Astor Estate’s converted barn listed for $2.4M

Astor Estate’s converted barn listed for $2.4M
The two-acre property at 87 Middle Road. The Sands Point barn-turned-home is listed for $2.399 million. (Screenshot courtesy of Homedia Group)

Constructed in the 1850s, a barn-turned-home in Sands Point has been listed for $2.399 million.

In the listing, the two-acre property at 87 Middle Road is described as a “once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of Sands Point history.”

The 6,615-square-foot home is in Harbor Acres, a subcommunity within Sands Point. The five-bedroom, three-story house also has five bathrooms.

Even though the property was expanded and renovated in 1972, many of its original qualities are still visible. Along with decks, patios and specimen plantings, it also has a companion three-bedroom cottage.

“This unique converted barn transports you to a bygone era while offering today’s amenities,” the listing states.

It also has an indoor pool. It offers beach and tennis rights.

The structure, built in 1851, was used as a stable on the historic Vincent Astor Estate.

Astor was a well-known businessman and philanthropist. When his father, John Jacob IV, died on the Titanic in 1912, he inherited a fortune believed to be worth more than $87 million. He was also the owner of the business that published Newsweek.

It is in the Port Washington Union Free School District. The annual property tax is $45,719.

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