One of Long Island’s rarest remaining Gold Coast legacy estates beckons, only an hour from Manhattan. Historic Laurel Hill boasts sweeping hilltop views of Oyster Bay from a staggering 57 acres of private woods and natural splendor. Two miles of walking trails wind through lush gardens and groves of towering trees all surrounding the magnificent Tudor mansion at the heart of the estate. The stunning first sight of the main house is only reinforced by the interior, with French doors that lead to a reception vestibule to great visitors and guests, an exceptionally large dining room for elegant entertaining, a dignified sunken living salon and entertaining spaces open to gorgeous flagstone patios. The gourmet kitchen with commercial-grade appliances with butler’s pantry suitable for entertaining a crowd of any size will be a pleasure for all present. Large Palladian windows flood the interior with natural light, accentuating fine details like the wainscotting and ornate carvings through all corners of the home. Two additional residences—a guest cottage and a Carriage house—and a mid-century modern-style pool house next to the oversized Gunite pool will delight any guest. Look to the future while embracing the remarkable past of Laurel Hill, surrounded by Long Island’s most coveted region.
mmortalized in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the North Shore of Mill Neck is every bit as prestigious today as it was in the Gilded Age. Once owned by beloved philanthropist Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, granddaughter of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, the estate was transformed under her meticulous care from ten separate lots into an incomparable sanctuary. Repurchased in 1978, the current owner has honored its legacy while modernizing the property for present-day luxury. The estate’s lengthy pedigree dates back to 1928, with its sprawling main house built for the Pratt family in 1930. The spectacular main house has more than stood the test of time: a true Tudor manor, its brick facade commands notice at the end of a winding drive and cobblestone motor court. The interior is every bit as breathtaking, from the spacious foyer with stately curved staircase to the second level, to the first-floor library, paneled in mahogany with custom cabinetry and easy access to the grounds and patios just beyond. Explore spaces designed for entertaining and every-day living of an era past, with all the luxury expected of a true Gilded Age treasure.
Spectacular 57-acre estate on Long Island’s Gold Coast
Immaculate Tudor manor house plus two additional residences
Hilltop views of Oyster Bay, an hour from Manhattan
Luxury historic escape once owned by the Rockefeller family