The Henry Ford II estate, also known as the Roy family vacation home on HBO’s Succession, made history after selling for $105 million in 2021.
The property, celebrated as one of the country’s premier estates (and one of the world’s best homes), was originally on the market for $175 million in 2017. However, the seller lowered the price to $145 million before settling on the $105 million price tag.
This sale is the second largest in Long Island history – second only to hedge-funder Barry Rosenstein’s $147 million purchase in 2014.
Henry Ford II’s estate was built in the early 1960s by the grandson of the famous automobile pioneer Henry Ford. It boasts nearly a quarter-mile of Atlantic Ocean frontage across one of the country’s most esteemed postcodes.
Despite its retro roots, the estate underwent a significant renovation in 2008 – when care was taken to preserve the home’s original architectural features. Its most beautiful assets include its ornate ceilings, French parquet floors, and Italian marble fireplaces that were imported from Europe.
Alongside these authentic features, the home is a maze of design inspiration, primarily through its monochromatic entryway ideas. This black and white hallway foreshadows the grandeur of what lays beyond its four walls – with its curated gallery wall and crowing chandelier that hangs as a striking nod to timeless elegance.
These luxury decorating ideas continue into the primary living space, where bold artworks interrupt the minimalist color scheme. The room also includes large French doors that give the space an airy atmosphere – and a view of the Atlantic.
Other features of the 20,000 square foot property include its 12 bedrooms and bathrooms – plus a further three in the adjoining carriage house. There is also a gourmet kitchen and a large dining space that leads out to the garden.
While the home boasts several luxe garden ideas, including a swimming pool and tennis court, the jewel of the home is arguably the private pathway to the shore. Similarly, the home has direct access to access to three ponds and the serene Mecox Bay.
Cody and Zachary Vichinsky of Bespoke, and Ellen Stern of William Pitt, and Julia B. Fee of Sotheby’s International Realty held the listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
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Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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