Old-World Waterfront Manor on Long Island’s Gold Coast Wants $8.9M

Stately in stone, this mansion built in 1915 is the quintessential Old-World, Gold Coast estate. In between New York City and the Hamptons, it would’ve been a perfect location for a well-to-do family to dip their toes into both glamorous worlds. F. Scott Fitzgerald certainly was inspired by the area and homes of this stature as he wrote The Great Gatsby after attending swanky parties on this affluent stretch. Now, a century later, it is a prime example of historic architecture with grandeur and summer fun all guaranteed. Listed for a hefty $8.88 million, it’s waiting for a buyer.

Dramatic from the gated entrance to the circular fountain driveway to the double-height foyer with an imperial staircase, a new owner will not need to worry about the wow factor. Wandering through the home’s large formal rooms, which include an indoor pool and library, the scale and the details are equally stunning. Intricate millwork, carved fireplaces, and high ceilings come together to elicit pure awe.

However, the interiors don’t get all the glory. In fact, with 5.46 acres, 400-feet of wonderful water-frontage, a tennis court, and a long dock where boats can easily park for parties, the grounds may the home’s biggest selling point.

Ideal for the history buff, the outdoorsy, or the social butterfly, this 7-bedroom manor is ready for this century’s Roaring ’20s. Due to the global pandemic, 2020 hasn’t exactly kicked off the decade with lots of 1920s-style entertaining, but the secluded estate is also an idyllic spot to find tranquility and enjoy life at home.

Peggy Moriarty and Christina Porter of Sotheby’s International Realty have the Lloyd Harbor listing.