Ramsay Realtors lists Bay Shore’s famed ‘Tile House’ for $1.675 million


Five beds, four baths, and bulkhead enough to invite all your yachting friends over for a summer soiree on the Great South Bay.

Once these discerning guests have arrived at 143 Awixa Avenue in Bay Shore, you can then wow them with your house’s rich history.

After you take their hats, of course.

Any visitor to Grand Central Terminal will recognize the building stye, and this is from no copycat. This is no homage. This is the real deal.

The Guastavino Tile House / Ramsay Realtors

The waterfront home was built by Rafael Guastavino Jr., who along with his father, developed the tile vaulting system used in Grand Central Terminal, according to The New York Times.

The elder Guastavino was a Spanish building engineer who emigrated to the U.S. in 1881. The Bay Shore home, dubbed the Mediterranean Villa, was built in 1912.

Guastavino family vaults and domes can be seen across the nation at other landmarks as well, including Ellis Island, the Federal Reserve building, and the Boston Public Library.

The villa in Bay Shore is filled with custom woodwork, that tile and marble, 230-feet of new bulkhead, a spectacular modern kitchen, an all-new heating system, and other updates throughout.

Click here for the full real listing from Ramsay Realtors in Bay Shore. Scroll down for more photos.

“This is a home of truly historical significance, the Guastavino Tile House,” Ramsay says.

“This art has been lost in history, as no one’s been able to replicate it.”

The house is being listed by Ramsay Realtors’ Linda Kerr.

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