DESIGNER HOME. "White Eagle,” a Laurel Hollow mansion that combines the vision of men linked to iconic landmarks such as Central Park and the Rockefeller Estate, is now being offered for $4.275 million.
The 10,000-square-foot, 20-room palace is the creation of famed architects William Delano and Charles Aldrich. Delano and Aldrich are known for structures that include Suffolk County’s famed Oheka Castle -- the second-largest private residence in the United States.
The landscaping was done under the direction of a firm that included Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., a noted landscape architect and apprentice to his father, Frederick Law Olmsted, a designer of Central Park.
The home remains pure to its history while also providing many modern amenities. The main hallway features original black and white marble, offering a 100-foot-long vista into the length of the house. The lanterns and light fixtures that line the main entrance hall are from the 1929 construction, as are the mantels of all five of the ground-floor fireplaces.
These attributes are juxtaposed with a generator that can run everything, including central air in all seven zones. The home, with its five bedrooms, two staff rooms and six bathrooms, features an enclosed garden that now serves as a billiard room. The property is listed by Paul Mateyunas of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. -- Nicholas DiVico
MORE HISTORY. And there is yet another Delano and Aldrich home for sale on the North Shore: The 1911 Bronson Winthrop House in Muttontown, which is on the market for $4.2 million.
The 20-room English-style manor home is on three acres. “This is a real family home, and we have been proud to share it with many family and friends over the years,” says Marcos Delgado, who owns the home with partner Dale Turnipseed. He says that he and Turnipseed held their wedding at the property last weekend — and were able to accommodate all 27 guests comfortably in the eight-bedroom home overnight. Daniel Gale’s Vera Wiedenhaefer is the listing agent.
-- Cathy Mahon
ESTATE SOLD. Mattapan, a four-acre estate in Lattingtown, recently sold for $2 million. Built in 1898, the home has had four prior owners, says listing agent Daniel Gale’s Katherine Cuddeback.
The original owner was Alfred Cotton Bedford, who was president and chair of Standard Oil of New Jersey. Bedford, who died in 1925, had named the property Pemberton. In the early 1920s, John W. Davis, a career attorney and later a Democratic nominee for president of the United States, purchased the property as a summer home and renamed it Mattapan.
In 1924, Davis was defeated in his quest to dislodge Calvin Coolidge from the White House. Davis had entertained some high-profile guests at Mattapan, including former British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, who stayed at the estate for several days in 1923. Davis, who died in 1955, is buried in Locust Valley Cemetery. Mattapan retains all its grandeur.
The 7,000-square-foot Colonial has eight bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half-baths, four fireplaces, a formal dining room, a slate terrace, a covered porch and a two-car garage. The grounds include a formal rose garden, mature trees and an in-ground gunite pool. -- Laura Mann