For our Living Huntington Featured Real Estate Listing this week, we have the former winter cottage of August Heckscher’s estate - presented by Barbara Beuerlein, Real Estate Salesperson, and Deborah Hauser, Regional Manager, at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty.
August Heckscher (1848-1941) was the German-born multi-millionaire industrialist, real estate developer, and philanthropist who, among a litany of other admirable accomplishments, created Heckscher Park and the Heckscher Museum of Art -- and was once described by The Long Islander as “perhaps the finest benefactor that Huntington ever had.” This 1.05-acre property is located in the private Wincoma area of Huntington Bay - which was once Heckscher’s private estate.
Originally built in 1901, this Dutch-Colonial style home has been thoughtfully restored with an eye towards incorporating the convenience of modern amenities while retaining the full charm quotient of the original construction details. The end results are impressive: a storied home with a wealth of local historical significance that feels absolutely timeless and now presents in the mint condition of a new build.
The mahogany porch is spacious and stately, one can easily imagine quietly unwinding in this Nantucket-vibe space as the light and colors of the day begin to take on evening hues and proximity to the water delivers fresh, caressing, coastal breezes perfumed by summer blossoms.
Step inside, through the oversized front door, and marvel at the grand and attractive drama of a stunning living room anchored by a cozy brick fireplace that just happens to be flanked by one of the most gorgeous bridal staircases you've ever laid eyes upon.
This home boasts 12 rooms total - and offers 6 bedrooms (including a gorgeous Master en-suite) and 4 full PLUS 2 half baths.
The gourmet eat-in kitchen with butler's pantry, located alongside the formal dining room, work in tandem to deliver the mind to visions of memorable holiday meals and dinner parties expertly executed within the comfort of these exceedingly handsome functional spaces.
The interior of this property is rounded out with a family room, a partially-finished basement, AND a delightful greenhouse.
Is outdoor entertaining a priority? If so, then you are in abundant luck! The professionally manicured grounds are over one-acre large with a pool, spa, koi pond, and a wide variety of secluded resort-style sitting areas.
Another MAJOR plus is that the Wincoma Association (dues apply) brings the value of beach rights AND docking rights to your lifestyle!
Don't wait! This is a unique property that may not be back on the market for a VERY long time. Call Barbara Beuerlein at Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty today to set up a viewing! Don't forget to tell her you read about this home on Living Huntington :-)
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15 Wincoma Drive
Huntington Bay, NY 11743
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Writing by Eric Taubert