A Paul Rudolph–designed beach house recently hit the market on Fire Island, just off the coast of Long Island, New York. Reportedly built in the 1960s, the boxy structure faces the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by sand dunes and lush, native vegetation. The two-acre property, which spans both sides of the narrow island, comes with a charming two-bedroom cottage and a private boat dock.
The property is located in the hamlet of Water Island, a small community of just a few dozen homes at the eastern end of Fire Island. Inaccessible by car, the area provides a respite from both the bustle of nearby New York City and more crowded areas further down the beach. While a ferry service provides access to Long Island across the Bay, most residents rely on their own boats for transportation.
Although the property isn’t as famous as Rudolph’s Walker Guest House on Sanibel Island in Florida—which was auctioned off in 2019—it does have its own allure, with a private swimming pool, 200 feet of beach frontage, a terraced garden, and multiple outdoor spaces. Keep scrolling to see more of the main home and cottage, listed together for $4,000,000.
Located in Water Island, New York, the property is currently listed for $4,000,000 by Vinnie Petrarca of Fire IslandReal Estate.
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