Here are some more interior and exterior pictures of the Twinight Estate which is located in Centre Island, NY. It boasts 16,500 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. It is on the market for $25,000,000.

HERE ARE THE LISTING DETAILS:

The Twinight Estate was built in 2005. Inspired by Marie Antoinette’s private retreat, Le Petit Trianon, on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. Located on Center Island, Long Islands premier waterfront known for its privacy and exclusive Seawanaka Yacht Club. The four facades of the Estate give way to sweeping 180 degree Long Island Sound views and gardens. The limestone construction enhances the natural phenomena of pink and blue glow of the home at the twilight hour for which the estate gets its name. Features include 2 bedroom gatehouse, Gunite pool, library, elevator, his/her master suites, fitness room, grand two story foyer, State of the art light dimming systems, emergency generator, private beach and heated garages.

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  • Daniel

    I’ll admit, not as horrible as I thought it would be. Not great and the price is laughable, but not horrible.

    Things that are questionable:

    -I don’t think I have ever seen such a lazy attempt with the staircase railings (which they aren’t). It’s French for God’s sake, not a ranch home. Wood or wrought iron is a MUST.
    -Grand foyer looks like an entrance to a Macy’s, complete with the perfume counter.
    -Living room @ 1st glance looked like a bedroom; too low and bland either way.
    -That Napoleon Room honestly is one of my favorites. It would be that “crazy” room in my house. For the purpose of storing China, it is nice. The same cannot be said for the watermelon chairs.
    -Library seems very compact. Unnecessarily made it two-stories.
    -Kitchen seems remarkably tame considering the rest of the home.
    -The bedrooms are not too terrible; the beds are.
    -The view is nice, but it’s on the wrong side of the island isn’t it?
    -The exterior is not as bad as I first thought, but I do think it needs LESS symmetry. Looks too much like a bank or something along those lines. Also, I think the third story worsens the look of the home.




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    • TEE

      i agree with u for the most part but come on, how can u not like the exterior? do u hate the newport mansions too? (ie. marble house, elm mansion, breakers, etc.)




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      • Daniel

        Quite the contrary. Rosecliff is one of my top 10 homes, and Alvin Malnik’s Ocean Ridge mansion is another big favorite (http://homesoftherich.net/2009/07/alvin-malniks-palm-beach-behemoth.html), as well as La Reverie in Palm Beach (My absolute #1 dream house…take a look: http://homesoftherich.net/2009/03/a-look-at-some-mansions-6.html)

        This mansion is none of those. All it consists of is a stone exterior with windows, windows and more windows, with each floor looking nearly identical to the other. I need some form of differentiation. Take the Malnik mansion; it too is very symmetrical but its front entrance is recessed, has a two-story wrought-iron entry and is framed by black columns; it looks fantastic. This home is too plain, and comes off looking like a bank or hospital.




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        • Daniel

          Be sure to eliminate the parenthesis of the second link




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        • TEE

          i agree, i suppose a portico like one similar to that of Marble House would be a large improvement but i think saying it looks like a hospital is a little severe.




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  • John L.

    Oh my God — NO!




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  • Marcus

    I love the exterior and the blue bathroom. Hate the “Macys Foyer” and Daniel is correct – that is the worst stair railing ever.

    Is it just me or does this house look more like much larger than 16,000 sq ft?




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  • Grrrowler

    I can’t find a single thing about this house that I like. The outside looks like someone lobbed a wing off of Buckingham palace and relocated it to Long Island. It certainly didn’t get any extra homey charm in the process.

    Like Daniel said, the foyer is a hot mess from the housewares counter to the banister. I’ve seen more interesting and expensive looking railings in high school stairwells. The whole interior is just lackluster to me. It’s sort of French but kitschy. For such a sever looking exterior the inside doesn’t say “serious, and expensive.” It seems to scream “run away!”

    I’m sure 6 waterfront acres on Long Island are worth something, but there are much nicer houses on the island for a lot less money.




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  • Cole

    Love the theatre, but if I am moving to the suburbs of NY, I would much rather be in Greenwich.




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  • Venom

    WTF?
    Is this a house or a department store?

