A 1.24-acre Westhampton parcel containing the last original cottage from the Cedar Beach House resort has listed for $595,000. The plot is ripe for development, its listing agent says.
Built in 1892, the Cedar Beach House overlooking Moriches Bay was a family destination through the 1960s, says listing agent Meredith Murray of The Corcoran Group. She is co-listing with her husband, Bob Murray.
Ten cottages, similar to this 829-square-foot example, surrounded a main house where families gathered throughout the day for meals.
“What made it fabulous is that the same families came back year in and year out,” Murray says. “There was a lot of property and a huge grassy lawn that the cottages surrounded. All of the families ran free. Everybody knew each other.”
The property includes wetlands toward the rear, says the listing agent, who adds that based on research by an architect and permit expert, a new 4,000-square-foot home with a pool and/or garage can be built here.
In its heyday, the Cedar Beach House spread across about 40 acres of waterfront land and contained gardens, a gazebo, a bayfront beach and a dock where guests moored sailboats. There were daily trips to Culver’s Beach aboard a sloop, Murray adds.
The central building was moved by barge to Shore Road in Remsenburg, where it became the Westhampton Yacht Squadron’s clubhouse, the listing agent says.