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Rich Cribs: In Old Westbury, a Heckscher lived here, and more

"Three Winds," a Colonial style mansion in Old

"Three Winds," a Colonial style mansion in Old Westbury, is on the market for $4.99 million. It was once owned by Gustave Maurice Heckscher, the aviator and polo enthusiast son of famed philanthropist August Heckscher. (Credit: Handout)

SO NAMED A Colonial for sale in Old Westbury has gone by at least three different names over the years. In 1909, it was known as Morse Lodge when it underwent renovations designed by the architectural firm of Little & Browne. Later it was dubbed Upland House after being purchased by Gustave Maurice Heckscher, the aviator and polo enthusiast son of philanthropist August Heckscher. Today the manse is called Three Winds, and it is on the market for $4.999 million. The house was completely renovated in 2006, says Jyll Kata of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is listing the house with Agnieszka Jarzabek. “It is a beautiful, gracious home,” Kata said. And spacious. Most of the rooms on the first level have 11-foot ceilings with intricate moldings. Restored original French doors fill two walls of the sunroom, with access to the ballroom/living room on one side and the patio and formal gardens on the other. Oak wood floors are throughout the home, and there are five wood-burning fireplaces.

There are seven bedrooms, four bathrooms and two half-baths. The master bedroom suite, measuring 1,500 square feet, includes a bathroom, walk-in closet, two sitting rooms and a balcony. On the third level is a 1,500-square-foot room with a 13-foot vaulted ceiling. Other features include a library with coffered ceilings, formal dining room, gourmet chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances and surround-sound home theater. The 4.88-acre property includes a heated in-ground pool and attached four-car garage. -- VIRGINIA DUNLEAVY

PLAY BALL! Residents can lounge and get fit in this eight-bedroom, 5-1/2-bath Lattingtown home, which is on the market for $3.9 million, says listing agent Margaret Trautmann of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The classic, brick Georgian Colonial has a surprise on the inside: an indoor racquetball court. The two-story racquetball court extends from the basement to the ceiling of the first floor. Not only is the court regulation size, but it has a large glass viewing window in the first-floor hallway, allowing spectators to watch the game from above, Trautmann said. On the basement level, there is a glass wall and door that leads to an exercise room with some fitness machines. The house also features high ceilings, an unfinished wine cellar, a billiards room with a pool table and five fireplaces. Several French doors lead to a large patio and a gated pool.

-- ELIZABETH GYORI

Tags: Douglas Elliman Real Estate , Old Westbury , Lattingtown , Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty , Rich Cribs

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