A premium Fire Island home sold prior to its scheduled auction date, an impressive feat worthy of major bragging rights. The unique, modern home has a swanky 100 feet of direct ocean frontage and a 1,920-square-foot interior. For those not from the New York metro area, Fire Island is the large center island of the outer barrier islands parallel to the south shore of Long Island, New York.
Inside you will find lofty 10-foot ceilings, a stunning glass wall, massive bay windows facing the ocean, a large balcony with ample lounge space and an outdoor shower and dressing area. Five bedrooms and three full bathrooms provide plenty of space for a large family or lingering guests, and a chef’s kitchen and dining area that seats 12 are perfect for both the gourmand and the entertainer.
The residence is situated in a private community of 40 single-family homes nestled on the southern shore of Fire Island. Sellers Rona and Joe Forstadt purchased the home more than 35 years ago. When a fire damaged the home in 1989, the duo convinced renowned architect Horace Gifford to come out of retirement to help restore the home to its original beauty. Gifford was famous for the sleek glass and wood style showcased in this space. The project was the last one Gifford undertook before passing away in 1992.
While the sale price of the property has not been released, it was described as one of the highest prices “on the ocean” in 2015. Ahoy, matey!