John Philip Sousa’s Former Sands Point Home Asks $9.4M


This extraordinary waterfront estate known as Wildbank that was the former home of “The Stars and Stripes Forever” composer John Philip Sousa is listed for sale at 12 Hicks Ln in the Village of Sands Point.

Built in 1907 on a 2.6-acre lot, the six-bedroom home with five and a half bathrooms and 6,000 square feet of living space sits high on a hill and comes with its own sandy beach and a lengthy deep-water dock — one of only 18 in the village. Besides the main house, the compound also includes a two-bedroom guest quarters/gate house, tennis court, sprawling loggia, perennial gardens, and amazing sunset and Manhattan skyline views. 

Additional features at the nearly home, which has the soul of pre-1900s America but the modern tech of today, include hand-painted Zuber scenic American wallpaper selected by Jackie Kennedy and similar to what’s in the Oval Office reception at the White House, two climate-controlled wine cellars, two generators, fireplaces, a gym, and a gorgeous wooden staircase, and walkway that leads to the water. 

The house is located near Sands Point Preserve, the Sands Point Gold Club and the Village Club of Sands Point. It’s about two miles from the Port Washington Long Island Rail Road station and about six miles from the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. It’s located in the Port Washington School District.

The asking price is $9,450,000, not including the annual property taxes of $79,547.

The real estate agent listed for the property is Maggie Keats with Douglas Elliman. She can be reached at 516-944-2879.3047138 13047138 23047138 33047138 43047138 53047138 63047138 73047138 83047138 93047138 103047138 113047138 123047138 133047138 143047138 153047138 16 13047138 173047138 183047138 193047138