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Photographer’s midcentury A-frame on Shelter Island asks $799K

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The house is in need of a renovation, but it would make a great fixer-upper

A-frame on 2 acres of land on Shelter Island.

Shelter Island’s very first A-frame style home could be yours for $799,000.

Photographer W. Radford Bascome, Jr. built the house in 1962. Throughout his career, Bascome photographed people in modern dance such as George Balanchine and the New York City Ballet.

Known as Pear Tree Acres, the house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a compact 1,514 square feet of living space. Features include wood paneling, wood floors, a fireplace in the living room, and sliding glass doors that lead outside where one will find a deck perfect for dining and entertaining. On the property, there is still one pear tree that continues to bear fruit.

The house is in need of a renovation (it doesn’t look like it’s been touched since the ’60s), but we think that the midcentury time capsule would make a great fixer-upper project.

Located at 62 Cobbetts Lane, the property boasts 2 acres of land near Coecles Harbor.

Saunders Real Estate agent Penelope Moore represents the listing. For additional photos and to see the interiors, make sure to check out the listing on Saunders.

How would you renovate the house? Would you try to maintain the midcentury integrity or completely modernize it? Tell us in the comments.

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