Historic Rockefeller Estate is on the Market for $18.5 Million

Steeped in history and surrounded by 57 acres of forest, a beautiful New York estate known as Laurel Hill is one of Long Island’s rarest remaining Gold Coast estates.

Marketed for $18.5 million, the grand estate celebrating Tudor architecture is located in the prestigious North Shore enclave of Mill Neck, New York. It’s a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of history that reflects the famous Gilded Age estates and waterfront lifestyle immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby.

Laurel Hill was once the home of Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, the daughter of philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr. and granddaughter of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller. She was a generous philanthropist for many causes. One of her most notable and lasting legacies is Greenacre Park, an intimate urban park in Manhattan’s Turtle Bay neighborhood that she donated to the city in 1971.

An oasis of trees, flowers, and a 25-foot waterfall, the park was intended for city dwellers to find moments of serenity in a fast-paced world.

That same feeling was apparently in mind for Laurel Hill. After Rockefeller Mauzé bought the house, she over time acquired adjacent lots, number 10, to create her peaceful green space with two miles of walking trails and an abundance of gardens.

Current owner William J. Catacosinos, who bought Laurel Hill in 1978 from the estate of Abby Rockefeller Mauzé, proved to be the ideal steward. He has completely upgraded the property with respect for its lasting legacy.

Surrounded by woods, ponds, creeks, adjacent riding stables and winding country lanes, Laurel Hill also includes two additional residences, beautiful gardens, a swimming pool with pool house, tennis court and conservatory.

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