A new record was set on the east end of Long Island.
In the Suffolk County resort town of Shelter Island, the sale of a sprawling beach house has pushed the highest-ever price for a single-family home in the area to a new high.
Originally built in 1952, the 2 Charlie’s Lane estate closed this week for $12.95 million, down $1 million from the asking price of $13.95 million, according to a press release from the brokerage firm .
The property – listed by Nick Brown of Sotheby’s International Realty – was originally designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg for John Snyder, then CEO of a now-defunct railcar building company.
Hence it is called the Snyder House.
The home “was recognized as a mid-century marvel for both its design and waterfront location,” and viewers traveled from far and wide, “many being transported by amphibious aircraft from New York City to see the so-called ‘ to visit the demonstration house”. and according to press materials a “must see” place to stay.
Then, in 2002, 50 years after construction, the current former owners rebuilt the property to its original floor plan, taking care to “retain elements of its mid-century modernist design while sparing no expense to… bringing this 20th-century masterpiece back up to date. “21st-century standard of living,” the listing reads.
After the extensive remodeling project, the home measures approximately 6,000 square meters distributed over a single level and on a 3.4 hectare plot.
There are six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, stone floors, glass walls — and outdoor amenities ranging from a 74-foot heated saltwater splash pool and private beach to a 235-foot deep water jetty.
In addition to various historical features, including the original eight-chimney stone fireplace, it still offers the same panoramic views of West Neck Harbor and Long Island Sound.
The Snyder House isn’t the only property to have skyrocketed Shelter Island’s selling price in recent years: the area has seen such a tremendous real estate revolution of late that it’s undergoing something of an identity crisis.