A lavish oceanfront estate once owned by Broadway icon Gwen Verdon is for sale. Located on Long Island, it's listed for $8.95 million. The property boasts a nearly 4,000-square-foot home, heated swimming pool, and private beach. Check out all that this prime piece of real estate has to offer.
A beachfront home once owned by Gwen Verdon is now on the market for $8.95 million. It’s located in Quogue, a hamlet on New York’s Long Island.
The main home was built in the 1800s as a Life-Saving Service station, the predecessor of the US Coast Guard. The station was closed in 1915, and the home has been updated since then. But it still retains relics of its historical past, including a boat room, the original sign and flooring, and other memorabilia.
This is a look at the front of the house that has a wrap-around porch and bright exteriors that stand out against the lush landscaping. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
Upon entry of the house, you are welcomed by this simple foyer that has brown wooden doors to match with the hardwood flooring, beige walls and a dark wooden console table. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the living room with beige walls and ceiling that has exposed beams. These match well with the wooden coffee table surrounded by the sofa set. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This kitchen has brown wooden cabinetry that blends perfectly with the wooden shiplap ceiling. These are then complemented by the area rug, wrought iron furnace and dark hardwood flooring. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the formal dining room with a large wooden dining table that matches well with the hardwood flooring and the exposed beams of the ceiling that hangs a couple of dome pendant lights over the table. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the breakfast nook with a built-in wooden bench for a booth-style look paired with the wooden dining table. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is an informal dining area at the very edge of the kitchen with a small round dining table placed by the sliding glass doors with a view of the landscape outside. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the bedroom that has a beige bed with white sheets illuminated by the windows and the balcony. This pairs well with the beige carpeted flooring and the comfortable reading nook across from the bed. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other angle of the bedroom showcases the wooden doors on other side of the bed that has white sheets and is flanked by wooden bedside drawers. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other bedroom has lovely gray tones that complement the light beige walls and low cathedral ceiling. These gray tones are seen on the curtains, cushioned armchair, bed and the carpeting of the floor. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other look at the bedroom shows that it has a low cathedral ceiling that blends well with the beige tone of the walls. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other bedroom has bright windows and a couple of glass French doors that lead to the balcony that bring in natural lighting for the platform bed and the beige walls of the room. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other look at the bedroom showcases the wooden dresser across from the platform bed with patterned sheets. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a close look at the wooden sleigh bed of this bedroom with a wall of detailed wallpaper and the rest is beige. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the bathroom with a dark wooden vanity contrasted by the white countertop that matches with the walls and ceiling. This vanity is then topped with a couple of wall-mounted mirrors and sconces. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other view of the bathroom showcases the bathtub at the far end under the windows and the white cathedral ceiling with a simple lighting in the middle. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This other bathroom has a white porcelain pedestal sink by the couple of windows that is adorned with framed artworks and the lush landscaping outside. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a closer look at the bathroom’s walk-in shower area with white tiles that contrast with the dark brown door. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The family room has a large beige L-shaped sectional sofa following the lay of the walls adorned with wall-mounted decors and windows. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is the other side of the swimming pool fitted with a couple of relaxing outdoor areas bordered with tall shrub hedges for privacy. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is a look at the garden of the house with a concrete path and a grass lawn on its side leading to the house. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is an aerial view of the house showcasing its light exterior tones that make it stand out against the surrounding green landscaping, a swimming and a garden. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial view shows the neighbors on either side of the property with their won pools, gardens and paths leading to the beach. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This aerial view of the house showcases its distance from the swimming pool as well as the lush garden that leads to the beach. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
This is an aerial view of the property showcasing the bounderies of the whole property from its neighbors. Image courtesy of Toptenrealestatedeals.com.
The property spans 1.1 acres, but it looks bigger because the front yard extends to the ocean. A wooden catwalk takes you to the 150-foot stretch of beach at the edge of the parcel.
One of the first things you’ll notice about the two-story mansion is the mahogany wrap-around porch. The home’s floor plan is about 4,000 square feet. One of its highlights is the brick fireplace in the living room. There’s a free-standing fireplace in the kitchen, too.
You’ll find beamed ceilings and wood floors throughout. In addition to spacious living areas, the layout features five bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a primary suite with its own balcony. But if you’re staying in a bedroom that doesn’t have balcony access, you can still enjoy the raised deck that crowns the home. From here, you can take in stunning views of the ocean.
The large seaside retreat opens onto a simple foyer with a small wood table and artwork hanging on the beige walls. From there, you can relax or entertain friends in the spacious living room. There’s a family room, too, with plenty of windows looking out on the landscape.
This home is definitely not lacking in space for preparing and enjoying a meal. There are a full kitchen and breakfast nook, which gives the feel of a private booth in a nice restaurant. There’s also a formal dining room with French doors leading from the living room. Pendant lights hang from the ceiling and match the rich brown hues of the wood dining table, floor, and paneling.
The bedrooms are richly-furnished. Cathedral ceilings and French doors give them an especially sophisticated look.
As if all that wasn’t enough, there are several outdoor amenities too. Probably the best one is the pool because it’s heated. If you want to try swimming outside year-round, this might be the place to do it. And when it’s time to wash off the chlorine (or ocean salt and sand), you can rinse off in the outdoor shower.
For guests who prefer having their own space, there’s a detached bungalow on the property too, allowing visitors to enjoy private quarters.
Gwen Verdon (January 13, 1925-October 18, 2000) was an actress and dancer who won four Tony Awards. She began dancing on stage by age six and took classes in juggling as a child. She taught dance to several celebrities, including Marilyn Monroe. Verdon also appeared in several episodes of Walker Texas Ranger. An avid cat-lover, she kept up to six at one time.