The dream home. Countless buyers search for it, have an image of it in their heads so clear, they can almost open the front door and step inside. The very concept has inspired classic movies and hit TV shows and best-selling books. It also inspires experts in the real estate business, those who love and appreciate special properties that have their own unique story to tell. In some cases, the “dream home” is only a concept. In the case of Nick Colombos and Angela Dooley of The Colombos-Dooley Team at Compass Real Estate, it is a realty reality.
“We have one now we are currently representing,” says Colombos when asked about his concept of the dream listing. “It’s 26 Cricket Lane in Kings Point. It’s a waterfront, about one and a half acres—1.46, to be exact—8,300 square feet, new construction built in 2020 with a walk-out lower level.”
The privately located home with six bedrooms, six baths and two half-baths awaits at the end of a tree-lines cul-de-sac on Long Island’s famed North Shore. “It’s a very, very special property in Kings Point. It’s a very, very exclusive area,” Dooley says of the environs, which is also home to Kings Point Light, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and the American Merchant Marine Museum, as well as the inspiration for the fictional West Egg home of one of literature’s most famous characters, Jay Gatsby.
Step inside and, as the listing promises, “attention to detail with a clean-lined approach is apparent the moment you enter this magnificent residence with its elegant curved staircase, formal dining room with custom walls and gold-lined accent, herringbone wood floors, an oval-shaped custom blue-colored library or office with walls of windows and fireplace, and the inviting eat-in-kitchen with custom cabinetry, marble countertops, and high-end appliances.
“The finishes are impeccable—impeccable,” Colombos adds. “They had the help of Rockwell Developers with the house. And it’s an incredible, incredible waterfront.”
That incredible waterfront includes a private beachfront and year-round views of the boats, wildlife and rolling waters. “You have Manhattan views, you have Connecticut views,” Dooley enthuses—along with views of Westchester, the Throgs Neck Bridge and the Long Island Sound.
“It’s going to take that special buyer to really appreciate this house,” she continues. “It’s built incredibly, the property is incredible, but it’s really about the views. You’re at the highest point in Kings Point.”
Dooley pauses, as if for more accolades, then settles on the simplest of praise for 26 Cricket Lane. “It is a dream listing.”