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Rich Cribs: Cove Neck mansion with imported decor
This mansion, built in Cove Neck in 1859 and now on the market for $5.75 million, has many materials throughout the house that from other countries and previous centuries.
Paneling in the dining room came from a house in Biarritz, France, while the ballroom features paneling imported from a royal house in England, says Margy Hargraves of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, who is listing the property with Peggy Moriarty.
There is a 1740s Chippendale corner cupboard in the living room, and Hargraves says the room’s floorboards were originally in an 18th-century house in Salem, Mass. They came with a trap door that, legend has it, connected to a space where women who had been accused of being witches were hidden. The house has nine bedrooms and 8½ bathrooms.
Spread over more than 19 acres, the estate also includes a large in-ground pool, pond and barn complex with apartment.