The towns of the Moriches are still referred to as the “Gateway to the Hamptons.” Harken back to a time when improvements in roads and transportation began to transform farming and fishing communities of the east end of Long Island into the playground of the wealthy. The Masury Estate was no exception. In the later half of the 19th century, John Masury purchased over 200 waterfront acres in Center Moriches to build a “summer cottage”. Local folklore speaks of a gilded age of lavish parties set in romantic, seaside surroundings. Masuryʼs wealth came from innovation and patents in the paint industry. His influence and legacy continues today in the Clubhouse to the Holiday Beach Property Ownerʼs Association (HBPOA) and the privately owned “Tea House” cottage which is included in this unique offering.
Once part of the Masury estate, 181 Holiday Boulevard sits on .925 acres on West Senix Creek in Center Moriches, New York. With 219 feet of bulkhead and a private dock which will accommodate
2 boats, this is a historianʼs and watermanʼs ideal setting. As the sun rises from the rear eastern exposure, Moriches Bay beckons a short distance away. The property encompasses the original “Tea House” cottage and garden wall from the Masury Estate, dating back to 1870. The cottage is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy their own private dwelling with a full bath, fireplace and waterside patio. The space would also be the perfect setting for an artist's studio, office or pool house.
The main residence at 181 Holiday Boulevard has been meticulously expanded upon while keeping with the character of the original home. One can spot design features reflective of the Masury Estate and still enjoy all the modern conveniences this home has to offer. Boasting over 3700 square feet of traditional interior gathering spaces, the home also has 5 fireplaces, a chefʼs kitchen and adjacent breakfast porch. Four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, office, expansive mudroom and pantry, radiant flooring (in the showers too), and creek-side pool with outdoor entertaining space are remarkable. Enter the large, formal dining room through custom doors showcasing etched glass from the 1840ʼs purchased in Paris. Additional spaces include a detached accessory garage/storage building, a heated 2 car garage which offers access to the 2,000 sq ft full basement. Perhaps this is the perfect space to house your future wine cellar and tasting room. After all, its history speaks of lavish parties and there is plenty of room in the parlour for the baby grande.