Grandeur with a capital G just hit the market for $3.88 million in the form of a five-bedroom, 5½-bath Georgian mansion in Syosset known as Bayberry Hill. It was built in the 1920s for William Kennedy, head of a notable Brooklyn construction firm of the same name.
With a strong resemblance to your average Long Island town hall building, the 7,000-square-feet of luxury offers four fireplaces, two master suites, an inground pool, a rose garden and is sited on a nearly two-acre lot atop one of Long Island’s higher elevations.
The architectural details are many and include crown molding, 9-foot ceilings, box molding on ceilings and walls and ceiling medallions.
The current owner fell in love with the property and restored both the house and the grounds, says J.J. Jones of East Coast Realty, who is listing the property with Huailing Deng of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “He’s hoping to sell it to someone who also falls in love with it like he did,” says Jones.
The home was larger when first built, but two large parts of the third floor were removed to lower the tax bill associated with the property, says Daniel Gale’s Paul Mateyunas, author of “North Shore Long Island: Country Houses, 1890-1950.” “It was a common practice done in the 1950s and ’60s.”