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Rich Cribs: Historic mansion once part of Four Winds estate

A 21-room brick mansion in Oyster Bay Cove,

A 21-room brick mansion in Oyster Bay Cove, once the main house of the Four Winds estate, is on the market for $3.6 million. (Credit: Century 21 Papalas Realty)

A 21-room brick mansion in Oyster Bay Cove, once part of the Four Winds estate, is on the market for $3.6 million (click here for more photos). It was built in 1928 and designed by the architectural firm of Delano & Aldrich for Gerard Beekman Hoppin, a stockbroker, and his wife, Rosina Sherman Hoyt, a grandniece of  William T. Sherman, a Civil War general.

The home’s curved foyer leads to a spiral staircase. Above is an oval skylight surrounded by a mural of sky and clouds. The doors to the rooms on the upper floors are slightly curved as well, says Leonidas Papalas, listing agent with Century 21 Papalas Realty.


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Original cherrywood paneling and built-ins shelves are featured in the library. The ballroom has a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace -- one of eight fireplaces in the manse -- and French doors opening out to a balcony terrace. There are 10 bedrooms, five bathrooms and three half bathrooms.

Other features include a sunroom, eat-in kitchen, banquet dining room, family room, patio and heated two-car garage. The property is 4½ acres.  

Tags: Rich Cribs , Four Winds , Oyster Bay Cove , Century 21 Papalas Realty , Delano & Aldrich

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