Take a 360 Tour of a Former CIA Director’s Long Island Mansion

The exterior of the Grand Manor-style estate built in the 1850s features 8.2 acres of land with a statue garden, pool and three guest cottages. (Photo by Matthew Kropp)

A 19th century estate that was owned by a former CIA director is on the market for the first time since 1948.
Known as Mayknoll, the residence was built in 1855 by a former sea captain and William Casey bought it nearly a century later for $50,000. Trained as a lawyer, Casey was a high-ranking intelligence officer in World War II and went on to a career in politics and business.
Some of his roles included a stint as the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs under President Richard Nixon, presidential campaign manager for Ronald Reagan, chairman of the SEC, and, most infamously, director of the CIA in the 1980s under Reagan.
His only child, Bernadette, is the current owner of Mayknoll, which comprises of a seven-bedroom mansion, her father’s famous library, two pools, a gym, two kitchens and three guest houses. The sprawling property is being sold in a sealed-bid process with an undisclosed reserve price.

Sale Notes

The stunning 8.2-acre property known as “Mayknoll” overlooks Hempstead Bay in Roslyn Harbor, NY in the iconic North Shores area of Long Island. This magnificent retreat encompasses an impeccably maintained manor house and five guest cottages with waterfront access and deep-water dockage and less than an hour from mid-town Manhattan.
The property’s unique proximity to New York City via train or major commuter arteries is attractive to executives, professional organizations and embassies who want privacy and security. Potential to acquire the property’s furnishings in whole or in part and to subdivide is available.
Asking price has not been set and the property will be sold in a sealed bid format, with the seller entertaining all viable offers from qualified bidders. Bids are now being accepted on the property and qualified buyers will be able to tour the property by appointment only.
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