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Former designer show house listed for $1.988M


This "Home Is Where the Heart Is" designer show house had previously been listed for $2.995 million. Photo Credit: Uli Seit

This circa-1890 Glen Cove Georgian-style estate home, which was the site of the 2013 Home Is Where the Heart Is designer showcase, was commissioned by oil magnate and Pratt Institute founder Charles Pratt. It is listed for $1.988 million.

The seven-bedroom, 6 1⁄2-bath home on 2.11 acres was built as a gift for Lydia Pratt on the occasion of her marriage to philanthropist Frank Lusk Babbott, according to an October 2013 Newsday report. It was one of 21 homes in Dosoris Park, the 1,100-acre Pratt family compound.

In the past, the house, which is on two acres, had been listed for $2.995 million.

Four fireplaces, a wood-paneled library and a lower-level wine cellar are original to the home. So, too, is second-floor room across from the master bedroom, where the globe-trotting Pratts stashed their suitcases.

Over the years, the basic layout, which features bedrooms on each of the three floors of living space, has remained largely the same, but the trappings within, such as floors and the kitchen, have been updated, Abiri says.

A first-floor guest bedroom suite — one of two first-floor bedrooms — has a separate entrance, an en suite full bath and a family room. The sunroom porch with water views overlooks the rear of the property, which includes a bluestone patio.

On the second floor, there are three bedrooms and a full bath in addition to the master bedroom, which has a fireplace and a walk-in closet as well. The en suite full bath contains a Jacuzzi tub. The third floor has two bedrooms and a full bath.

A two-acre and a 1.98-acre parcel that flank the main home are also for sale at $750,000 each, allowing the opportunity to create a 6.09-acre estate or develop a family compound, says listing agent Mary Stanco, of Laffey International Realty. She is co-listing with Paul Tyree.


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