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Muttontown's Bayberry Downs comes on market

Bayberry Downs, a circa 1930 French-style mansion in

Bayberry Downs, a circa 1930 French-style mansion in Muttontown, is listed for sale at $2.875 million in October 2014. Credit: Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty

Bayberry Downs, a circa 1930 French-style manor in Muttontown that was once part of the 60-acre estate of Francis T. Nichols, is on the market for $2.875 million.

Designed by William E. Frenaye Jr., the half-timbered brick manse is a “maintained time capsule,” says listing agent Paul Mateyunas of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Original copper leaders and crowned finials depicting woodland creatures decorate the exterior. Inside, the main house offers a turreted breakfast room in addition to an eat-in kitchen, a garden room, billiard-gun room, seven fireplaces and a pine-paneled library with beamed ceiling. Both the formal dining room and the entrance hallway boast teak parquet de Versailles floors.

There are eight bedrooms, nine full bathrooms and four half-bathrooms.

The property, just shy of three acres, has a separate one-room teahouse with fireplace that was a 10th wedding anniversary gift to Mrs. Nichols. There is also a detached 2½-car garage with original Ludowici Roof Tile, as well as a potting shed.

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