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Bayport Contemporary listed for $2.1M has observatory

A spiral staircase leads to the observatory of

A spiral staircase leads to the observatory of this house on the Great South Bay. Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

This Bayport home boasts not only a panoramic view of the Great South Bay and a wooded, gated entrance, but a window to the stars as well — climb a spiral staircase to the second-floor observatory that crowns the “very private” $2.1 million, four-bedroom Contemporary now on the market.

“If you want quiet, privacy, you just go up there. If you have kids and a lot of yelling, it’s a good place to get away from that,” says Jim Filiberto, who has owned the house for the last 10 years and raised three children there with his wife.

Part of a 5,000-square-foot home built on 1.2 acres in 1992, the observatory offers “really nice views” of fireworks and other celestial activity, such as the recent meteor showers, as well as a place to read and enjoy the breeze, Filiberto says.

Closer to earth, the home is equipped with 1,000 square feet of decks, a wall full of windows facing the Great South Bay and 192 feet of new bulkhead. The deck, which is built around four trees growing through it, offers views of Fire Island and the ferries coming and going from the Sayville terminal.

There is also a spectacular array of sunset scenes that never grow old, Filiberto says.

“It’s an experience,” he adds. “It’s a different picture every day.”

Other amenities in the home, which has three bathrooms, include an 18-by-33-foot semi-in-ground pool by the bay, a full brick wall fireplace in the living room and a dumbwaiter in the family-size kitchen. The roof is 5 years old, and a 1-year-old electric generator is included.

The home is listed with Joyce Roe of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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