This estate dubbed "The Point" in Bellport is on the market...

This estate dubbed "The Point" in Bellport is on the market for $16.5 million. Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Carole Gagliano said she enjoys bathing in a white tub of opalescent soap bubbles, as she looks through a picture window that frames trees and her own tennis court. Greenery set against the sea, this scene has been her view for the past 35 years.

Her 5,000-square-foot Bellport home, which she calls "The Point," is on the market for $16.5 million. Listed by agent Deborah Pirro, of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, the ranch-style home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and claim to a 3.4-acre lot.

"My husband always says, 'We don't own the house, Mother Nature owns the house,' " Gagliano, 75, said of the home she shared with her late husband, Joseph, and two daughters.

On a map, the plot of land looks like an arrow aimed at what Gagliano called "the point," where Patchogue and Bellport bays meet. Down a private, dead-end road speckled with just a few houses, the home is only visible from the water.

Built in 1929, according to property records, the single-story home includes a living room with vaulted ceilings, original beams and a fireplace. There are a dining room and a home gym. A television room features built-in bookcases. In addition to a garage attached to the house, there are two other garages on the property that can house up to six cars, according to Pirro.

The house is warmed by electric, oil, baseboard, hot water and radiant heat. There is central air conditioning. Annual taxes on the property, which falls within the South Country Central School District, total $63,455.

A sunroom leads out to a patio and gunite pool. The property is edged by private beach and punctuated by outdoor sculptures. It also has a deep-water dock, Pirro said.

“The Point” estate in Bellport is on the market for...

“The Point” estate in Bellport is on the market for $16.5 million. HODAILY240327 Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

Gagliano, 75, describes the land lyrically. The ocean roars; the swans swim; the birds fly. Nature changes around her.

"All the natural things that are happening around you, and it's in your backyard. You don't have to go anywhere, it's all in your backyard."

The property, which directly opposes Fire Island, offers access to water suited for boating, jet skiing and clamming. Each room in the house has a view of the water, Gagliano said.

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