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The Gold Coast estate once home to tennis legend John McEnroe and later owned by Grammy and Oscar-winning record producer Ric Wake is listed for sale on Tennis Court Road in Cove Neck.

McEnroe sold the four-plus-acre estate to Wake in 2000 for $2.1 million, according to property records. A bank foreclosed on the property in 2008. Now, the home is again up for sale, this time by a trust for the family of a Long Island supermarket executive that bought the estate in 2009 for $3.05 million from the bank. The family, who asked not to be identified, spent more than $1 million renovating the estate, including new landscaping of the grounds, stucco exteriors, and interior renovations of the kitchen and baths.

Built in 1912, the home has a gated entry leading into a circular driveway with a clock tower centerpiece, which is surrounded by five separate structures, including a 10,000 square-foot main residence with elevator, gym, sauna, and sit-down wine cellar. 

A separate building includes a ballroom with a wet bar, 12-seat movie theatre, full kitchen, two bedrooms, and two and a half bathrooms. There is also a pool house, which has a kitchen, full bathroom, and game room.

The estate also includes a one-bedroom cottage with a full bath, kitchen, living room, and laundry room. Plus, there is a four-plus-car carriage house that has a three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom apartment.  

The grounds of the estate feature an inground, saltwater, heated pool with bluestone patio and built-in barbecue, tennis court, full playground, and a generator that can power the entire estate.

The asking price is $6,750,000.

The real estate agents listed for the property are Mike Pesce and Ron Lanzillotta Jr., of Berkshire Hathaway Laffey International.

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