This Week's Best Beach House

Are You a Beach Shack Warrior?


Wainscott South

Lets start by saying that all beach shacks are not created equal! When I think of a beach shack I imagine an aged seaside cottage perched on a dune in repose, sporting an exterior of chipped paint peeling away from shingles that have been battered by decades of salt air. Inside, especially in winter, there’s the sight of cozy furniture, some a little rickety, dressed in slipcovers faded by the years of hot sun streaming-in through glass doors that lead to a worn driftwood deck. And who doesn’t love all that?

But this beach shack (in this case, some may take offense to the “shack” reference, but no offense intended…only endearment) has been masterfully and lovingly reborn, seemingly by a passionate warrior, with architectural elegance and simplicity, and, perhaps, with a nod to a sensibility that says more about sense-of-place (and a slower pace) than of just sheer size-of-place. When it comes to shelter at the beach, less can be more: this spectacular beach shack sits on 2.3 acres of lush dune and has 315 feet of ocean frontage with full-surround by the Atlantic Ocean and Wainscott Pond. This is the ultimate!

This home has been intuitively crafted into a magnificent retreat caressed by the sounds and sight of the rolling surf. The new vision for the house mixes traditional features with a smart, contemporary design. The open floor plan exudes an uplifting sense of height and space with 3,500 square feet of living space, double height ceilings and large picture windows that capture the panoramic water views. The three bedrooms are well proportioned and have access to the outdoors. There is a separate media area and fireplace plus a gourmet chef’s kitchen overlooking the pond. The home has an emphasis on alfresco entertaining with wide wraparound decks and a wooded boardwalk that provides direct private access to the beach. And, as is so often the case, the outdoor shower is the piece de resistance!

If you would like to see the house and join the ranks of esteemed beach shack warriors, contact Paul Brennan at Elliman or Ed Petrie at Compass. Offered at $21,500,000.

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