28 South Menantic Rd
Shelter Island, New York, United States


Garage, Pool.


Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave Oven, Oven, Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer.


Once the cherished home of respected art critic Robert Hughes, this handsome traditional, reminiscent of the Hughes' family home in the Cotswolds is a singular opportunity on Shelter Island. Set on two sweeping acres, the gardens were designed with courtyards, walkways, established flowering shrubs, herb gardens and, in a nod to the history of the property which was once a farm, a fruit orchard with apple, apricot, peach, cherry and pear trees. Designed by Lee Skonik, the main home, which totals 4174 square feet, has many intricate architectural details, including high coffered ceilings, a grand Hollywood style staircase, and modified rose windows. The entry foyer leads to the living room which has doors to the garden and extends from front to back of the home, with a wood burning fireplace and adjacent formal dining room. The kitchen features high end appliances and a walk in butlers pantry with half bath. Toward the opposite side of the foyer are a powder room, laundry room, sitting room/study. The second floor is has a landing with a walkway to the second floor of the neighboring carriage house, two en-suite guest bedrooms and a magnificent master suite, which offers an office, spa-like bath, built in wardrobes, private living room and outdoor deck. There is a covered porch for relaxation, with views to the rose trellises, herb garden, raised vegetable gardens and orchard. The 960 sf carriage house has a gym, playroom and library, as well as a carpentry shop. Through the gardens, a series of formal spaces, strategically placed, paths lead to sweet meditation areas--including the 18x60 inground pool with approximately 1410sf bluestone patio, 180 sf cabana and 840 sf one bedroom cottage. A vestige of the original property, a 660sf cabin which is well maintained and now serves as a potting shed is adjacent to a gated vegetable garden. Contact Penelope Moore at 917 208 5519

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