President Teddy Roosevelt
Shelter Island, NY
"The Primrose" -- 9 Westmoreland Dr., Shelter Island 11964
For Sale: $3,500,000
Roosevelt was also a visitor to The Primrose -- which is one of three select parcels of Westmoreland Farm -- and it's now listed on the Shelter Island real estate market for $3.5 million. Shelter Island, located on the east end of Long Island, between the north and south forks, is only accessible by ferry. Median Shelter Island home values are currently $789,300. The “Primrose”; was one of the three original homes on the Westmoreland Farm on Shelter Island where many politicians, Broadway actors and industrialists partied, recalling the days when Vice President Roosevelt and President McKinley were guests in 1898. The pair had been visiting American troops stationed at Montauk, L.I., during the Spanish-American War when they made a visit over to Shelter Island and Westmoreland Farm. However, while rumors that the "Primrose" was built for McKinley have been debunked, he did stay at another house on Westmoreland Farm prior to his assassination.