Victorian in Babylon with Great South Bay views hits market
This 1870 Babylon Victorian, listed for $999,999, offers unique features at both the highest and lowest points of the home.
At the peak of the house is a fourth-level cupola that offers views of the Great South Bay. The current owner of the home would often use the widow’s watch to entertain and smoke cigars with friends, says listing agent Sharon Mitchell of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
In the basement of the five-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom home is a 2,000-bottle wine cellar that is temperature controlled and has an outside entrance.
“There’s really nothing like it in the area,” Mitchell says of the home’s unique features.
To the left of the foyer is a double living room that features two of the house’s five marble fireplaces. Hanging from the 12-foot tin ceilings are original chandeliers that have been converted from gas to electric.
Pocket doors lead from an office area to a sitting room with a fireplace.
The eat-in kitchen has been redone and modernized to include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops with a French sink, a center island and radiant-heated floors. Off the kitchen is a formal dining room with a fireplace and two sets of French doors that open to separate porches.
In the back of the .75-acre property is an original carriage house that has been converted into a garage with an upstairs area.
The taxes are $18,137.