The five-bedroom, 2½-bath cedar frame house comes with access to a...

The five-bedroom, 2½-bath cedar frame house comes with access to a marina, playground and private bay beach. Credit: VHT Studios

A year-round five-bedroom, 2½-bath cedar frame house in the gated, barrier beach community of West Gilgo Beach is asking $869,000. The three-story home, with its primary bedroom overlooking the ocean, was featured in House Beautiful in 2005.

Built in 1948, the house was renovated in 2017 with a new foundation, plumbing, electric, insulation and septic system, said Ashleigh Carrucciu of Signature Premier Properties, who is listing the home with Jennifer Ronzo.

The living area, with one of the home's two spiral...

The living area, with one of the home's two spiral staircases at left. Credit: VHT Studios

The house has hardwood floors, a wood-burning stove, painted ceiling rafters and rough cedar paneled walls.

On the lower level, which has a separate entrance, there are three bedrooms, a bathroom and a red spiral staircase leading to the main floor with its kitchen, living room, a bedroom and bathroom. A black spiral staircase leads to the third level with the primary bedroom and a half-bath built into an eave.

The kitchen.

The kitchen. Credit: VHT Studios

Located on Ocean Walk and flanked by bay and ocean, the house is on a 0.20-acre lot with a raised deck, outdoor shower, storage shed and insulated second shed with heat, air conditioning and electricity. There is no garage.

The house is zoned for the Babylon School District and is part of the West Gilgo Beach Association, whose homeowners lease their land from the Town of Babylon. The community has a marina, playground and private bay beach access. Annual taxes are $14,341 and dues of $5,200 include the land lease and maintenance. Flood insurance is $1,800 a year.

The primary bedroom overlooks the ocean.

The primary bedroom overlooks the ocean. Credit: VHT Studios

“I just don’t know where else you’d find a private, gated oceanfront community within an hour of New York City where the homes are not millions of dollars,” said Carrucciu, who has a house in the community.

The house, center, with Ocean Parkway and the Atlantic to...

The house, center, with Ocean Parkway and the Atlantic to the south. Great South Bay is to the north. Credit: VHT Studios

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