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Surreal 35-Acre Shinnecock Estate Hits Market for $22.5M

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Even in the face of a fading Gold Coast, there's still the occasional reminder of what once was. Like this surreal 35-acre estate in Shinnecock Hills. The property just hit the market for a well-deserved $22.5 million. It was originally built back in 1910 by F. Burrall Hoffman for a golf course designer. (This is appropriate since the property has views of the nearby National Golf Links of America.) Today, the estate, which seems to be owned by Charles S. Holmes, remains largely intact. Right down to the F.L. Olmstead, Jr.-designed gardens! Moving inside, the 22,000-square-foot mansion looks exactly like you'd expect: marble floors, paneled libraries, and priceless mantels abound. But the best part? A comparison with photos from blog Old Long Island illustrate just how little has changed in over 100 years.

Here's the foyer from way back when.

And here's the study. Doesn't it look like the boar's head in the current listing is the same one from above the door 100 years ago? Probably!

· Listing: 117 Whites Lane [Prudential]
· Ballyshear [Old Long Island]

Ballyshear Estate

117 Whites Lane, Southampton, NY 11968