Penelope Moore, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at Saunders & Associates, unveils the exclusive listing of Congdon’s Point, a captivating gem offered at $19,975,000. This unique property defines luxury and seclusion, gracing an entire peninsula on Coecles Harbor, Shelter Island, accessible via a winding .6-mile driveway.
Spanning 2.1 +/- acres of pristine, “forever green” landscapes, Congdon’s Point unfolds as an undiscovered haven, with 443 +/- feet of untouched Coecles Harbor shoreline. Constructed in 2014 on a specially grandfathered site, this residence stands as an extraordinary fusion of artistic craftsmanship and contemporary comfort, employing reclaimed New England hardwood and exquisite design elements.
Penelope Moore aptly characterizes it, stating, “This is more than a residence; it’s a sanctuary where every element is a testament to elegance, and every view a masterpiece of nature.”
Rich Kissane, the builder, encapsulated its uniqueness in 2017: “As you approach the house, you realize you are headed somewhere special, a place not everyone will have the privilege to see or experience… Shelter Island just doesn’t get better than this. The property is one of the most peaceful places on earth, in the middle of a nature sanctuary, where there are rare sightings of bald eagles and early season striped bass, what you can describe as a unique communion with nature.”
The interior reveals a grand living room with soaring 24-foot ceilings and 10-foot windows, providing breathtaking panoramic views of the tranquil saltwater. The professional-grade, Thermador-equipped kitchen caters to culinary enthusiasts, whether for family gatherings or gourmet events. The first-floor primary suite is a luxurious retreat, with awe-inspiring 180-degree harbor views, a personal beverage center, a spa-like bath, and a private outdoor deck. Second-floor guest suites facing east and west capture the beauty of both sunrise and sunset, accompanied by a charming bunk room, meticulously designed for discerning tastes.
Rich Kissane noted the attention to detail: “Embracing the owners’ and architect Eric J. Smith’s vision, we infused the estate with a timeless lodge aura, emphasizing artisanal, old-school craftsmanship in every finish. Every inch of this property has very high-end custom finishes, including the boathouse, which is another surprise, a new building with 100-year-old wood finishes throughout.”
Outdoors, Congdon’s Point extends its luxury to the extensive screened porch, inviting pool and spa, and immaculately landscaped native gardens, creating a sanctuary, complete with fragrant flowering hedges along the waterfront. A stone terrace offers a breathtaking view of the harbor and has hosted renowned chefs and inspired artists.
Adding to the property’s charm is a scenic boathouse, complete with an entertainment center, library, and a guest suite. An elevator-operated, heated underground garage offers a unique amenity for storing classic cars. A walkway leads to a sandy beach, a waterside fire pit with lounge seating, a kayak rack, and a two-level, 100-foot, fully equipped dock with easy access to open waters, accommodating up to four 40-foot boats. “Most sport fishing boats can get to Montauk Point in less than an hour,” Kissane added.
The waterfront views encompass Reel Point, Little Ram Island, and the expansive Mashomack Preserve, which covers one-third of Shelter Island. The gaze extends to Taylor’s Island, once owned by Frances Marion Smith, known as “the Borax King,” and F. Gregory Taylor, the owner of the famed St. Moritz Hotel.
“Congdon’s Point is meticulously orchestrated to complement its surroundings on a private peninsula, promising an unrivaled sanctuary,” Moore concluded. “It’s a rare jewel in the Hamptons, offering ceaseless inspiration from dawn until dusk, encapsulated in sophisticated craftsmanship and privacy.”