Anthony Puliatte’s Baldwin Harbor home, listed for $369,000, has many unusual features, and one of them helped spare it from the worst of superstorm Sandy.
Unlike many other houses in the waterfront community, his home included a basement with a generator-backed pump. Though the generator failed during the storm, the presence of a lower level kept the floodwaters away from the upper living areas — including Brazilian teak floors on the first floor.
“He has these beautiful Brazilian teak wood floors, they’re the originals from before Sandy,” says listing agent Jennifer Puliatte, Anthony’s cousin, of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Atlantic Shores. After the storm, she says, the only repairs necessary were some electrical work, a few new windows and some cosmetic touch-ups.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, which just went under contract, includes a floating dock and stucco exteriors, as well as French drains and pumps installed after Sandy.
The home’s waterway connects directly to Baldwin Bay, and is less than 15 minutes from Jones Inlet with a private sandbar in the back of the property.