    A lot of money was spent to make this house look horrible.
    On a positive note it seems like a great house for a bad guy in a Bond or Transporter movie.




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  • Barney

    Historically, proportionally and architecturally TRULY BEAUTIFUL building. While I really disagree with 98% of you guys on the exterior, I will at least say that it could use some warming up and detail possibly in the form of period-correct wrought-iron railings, maybe some two tone marble treatment applications placed strategically, etc. Nevertheless it IS a CORRECT interpretation of the the Petite Trianon, and I really like very much it’s strict symmetry & proportions. That’s what a true version of the Trianon is SUPPOSED to look like! As for the INTERIOR, I see a good number of things that need correcting, but their not downright horrible……EXCEPT for that UNFINISHED DRYWALL railing in the foyer, and the commercial display cases of (I’m sure, fine) china & porcelain!! WTF?!?! Talk about ironic….the walls, ceilings, stair treads & chandelier are all quite correct and beautiful…but they MUST have run outta’ cash, immediately when it came to the railings. The property and VIEWS are STELLAR though, and I consider this part of Long Island to be absolutely on par with the best parts of Greenwich in my opinion.
    All the place needs is NEW & CORRECT RAILINGS in the foyer, new furniture (BIG time), more, a good deal more CORRECT color via paint on the interior, the right landscaping. This estate is in PERFECT keeping with the original, Grande Dames’ of Long Islands halcyon days, and that’s why I LOVE it.




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    • Venom

      I relent Barney.
      You have convinced me.




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      • Barney

        Well geez, Venom…..that honestly wasn’t my intention, but I’m quite flattered that you’ve said so, since I value everyones commentaries. It’s really very validating to have another HOTR regular say that to me since I truly value everyone’s architecture & design opinions here ’cause all of us are NUTS for the aforementioned! Vive’ a la Homes of The Rich and all of our Architect & Interior Designer hearts!




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  • Tay

    That price is very justifiable being all location, I have friends right near Centre Island and the town is very pleasant, beautiful, and quiet with many big celebrities having places there too




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  • Onions

    Watermelon chairs.

    and that’s all i’m gonna say.




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  • Gatsbyesque

    First thought: YES. Finally, a (full) three-story estate!

    Second thought: NO. God, the interior is GHASTLY.




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  • MHit

    I’m sure the price reflects the location, we can argue whether the house itself is worth that much money or not, that may be subjective, either you like it or not, and that’s what will make one person pay the price — or not.

    But for sheer location….The historic Gold Coast of Long Island, where “Society” has built their Summer Cottages for 100+ years…Old Money, Blue Blooded folks. Social Register families with storied names such as Roosevelt, Astor and Venderbilt. Theodore Roosevelt’s amazing Sagamore Hill Estate is located just across Oyster Bay Cove. Truly an amazing location. And definately on the RIGHT, aleit understated, side of the island. Just the fact the most people still, after over 100 years, don’t know it is there is testament to it’s status.

    There are amazing old “real” estates all long the north shore of Long Island from around the Queens/Nassau county bourders out to Centerport and the Eagle’s Nest Estate (Vanderbilt). It makes for a really beautiful Sunday to just drive the less travelled roads of the Gold Coast, and try to find the homes, as most cannot be seen by mere mortals from the road. Although, many of the estates are now held in Trust, and are open to the public. It’s really amazing to walk through some of these houses and see what REAL MONEY was capable of building and living in, even if only for weekends in the Summer.

    Another favorite estate of mine, which is off the Gold Coast beaten path, is the Phipps Estate in Old Westbury (it was the rich parent’s home in Love Story). Eagle’s Nest is the Vanderbilt Estate in Centerport (east of Northport), the location chosen for its deep water harbor. It boasts Vanderbilt love of adventure and collecting: ie: his nature museum (he shot/collected ALL specimins), and a planetarium. My favorite is the golf course, first/last hole is located on the roof above the Master’s bedroom!

    Rent the movie “Sabrina”, the one with Harrison Ford, late 1990s. It was filmed at one of these estates.




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  • MHit

    Correction to my original comment (above):

    The Eagle’s Nest Estate is located in Centerport, however it is WEST of Northport, not East.




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