RUMSEY-HARRIMAN HOUSE. A Sands Point house designed by the famed architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White has come on the market for $9.9 million. The French Norman-style home on the 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 15-bedroom, eight-bath, one-half-bath home is on 5.3 acres. The property also includes a five-bedroom summer cottage that had originally been the main house and was moved to be closer to the water, a four-bedroom, two-bath carriage house with a four-car garage, an artist's studio now being used as a potter's shed, a gazebo and a tennis court. "You really can't build a house like this in this day and age," says Charles "Chad" Brisbane of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty, who is listing the property with sister, Aleta Brisbane Heisig. "When people have a chance to see it, it will put everything else on the market to shame. It has beautiful bones."
BIG LISTING. The Shelter Island home of Lenox president Lester Gribetz is on the market for $10.95 million. Built in 2003, the home was inspired by classic 1920s estates, and was built according to Gribetz' exacting specifications, from its double door entry, reclaimed from a French estate, to its bluestone terrace and a master suite that includes a fireplace and cathedral ceilings. Located on Little Ram Island, the six-bedroom, 6.5-bath home sits on property that also includes a deepwater dock, a two-bedroom carriage house next to a Gunite pool and extensively landscaped grounds. Gribetz, a former vice chairman of Bloomingdale's, has listed this property exclusively with The Corcoran Group's Penelope Moore.
PRICE CUT. There’s been a price reduction for a home at The Legend Yacht and Beach Club in Glen Cove. The four-bedroom, 4-1/2-bath house — which has a basement with high ceilings, a fireplace, a two-car garage and some views of the Long Island Sound — is now on the market for $1.098 million, says listing agent Michele Gottlieb of Brigitte Green Realty. It was originally listed for $2.2 million, but it now a short sale. “It’s the buy of the century,” says Gottlieb. The buyer also gets deeded dock space at the private marina and access to the development’s club house, tennis court, private beach and outdoor pool. The 47-home development is on the former estate of Marcus Loew, MGM founder.