A Brookville estate for sale comes with a home that is accented by a historic clock tower. It is on the market for $1.595 million.
Listing agent Coleen Farraday of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Real Estate says the 6,900-square-foot home, built circa 1910, was on the estate of the Francke family. The Jane B. Francke Sanctuary, a 3.8-acre bird sanctuary owned by the Village of Brookville, was named for a member of the family.
The structure was the servants’ home and it was also open to the servants’ guests when they had visitors, Farraday said. It has an original clock tower.
Paul Mateyunas, an agent with Douglas Elliman Real Estate who has written two books about Long Island’s North Shore, says the clock tower was designed by Alfred Hopkins, who built farm buildings on some of the Island’s most well-known estates, including Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall in Laurel Hollow. The tower was added to the house, says Mateyunas.
The 2.96-acre property also comes with a 3,600-square-foot garage with a sunken service area for cars.