Turnkey homes definitely have their benefits—especially ones that also come furnished—but we love seeing how people can transform a space to make it their own. At 52 & 56 Pinetree Drive in Montauk, two adjacent lots are for sale as a compound under listing agent Chris Coleman of Saunders Real Estate for $2.15 million.
Built in 1965, the home that stands on one of the properties is just 1,300 square feet with one bedroom and one full bathroom. There’s an open floor plan to maximize the small square footage and sliding doors that lead out to the back patio.
We’re guessing that if the new homeowner chooses to keep the home (or maybe keep the home and just expand on it), that they’ll want to take out the wood paneling that’s found on both the walls and the beamed ceilings, and swap it out for something a bit brighter. We predict the carpets will come up, too.
All in all, the space could work. The bedroom is accessed through an accordion door, which could be a cool feature to keep, though the doors themselves would need to be taken out or replaced with French doors instead.
If the home becomes a teardown, then the 0.34-acre property could be built upon. Though a lot that’s less than a half-acre in size won’t yield a massive home, it could be built upwards as well to maximize the lot. The home sits on Culloden Point on the northern side of Montauk, close to the Sound and Fort Pond Bay.
What do you think of the home? What would you want to see a new homeowner do with the space?