The Picturesque Shoreline Cottage

This lovely waterfront Victorian Gothic cottage features spectacular, panoramic views, stretching from Manhattan to the Verrazano Bridge. View this house straight-on and it looks like it might be located in a Southern village, but when you turn around get ready for a shock; you’ll see a sandy beach with Manhattan in the distance. The home features dormer windows, scalloped valances, and a vine covered piazza. This romantic cottage is the ideal backdrop for shoots and events.

Square footage: Exterior usage only. 1 acre.

Amenities/Details:

  • Parking on the property and street for trailers and cars
  • Waterfront
  • Views of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Verrazano Bridge
  • Plenty of open space for event tents

The Great Gatsby Mansion

I drove by this stucco and terra cotta mansion one day in 2006. It was for sale, so I drove my car through its circular drive and parked. As I sat in my car I was reminded of the house in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary masterpiece. I imagined I was a guest arriving for a grand party in a 1928 Rolls Royce Ascot Tourer. I nicknamed the house The Great Gatsby after that. Since then I have spent some time in the home. It boasts a ballroom sized parlor, shiny parquet floors, pocket doors, grand fireplaces, beamed ceilings, a handsome dark wood staircase, and jawdropping views of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the New York City harbor.

Square footage: 15,000

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Water views

The Old San Juan Villa

A stunning fifty-two room mansion. The ancient villa sits high on the Old City’s North Wall with stunning Atlantic Ocean views and breezes. Created by joining six interconnecting townhouses, the villa houses an artist and her life’s work in painting and sculpture. The magnificently decaying stone and plaster walls harken back to a time when pirates looted and pillaged in the Caribbean. The villa features brick patios, antique arches, ausubo beams, private stone nooks, a sunken open-air waterfall pool, and a multitude of sculpted fountains. Nineteen gardens and five active art studios are tucked away between twenty-two beautifully appointed guest rooms. A Venetian-style music room houses a grand piano.

Square footage: 23,000 (Fifty two room mansion)

Amenities/Details:

  • Furniture, artwork and props as seen in the pictures
  • Grand piano
  • Pool
  • Fountians
  • Gardens
  • Roof decks
  • Ocean views