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Eaton's Neck open house hosts two-day pop-up art gallery

Firefly Artists have filled the 2,800-square-foot Eatons Neck

Firefly Artists have filled the 2,800-square-foot Eatons Neck home for a two-day pop-up gallery, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 9 and 10. The house is on the market in September 2016 for $2.799 million. Photo Credit: Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Water views will be just some of many picturesque things to see at this beachfront Eatons Neck home’s open house. That’s because members of the Northport Village-based Firefly Artists have filled the 2,800-square-foot home listed for $2.799 million with art for a two-day pop-up gallery.

The three-acre property, at 140 Old Winkle Point Rd., is perched atop a bluff overlooking Northport Bay and the Long Island Sound.

“When I came here I thought, I just see an artist sitting here painting this,” says listing agent John Ramonetti of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

Inspired by the setting and similar open house art shows in TriBeCa, Ramonetti reached out to the Firefly Artists, who assembled more than 15 artists for the showcase, which will be open to the public from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 9 and 10.

The living room, which has a fireplace, wood-accented 14-foot vaulted ceilings, a stone fireplace and ceiling-to-floor windows, will be filled with art, as will the adjacent dining room and foyer. The recently gutted 1,000-square-foot, one-bedroom guest cottage is transformed into an artist’s haven.

“We kind of made it into a rustic little art barn and hung art on every square inch we could find,” says Kate Sydney, co-founder of the artist’s collective that has hosted two prior pop-up galleries in vacant Northport Village storefronts.

Larger pieces will be displayed outdoors on easels and along winding nature trails on the property; Plein-air painters will also be situated throughout the grounds, which includes open lawns, garden paths, mature specimen plantings, a gazebo, a 140-foot deepwater dock and 320 feet of private beach.

The home, which Ramonetti says has water views from every room, was fully renovated in 2005, during which bathrooms and the roof were updated, Brazilian Tigerwood Koa floors were added throughout the first floor and a foyer and master bedroom suite were expanded.

Art lovers and would-be home buyers alike can dabble in culinary arts, as well — hors d’oeuvres by Huntington’s Piccolo and Centerport’s Mill Pond House restaurants will be served as guitarist Jacob Restituto and pianist Emily Ramonetti perform.

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