This Midcentury Modern Kings Point ranch has six bedrooms and...

This Midcentury Modern Kings Point ranch has six bedrooms and five full baths. It is on the market for $2.8 million in September 2016. Credit: Sohelia Sharf Realty / Lim Puiu

This Midcentury Modern Kings Point ranch, listed for $2.8 million, was built into a hill and designed to showcase the arts.

The L-shaped, six-bedroom house with five full bathrooms and two half-baths was completed in 1961. Here, the late Seymour Schweber and his wife, Laura, raised a family and displayed works by prominent artists such as Andy Warhol and George Segal, says their son, Dennis Schweber.

Ceiling-to-floor windows in the combined living room and den overlook tree-lined Manhasset Bay; in the winter, there are water views. An eat-in kitchen opens to a large teak deck, which has similar views and was a gathering place for the family, Schweber says.

The formal dining room features tigerwood cabinets and large windows; a master-bedroom suite — one of five bedrooms on the main level — includes a dressing room and a bathroom en suite.

A custom spiral staircase near the home’s front door descends to the finished lower level with high ceilings, a bedroom suite, playroom with a fireplace, a cedar closet, a billiards room and a three-car garage. A dumbwaiter connects to the main floor laundry room, which is across the hall from the pantry.

Outside, a long, meandering brick path on the 1.47-acre property leads to a wooden staircase, which snakes skyward to a deck with an octagonal structure in the trees called “39 Steps” — named for the approximate number of steps, as well as a 1935 Alfred Hitchcock-directed thriller.

The space is trimmed with wood plaques bearing quotes from the Bible, the Talmud, Pablo Picasso and others, and has a glass ceiling. Schweber says his father would retreat there to read by the fire of a potbellied stove.

This Midcentury Modern Kings Point ranch has six bedrooms and...

This Midcentury Modern Kings Point ranch has six bedrooms and five full baths. It is on the market for $2.8 million in September 2016. Credit: Sohelia Sharf Realty / Lim Puiu

The listing agent is Sohelia Sharf of Sohelia Sharf Realty.

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