This gated East Islip Colonial on 2.6 acres borders the Seatuck Environmental Association’s South Shore Nature Center and includes a 150-foot bulkhead on Champlin Creek with a boatlift. It is on the market for $3.499 million.
Large mahogany windows provide nature views throughout the five-bedroom, 5 1⁄2 -bath residence, which has more than 7,700 square feet. There is also a glass-lined conservatory with climbing bougainvillea vines and electric windows.
“There are a lot of floor-to-ceiling windows,” says listing agent David Sanders of Eric G. Ramsay & Associates.
Quarter-sawn triple-herringbone oak floors are found throughout the home. A sweeping staircase and balcony frame the two-story foyer that flows past pillars to a formal living room. There is also a library with parquet floors and chestnut walls and bookcases, dining room and kitchen with two Bosch dishwashers, warming drawers, a double oven and fireplace — one of six in the home.
Upstairs, the master bedroom suite overlooks Champlin Creek and has an en-suite bath with a soaking tub, steam shower and dressing area. There is a second en-suite bedroom, as well as two additional bedrooms that share a full Jack-and-Jill bath.
The home has Energy Star appliances, double-pane and insulated windows, seven-zone HVAC, in-ground sprinklers and a lower-level wine cellar.
The grounds are filled with specimen plantings; there is a rose garden and courtyard off the kitchen. An 18-by-48-foot in-ground pool with a heated spa is lined with greenery and a brick patio. There is also a professional-grade greenhouse and planting house, Sanders says.
A guest wing is situated above the main home’s attached two-car garage and has a separate entrance. Just outside the wrought-iron gates, there is a two-bedroom, two-bath cottage with a full kitchen and its own two-car garage.