Oriole Farm is one of the largest, most prestigious historic estates in the coveted Shelter Island Village of Dering Harbor, the smallest incorporated village in the country. Set on 15.68 acres of manicured lawns and nestled behind more than a quarter mile of century-old copper beech hedge, the property boasts numerous statuesque specimen trees. The Barnes Coy designed home blends quality craftsmanship, vintage references, and state of the art systems. The property was once the site of a private arboretum, gardens, and orchard owned by the family of Alice Fiske, the celebrated horticulturist of Shelter Island's first plantation, Sylvester Manor. Today, the residence showcases double-height ceilings, five fireplaces, a flowing layout and scenic estate views. An alee of ancient weeping beech trees nearly 40 feet high sits close to a restored Lord & Burnham greenhouse. Currently serving as a pool cabana, occasional dinners are hosted here under the stars. Nearby, the 55' gunite pool with hot tub and lounge area offers space for leisure and outdoor entertaining with a Zen garden with flowering shrubs, yoga patch, and outdoor shower. Note that the seller will retain the barn and approximately 1.5 acres of the deeded 7.67 acres on which it stands under a license or other instrument. Entirely in a class of its own for space and style, the estate maintains much of Shelter Island's rural character and country charm. Oriole Farm offers absolute privacy with luxury living at its finest and a special provenance, less than 100 miles from New York City, embracing the very best of Hamptons living year 'round. More importantly, it's a place for you to call home and offers the opportunity to create a magnificent compound. The inland acreage is subdivided into two parcels, 7.676+/- acres and 8.097+/- acres.
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