A six-bedroom, 7 1⁄2-bath Sands Point estate listed for $18.9 million featuring architecture that evokes the crest of a wave crashing ashore is built to withstand the worst Mother Nature can dish out, its listing agent says.
Set on 2.98 acres with 300 feet of sandy beach along Hempstead Bay, the Contemporary-style manse is designed to withstand the 157-mph-plus winds of a Category Five hurricane, says Paul Tyree of Laffey Fine Homes International.
Fire-resistant Sheetrock and stucco were used during construction, and a fortified concrete sea wall lines the waterfront, he adds. A shatterproof Duratherm ultraviolet ray-blocking glass curtain wall lines the home.
Inside, a soaring, glass-wrapped foyer includes a balcony and doors to a water-facing wraparound patio. The level includes five of the home’s bedrooms and 6 1⁄2 baths, an indoor pool and spa, and a home theater with AcousticSmart theater seating.
On the second floor, an open plan includes a living room, a formal dining room, a family room and access to an elevated waterfront deck. A stainless-steel eat-in kitchen features marble surfaces, a breakfast nook and a pantry.
The master bedroom suite includes an en-suite marble bath with a double vanity and a waterfront picture window framing a step-up tub. The third floor has an office/bedroom, a full bath and a roof terrace. Mahogany woodworking is found throughout the interior.
Exterior finishes include teak woodworking and a zinc metal roof. The residence includes an attached 3 1⁄2-car garage, a 110-kw whole house generator, a Cambridge elevator with an accordion door and two concealed high-security vaults.