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Location: Glen Head, N.Y.
The Skinny: The Sunninghill estate, a historic property in one of the toniest hamlets on Long Island, is now on the market for $11M just three years after it was dragged into a bruising and embarrassing (there were extremely anatomically correct bronze statues involved) legal battle involving its owner, the flamboyant and controversial Prince Jefri of Brunei. The 10,000-square-foot six-bedroom, eight-bathroom Georgian manor was built in 1928, and features none of the outré décor you might expect (hope?) to find in the home of a man who once auctioned off his set of gold-plated hot tubs and gilded toilet-paper holders. The mansion sits on 26 acres of rolling lawns, and comes complete with a tennis court, a quarter-mile track, and a swimming pool, which, at nearly 2,000 square feet, is bigger than some homes. The location is hard to beat: Manhattan is 26 miles away, and closer to home there's the North Shore and a bewilderingly dense agglomeration of country clubs.
· 873 Cedar Swamp Rd, Glen Head, NY [Zillow]
· Sunninghill [Sotheby's International Realty]