Several weeks ago, a legendary Kings Point property dominated the headlines with its equally legendary asking price: $100 million. The majestic gated 8-acre waterfront compound, marketed exclusively by Diane Polland through Coldwell Banker’s luxury division, Coldwell Banker Previews International®, earned the recognition of being the most expensive on the market on Long Island’s North Shore, according to Polland.
“Its replacement cost would far exceed the asking price,” she told the Wall Street Journal.
No doubt—its acreage, opulent amenities and unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline and Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges, have made it irreplaceable today. Consisting of a palatial mansion and additional dwellings with more than 60,000 square feet of living space, 13 ensuite bedrooms and 35 bathrooms, it is a stunning sight to behold. We are honored to take you inside this iconic estate.
The graceful European mansion was built in 1928 and exudes Old World grandeur at every turn, no thanks in part to the thoughtful and extensive renovations over the years. A ballroom, multiple indoor and outdoor pools, a racquet ball court, fitness and yoga studios, his and her saunas, Turkish baths, and many more amenities impress visitors with their lavishness. The mansion’s interior was lovingly transformed with exquisite stone work intricately carved by master craftsmen from Europe. Precious stone, including lapis and agate, and an entire quarry of onyx, are showcased throughout.
“The exquisite architectural detailing alone will captivate a buyer who appreciates artistry, fine craftsmanship and opulent design,” notes Polland. “Between the immense space and multitude of amenities, this one-of-a-kind compound is perfect for large-scale entertaining in the most breathtaking setting overlooking the Manhattan skyline.”
The awe-inspiring grounds offer even more opportunity for grand entertaining with manicured lawns, lush rose, Japanese and English gardens, specimen trees, a Koi pond and unique water features throughout, including a stunning array of fountains inspired by the Grand Cascade at the Peterhof Grand Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Numerous walking paths throughout the property enable guests to discover sculptures and art work collected from all corners of the globe. There is also a tennis court, and a pier for a 200’ mega-yacht plus a deep-water mooring in Long Island Sound.
The two additional dwellings, both opulently appointed to complement the mansion, offer further amenities and enhance the compound. Designed for the enjoyment of family and friends, amenities include an indoor pool, his and her saunas, hydro-therapy room, bowling alley, gaming casino room, and much more. Additionally, the compound contains a two-level car collector’s garage with hydraulic lift.
Despite its connections to the Old World, the mansion has been fully wired with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, says Polland. The smart home is fully automated and includes audio/video control systems offered by Crestron Electronics and lighting control systems by Lutron Electronics. Control of the estate’s operating systems can be maintained with a simple touch of a smart phone or tablet.
Concludes Polland: “This is truly a premier residence that offers the discerning buyer immense privacy less than an hour away from New York City.”