The view from this Oyster Bay property, on the market for $2.695 million, may seem familiar to art lovers -- the owner likes to point out its resemblance of the view to Louis Comfort Tiffany's leaded glass window "View of Oyster Bay," says the listing agent.
Tiffany had a country estate called Laurelton Hall in nearby Laurel Hollow. The main house burned down in 1957, says Jennifer Thalheimer, curator and collection manager of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park, Florida, which contains an extensive collection of Tiffany's work.
"View of Oyster Bay" is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection.
"The window itself was designed for the Manhattan home of silk industry scion William C. Skinner," she says. "It was based upon the view of his home in Massachusetts."
But, she adds, the view seems "remarkably similar" to Tiffany's own home in Laurel Hollow looking across Cold Spring Harbor.
The updated 1842 Oyster Bay house has direct access to the water and comes with mooring and beach rights on Cold Spring Harbor.
The house used to be on 20 acres of land and was a working farm until World War II. Since then, it's been the setting for print and TV ads.
The 10-room Colonial is on two acres and has six bedrooms, three bathrooms and a half-bath, four fireplaces, an eat-in-kitchen, a formal dining room, wood floors and waterfront views. Outside, there is an in-ground pool, a patio and a large barn with electricity. There is also a two-car garage that was built after the war that contains a second-floor storage space.
The house is listed with Christina Porter of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.