This 7,000-square-foot waterfront estate in Kings Point listed for $10.25 million is the final piece of the historic Sinclair estate to hit the market, its listing agent says.
The eight-bedroom home with five full baths and two half-baths looms above the harbor on 1.12 tree-lined acres and has views of the Manhattan skyline as well as Connecticut. The Throgs Neck Bridge and Whitestone Bridge are visible from the property, as are One World Trade Center, the Empire State Building and the slender residential skyscraper 432 Park Ave.
“If you think Manhattan skyline views are the best views in the world, this property might have one of the best views in the world. You get the city lights like you’ve never seen,” says listing agent Michael Stanco of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. He is co-listing with Michael Misiti.
The sprawling split-ranch was built in 1957 and includes a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen with a breakfast area, and a den on the first floor.
Upstairs, sleeping quarters are split into wings. A master-bedroom suite features views through large picture windows and high ceilings, as well as a full bathroom en suite. In the master wing, there are two more bedrooms, which share a full bath. The second wing has four bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a deck.
Outside, there is patio space, a covered deck and a teardrop-shaped cascading spa hot tub that flows into an in-ground heated gunite swimming pool. The aboveground lower level, which opens to the pool area, contains a game room and a cedar closet, and is next to a second hot tub.
The parcel previously contained Harry F. Sinclair’s Sunshine estate, which was built around 1900 for H.S. Gilbert, Stanco says. Sinclair bought the property after striking it rich in the oil industry; he also used his fortune to invest in thoroughbred horses and baseball’s Federal league.
The Sunshine estate was torn down in 1954, and the land was later sold and subdivided.