"Simple" and "spare" are wonderful descriptors for a summer or weekend house, but often they translate to "boring." Fortunately, there's nothing boring about this four-bedroom, 4.5 bath house. It really does bring the outdoors inside, for one thing, with views of Shelter Island Sound. The house is sited almost to be a part of the landscape itself, and glass walls accordion open to a mahogany deck. The dark kitchen and interesting staircase also keep things lively. In all, there's 3700sf of space in the house. The plot size is one acre; besides the gorgeous pool, there are tall trees keeping the property private. Asking price is $1.8M.
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