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Rich Cribs: Laurel Hollow manse with Tiffany roots, and more
A Laurel Hollow mansion listed for $5.995 million was once part of the vast Louis Tiffany Laurelton Hill estate, specifically, the award-winning gardens.
The current owners purchased the property, along with the 1949 house where the estate’s gardener lived, some 27 years ago. They went on to renovate the modest structure into a 17-room manse.
There are several octagonal rooms, including the master bedroom, the workout room and the conservatory, all offering panoramic views of the gardens and Cold Spring Harbor.
Bridges, walking paths, 11 levels of waterfalls, koi ponds and a rose garden were also added to the 10 acres of land where some of the specimens planted by Tiffany are still flourishing.
Other features include seven bedrooms, six full baths, an indoor swimming pool and spa, three fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen with a second entertainment kitchen in the family room, brick patios, a hot tub and an attached two-car garage.
The listing agent is Ira Gross Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes & Estates.
HOT AND BRIGHT. A trip to the spa is steps away at this 17-room contemporary frame and stone house in Old Westbury. On the market for $3 million, the home includes a hot tub plus a sauna and a combined pool and lap pool in the full finished basement.
The spa area has plenty of natural light, thanks to skylights (the house has a total of nine) and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a patio. “You don’t feel like you’re in a basement,” says Brian Meier, co-lisitng agent with Geoffrey Gottlieb of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate. A nearby media and entertainment room is separated by another pair of sliding glass doors.
The home, built in 1983, has seven bedrooms with eight full- and two half-baths. Curving staircases connect all three levels of the house. The sunken living room, on the second level, has granite floors, a corner wall with granite pavers housing a wood-burning fireplace and more windows from floor to ceiling that frame views of the gardens.
Other features include an eat-in kitchen, a formal dining room, a tennis court and an attached three-car garage. -- Virginia Dunleavy