Dr. Leon Star, a native New Yorker, was once the surgeon in charge of the Medical Department at Kennedy Airport, but he also oversaw 75 horses in Montauk at Startop Ranch . When he was asked why he chose Montauk for breeding his horses, he replied “It’s ideal, near the sea, no flies and the iodine content in the grass is so beneficial to the horses’ thyroids.” The New York Times, on July 7, 1970, reported on his winning thoroughbreds at Aqueduct.
Today that same Montauk landscape, Startop, is devoted to housing with this last, special exception which is offered for sale – a combination of two parcels – 5.9 acre agricultural reserve plus a 2.1 acre site with a 6,000 SF barn. These sites are precious, offering water views of Lake Montauk and the Atlantic Ocean as well as the inherent privacy that 8 acres affords. The elevated 2.1-acre manicured building parcel waits to welcome your own idyllic homestead; the adjacent reserve is your own pastureland to graze upon or hike to the prairie of yesteryear while protecting your privacy and locked in views. The Theodore Roosevelt County Park is your neighbor, offering riding & hiking trails through lush untouched habitat stretching to Oyster Pond, Shagwong Point and Montauk Point State Park. This unique site is conveniently located just moments from Ditch Plains Beach, South Lake Beach, Gin Beach, Montauk Airport and the Montauk Lake Club. A precious opportunity to become timeless. Tours Available-Come see!
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