20 Prospect Avenue, Shelter Island

Property Details

5000 ± SQ.FT.
1.2 +/- ACRES

Interior Features

  • Entry Foyer
  • Kitchen
  • Hardwood Flooring
  • Living Room
  • Dining Area
  • Study
  • Laundry
  • Fireplace

Exterior Features

  • Waterfront
  • Bay View
  • 40' x 20' Pool
  • Covered Porch
  • Beach Access
  • Detached 2 Car Garage
Offered at $5,450,000
5000 ± SQ.FT. 7 BR 6 BA 1.2 ± ACRES
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Introducing Aquarelle at 20 Prospect Ave, an iconic piece of Shelter Island Heights history. Built in 1883, this distinguished home holds a cherished place among the original residences in this esteemed neighborhood, now classified as a national historic district.

Stepping onto Prospect Avenue, once known as Divinity Hill, you’ll find yourself transported to a time when Methodist ministers from New York flocked to this area in the late 1800s to worship at the Union Chapel in the Grove. These devout individuals constructed the houses along Divinity Hill, including 20 Prospect Ave. Originally, these homes did not have kitchens, as residents would either gather at the Chequit Inn for communal meals or have their meals delivered by donkey cart.

One notable feature of this remarkable property is its expansive porch, which served as a sleeping porch during hot summer nights long before the invention of air conditioning. The architectural details evoke a sense of nostalgia, connecting you to the past while offering modern comforts.

Named Aquarelle by its current owners, this home carries the essence of watercolor, paying homage to the owner’s acclaimed career as a renowned watercolor artist. Every corner of this residence is imbued with creativity and inspiration. Additionally, the lower level offers a separate finished living space boasting abundant water views, kitchenette & bath, which can be utilized as a guest apartment or home office.

Now, this historic gem stands as an extraordinary opportunity for the discerning buyer. Experience the rich heritage of Shelter Island Heights while shaping the future of this exceptional property. Embrace the chance to own a piece of history and create a masterpiece of your own.

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