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MANHASSET. Tucked away on a quiet waterfront road in Plandome, a small incorporated village between Manhasset and Port Washington, a rare opportunity awaits for you to own a magnificent piece of local history in an ideal location on the shore of Manhasset Bay. With spectacular sunsets, a private beach, guest house, deep-water dock, and luxury living space, this near-acre property is a magical retreat with a fascinating past connected to one of Manhassets most notable families. While paying homage to its Great Gatsby Era opulent origins, it has been thoroughly updated with Twenty-First-Century comfort and state-of-the-art amenities. Charming in every way, the fourteen-room Whitney Boat House was built in 1910 by William Payne Whitney, tycoon and philanthropist, as a gift to his son, John Hay Jock Whitney, to serve as a dock and hanger for his 40-foot seaplane. Built of stone and timber, it was also designed to hold a garage, guest and staff suites, and a spectacular two-story clubroom. In 1928, Jock expanded the property with a 280-foot dock for various watercraft and, in 1937, for his 74-foot commuter yacht, Aphrodite, to take him to Manhattan. An exceptional businessman, he grew his immense inheritance into a vast fortune with investments in publishing, broadcasting, and movies. He lived at his familys 400-plus-acre estate in the heart of Manhasset plus other locations in the states and England . He served as ambassador to the United Kingdom under Eisenhower, was an avid equestrian, art lover, and philanthropist. With so many interests, he eventually let a friend, football pro and socialite, John Sims Shipwreck Kelly, rent his boat house for a dollar a year, and bequeathed it to him upon his death in 1982. Entered through stone walls, a long drive passes beneath majestic trees, with a private golf hole and guest cottage on the right and a beautifully landscaped lawn flowing down to a sandy beach on the left. From a circular courtyard, an imposing craftsman-style stone faade with arched windows and door welcome you into the stone-floored lower level of the home. Here, an indoor heated pool and spa open to the rear terrace through a wall of glass doors. A wet bar, bath, gym, and two-car garage are also on this level. Two staircases and an elevator access all levels including a huge ballroom-sized clubroom - the centerpiece of the second floor- boasting a massive stone fireplace, open-beam two-story ceiling, a blue-marble-topped wet bar, and a wall of glass opening to a spacious veranda overlooking the water. An adjoining spacious kitchen and butlers pantry offer high-end appliances and access to stairs leading up to two a bedroom, bath, closets, and sitting room with deck and patio access. The light-filled master suite enjoys a fireplace, a luxurious master bath, ample closets, dressing room, breathtaking water views through many windows and balcony, and access to the hall and elevator. Offering 6 bedrooms and 6.5 baths in total, this exquisite retreat offers never-ending water views and ample space for gracious entertaining. Imagine having Manhasset Bay for your backyard offering hours of summer enjoyment with a long sturdy pier accessing a large dock with canvas-topped pavilion and attached floating dock to access your water toys. Your front property is also appealing with your own mini-golf course and park-like grounds. No matter the season, you will luxuriate in your own private paradise only a short distance from the Long Island Railroad (with less than a thirty-minute commute to Manhattan), two world-famous hospitals, Manhassets famed Miracle Mile, the Americana outdoor Mall, many golf courses, yacht clubs, and charming village shops and restaurants. Here you can enjoy the quintessence of luxury Gold Coast living AND the excitement of New York City only minutes away.