Nestled on 32 acres in the village of Head of the Harbor on Long Island’s north shore, the historic residence dubbed East Farm was built from the late 1680’s through the first decade of the 18th century. Until the early 1900s, when its owner at the time, architect Archibald Brown, made dramatic alterations to it, numerous outbuildings had been added to the property.
What is special about this majestic mega-mansion is the fact that it boasts a private secluded beach and a boat house on the Long Island harbor, two perfectly maintained vineyards which yield over 750 wine cases yearly and an original 6,000-square-foot wine-tasting house situated right next to the first vineyard. The luxury home includes 7 stunning bedrooms, 9 bathrooms with dramatic bathtubs and smooth marble finishes, a billiard room, a library with rich wood panels, a lighthouse-like astronomical observatory, a greenhouse and a rooftop deck. Amenities also include a grand indoor pool, hot tub and steam room and the property is complete with a historic guest house measuring 3,000 square feet.
Outdoors there is an in-ground swimming pool, a tennis court lined by trees on one side and facing the beach on the other and two sprawling lawns to the east and the west. There is also an original playroom which was completely renovated though. The floor-to-ceiling windows and the marble terrace provide awe-inspiring ocean views. The magnificent historic estate is currently on the market with a price tag of $26.5 million.