Selling for a stunning $55.5 million, Sassafras, an estate house on 47 acres in Lloyd Neck, is currently the priciest and largest private property for sale on Long Island’s leading real estate website, Multiple Listing Service.
The property may sound familiar since it’s been reported that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie rented the home for their family in 2009 when Jolie was filming the movie Salt on LI, according to the New York Post. But sources say those reports are unsubstantiated. Nevertheless, for those interested in a peek, the 20,000-square-foot dwelling that is secluded and sheltered in a private cove offers all the amenities fit for a king and his queen.
The luxury home that can truly take one’s breath away boasts 25 rooms, eight fireplaces, a grand entry with 48-foot cathedral ceilings leading to a great hall, study, and formal dining room complemented by a wrap-around outdoor terrace with commanding water views and a Baronial-style living room with an ornate fireplace.
Eight bedrooms, eight full and four half baths, an enclosed dining veranda and a master suite offering 120-degree views of Long Island Sound and Connecticut occupy the massive compound. If that wasn’t enough house, on the grounds sit two guest houses, approximately 5,500 square feet each, a log cabin “tea house” with sea views, a tennis court and a beach cabana with full kitchen and deck.
Lush gardens, an exercise path and private beach are all part of the landscape, including a pier that can accommodate three jet skis, an 80-foot motor yacht, 24-foot sailboat, 30-foot speedboat and two maintenance/chase boats with three additional moorings. For outdoor entertaining a 30-foot by 60-foot pool is there to enjoy, along with a gazebo with bar, bathroom, outdoor shower and hot tub. The exterior also has an eight-car detached garage.
For the finale, the basement holds a barbershop, a spa, hot tub, cold plunge and even a fallout shelter. Looks like they thought of everything.
According to property records, the estate is owned by the limited liability company Laval Properties Corporation N.V., registered to a Manhattan address. Listing records show that the property last changed hands in 2002 for $765,500. In 2006, the property was up for sale for $60 million and was taken off the market two years later, according
to Mansion Global, a digital destination platform connecting the world’s affluent real estate buyers with prestige properties across the globe. The annual property taxes to date are $293,765.
Sassafras, located in the Cold Spring Harbor School District, is a few miles away from downtown Huntington, the Cold Spring Harbor Long Island Rail Road station, Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge, Huntington Harbor Nature Conservancy, Lloyd Neck Beach and the 2,000-acre Caumsett State Park.
Another selling point is the 50-mile drive to and from Manhattan or 15-minute helicopter ride accessible by two helipads located on the estate.
The listing agents are Phillip C. Laffey, Principal Broker/Owner Laffey Real Estate Plaffey@laffeyre.com mobile 516-359-1489, and Sami Hassoumi, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker Brown Harris Stevens firstname.lastname@example.org 212-906-9267.