An 8,500-square-foot brick Georgian estate in West Hills that appeared on the television show “Royal Pains” has come on the market for $4,499,999.
Set on 2.3 acres, the five-bedroom, three-bathroom, two-half-bath home is next to West Hills Park, home of Jayne Hill, the highest point on Long Island.
“When you stand on our widow’s walk, you are literally standing at one of the highest points in all of Long Island,” says owner Mark Tobin.
The property was once known as Laurel View Estates, where noted architect Wallace K. Harrison built his summer retreat. (It is now for sale.) Tobin’s home was built on the footprint of Harrison’s party pavilion, which was next door to his mansion. There, Harrison hosted parties for notable friends such as Nelson Rockefeller, Robert Moses, Marc Chagall, Le Corbusier, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger. Harrison designed Rockefeller Center and the Metropolitan Opera House.
Tobin's house was designed by Robert Ross, who, Tobin notes, took care to ensure the design and proportion of the home were authentic to its time. Because of the challenging topography, the home took four years to build.
Among the home’s features are a wood-paneled library with built-in bookcases, a patio that can hold more than 300 guests, and a special type of sandstone around the pool that stays cool even in 100-degree temperatures, notes Tobin.
The house is listed with Madeleine Camay and Patricia Pascullo of Douglas Elliman Real Estate.