The Sand Castle - Pricey Crib in Bay Shore, Long Island

Real Estate Agent with Laffey Fine Homes

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.

Comments (8)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Diane, what a gorgeous place!  Wow!  I could live there! 

Aug 13, 2009 05:17 AM
Diane Schubach

It is really nice (for the south shore). I'm a north shore girl!

Aug 13, 2009 10:58 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I've never understood value ranges, especially for high-end properties. Who would offer $9.9 million if the Seller is willing "to entertain offers" for $8.6 million?

Aug 31, 2009 07:36 PM
Diane Schubach

I don't know; doesn't it usually mean that something will be included or some work done/finished for the higher end of the range? That's usually what it means for regular properties.

Sep 01, 2009 02:28 PM
Judy Jennings
Top Agent Plus - Middleboro, MA
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Diane -Sounds like a fairy tale, imagine living in a Sand Castle. I guess that would be a dream come true for many people. It sounds spectacular and packed with features. 

Sep 29, 2009 11:26 PM
Diane Schubach
Laffey Fine Homes - Port Washington, NY

Judy: I'm sure where you are in MA is beautiful too! Especially now that Fall is coming. Thanks for commenting!

Sep 30, 2009 09:28 AM
Christine McInerney
Great Life RE - Knoxville, TN
The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale

Wow, beautiful home!  It looks magical and I love the name "sand castle"

Oct 12, 2009 07:10 AM
Diane Schubach
Laffey Fine Homes - Port Washington, NY

It really is a great photo. I'll have to check whether it sold.

Oct 14, 2009 08:38 AM