Tour a John Stedman-Designed Treasure on Oyster Bay Harbor Asking $8.5M

For fans of Frank Lloyd Wright that couldn’t quite scoop up his Oklahoma or Hudson Valley creations that listed, a John Stedman-designed Long Island home is available reflecting much Wright inspiration. Characterized by its flat roofs and easy natural materials, the waterfront Cove Neck spot is asking $8.5 million.

The local architect designed the Oyster Bay Harbor estate in 1955 for Peter Luce—the son of Henry Luce, who founded Time, Life, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated. Sitting atop eight acres right on the water, the home is deceptively large and holds a total of six bedrooms and six bathrooms. While the living and dining rooms feel more on par with the style of other mid-century moderns with slate and wood features, the kitchen is a breath of fresh air. Endless cabinet space, dual ovens, and a corner breakfast nook make for idyllic entertaining.

The brick fireplace and open living area effortlessly claim the title of heart of the home, but some of the more intimate spaces are just as divine. In the era of working from home and summer Fridays, the library could be just the right space for putting your head down and getting the work done before lounging or hosting.

Kathryn Zoller of Sotheby’s International Realty holds the stunning listing. A representative for the real estate agency shared, “It was purchased by its present owners, Thomas and Linda Leon, for $800,000 in 1978. They did some kitchen and bathroom updates, but the home remains in its original condition otherwise.”

One last factoid of the property that may interest history buffs is that Teddy Roosevelt’s home called Sagamore Hill is only moments away. The former president even rode up nearby Cooper’s Bluff to get there.