The 1838 Greek Revival estate “Nearthebay” is now up for grabs in Bellport, N.Y. The estate was the home of Birdsall Otis Edy, author, playwright, and later, the organizer and national president of the Girl Scouts of America.
“Nearthebay” sits on 1.54 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds on the highest point of the waterfront Village of Bellport. The three level estate features five en suites, seven working original fireplaces, two original parlors, two clawfoot bathtubs on marble bases, a gourmet country kitchen, a sunroom leading to a garden patio, a wrap-around porch and a gunite lap pool and pool house. The interior retains the original wainscoting.
About an hour’s drive from Manhattan, this historic enclave has been part of summer social life since the early 1900s. Famous residents include Isabella Rossellini, Charlie Rose and Randy Smith. Round-trip ferry service goes directly from Bellport to an exclusive, private beach on Fire Island all summer long. Its new owners can enjoy sailboating in the Great South Bay, cycling and walking along the tree-lined streets.
Listed for: $3.995 million
Listed by: Old Purchase Properties