood garden."Though the 8000 sq. ft. home and its interiors are certainly easy on the eyes, what really stands out (in our mind, at least) is the landscaping on the 3.5 acre property. There's a good reason: the grounds were designed by noted landscape architect Edwina Von Gal (past clients include Calvin Klein, Frank Gehry and Richard Serra). We're a little concerned that the residence's proximity to the LIRR might detract from Ms. Von Gal's work, but since the house is set so far from the tracks, our worries about noise might be unwarranted. Fortunately, the home is available for rent so interested buyers can find out for themselves if it is, indeed, an issue. Thoughts? · Listing: Historic Reservation - Private Estate [Sotheby's]
· Rental Listing: 56 Montauk Highway [Douglas Elliman Prudential]