$12,900,000 | Built 1926 | 10,467 Sq. Ft. | 14 Beds | 8.5 Baths | 5.33 Acres
235 Middle Neck Road, Sands Point, New York, United States, 11050
One of Long Island’s most iconic and significant residences has hit the market for $12.9 million. The historic French Normandy mansion was built in 1926 and designed by prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, the same firm behind New York’s original Pennsylvania Station, the Brooklyn Museum and Columbia University’s main campus. The 14 bedroom, 8 full and 1 half bathroom manor has reportedly only had two owners in its 93 year life, having originally been owned by Mary Harriman Rumsey. Property records reveal it last sold in 2012 for nearly $6.7 million and relisted in early-2017 for $19.8 million. According to the listing, the mansion has been meticulously restored and renovated with all up to date amenities and systems. Inside you’ll find stunning architectural detail, including original oak floors, ornate plaster ceilings, eight wood burning fireplaces and a spectacular panelled study. There is nearly 12,000 square feet of space with large formal rooms, a custom gourmet kitchen and a lavish master suite. The property extends 5.3 acres with 391 feet of sandy beach as well as enchanting gardens, a caretaker’s cottage, beach cottage and waterside tennis court. Like many historic homes in the area, this one too is said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby. It’s on the market for $12.9 million with Maggie Keats of Douglas Elliman.