The Sand Castle is not the most expensive home in Suffolk County currently listed for sale on the Long Island Multiple Listing Service (MLSLI). But considering that the most expensive is $32,000,000, the Sand Castle is a bargain at a mere $8,695,000 to $9,994,876. The 14,000 sq. ft. home was built in 1991, and is located on 2.3 acres of waterfront property, has 22 rooms, 8 full baths, dock, indoor and outdoor pool, 8-car garage, home theatre, spa, raquetball court, and more. Annual taxes on this property are $63,000.
A February Newsday article featured the Sand Castle sale as well as Sycamore Lodge in Roslyn Harbor, which was on the market at the time, but is not currently listed on MLSLI. This home has an interesting history, having been owned by General John J. Pershing and composer Richard Storrs Willis (who composed the melody for "It Came upon a Midnight Clear"). This waterfront home is in a style called Gothic Victorian, and features 6 bedrooms, a guest house, and a boat house. If you want to read more about these great Long Island homes, check the "Rich Cribs" section of Newsday.