So you're looking for a new home somewhere with proximity to the greater Huntington area... First, a few questions: Do you own a helicopter? Are you seeking a chance to live the 'Brangelina' lifestyle? Do you need convenient moorings for a very large yacht PLUS several other sizable boats? How would you like to be one of the Gold Coast's largest private landholders?
Final question: Do you happen to have an extra $55 Million Dollars burning a hole in your pocket? Also, will you have enough left over to cover the annual property taxes of approximately $293,765?
If so ;-) have we got the property for you!
Our Living Huntington Featured Newsworthy Real Estate Listing this week - presented by Philip Laffey, Principal of Laffey Real Estate - is Sassafras: an opulent and storied 20,000-square-foot Tudor revival-style estate located on 47 acres of waterfront property in tony Lloyd Neck.
Let's take a deeper look... This lavish home was designed with a tip of the hat to British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, by 'incorporating traditional Tudor architecture and the vernacular styles of south-east England style' into a timeless and much-discussed landmark.
Precision-placed alongside a sheltered and private cove, known as The Sand Hole, with a secluded beach and dock - the main residence of this posh property boasts 25 principal rooms.
Your visitors will arrive through a Grand Entrance with a 48’ Cathedral Ceiling. After all, first impressions are everything, these days!
Adventurous guests who explore beyond the Grand Entrance may find their way into your home's Great Hall, or the Formal Dining Room wrapped with an outdoor terrace (and its corresponding panoramic water views).
Perhaps they'll happen upon your Baronial Living Room where they can unwind and rest their legs in front of a particularly noteworthy fireplace after their journey deep into the sprawl of this luxurious home.
In all, there are 8 bedrooms (including a majestic Master Suite blessed with 120 degree views of Long Island Sound and Connecticut) and 8 full PLUS 4 half baths.
I thought I'd get a little more for my $55 Million Dollars... Don't worry, you did! A quick list: Spa, Barber Shop (don't buy a home without one - trust me on this - you'll regret it), 2 Guesthouses (only approximately 5,500 square feet each - that way your guests won't get too comfortable and overstay their welcome), a Log Cabin 'Tea House' (which is another must-have, IMHO...), Tennis Court, extensive specimen gardens, a 30’ by 60’ pool, Gazebo with Bar, and a Waterfront Cabana with a full kitchen and deck.
Will this property accommodate my passionate penchant for participating in Water Sports? You should be covered. The grounds of Sassafras include a pier that can accommodate three jet skis, an 80-foot yacht, a 24-foot sailboat, a 30-foot speedboat, and two maintenance/chase boats with three additional moorings.
Location. Location. Location. This property sits adjacent to the spectacular 1,500-acre sanctuary of Caumsett State Park, which itself was the former estate of an heir to the Marshall Field department store fortune - and now boasts bird habitats, plus trails for horseback riding, fishing, jogging, hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.
NYC by Land or Air... Manhattan is approximately 50 miles - a one hour drive by car, or a 15-minute journey by helicopter accessible by your two helipads conveniently located on the grounds of Sassafras.
'Brangelina', you say? Indeed. This very property has the documented paparazzi-provenance of having been rented and lived in by (former) Hollywood power-couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie while Jolie was at work filming parts of the film 'Salt' on Long Island. This fact alone will certainly make for some juicy dinner table banter when you invite all your rowdy friends over for the requisite housewarming gala.
This may be the only shot you have to purchase this legendary property. It's a good thing you're ready with the cash in hand - but don't wait! Get the deal done by contacting Philip Laffey today :-)
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19 Burrma Rd
Lloyd Neck, NY 11743
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Writing by Eric Taubert