If you have a hankering for a bygone era, the property at 55 Red Spring Lane in Glen Cove might just be the ticket. It boasts a three-bedroom, two-bath guest house as well as an 1800s carriage house, all set on 1-1/3 acres with great views of the Long Island Sound.

The property is part of what remains of the estate of John Rogers Maxwell, who provided the concrete for the Panama Canal as well as the Empire State Building, among other projects.

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When the place was built, back in 1898, the Brooklyn Eagle called it the finest plot on Long Island, says Frank D’Amico, the current homeowner. “You would think you were in Central Park,” he says. In fact, he says, there are two gas lamps on the site -- now converted to electricity – that once graced the park.

The property is listed for $1,199,000 with Martin Tobon and Mary Javian of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.


Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty photo