OYSTER BAY COVE. Long Island is well known for its magnificent estates, but with increasing rarity are waterfront homes available that offer the history, charm and romance of this delightful sprawling 9-bedroom, 6-bath , 2-powder, Dutch Colonial home. Nestled on over 2 acres of enchantment with 221-feet of seawall waterfront, and a 375-foot long deep water dock, this exceptional retreat is ideally located on a small road less than a mile from the center of the quaint hamlet of Oyster Bay. Originally the home of the McCoun family, built circa 1790, the property was purchased in 1935 by war hero captain Marion Eppley, who served in World Wars I and II, and as an expert in physical chemistry, established the Eppley Foundation for Research and the Eppley Laboratory in Newport, RI. During the war, Eppley hired noted New York architect, William L. Bottomley, to redesign the home, incorporating the frame of the original farm house on the property into a charming brick manor house, ideal for entertaining and enjoying the serenity of Oyster Bay Cove's pristine waters.Oyster Bay offers it's residents a romantic New England ambiance with charming village homes, shops, restaurants, the fabulous Waterfront Center with sailing classes, boat rentals and beaches, and the LIRR railroad station allowing for a comfortable commute to Manhattan and the airports. Oyster Bay Cove is a bucolic peninsula with a country atmosphere. Its most Famous resident was President Theodore Roosevelt, whose country home is now Sagamore Hill National Historic Site.Approached by a country road ending at the water's edge, a circular drive welcomes guests to this captivating and unique mini-estate. Sea breezes whisper through towering trees and across an array of emerald lawns and gardens. A heated pool with spa and brick surround provides a perfect venue for relaxing while watching graceful sailboats skim across the bay's sparkling waters. Ideal for entertaining on a grand scale, this beautifully designed home, with its many spacious rooms, is augmented by a guest apartment above a brick detached 4-car garage nestled in a copse of trees.This unique and romantic manor house offers spectacular water views, through a myriad of windows, and superb traditional design elements, such as its hardwood staircases with Chinese Chippendale balustrades. Sun-drenched, spacious rooms compose a meandering floor plan that includes a ballroom-sized living room with a striking fireplace and a semicircular bay window; a formal dining room; an elegant and inviting fielded-panel library imported from Scotland, with an exquisitely carved mantel; a paneled lounge with a large walk-in wet bar with seating: A Solarium with bay views, a kitchen with a huge professional gas stove; a service area with laundry; and a beguiling guest suite. Equally appealing are the two master suites, 2 ensuite bedrooms, and 3 additional bedrooms and bath found on the second floor. Come experience this exceptional offering with breathtaking vistas of Oyster Bay Cove, magnificent mature trees and plantings, a sprawling architectural gem with pool , deep water dock and 4-car garage, 5 minutes from the charming shopping district and beaches in Oyster Bay as well as the Syosset train station
Listing Agent: Paula Weinstein
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman Roslyn
Office Phone: 516.621.3555
Updated: 23rd July, 2017 11:22 AM.
2 Steamboat Landng Rd Oyster Bay Cove, NY