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Normandy House in Southampton for sale

A Southampton mansion known as Normandy House has come on the market for $39 million. The listing with Donald Gleasner of The Corcoran Group says the six-bedroom, 7 1/2-bath home has been "renowned and admired for over eight decades as one of the most important houses in Southampton." It took the Manhattan firm of Polhemus & Coffin seven years to build the home; it was completed in 1930.

The 7,964-square-foot mansion, situated on 8.4 acres on Lake Agawam overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, has a guesthouse with two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen and sitting rooms, a pool and a pool house.


A 9,000-square-foot home that was the site of the 2010 Hampton Designer Showhouse recently sold for $4.925 million. The Sag Harbor home was last listed for $5.5 million.

The postmodern-style house has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms as well as a 50-foot pool with a hot tub and a built-in firepit with a waterfall. There also is a Parisian-style movie theater with padded velvet walls, crystal sconces, bar stools and a bar counter, red leather seats, a 25-by-17-foot screen and a statue of a ticket taker at the foot of the room.

The property is 4.7 acres next to a reserve. Frank Bodenchak, the owner and developer, listed the house with Saunders & Associates, where he also is an agent. Traci Robinson of The Corcoran Group found the buyer.


A historic Huntington Bay mansion belonging to the younger brother of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has come on the market for $1.59 million. Built in 1912, the stucco French-style chateau features a circular tower and leaded glass. It was one of only five built as summer homes in the Beaux Arts Park Historic District, a National Register of Historic Places site once part of a 67-acre development where a Stanford White gambling casino once stood, says Jody Schmid of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who is listing the property.

Public records show the house is in a trust named after Walter B. Kissinger and his wife, Eugenie. Kissinger is a Long Island executive and philanthropist who has served as a trustee for Hofstra University and the Stony Brook Foundation.

"Our children have all grown up, and it's too big for us," says Kissinger, who owns other properties around the country. "And we're looking for a smaller house. It's not an issue of leaving Long Island."

The 1-acre property comes with deeded beach rights and a separate three-bedroom guesthouse. - VALERIE KELLOGG


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