Beau Pre, a 20th century French Normandy-style Gold Coast Manor Home commissioned by an an heir to the Woolworth family fortune, is listed for sale on Cove Neck Road in the Village of Oyster Bay Cove.
Built in 1928 on a seven-acre lot by Charles and Helena Woolworth McCann, this double L seven-bedroom mansion has six bathrooms, three half bathrooms, and 22,000 square feet of living space. The fabulous gated home on a private wooded road was restored by famed architect John Kean, who restored it to its original country estate grandeur. Among the abundant amenities are a heated in-ground pool, hot tub, and tennis court.
“The work of exceptional craftsmanship and exquisite materials were used for the antique hand rubbed 100-year-old hemlock, pine and oak paneling, solid mahogany doors and Zelig windows, Littoviche tile roof, copper leader and gutters, and imported 400-year-old limestone floors,” according to the listing.
The custom eat-in kitchen has glass and slate counters and three dishwashers, a double oven, eight-burner gas stove, wine cooler, and sub-zero refrigerator. The adjoining breakfast conservatory imported from England overlooks the backyard fountain. The house also features a formal dining room, two-story foyer, library, billiard room, sun room, gym, den with cathedral ceilings, and office.
The partially finished basement has 10-foot ceilings, an art studio, and playroom. The third-floor master suite with his-and-hers bathrooms has a private balcony overlooking the formal gardens. Outside it has an attached seven-car garage, porch, patio, and two-bedroom cottage.
The house comes equipped with six fireplaces, central air conditioning, in-ground sprinklers, Energy Star appliances, triple-pane windows, low-flow fixtures, and a geothermal water heater.
The asking price is $21,950,000, not including the annual property taxes of $172,066.
The property is located about a mile from downtown Oyster Bay, the Oyster Bay Long Island Rail Road station and about five miles from the Long Island Expressway. It is located in the Syosset School District.
The real estate agent listed for the property is Joan Gordon of Douglas Elliman Real Estate, who can be reached at 516-759-0400.