This Babylon house, on the market for $825,000, was built on property where the 350-room Argyle Hotel once stood before it was demolished in 1904, history sources say. Local lore has it that remnant material from the hotel was used to build the house.
It was commissioned by a newlywed couple from Spain, hence the Mediterranean flair to the architecture. The house has been added onto twice and gone through at least one major renovation.
Located on the north end of Argyle Lake, the 4,000-square-foot home, built in 1905, has five bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms.
The living room is large and dramatic. It is 35 feet long and 17 feet tall. And the many windows in the room are estimated to be all of 10 feet tall. Most of the remaining house is two stories and the same height as the living room. All five bedrooms are on the second floor. The master bedroom has windows, hinged at the bottom, that overlook the living room. It is believed that at one time there was a balcony off the master bedroom that overlooked the living room.
“It is a house for entertaining,” says owner Kevin Coyne. “One real nice part of entertaining is that right off the kitchen is a patio overlooking the lake. We’ve had catered parties for 100 people out there using only part of the patio.”
The listing agent is June Tourin of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
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