The Chimneys, a 17-room Tudor mansion and estate on 24 acres in Mill Neck with 900 feet of waterfront, is on the market for $19.999 million. The annual property taxes are $274,955.
Named for its six distinctive chimneys, the home was built around 1928 and designed by Charles Hart for Charles Porter Wilson, a former chairman of A&P, notes listing agent Paula Handler of Laffey Real Estate. Hart also designed Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Hillwood mansion in Brookville, which later became part of LIU Post.
At more than 13,000 square feet, the renovated main house of The Chimneys, built of stone, timber and bricks in a herringbone pattern, has seven bedrooms and eight full and three half baths. It features a 40-foot-long grand salon with a carved European plaster ceiling, walnut-paneled Georgian library, kitchen with butler’s pantry, six marble fireplaces, two primary suites and two elevators.
“It's from another time and place,” says Handler. “And it’s for a very, very, very particular buyer, maybe somebody who wants a compound.” She said the home has been owned by the same family for the last 60 to 70 years.
The property, which is on Horseshoe Road and in the Locust Valley Central School District, includes frontage on Mill Neck Creek that feeds into Long Island Sound, and has a pool, tennis court and greenhouse.
There are also three cottages on the site: a 4,000-square-foot three-bedroom guest house atop a six-stall barn and 10-car garage; a 1,600-square-foot three-bedroom cottage and a three-bedroom caretaker’s gatehouse Tudor cottage, which also has a four-car garage.