This 1907 carriage house in Oyster Bay Cove, listed for $2.299 million, combines romanticism from its past with modern elements incorporated by the architect who currently lives there.
The home, originally part of a 98-acre estate known as Ontare, has been fully renovated but still “takes you back to a different era,” says listing agent Cottie Maxwell-Pournaras of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.
The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is on 2.1 acres. In front of the stucco and brick house is a cobblestone courtyard surrounded by a 7-foot brick wall with exposed pea gravel mortar.
Original barn doors open to a foyer and step-up living room that has wide-plank hardwood floors, recessed lighting, a brick fireplace and oversized windows. Additional light shines in from the cupola above the wood-beamed ceiling.
The kitchen, with 12-foot ceilings and a terra-cotta tile floor, includes a stainless steel side-by-side refrigerator and freezer, and two wine refrigerators. Appliances include an eight-burner gas range with dual ovens and a custom zinc hood. The countertops are gray and white marble, the butcher block is walnut, and there’s a brass counter and backsplash. A leather banquette sits across from windows that overlook the courtyard.
Inside the master suite, located on the first floor, is custom cabinetry and a bathroom that has a gas fireplace, a Whirlpool tub and a frosted glass shower enclosure.
Additional amenities in the 6,200-square-foot home include a home theater, central air conditioning and a six-car garage. The taxes are $36,988.