Haute Habitats June 2013

Laurel Hollow got its name from the abundance of mountain laurel that covered the otherwise un-farmable terrain. But it has also always been a place where influence (and scandal) have grown fertile. While the Village is a scant 3 square miles, the figures that once called this place home shaped its landscape, that of Long Island and the world. Louis Comfort Tiffany, or LCT as he’s referred to in documents, wielded so much influence that he forced the town to become a Village to control summer crowds from flocking to its beach. But when he added a massive structure to his beach to hold back the sand, the villagers organized a clandestine torchlight procession and destroyed it with dynamite. Descendants of the family Jones were some of the first to call the area home. The patriarch of the family, Major Thomas Jones, was a pirate turned businessman who owned Jones Beach Island and later became the namesake behind Jones Beach. At the time of his death, John Lennon owned a home here where the Beatle would float on his back in his indoor pool, meditating in an effort to kick a drug habit.

Nestled just inland from Cold Spring Harbor sits this estate once owned by stained glass icon Louis Comfort Tiffany. Presiding over views of the Harbor and Oyster Bay, the country home sits on 10 park-like acres and includes walking paths, bridges, Koi ponds and gardens, one of which features a waterfall of 11 levels providing every reason to venture outside in the spring and fall. Enjoy the summer with access to the water directly from the property or take a stroll to nearby Village Beach. Still want to enjoy the magnificent landscape in the rain or snow? Contemplate views of the harbor from the conservatory. Add to that the home’s 85 windows and it invites the outdoors in like no other. Inside are two master bedroom suites and eight separate zones for heating and cooling. Entertain indoors in the pool or outdoors in the teak hot tub.

List Price: $5,995,000
Taxes: $67,336
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1949
Rooms: 17
Bedrooms: 7
Baths: 6 full
Lot Size: 10 acres
Listing Agency: Shawn Elliott Luxury Homes