The waterfront Plandome estate of Robert MacCrate, who served as counsel to New York Gov. Nelson D. Rockefeller and as special counsel to the Department of the Army for its investigation of the My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, has hit the market. The home, where MacCrate lived until his death in April at age 94, is listed for $8.75 million.
The seven-bedroom home, built in 1927 by a member of the Guggenheim family, sits on Manhasset Bay, and the 4.65-acre property has a sea wall, dock and outdoor pool. The back of the house has water views, says listing agent Maggie Keats of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“It’s very unusual to get this kind of acreage and waterfront in Plandome,” Keats says.
The stucco, Tudor-style home has a slate roof and is filled with vintage details, including a timbered entry hall, leaded glass windows and hand-carved marble fireplaces.