Aptly named "Manowtasquott", an Algonquin word meaning "Land of the Bulrushes", the Walter Suydam Estate built in 1886 by renowned Long Island Architect, Isaac H. Green, is one of Blue Points finest residences. Poised on 1.83 acres; the 3-story, 18- room home perfectly combines timeless elegance with state of the art amenities. Fashioned in the Queen Anne style, the multi-gabled home is dressed in decorative shingles, freshly painted a soothing grey hue this past spring season. Zinc half-round gutters make a pretty accent at the eaves. Floored in Brazilian Ipe, the entrance porch is on the north facade; a grander sized porch wraps the southeast corner, opening to the expansive grounds and Great South Bay views. At the southern exposure, you're met with blue stone patios set atop brick foundations. Enjoy the view from the bubbling recessed hot tub or screened-in sun room.Once inside the superb craftsmanship is demonstrated in the coffered ceilings, raised paneled walls, 4" thick front Dutch Oak door, interior "pocket door" window shutters for ultimate privacy, turned spindles and balusters and custom cabinetry. Each of the 9 fireplaces has its own personalities, ranging from simplistic to intricate mantle pieces; all of which feature original brick or marble hearths. While maintaining the authenticity of the architecture; there has been thoughtfully executed renovations. The baths have been updated with classic materials, as have the main and summer kitchens. The compilation of thick white Carrera marble counters, creamy custom cabinetry, built in china hutch, original iron wood-burning stove, dual crystal chandeliers, paneled Sub-Zero refrigerators, Miele range, interior Viking gas grill and huge center Island make the kitchen the heart of the home. Flanked by the kitchen and formal dining room is the Butler's pantry with farm sink, ideal for serving and entertaining. The formal living room, library and powder room complete the first floor.Choosing the grand main staircase or the butlers stairs, you'll arrive on the second story. An oversized family room is the center of this level; perfect for weekend morning lounging or evening gatherings with conversion of the day's events or perhaps a board game or movie. The master bedroom suite encompasses the south side with a full bathroom and his and her dressing rooms. Three additional bedrooms occupy this level; along with two full guest bathrooms, office, dressing room and laundry center with dual washer and dryers.The third floor with 9" ceiling; was originally designed for staff and once was a classroom, as the more prominent families of that era had private tutors to educate their children in the home. Four bedrooms and a full bath round out the space. The south facing bedroom is currently used as a home gym; the smaller of the bedrooms is used for storage and luggage. The home's basement holds the mechanicals, another laundry center and is accessible from the kitchen or the exterior. Outside, the long winding circular driveway is like a garden tour. The grounds are graced with mature rose bushes, arboretum worthy tree species, flowering perennials and beach grasses. The grand lawn seems like a sea of emerald green. For a touch of whimsy, the owner pays homage to his time studying abroad and adds a London phone booth, that oddly looks perfectly at home amongst the hydrangea hedges. Beyond the lattice gate is the refreshing in ground pool with large patio surround for plenty of lounging and dining al fresco. The 3,120 sq. ft. 2-story "barn" has a 3-bay car garage and remnants of the original stables.21 Boylan Lane is a feast for the eyes and the soul. As you step onto the property you're immediately overwhelmed by calm and natural beauty that is so synonymous with the south shore. Stroll to the marina, yacht club and bay beach. Swing on the front porch, hear splashing from the pool, or just sit in silence, be humble in the moment to have found this place to call your own.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman Sayville
Office Phone: 631.589.8500
Listing Agent: Barbara Leogrande
Updated: 22nd January, 2019 4:09 PM.
21 Boylan Ln Blue Point, NY