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grand entry with 48-foot cathedral
ceilings leading to a great hall,
study, and formal dining room
complemented by a wrap-around
outdoor terrace with commanding
water views and a Baronialstyle
living room with an ornate
Eight bedrooms, eight full and
four half baths, an enclosed dining
veranda and a master suite offering
120-degree views of Long Island
Sound and Connecticut occupy the
massive compound. If that wasn’t
enough house, on the grounds sit
two guest houses, approximately
5,500 square feet each, a log cabin
“tea house” with sea views, a tennis
court and a beach cabana with full
kitchen and deck.
Lush gardens, an exercise path and
private beach are all part of the
landscape, including a pier that
can accommodate three jet skis,
an 80-foot motor yacht, 24-foot
sailboat, 30-foot speedboat and
two maintenance/chase boats with
three additional moorings. For
outdoor entertaining a 30-foot by
60-foot pool is there to enjoy, along
with a gazebo with bar, bathroom,
outdoor shower and hot tub. The
exterior also has an eight-car
For the finale, the basement holds a
barbershop, a spa, hot tub, cold plunge
and even a fallout shelter. Looks like
they thought of everything.
According to property records,
the estate is owned by the limited
liability company Laval Properties
Corporation N.V., registered to a
Manhattan address. Listing records
show that the property last changed
hands in 2002 for $765,500.
In 2006, the property was up for sale
for $60 million and was taken off the
market two years later, according
to Mansion Global, a digital
destination platform connecting the
world’s affluent real estate buyers
with prestige properties across the
globe. The annual property taxes to
date are $293,765.
Sassafras, located in the Cold
Spring Harbor School District, is
a few miles away from downtown
Huntington, the Cold Spring
Harbor Long Island Rail Road
station, Target Rock National
Wildlife Refuge, Huntington
Harbor Nature Conservancy, Lloyd
Neck Beach and the 2,000-acre
Caumsett State Park.
Another selling point is the 50-mile
drive to and from Manhattan or
15-minute helicopter ride accessible
by two helipads located on the estate.
The listing agents are Phillip C.
Laffey, Principal Broker/Owner
Laffey Real Estate Plaffey@laffeyre.
com mobile 516-359-1489, and Sami
Hassoumi, Licensed Associate
Real Estate Broker Brown Harris
The great hall and sitting area with fireplace features 48-foot-high
cathedral ceilings with architectural details throughout.
The Baronial-style great room/living room is filled with antiques and an exceptional fireplace.