In the early 1900s, artist Louis Comfort Tiffany didn’t like the look of the smoke stack situated on his waterfront Laurel Hollow estate. So, he had it redesigned, the home’s current listing agent says. The narrow tower-like structure, backed by Cold Spring Harbor, became the “Tiffany minaret.”
The home that now sits on the 2.13-acre property with the minaret was placed on the market last week for $4.175 million. The structures sit on what the agent says was the Daffodil Terrace section of the once 580-acre Laurelton Hall estate, which was constructed between 1902 and 1905 and burned down in 1957.
“It’s got some history,” listing agent Richard Hutchinson of Counsel Rock Realty says of the property. “And it’s got probably one of the nicest views. The way it sits, it’s kind of tucked into an area that curves in so when you’re looking out you really have a view right out the mouth of Cold Spring Harbor over to Stamford.”
Multiple rooms in the house, which was built in 1962, offer water views. So does a slate patio that surrounds the pool and hot tub, which is situated near the base of the minaret.
The house, at about 7,500 square feet, features five bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms. Beyond the foyer is a curved bridal staircase. The great room boasts a fireplace, built-in bookshelves and French doors that look out to the harbor. Parquet floors run throughout the great room, the adjoining music room, which is lined with a wall of windows, and the dining room, which opens to a parlor with a fireplace.
A den has a fireplace and also boasts a wall of windows looking out to the water. The granite kitchen, with a center island and stainless steel appliances, includes a windowed breakfast area and wide-plank hardwood floors.
The curved staircase leads to the master suite area, which has a fireplace, a 15-by-9-foot dressing area with closets, his-and-hers toilet rooms, a tub room with a wall of windows, and a separate room that opens to a balcony overlooking the pool. An additional wing on the second floor, not connected to the master, features a game room, a bedroom and a bathroom.
The home also includes a gym on the main level, an unfinished basement, a covered breezeway that leads to an attached two-car garage and a detached one-car garage.
The property, with 205 feet of sandy beach waterfront, also includes a 126-foot fixed dock with permits for additional floating docks, Hutchinson says. The taxes are $92,724.