Valentine’s Day turned out to be closing day for real estate developer, art collector and Broadway producer Elie Hirschfeld, who sold his 1.5-acre Kings Point estate for $5.5 million, publicist Ronn Torossian says.
Hirschfeld purchased the 1929 French Tudor in 2008 for $4 million and subsequently had it totally gutted. He hired Stephen F. Byrns of BKSK Architects in Manhattan to create a Tudor-style home even more authentic than the original.
A sample of the end result includes old wood half timbers on the exterior and a roof constructed with old slate shingles. The windows are made from quarter sawn oak. A triple height rear facing window wall is constructed with lead caning as seen in churches, while the window is made of Schott Goetheglas, which has an irregular surface.
Meanwhile, the nine-bedroom home boasts of 21st century amenities such as state-of-the-art smart technology. Other features include four fireplaces and two kitchens. The bathrooms -- nine full and two half -- are marble and ceramic with historic designs.
As for the manicured property — it is landscaped with a heated pool, tennis and basketball courts and a three-car garage.
Hirschfeld declined to comment on the cost of the renovation.