It’s back on the market and closer than ever to its splendor potential. The Lindenmere in Center Moriches, once owned by Philippines strongman Ferdinand Marcos and first lady Imelda Marcos, is available for $5.995 million.
The historic 8.2-acre waterfront estate has undergone another major renovation, says listing agent Terry Cohen of Saunders & Associates.
Owner Janet Davis says that the work included upgrading the utilities, replacing the roof, putting in a new 20-by-40-foot saltwater pool, replacing the 425 feet of bulkhead and renovating 10 of the 17.5 bathrooms.
Davis says some of the fixtures are gold and onyx, and she plans on reincorporating them into the suite used by Imelda Marcos when it is renovated.
It has been a private residence, a hotel and restaurant, and a bed-and-breakfast. Davis bought the property in April 2015 intending to run it as a bed-and-breakfast, again.
“But the whole time I was renovating it, I kept thinking that it was originally built as an estate, and I decided I wanted to keep it that,” says Davis “It’s the largest estate on the Great South Bay and reminiscent of the glory days of the Roaring ’20s and Gatsby era.”
This will be the fourth time the property has been sold since the Philippines government seized the site from the Marcoses after President Marcos was deposed from power in 1986.
The Marcoses bought the property in 1981. They rarely visited. Before coming on the market on Monday, the property had been listed from June 2012 to May 2015 when it was sold to its current owner for $1.895 million.
Ferdinand Marcos died in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1989.