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Colonial dating to 1680 on market in Old Brookville

This Old Brookville Colonial has a

This Old Brookville Colonial has a "Great Gatsby kind of feeling to it," according to the listing agent. Credit: Laffey Real Estate

This Old Brookville Colonial, listed for $1.36 million, is one of the oldest homes on Long Island’s Gold Coast, says listing agent Donnamarie Chaimanis of Laffey Real Estate.

The six-bedroom main house dates back to 1680 and was originally built on a 150-acre plot that stretched to Hempstead Harbor, Chaimanis says. The home, now on a 2.02-acre property, includes a detached three-bedroom guest cottage.

“The house has that old Great Gatsby kind of feeling to it,” Chaimanis says.

The current owner has a deed dating to 1709 that shows the sale of the home and 120 acres, Chaimanis says. In the 1920s, the home was owned by William Lawrence Bottomley, a well-known architect who added a wing to the north side of the residence.

The entryway to the main house features a farmhouse door, which offers the option to open the top half while leaving the bottom closed. Original wide-plank hardwood floors, with each plank eight inches wide, run throughout the home.

The living room, adorned with windows and French doors, and dining room each feature a fireplace.

The eat-in kitchen, which Chaimanis says was remodeled in the 1980s, includes an exposed beam ceiling and a center island with a stove top.

The 4,700-sqaure-foot main house has three full bathrooms and two half-bathrooms. A full bath and a fireplace are situated in the second-floor master bedroom. The 2,500-square-foot guest cottage includes 2-1/2 bathrooms.

The yard, portions of which are lined by a brick wall with arched gateways, includes a duck pond and a cricket court. The property, taxes on which are $23,486, also includes a three-car garage and circular driveways for both the main house and the guest cottage.


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