Ten years ago, the Wall Street Journal ran a piece on deepwater docks and just how much having one could increase property value. The piece even mentioned the story of one buyer who purchased a $3.4 million home and then tore it down—they paid that money for the dock that was on the property.
And though the piece ran back in 2007, it’s still just as relevant today.
Building a deepwater dock on a new construction is usually more difficult these days, as doing so will oftentimes interfere with environmental regulations and building code. So finding a property that has one already is a key factor for many people in the Hamptons.
54 Bay View Drive, Sag Harbor
This property features a bulkhead with a deepwater dock that can moor a 42-foot long boat. On the exterior, one will also find an award-winning infinity pool and a wood-burning pizza oven imported from Italy—and extremely unique feature that isn’t often seen in Hamptons homes. Not that we’re complaining.
The house on the property is about 3,100-square-feet, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms, built in a contemporary design by architect Stuart Narofsky.
Asking price is $5,495,000.
31A Dickerson Drive, Shelter Island
At 1.4 acres in total, this property includes 380 feet of water front, 12 feet of deep water, and two docks. The docks are 45 feet long and 20 feet long each. There is a detached boat house.
The residence sits at 3,700-square-feet, with four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Inside, one will find double-height ceilings in the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows, and bay views—as one would expect in a home that’s featured on a compilation of homes with deepwater docks.
Unfortunately, there are no photos of the interior available.
Asking price is $3,100,000.
206 Dune Road, Westhampton Beach
Owning a bay side Dune Road home definitely has its benefits compared to the ocean side. While, yes, the ocean side has the ocean, on the bay side, homeowners can actually keep their boats in the water on their own property.
The residence on the property is a contemporary style home, sitting at 2,364-square-feet with five bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. While the interior could use some updates, it has a lot of potential. But with the home being on Dune Road and having a the deepwater dock on the property, this is probably close to the lowest that the listing price will go.
Asking price is $3,600,000.
5 Harbor Lane, East Quogue
This home is just off Shinnecock Bay, and according to the listing the ocean is 15 minutes away by boat. The dock has been host to a 54-foot yacht, and still had room for some kayaks. So if anyone is looking for somewhere to store their yacht, this could be the property. Other exterior features include a south facing waterside deck, gunite pool, spa, and outdoor shower.
The home is 3,800-square-feet, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms. The interior features—not one—but two waterfront master suites. The home executes an open floor plan, allowing easy flow between the living room, dining area, and kitchen. Windows and sliders inside are rated as hurricane proof.
Asking price is $2,749,000.
- When the Dock is Worth More Than the House [WSJ]
- 54 Bay View Drive [Douglas Elliman]
- 31A Dickerson Drive [Douglas Elliman]
- 206 Dune Road [Kerrigan Country Realty]
- 5 Harbor Lane [Douglas Elliman]