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Rich Cribs: Historic Sands Point home sells for $6.675M

A Sands Point house designed by the famed

A Sands Point house designed by the famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White has sold for $6.675 million. It's asking price had been $9.9 million. The French Norman-style home on Long Island Sound has been in the Rumsey family since it was built in 1929. The original inhabitant, Mary Harriman Rumsey, started the Junior League. Her father was E.H. Harriman, a railroad magnate, and her brother was W. Averell Harriman, former governor of New York.

The historic Rumsey-Harriman House in Sands Point has sold, according to the Long Island Real Estate Report.

The home, designed by  McKim, Mead & White, closed for $6.675 million. It had been listed for $9.9 million.

The Rumsey family has owned the French Norman-style house on Long Island Sound  since 1929, when it was built. It has 15 bedrooms, eight baths and one half bath. Its 5.3 acres include a cottage that had been the main house,  a carriage house with a garage as well as a potter's shed, gazebo and tennis court.

The buyers were James Mai and his wife, Chiara, according to public records. Mai, of the private investment firm of Cornwall Capital, was featured in the book "The Big Short" by Michael Lewis.

The listing agents were Charles Brisbane and Aleta Brisbane Heisig of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.

Photo: The French Norman-style house on  Long Island Sound has been in the Rumsey family since it was built in 1929.

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