In the 1920s, the family that once owned the Stern's department store built this California Mediterranean-style Colonial in Glen Head, now on the market for $795,000.

"Mr. Stern had gone to Southern California and loved the architecture," says listing agent Philip Comito of Daniel Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty. "He was going to do a whole development like that, but stopped building because of the Depression."

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Building stopped after only eight stucco homes were built in Glen Head's Hill Terrace section, where the streets are named for U.S. presidents.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house has a living room with French doors that open up to a patio that overlooks specimen plantings.