This Syosset manor house was built as a summer home in 1913 by August Belmont IV, member of the prominent horse racing family and the grandson of the founder of Belmont Park. Belmont, an investment banker, also owned several Belmont Stakes winners, a race named in honor of his great-grandfather. The house is on the market for $1.799 million (click here for more photos).
The seven-bedroom, 6½-bathroom home has nine fireplaces, as well as high ceilings and detailed moldings.
The siding is made of stained California redwood. Much of the home has been updated, but it still maintains its historic essence, says listing agent Diane O’Connor of Coach Realtors.
“It is a classic manor home,” O’Connor says. “It’s got a tremendous amount of charm.”
The 1.46-acre manicured property features a large courtyard entry and a custom-designed gunite pool. Belmont also bred Labrador retrievers -- at one point he served as chairman of the American Kennel Club -- and there’s also a four-stall kennel with plumbing and heat.