Sean Osher, co-founder and CEO of Core — a boutique real estate brokerage also related and co-owned by Midtown Equities — and his husband, Core’s COO Brittley Wise, recently paid $3.1 million for a landmark Long Island estate. registered a decline.
The Sands Point, NY, property is 5,795 square feet and sits on 2.3 acres.
Built in 1893, the property was once a working farm on a 300-acre country estate known as Cockran Barnes. The property was purchased in 1887 by Congressman and attorney William Bourke Cockran, who held it until 1922. During that time, visitors included President Theodore Roosevelt and a young Winston Churchill, who came with his mother, Jenny, a friend of Cockran’s. According to Betsy Silverstein, who formerly owned the property with her husband Scott, Cockran was reportedly known for his oratory skills, was known as “the silver-tongued orator of Tammany”, and its Wrote about it in a local publication. Churchill also credited Cockran as a model for his famous oratory, according to his memoirs, “between these storms, Vincent Astor later bought the property in 1927.
According to the listing, the grounds include a new pool and landscaping, which boasts one of Long Island’s oldest magnolia trees and other 100-year-old specimen trees. The sellers bought it in 1996 for $905,000 and listed it for the first time last February for $3.5 million.
As the main house, it has been modernised.
There is a 700-square-foot former “ice house” and a smokehouse with a kitchenette and a full bath that is currently used as an office. There’s also a large, 2,516-square-foot barn with a loft and three horse stalls that currently serve as a garage—as well as a separate chicken coop that once housed a bull named Weaver .
The once storied neighborhood made news in 2017, when Adam Sandler and Chris Rock rented several properties in Sands Point for the summer while filming the Netflix comedy, “The Week Off.”
The listing broker is Maggie Keats of Douglas Elliman.