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Rich Cribs: Kings Point home for $17.5M, and more
A Kings Point home that once belonged to the late tennis champion Vitas Gerulaitis has come on the market for $17.5 million. The renovated home with its rooftop deck overlooks Long Island Sound with views of the New York City skyline and the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges.
There is a 300-foot pier with a lift for a 50-foot boat, a dock with LED lighting and steps to a private beach.
Among the seven bedrooms and seven baths is a 2,500-square-foot master suite, which includes two 50-inch fold-down flat-screen TVs, fireplace, powder room and kitchenette. The master bath suite has another 50-inch television as well as a Jacuzzi pool, solarium, his-and-hers bathrooms and a five-person granite steam shower.
There is also an indoor-outdoor pool with handmade and hand-laid Mexican tile with gold-leaf inserts as well as two 65-inch TVs, underwater speakers, built-in benches, a fireplace and an integrated Jacuzzi.
Gerulaitis died in September 1994 at age 40.
The 1.25-acre property is listed with Soheila Sharf of Soheila Sharf Realty. -- Valerie Kellogg
OLD SAG HARBOR. This 1840 Sag Harbor home, listed for $1,795,000, was once the summer home of philanthropist Margaret Olivia Sage, the wife of railroad executive and politician Russell Sage and the founder of the Russell Sage Foundation.
Sage left her mark on Sag Harbor with contributions that included the funding of the John Jermain Memorial Library (named for her grandfather), Pierson High School and Mashashimuet Park, says Jane Babcook, a vice president of The Corcoran Group, who is marketing the house.
Sage had this house moved by horse in 1910. It rests on its original foundation, which was taken apart, stone by stone, and reassembled on its current location. Also, the house was expanded that year, with an addition that included a kitchen with a staircase that ascended to a new bedroom.
The next addition came in 2001, when a first-floor master suite and a solarium-style living room as well as a two-car garage were built. Today, the updated house -- owned by Larry and Jacqui Perrine, part owners of Channing Daughters Winery in Bridgehampton -- retains many original features, Babcook says.
Among them are detailed trim, the doors and an arched entranceway referred to as the coffin wall, which leads to the room where wakes may have been held. Other features include a kitty-corner built-in shelf with cabinet and a fireplace in the “winter room,” the original part of the house. -- Lisa Doll Bruno
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