Few aspects of a home are as alluring as panoramic water views, especially at dawn or dusk when the Long Island sun sends colors dancing across the sky and reflecting off the waves. This Oyster Bay Cove estate boasts many distinct amenities, but it’s that 465 feet of waterfront on 2.69 acres that earn it the distinction of being the Long Island HOME Property of the Week.
30 & 31 Cove Woods Road, Oyster Bay Cove, NY
Listing Price: $4,699,000
Listed By: Kathleen Pisani, Huailing (Helen) Deng, Rui (Raymond) Zhang, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
Built in 1960, this is last commissioned estate of New York City architect Bradley Delahanty, the designer of the Bar Harbor Club in Maine who was also known for building grand Long Island estates from as far back as 1910. The listing describes it as “Old-world charm with a floor plan for the modern buyer,” and the blend of the contemporary and classic are seen throughout.
The main house features steel I-beam construction, maintaining solid structural integrity, and high cathedral ceilings, “plus detailed craftsmanship and millwork,” the listing notes. An extravagant entry foyer welcomes one into the luxurious living room, “entertainers dining room and eat-in kitchen breakfast nook and pantry.”
Two private guest suites, plus the primary en suite bedroom overlooking the Oyster Bay, also grace the ground floor. The bedrooms have walk-in closets and tall arched windows that allow the natural light to pour in.
Along with “hand-pegged random width oak floors, plaster ceilings/walls and antique brass hardware,” this home features three Carrera marble, wood and quartz carved wood-burning fireplaces,. Antique Deft tiles adorn the potting room and the library, which also has a hidden wet bar. Not to be outdone, the home office space also offers a wet bar.
Beyond the main home awaits a brick pool house, complete with kitchenette, wood-burning stove, half bath, and outdoor shower and, of course, a pool with water views.