This Mill Neck estate, on the market for $3.3 million, began life as a two-story frame farmhouse. In the 1920s, it was transformed into a more European-style manse with the addition of two brick wings.
These and several other playful and picturesque modifications were designed by noted architect William Lawrence Bottomley. One wing contains a circular-walled library and an adjacent ballroom with eight sets of French doors.
The other features a turret attached to a large greenhouse that is “still intact and working,” says Prudential’s Michael Stanco, the co-listing agent with Ludmilla Stanco.
The 17-room home includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms and two half-baths, as well as an eat-in-kitchen, formal dining room, family room and five fireplaces.
It is on about 7 acres with formal gardens, an open meadow, in-ground pool, a detached, six-car garage and a three-bedroom cottage with a fireplace. -- Virginia Dunleavy