Former carriage house in Sands Point has Vanderbilt ties

A carriage house is for sale in Sands Point that was once Vanderbilt property. (Courtesy of Zillow)

A carriage house built on land that was once part of the Vanderbilt estate has hit the market.

The home, located at 171 Middle Neck Road in Sands Point, is listed at $1.599 million. The 2.3-acre property was once owned by Consuelo Vanderbilt Earl, the great-great-granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt, according to listing agent Maggie Keats of Douglas Elliman.

At one point, all of what constitutes the Village of Sands Point was owned by the Vanderbilt, Cornwell and Sands families.

This carriage house was built in 1937 and is 2,493 square feet. It contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a tennis court and a pool surrounded by a patio. The property contains a barn and is still zoned for horses. With the village code permitting one horse per acre, the owner would be allowed two horses.

The home was last sold in 2005 for $1.6 million. The listing for the home says the owner can choose to restore the property or build a new house.

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Luke Torrance is a reporter for Blank Slate Media covering the Port Washington area.


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