A historic Shelter Island mansion has sold for a record $12.9 million
August 31, 2023 | 4:17 p.m
The house, called the Snyder House, was built in 1952.
Chris Foster for Sotheby’s International Realty
On the eastern end of Long Island, a new record was set.
In the Suffolk County holiday town of Shelter Island, the sale of a sprawling beach house has pushed the area’s all-time high for a single-family home to a new high.
The property at 2 Charlie’s Lane, originally built in 1952, closed this week for $12.95 million, $1 million short of the $13.95 million demand, according to a statement sent by the listing brokerage.
The property — which is listed by Nick Brown of Sotheby’s International Realty — was originally designed by architect Bertrand Goldberg for John Snyder, then CEO of the now-defunct railroad car builder.
Thus it was called the Snyder House.
The house was recognized as “a mid-century marvel, both in terms of design and waterfront location,” and spectators would travel from far and wide, “many being flown in amphibious planes from New York City to experience the so-called ‘show house'” and a “must-see” residence. “, according to press materials.
Then, in 2002, 50 years after its construction, the previous owners rebuilt the residences to its original footprint, taking care to preserve its ‘mid-century modernist design elements while sparing no expense to bring this 20th-century masterpiece up to par. To the world level. The list showed that living standards in the twenty-first century.
After a comprehensive reconstruction project, the dwelling has an area of about 6,000 square feet, distributed on one level located on 3.4 acres of land.
There are six bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, stone floors, and glass walls—and outside, amenities range from a 74-foot heated saltwater pool and private beach to a 235-foot-deep water jetty.
In addition to the various historic elements, including the original eight-chimney stone fireplace, the building also retains the same panoramic views of West Neck Harbor and the Long Island fjord.
The Snyder House isn’t the only property to drive up Shelter Island’s sales price in recent years: the area has experienced such a huge real estate revolution lately that it’s experienced something of an identity crisis.