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Shelter Island’s ‘fin house’ for rent this summer

The seven-bedroom, 6 1⁄2 -bathroom house, on 2.2

The seven-bedroom, 6 1⁄2 -bathroom house, on 2.2 acres on Ram Island, is being offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day for $150,000, its listing agent says. Photo Credit: Saunders and Associates

A modern-style home on Shelter Island, which includes a 900-square-foot wall of glass offering water views, is available for rent this summer.

The seven-bedroom, 6 1⁄2 -bathroom house, sitting on 2.2 acres on Ram Island, is being offered from Memorial Day to Labor Day for $150,000, says listing agent Penelope Moore of Saunders and Associates. It can also be rented for shorter durations, with the month of June costing $30,000, July for $60,000, and August to Labor Day for $70,000.

Two-story panels of glass are featured throughout the open floor plan on the main level, which includes a living room, dining area, and white marble kitchen. By using glass fins instead of steel support lines on the panels, Moore says the view of the water is even clearer.

“When you stand and look at the view all you see is glass,” she says. “The owners wanted to feel like the outside is part of their 24/7 environment.”

The English sycamore used for the flooring, Moore says, is one of the whitest hardwoods available and “almost reflects the color of sand.”

Also on the main level of the 6,500-square-foot house is a library with a half-bath and TV room. Two sets of staircases lead to the upper level: one going to the master suite, which includes a bathroom and balcony, and the other to two guest bedrooms with water views.

A finished basement features an exercise area, billiards table, media room and kitchenette.

The property includes a gunite pool overlooking the bay, a two-bedroom, two-bathroom poolhouse, and a private staircase leading to about 200 feet of beachfront.

When approaching the house from the road, drivers pass under a bridge that connects from the house to a 16-ton boulder that was ferried from Bridgehampton. The bridge includes a bench and observation area offering views of the woods.

The house, a curved structure with an exterior color inspired by New England red barns, was built in 2009 by Los Angeles-based architect, Roger Bennett. Moore says that Bennett’s greatgreat grandfather was Frederick A. Schroeder, a New York State senator who was instrumental in the development of Shelter Island Heights in the late-1800s.

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