By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea. The beauty of resort living is what you can expect in this stately home, rich with history, located in Sea Gate, the first private gated community in New York. Nostalgically known for being a playground resort to the wealthy and famous such as the Morgan, Dodge, & Vanderbuilt families, now is your opportunity to own a piece of paradise located on a beach block in Brooklyn.
The main level of this home begins with a grand entrance to greet guests and lead them up to the expansive living and dining room with a fireplace. Off the living room is a library, made for curling up with a good book. The massive chef's kitchen has enough space for the largest family gatherings with a huge center island, 72-inch Sub Zero Pro refrigerator, Wolf range & range hood, granite counters, and customized appliance built-ins. The main level also has a sizable Florida room, flooded with natural light with a view of the backyard. The Florida room could easily be used as a breakfast room, playroom, office, or family room.
The second level has three considerably sized bedrooms with plenty of closet space to spare, ocean views, and a generous full bath with a hot tub and separate stall shower. The main bedroom has a spectacular view of the ocean. The third level has another two very spacious & sunny two bedrooms with water views, another 3/4 bath, and a deck with views of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
There is a finished basement, two garages, and two driveways that are enough to park nine cars. You can hear the ocean while relaxing in your backyard with plenty of space for a bbq and a pool.
This home's fascinating history begins with Dr. Winch, a mechanical engineer and the inventor of the winch who was often visited by Albert Einstein. It then was sold to Dr. Stechel who had two sons who also became doctors. When Dr. Stechel sold this home to the current owners, at the closing he told them their son will become a doctor. That seemed highly unlikely to them at the time, but lo and behold, two of the new owner's children became doctors. If you want to raise doctors, this is the home for you!
Neighborhood amenities include a newly built playground by Disney in Lindy Park and the neighborhood treescape programs as well as Sunset View Park. Want to socialize? The famous Sea Gate Beach Club is open to both non-area and area residents alike. Take a walk along your private beach, go fishing or simply enjoy the fresh ocean airmake living in Sea Gate your own private oasis.
Easy access by public transportation, the D, F, N, or Q subway lines along with B36, B64, B82 and the Express Bus to Manhattan all make getting around as easy as an ocean breeze.