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On the market: 1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

Something quirky, cool and perfect for a getaway. This 1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

This place dates from 1972, designed by a fashion designer and renovated later by its current owner, described as a ‘noted artist’.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

It has obviously been updated too, with plenty of contemporary finishing here. But there is only so much updating you can do when it comes to a house built in the ‘form of a nautilus shell’. The end result is still appealing today.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

The property sits on 2.3 acres of land, with walls of glass, open rafters, ‘eyebrow’ windows and so many curves, with the fixtures and fittings working with that distinctive shape.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

The sunken living room has curvy built-in seating around a cool wood stove, while the dining area is set on an ‘elevated plateau’, not far from the custom-designed kitchen, a mix of concrete and cedar. Also present is an en-suite master bedroom with water views, a guest bedroom and a full bathroom.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

Outside space is stylish and plentiful, with a saltwater Gunite pool with Hollywood steps and views to a wide grassy lawn as well as a pond, which has freshwater fish, long legged birds and at night, ‘happily chirping’ frogs. Yes, even the frogs are happy here. There’s also an outdoor dining and barbecue area and a pool cabana with lounge areas. It’s a weekend hangout, that’s what you need.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

The downside to all of this is the price of this potentially idyllic weekend haunt. You will need to find something in the region of $1,649,000.

Images and details courtesy of Zillow. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA
1970s modernist retreat in Shelter Island, New York, USA

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