One of the oldest residences on the Gold Coast of Long Island, this historic colonial dates back to 1680. The remodeling has been carefully carried out to preserve all of its old time charm. This circa home boasts 4,200 square feet, four fireplaces, two staircases and features a separate 2,500 square foot cottage.
The summer home of architect William Lawrence Bottomley.
(c.1680) in Old Brookville, NY.
The original saltbox house was built for Henry Townsend on 150 acres extending to Hempstead Harbor in the area then called Norwich.
The residence, dating back to 1680, is one of the oldest houses on Nassau’s Gold Coast on the North Shore of Long Island. It had been home to some of the earliest settlers, the Townsends, the Underhills, the Hawxhursts, and the most prestigious owner in the 1920s, Mr. William Lawrence Bottomley, a prominent and noted architect in the twentieth century.
Mr. Bottomley added a large wing on the north side of the residence turning the original saltbox into a commanding “manor house” which was featured in the art and architecture magazines in the ‘20s and ‘30s.
This home once had an active duck pond. It is also adorned by with sycamores, northern maples, and weeping willow trees and a pear tree.
The residence has 18th century Dutch doors with iron locks, wide plank floors, colonial sized windows and huge fireplaces which were characteristic of the early American houses. There are two wings, one added in 1810 and the other added by the owners in the 1920s.
Property Features Include: Historic Home, 4 Fireplace(s), Separate Guest Quarters, detached three-car garage , partial unfinished basement
Amenities Include: equestrian facilities
Built in: 1788
Approximate Square Feet:
Roof: slate roof.
Architectural Style: Colonial
Lot Acres: 2+