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Rich Cribs: Mattituck property reminiscent of national park

The park-inspired Mattituck property is listed for $1.199

The park-inspired Mattituck property is listed for $1.199 million in October 2013. Photo Credit: Handout

It’s no coincidence this 3.1-acre property in Mattituck listed for $1.199 million -- and loaded with big boy toys -- is reminiscent of a national park. The owner, Bruce Campbell, designed it that way.

“It resembles all the national parks we traveled to when we were kids,” says Campbell.
The main house is a two-bedroom log cabin made of redwood. The log cabin-style outbuildings --  which include a guest cottage, laboratory, machine shop, storage building and five-car garage equipped with a 10,000-pound lift -- are made of Western red cedar.

There are meandering trails throughout the woods and a large gazebo overlooking a pond and fire pit. Campbell even purchased nostalgic pieces such as an aluminum picnic bench and cast iron grill found in national parks.

Campbell is leaving behind all the cool stuff he accumulated over the years. The short list includes the golf cart he used to drive his daughter “around and around and around in,” his 30-foot yacht and lots of machinery including, a Thomas Skid Steer with attachments that include a forklift.

The original owner of the log cabin was Albert Stern, who was friends with Albert Einstein. “The two used to walk the woods,” says Campbell.

The property is listed with Bob Celic of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

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