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$1.85M Shelter Island Heights home has ‘treehouse flavor’

The property is visited by wildlife, including foxes, deer, hawks and wild turkeys.

The Shelter Island Heights home has

The Shelter Island Heights home has "a little bit of a treehouse flavor," its owner says. Photo Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International / Tyler Sands

An owner-designed house in Shelter Island Heights is up for sale — and up among the treetops. The $1.85 million home has a covered mahogany dining deck that puts residents at eye level with the surrounding forest canopy.

“You could say it has a little bit of a treehouse flavor,” says seller Donald McWeeney, who designed the four-bedroom, 4 1⁄2 -bathroom property. “It was meant to create that indoor-outdoor feel.”

The property is visited by wildlife, including foxes, deer, hawks and wild turkeys.

Each of the four bedrooms is en suite with its own private egress. “It creates a kind of independence in the house,” says McWeeney, a software engineer who is selling the house with his wife, Francesca Mondello, a fashion industry consultant.

The house has an in-ground pool extending to the edge of the forest, as well as a poolside patio and outdoor shower.

Linda McCarthy of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

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