The original portion of this waterfront cottage in Quogue is a survivor of the “Long Island Express” hurricane of 1938, its listing agent says. It is listed for $5.499 million.
The five-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence on approximately .95 acres called Gull Cottage was originally a 20-by-25-foot dune-top structure consisting of a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom with a loft and a small living room and dining room.
The devastating storm displaced the home and moved it to its current location, where it was repaired and later expanded, says listing agent Connie Walsh of Saunders & Associates. Later, in the early 1980s, the home was renovated and expanded by its current owners to about 2,500 square feet of living space.A curved exterior staircase leads to the front door. Inside, the rectangular entrance hall steps up to two bedrooms and a bath and a half, and down to two bedrooms and a full bath. The entrance hall leads to a tiled sunroom, which flows through French doors into a living room with beamed cathedral ceilings and a wood-burning fireplace. There is an adjacent bedroom with an attached bath and a loft overlooking the living room.
More French doors in the living room open to a large deck with an outdoor shower, which connects to a boardwalk leading to a private beach. The property has a one-car detached garage and a partial basement. Between the garage and the house, there is room to park two cars, Walsh says.