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Watch Island, Clayton, NY. US Island

Magnificent Watch Island … Unique, beautiful and very private !

The island is located in the 1000 Island region of the St. Lawrence River in upstate NY near Blind Bay, between the ports of Clayton & Alexandria Bay. Island coordinates are … Latitude 44º16 min.15sec.N & Longitude -76º01min.22sec.W.

A glorious Victorian 3-story home stands tall on 1.3 acres providing 6,421 sq. ft. of early 20th century living space with 15 rooms surrounded by 1,140’ of water frontage. You will enjoy spacious lawns, sidewalks, shrubs, 22 mature trees, beautiful rock formations, a 28’ boat house, 200’ of docks with some having 7’+ water depth, a shed, pump house, two 5’ brass/stone light sculptures, a flag pole and a cement patio. Built in 1895 the house continued improvements through 1901 followed by adding a boat house in 1925, crib docks in 1960 and a complete renovation in 1999.

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The house exterior has a blend of stone, cedar, wood & composite siding. All 40 original windows are protected with aluminum storms & screens. A maintenance free galvanized roof protects the 3rd floor spacious full attic.

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Seven grand entrances from 4 porches lead you into the 1st floor, most the original large wood doors. An eat-in-country kitchen has 2 lead glass chandeliers, walk in pantry, and a stairway accessing the 2nd floor. A hallway leads you to the dining room with a magnificent wood beam ceiling, brass chandelier, 3 doors, 11 large windows and 13 upper small windows decorated with diamond muntins allowing stunning views of the river. In the center of the 1st floor is a huge living room with a wood burning fireplace surrounded by wood benches and shelves beneath a balcony. The ceiling has wood beams, a chandelier, and wood columns supporting a spectacular spiral spindle staircase leading to the upper balcony, foyer and sitting room on the 2nd floor. Another hallway leads to the 1st floor full bath & bedroom.

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The 2nd floor balcony/foyer and hall way accesses the sitting room, 9 bedrooms (8 w/closets, 2 w/sinks & bath access); 3 full bathrooms with original marble fixtures and sink, toilet, tub w/showers, stainless steel accessories & mirrors. Throughout the house are original plastered walls, tin ceilings, hardwood doors, double hung windows, large molding, hard wood floors and light fixtures. On the 3rd floor is an open huge full attack with 18’ center ceiling & 13 windows.

The island has its own well providing good drinking water. Convenient washer and dryers are on the 1st and 2nd floors. A walk-in-basement provides modernized utilities including two 200 amp electrical panels that feed panels on ever floor, an electric forced air heating and air condition system, base board elec. heat in all bedrooms and bathrooms, 119 gallon pressure tank, 100 gallon electric hot water tank, all new copper water lines and PVC drain lines that lead to a septic system.

The island views of the river are spectacular; look west toward the main channel for magnificent sunsets, look east toward the NY main land for sun rises, and looking 360º you observe several islands … Wellesley, Murray, Picton, Grenell, Basswood, Maple, Bluff, Pine, Grindstone, Round, Little Round, and Rock to name a few.

The island is conveniently accessible from land or river … only a 6 minute boat ride from marinas in Spicer Bay or Mullet Creek Bay. A rented slip at Northern Marine, in Spicer Bay is currently available.

The Colangelo and Strine families, owners and members of Watch Island L.L.C., hope you enjoyed this tribute to one gorgeous island. All images and information herein were provided with compliments by Ron Strine.


MLS # R164254


1.3 Acres 10 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 6,421 SF



special offering by: Ron Strine, Broker/Owner of Yor-Way Realty Inc.


1244 Stafford Crescent

Webster, N.Y. 15480

bus: 585-872-3575 fax: 585-219-5674


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