60 LONGISLANDPRESS.COM • AUGUST 2019
HISTORIC WOODSBURGH ESTATE WITH LUSH
Location, location. Nestled amidst lush gardens, this historical home is just minutes from town and an easy commute to Manhattan.
BY TAMMY SCILEPPI
Understated opulence. It’s what
defines this classy Woodmere jewel.
Originally built in 1913, it offers more
than 8,000 square feet of luxurious
living and entertaining space.
“This one-of-a-kind Woodsburgh
Village historical estate has been
beautifully maintained for the next
generation,” says broker Inbal August
of Douglas Elliman Real Estate
in Roslyn. “The house is situated on
almost an acre of spectacularly landscaped
grounds, serenely tucked on
grounds with lush gardens, yet a few
minutes away from town, and an easy
commute to Manhattan.”
According to the homeowner, it was
built as a traditional Georgian, and
retains many of the original details, including
floors, moldings, and columns.
The asking price is $5,200,000.
Steeped in history with a unique
and notable past, the mansion
hearkens back to a gentler time. In
the 1800s, access to new railroad
stations meant that during the hot
summer months, New York’s high
society could travel to Long Island to
unwind and socialize. Just imagine
those sophisticated gents and proper
ladies with their bonnets and
long dresses enjoying the tranquil
atmosphere and fresh air.
“The focal point of this special home
is its majestic entry foyer, which
has a grand double staircase,” notes
August, who also points out that its
high ceilings and extremely bright,
large rooms — boasting original custom
woodwork, floors, banisters and
endless oversized windows — were
lovingly maintained to honor the
home’s rich past.
“And, the exquisite chef’s kitchen,
breakfast room, butler’s pantry,
formal dining room, along with the
sunroom, living room and three powder
rooms, create a flowing first floor
which is perfect for entertaining,” she
So, come by and view this magnificent
17-room, partially renovated gem, located
at 879 Broadway. It offers eight
comfortable bedrooms, six full and
three half bathrooms, and ample closet
space. Amenities include a convenient
office space with conference room,
a darkroom, walk-in vault, and an
almost 3,000-square-foot basement.
The new owners will no doubt enjoy
the beautifully appointed, private
It’s easy to create gourmet gastronomic feasts in this spacious chef’s
kitchen, utilizing state-of-the-art appliances.