Beechwood Manor Along Long Island’s Gold Coast Hits the Market for the First Time
John Pratt Jr., whose family members co-founded the Pratt Institute and Standard Oil (along with the Rockefellers), lived in the era of booming business and more-is-more mansions. Akin to the fictitious home of Jay Gatsby set it the same area, it’s no surprise that Pratt’s Neoclassical Georgian estate along New York’s Gold Coast was exactly marvelous. On the market for the very first time now, Beechwood Manor sits just 30 miles outside of NYC and is asking $7.988 million.
Exuding an air of Old World high society, the 10,000-square-foot brick home was built in 1930 but has been masterfully restored since. It was designed originally by William and Charles Platt, a father and son whose architectural prowess made them key figures of the time. This home’s plans are even archived at Columbia University. They were also known for the Charles M. Schwab House in New York City and the Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Taking in Beechwood Manor, it is certainly reminiscent of the Roaring 20s that preceded it. Tranquility abounds across its three acres while opulence appears in each room brimming with beautiful moldings, woodwork, and fixtures. Gaining its name from the three large European beech trees that guard the property, the privacy offered here would be a major perk for high-profile figures today as it was also likely for the Pratts. It also has surveillance and two gated entrances (one for service, one main).
For hosting, there are 8 bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms offering the grandest of spaces. The primary suite pays homage to a bygone age in the form of a large canopy bed, traditional dressing rooms, and dual ensuites you have to see to believe.
Luxury on Long Island is nothing new, but this listing is to the market. Rachel King of SERHANT. represents it.