A Colonial in Mill Neck bears little resemblance to the typical Levitt house, but it does have a connection, sitting on the former estate of builder William Levitt. The five-bedroom home is on the market for $5.85 million.
In 1964, Levitt built a French-inspired mansion on about 70 acres in Mill Neck, according to published reports. He called the estate La Colline, French for “the little hill,” and lived there before selling it in 1987. The property was eventually subdivided.
The home for sale was completed in 2002. It features a two-story foyer with limestone floors and four fireplaces, including one in the breakfast nook and one in the master suite. There’s also a junior master suite with its own den.
The finished basement has a basketball court, paddle-ball court, gym and game room.
“The architecture, the symmetry, everything is perfect,” says Jason Friedman of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, who is co-listing the property with Sarah Friedman.
The 5-acre property also has a heated in-ground pool.