This majestic French Normandy brick manor home that was formerly the summer retreat of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor is listed for sale at 11 Horse Hollow Rd. in Locust Valley.

Built in 1935 on a four-acre lot, this eight-bedroom mansion has seven and a half bathrooms and 9,471 square feet of living space. Amenities include a gated entrance with a long private driveway, walled gardens, specimen trees, and guest quarters above the four-car garage.

Its most famous resident was former King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne in 1936, becoming the Duke of Windsor, so that he could marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson.

The exceptional residence features an updated eat-in gourmet kitchen with a breakfast room, skylights, six fireplaces, and a full unfinished basement.

The property is nearby Gold Coast parks and country clubs, about a mile from the Locust Valley Long Island Rail Road Station, and a short drive from downtown Glen Cove. It falls in the highly ranked Locust Valley School District.

The asking price is $5,990,000, not including the annual property taxes of $92,700.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Nancy Catalano and Huailing Deng of Daniel Gale Associates, Inc., who can be reached at 516-759-4800.

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