Horse lovers may not have to leave Long Island to find what they’re looking for in a home. This roughly 1-acre property in Miller Place has plenty of amenities for your steed.
95 Hunter Avenue is being sold for $599,000. This price is "pretty average" for an acre, says licensed real estate agent Kerrin Dullea.
There are two areas in the backyard designated for horses. There’s a circular pen meant for training and exercise, and another space large enough to be converted into a riding area but can also be used for grazing, says Dullea. A four-stall barn overlooks that site, with a hay shed inside.
Along with these features, the property is also in an ideal location for horse owners: The Rocky Point Pine Barrens State Forest is nearby and contains nearly 6,000 acres.
"It’s on the corner of Hunter and Town [Avenues], and Town is a dead-end street that leads right into the preserve," she says. "There are trails in there for horses to go and ride."
Horse properties are more common around here than you’d think, says Dullea, who works for Long Island Homes and Horse Properties, based in Smithtown. There are some homes with barns around Blydenburgh County Park in Smithtown, she adds.
"Anywhere where there’s a park where you can ride, there’s usually a horse property nearby," Dullea says.
Inside the single-family home (which includes three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms), you’ll discover a rustic, cabin-like aesthetic. There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a room in the back that can be used as a gym or meditation space. And on Long Island, this vibe feels more like an upstate getaway.
There are also two outdoor decks, one in the back and one on the side of the house, perfect for getting some privacy in your living space, says Dullea.
"It’s one of those places that when you walk in, it feels cozy and warm," she says. "It feels like home."
And with plenty of outdoor space on the property and beyond, horses can feel that way, too.
For 2021, the property tax is $16,267, according to the listing. The home is in the Rocky Point Union Free School District.