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$125 Million Island For Sale

By Debra Scott - October 19, 2017

Think Tara…on Long Island’s North Shore. With its sweeping Rhett Butler-size staircase, 80-foot slate and marble floored hall and dining room that still seats 100, it brings to mind Scarlett O’Hara’s Atlanta plantation house. Only bigger.

The 27,000-square-foot ivy-clad manor, built by a J.P. Morgan scion in 1919 in the old-monied North Shore, also happens to inhabit its own 48-acre island with views over the Long Island Sound of Manhattan. Did we mention that the landscaping was done by Central Park’s creator Frederick Law Olmsted?

While many “Gold Coast” mansions have gone the way of their “Robber Baron” original owners, this is a rare extant property. Now Dosoris Island is on the market for only the third time in a century. Ask is $125.

To say that not much has changed in the home’s history is an understatement: it still contains a paneled mahogany “ladies parlor” and a master suite with his-and-her bedrooms. How civilized!

Bonnie Devendorf of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing.

Photos via Sotheby’s International Realty

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