This home in Upper Brookville is on the market for...

This home in Upper Brookville is on the market for $2.75 million. Credit: Andrea Licostie

A contemporary home on the grounds of the historic Brookville School is on the market for $2.75 million. The annual property taxes are $38,374.

Located on Wolver Hollow Road in Upper Brookville, the house comes to a total of 7,868 square feet, on 2 acres of flat land. It was built in 1990, in Frank Lloyd Wright's Prairie School style of architecture. The property once contained an elementary school, said listing agent Regina Rogers of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

After the elementary school was demolished, the site was repurposed for a village hall and then a community center before being sold to its current owners, Rogers said. Traces of its past still remain, such as cherry blossom trees.

The backyard was once a playground for schoolchildren, Rogers added.

The contemporary home sits on 2 acres, once the grounds of...

The contemporary home sits on 2 acres, once the grounds of the historic Brookville School. Credit: Andrea Licostie

"Hidden on the back side of the property, you'll find the remnants of an old steel swing set," she said. "For me, that's a little hidden gem. It would be so nice to see someone bring it back to life."

The house contains eight bedrooms and 4½ bathrooms. It also has three garage spaces. Walls of tall windows can be found throughout the house, alongside a mix of hardwood and stone flooring. The primary suite is located on the first floor, with a room attached that can be used as a nursery or sitting room. There is a guest suite with a laundry unit across the house.

Other features include several walk-in closets, a bluestone terrace and a wood-burning fireplace. A 1,200-square-foot, private road leads to the property, which sits on a cul-de-sac.

The kitchen.

The kitchen. Credit: Andrea Licostie

The house would be ideal for someone fond of the outdoors, Rogers said.

"It's a beautiful, private spot where nature envelops the area," she said. "There are beautiful trees, specimen plantings and natural wildlife. And the birds are ever-present — there are birds singing there regularly."

The property is served by the Locust Valley Central School District.

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