There's nothing square about this hexagonal Mediterranean Revival mansion in Westhampton Beach. The 12-room stucco residence, built in 1890, is on the market for $5.95 million.
Surrounded by hedges, the grounds measure just under 2 acres and include a formal Italianate garden, seven outdoor garden "rooms," a 50-foot heated pool, a tennis court and a 70-by-90-foot croquet lawn. The homeowner, a Championship-level player who will be inducted in the United States Croquet Hall of Fame this year, uses the lawn for practice and hosting tournaments.
The main house has five bedrooms, 31/2 baths, a living room with the original wood-burning brick fireplace, formal dining room, den and eat-in kitchen. A separate guest cottage on the property has 2 bedrooms and 11/2 baths.
The property is listed with the Enzo Morabitoteam at Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
'ELOISE' LORE A Roslyn Village house that was the childhood home of Hilary Knight, illustrator of the "Eloise" children's book series, is on the market for $1.299 million.
The 11-room house, built in 1898, has four bedrooms and 21/2 baths. There is a pond in the backyard.
Listing agent Hope Hassouni of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty describes the grounds as a "romantic setting" with a patio, veranda and balcony at the rear of the house over- looking garden and pond. Other features in the four-story home include an eat-in kitchen, formal dining room, open double parlor and two fireplaces.