Nothing says luxury quite like a retreat with two guest houses, a private deep water dock and manicured gardens on more than six acres of property. The lucky man to snag this $36.5 million home from actor Richard Gere is
Today host Matt Lauer. Situated on the peninsula of North Haven, Long Island, the quiet locale is the perfect spot for a celebrity seeking solitude. Click through to see the 12-bedroom and 12-bathroom compound we wish we could spend our weekends in!
Known as Strongheart Manor, the property was built in 1902 on picturesque Peconic Bay.
The 14,000-square-foot main house has been completely renovated since, but still retains its original charm.
Covered walkways that meander through lush greenery lead to the guesthouses.
Large wood-framed windows flood the living room with natural light, emphasizing the gorgeous natural surroundings.
A classic stone fireplace continues the nature-inspired finishes.
The dining room has a rustic, country feel, featuring a weathered wood table topped with a beaded chandelier and wood panelling on the walls.
A large island centers the white kitchen, leaving plenty of room for leisurely meal prep.
Modern furniture contrasts the weathered finishes in the handsome, laid-back family room.
This bedroom looks plucked from a resort, with its own own porch and a stunning waterfront view.
One of the guest bedrooms also has a spectacular view.
A sprawling screened-in porch with comfortable seating zones spans the length of the home.
An outdoor living room with a fireplace is the perfect place to entertain.
A 60-foot heated pool surrounded by a pristine lawn the ultimate spot for relaxation.
The property’s manicured gardens are done to perfection, of course.
One of the two guest houses on the property.
We’d spend all of our time on this private 240-foot deep water dock.
Author: Sabina Sohail
Corcoran Group Real Estate; headshot, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons