One of the shoreline’s most iconic waterfront properties - “Red Top” as it’s locally known for its distinctive red roof - has panoramic views of L.I. Sound from every room & space for all with 7 bedrooms & 5 full & 2 partial baths. With 9’+ ceilings and gleaming wood floors throughout, this Architectural Digest ready gem has an open floor plan and oozes charm recalling the glamour and comfort of a bygone era. The living room with a handsome stone fireplace and formal dining room open to a capacious (36’x 10’6”) screened porch overlooking your own private, sandy beach.The oversized kitchen has an island with seating and an area for casual dining, includes a Subzero refrigerator, 2 dishwashers, a wine bar & extensive cabinets and counterspace. The 2nd floor family room is a wonderful place to read, relax &enjoy the view and sure to be a favorite location. Set back from coveted Middle Beach Rd, the professionally landscaped yard with specimen trees & plants provide a special privacy to this mint condition, exceptional home. This unique getaway was built for entertaining & gatherings of all types. Early owner Grover Whalen (“Toastmaster of NYC") hosted many luminaries of the day here including Mayor Fiorello Laguardia. Imagine the plans they made sitting on the screened porch watching the sun set over Long Island.These two men meant more to that period of city life than most any others of their era. This storied retreat is still just 90 miles/90minutes from Manhattan.
Listing courtesy of Margaret Muir from William Pitt Sotheby's Int'l
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