Restored 1758 Roslyn home lists for $999,000 – New York News

A Roslyn Colonial listed for $999,000 was restored in the late 1990s by Roslyn Landmark Society co-founder Peggy Gerry and includes features dating to 1758, its listing agent says.


Set on 0.57 acres in the Roslyn Historic District — which Gerry and her husband, oral surgeon Dr. Roger Gerry, helped create through their activism — the three-bedroom, 2½-bath Valentine-Losee House was in “terrible, uninhabitable condition,” says listing agent Linda Wohl of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. She is co-listing with Allison George.

“They took it apart and labeled all the historic pieces that were still usable — the beams, the windows, the fireplace stones — that they could retrieve from the house,” Wohl says.

The resulting residence blends updated kitchen and baths, three-zone central HVAC, gas heat and replica wide-plank wood floors with original exposed-beam ceilings, moldings and five fireplaces; the living and dining rooms feature large stone fireplaces.

A galley kitchen with high ceilings and tile floors was built as an extension connecting a detached cooking structure of yesteryear, which is now a breakfast room, to the main house, Wohl says.

Upstairs, there is a master bedroom suite…

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