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Asharoken peninsula hits market for $12M
If you are looking for your own “field of dreams,” you don’t have to build it yourself. This 21.9-acre property in the Village of Asharoken has everything, it seems, even its own baseball field.
Miner Crary, a Boston-based businessman whose family has owned the Duck Island Way estate since it was built 82 years ago, remembers annual gatherings there. “Right from the time it was built in 1929, neighbors, friends and family would gather for the annual July Fourth and Labor Day baseball games on the large field near the house.
These picnics became quite the tradition and played a big role in all or our lives and in uniting multiple generations. We hope the next owner will get as much joy out the property as we have been fortunate to have,” Crary tells Newsday.
The estate is now on the market for $12 million, listed with Jacqueline Lewisy of Signature Premier Properties. Annual taxes are $101,898, which includes village taxes. Lewisy says that the property, which is surrounded on three sides by water, is in “impeccable” condition.
The main house, designed in a Swedish Manor style, has 11 bedrooms and 6½ baths, with 6,722 square feet of living space.
The roof is made of hand-split red cedar, with side shingles of Louisiana swamp cedar. Almost every window has a water view, Lewisy says. There is also a guest house and barn with living space that add an additional four bedrooms, a pond, root cellar and extensive gardens, and 5,000 feet of private beachfront.
The land, Lewisy says, is perfect for someone who is looking for a “water paradise” without having to travel all the way out to the Hamptons. “It’s peaceful and serene … the setting provides privacy and security … There is only way in and one way out" to the property, she says.