Cutchogue’s Glendalough Estate, a secluded 15-acre family compound with more than 1,000 feet of private sandy beach along Peconic Bay, recently sold for $8.9 million, its listing agent says.
The transaction marks the largest stretch of residential bayfront property ever sold on the North Fork.
The circa-1926 clapboard mansion was built by Canadian investment banker William Justus Keough Vanston and passed down through three generations of his family, according to a 2015 Wall Street Journal report.
Replete with original features, the property has been well cared for over the years.
“If someone told you the floors were 10 years old, you’d believe it. They took very good care of them,” says listing agent Carol Szynaka of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. She co-listed the property with Mariah Mills. Sheri Winter Clarry of The Corcoran Group represented the buyers.
Set on a 12-plus acre bayfront parcel, the mansion has large formal rooms, expansive water views and multiple fireplaces.
There is also has a sunroom stretching the width of the house. Upstairs, there are eight bedrooms and 5 1⁄2 baths accessible from a central hallway.
The main parcel also includes a three-bedroom, two-bath guesthouse, three-car garage and private boat basin by the beach.
A beach bathhouse includes eight changing rooms, two showers and a large open-air porch with wooden wraparound benches.
“The view from that location is spectacular,” Szynaka says.
Across a road, a 3-acre portion of the parcel has more than 100 feet of frontage on Wunneweta Pond, a deepwater pond with bay access.