A waterfront Sands Point home with an unusual history is on the market for $9.99 million.
The original house on the property was built in the 1700s. It was knocked down in 1981, except for a 39-foot, pine-paneled library that is now a part of the current house. The library was renovated in 1939 when the house was owned by M. Lincoln Schuster, a founder of Simon & Schuster. The room contains a wooden dowel inlay floor, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and windows overlooking Hempstead Harbor.
The 7.5-acre property includes 500 feet of beachfront, a farmhouse from the late 1800s, a milk barn and two sheds with trapdoors that were reportedly used for the Underground Railroad, according to the Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society.
The four-bedroom, 3½-bathroom Contemporary style home features marble floors, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, an oak wood bridge with a see-through Lucite floor over the dining room, and a pool.
The listing agents are Yvonne Doran and Dana Forbes of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.