Calling all Gatsby-era lovers, this week’s dream home is for you.
Stepping into this 5-bedroom, 6-bathroom Southold home feels like stepping back into time in the most opulent and charming ways and if you close your eyes, you’re easily transported back to the home’s past.
“The architecture, design, and features of this 1920’s Georgian Manor take you back in time to the once 100-acre estate which this home was part of. The two large pillars that were the original entrance to the estate remain and welcome you at the entrance to the Harbor Lights neighborhood. The manor was once surrounded by a sweeping span of sandy bay beach and a wide body of the bluest clear water and acres of private undeveloped land,” said listing agent Marie Beninati of Beninati Associates Real Estate of the home’s history.
While the home has been meticulously restored to its original grandeur and updated with a modern kitchen, central air, energy-efficient geothermal heating system, and a slate roof, original features remain and include a grand entry hall, a formal living room, and dining room – both with fireplaces, an original wood-paneled library also with a fireplace, a breakfast room, and a butler’s pantry.
“The home has many wonderful rooms – writing room, breakfast room, master suite morning room with a fireplace, but the grand entry foyer is one of my favorite features. When you open the entry door, a wonderful, spacious, entry greets you with a gracious staircase that delicately wraps around a second-story glass window that leads to the second floor. The space is grand, airy, and bright, and yet not overwhelming,” said Beninati.
As for water views and access to water, this home checks those boxes too.
There are water views from many of the rooms in this home and it would be easy to enjoy morning coffee and water views from the large screened-in porch located off the living room.
Or get out on the water, “The four-acre association beach offers a central focal point where homeowners can picnic, kayak, swim, or just enjoy the vistas of the bay, blue skies, and cool breezes,” added Beninati. The association also includes a protected deepwater dock with direct access to the Peconic Bay.
It is listed at $2,200,000.
See the complete listing here.