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The Old Westbury home that architect Thomas Hastings,

The Old Westbury home that architect Thomas Hastings, who designed the New York Public Library, had built for himself in 1913 is on the market for $10.8 million. Photo Credit: None/

OLD AND NEW. The Old Westbury home that architect Thomas Hastings, who designed the New York Public Library, had built for himself in 1913 is on the market for $10.8 million. The gated 4.3-acre estate is in the Stone Arches section. Elaborate architectural trimmings adorn the walls and ceilings of the 10-bedroom mansion. The paneling in the living room, for example, dates back to 12th century France. Many details are original, and updated rooms were decorated in kind, says Wendy Osinoff Sutton of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. “It has two new kitchens and new bathrooms, but the original integrity of the house is still intact,” says Osinoff Sutton, co-listing the home with Ellen Zipes. There’s a banquet-sized dining room, a home office, seven bathrooms and three half-baths. The home has 11 fireplaces. “The mantles are imported from Europe,” says Osinoff Sutton. Modern amenities include central air, an elevator, a wine cellar and one perk that gained overnight popularity during this past stormy weekend: a backup generator. The sprawling compound also includes three brick cottages, tennis courts and an in-ground pool.


PRICE DROP. There’s been another price drop for the Hamptons waterfront estate of former Doubleday publishing chief John Sargent Sr. — the asking price for the 2.6-acre Water Mill property was just reduced by $5 million. The asking price is now $19.995 million, down from its original $40 million price tag when it came on the market last year.
The four-bedroom, 41<HS-1>/<HS-1>2-bathroom renovated main house, originally built in 1826 and moved there in the ’60s, is on Mecox Bay with a 600-foot bulkhead and views of the Atlantic Ocean. The listing agent is Jason Schommer of The Corcoran Group.


NEW TO MARKET. Windswept, a bayfront six-bedroom, 6-1/2-bathroom Nantucket-style home on 1.4 acres in Westhampton Beach, just went on the market for $6.85 million. The 2-1/2-story home has nearly 5,900 square feet of living space, four fireplaces and radiant floor heating. Surrounding the solar-heated gunite pool is abundant mahogany decking, a cabana and an outdoor bar, all of which abut a bulkhead on Moriches Bay.
Listing agent Enzo Morabito from Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate says the home is on one of the highest spots on Dune Road, which likely led to the Windswept property name. “This is probably going to be most expensive transfer on Dune Road. Most bayfront homes are bought for the land. This house has been totally renovated and feels brand new. It’s totally turnkey. You feel like you’re in the middle of the Gold Coast.”
The 250-foot water frontage can accommodate a boat up to about 25 feet long, and a long walkway leads to a floating dock. The home was designed by local architect Nick Vero.



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