Rich Cribs: Quantuck Creek home comes with rare amenity - an ice house
This East End property in the hamlet of Quiogue is all about the water. There are views of Quantuck Creek from nearly every room of the 2,000-square-foot house. On the market for $2.199 million, the property also includes a unique water-related feature — a 19th-century ice house, with its original pulley and tong system.
Noted Hamptons designer Jane Scudi-Dell and her husband, Robert Dell, purchased the home in 1997 and completely renovated it, giving it a French country style with vaulted ceilings and crown moldings, and French doors for panoramic water views. The couple uses the ice house to store wine.
There’s not much historical information available on the ice house, but the Quogue Ice Company did have its headquarters across Quantuck Creek in the late 19th century, before moving to what is now the Quogue Wildlife Refuge.
Though the ice house is located partially underground, the structure has never flooded, even during superstorm Sandy.
“It’s air tight,” Scudi-Dell says. “Whoever built this did an immaculate job. It’s an architectural phenomenon.”
The main house has 200 feet of frontage on Quantuck Creek, but is elevated 12 feet above the water, so it also stayed dry last year.
The property is listed with Douglas Elliman’s Enzo Morabito Team.