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Rich Cribs: Kings Point home for $17.5M, and more

Vitas GerulaitisNewsday

A Kings Point home that once belonged to the late tennis champion Vitas Gerulaitis has come on the market for $17.5 million. The renovated home with its rooftop deck overlooks Long Island Sound with views of the New York City skyline and the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges.

There is a 300-foot pier with a lift for a 50-foot boat, a dock with LED lighting and steps to a private beach.

Among the seven bedrooms and seven baths is a 2,500-square-foot master suite, which includes two 50-inch fold-down flat-screen TVs, fireplace, powder room and kitchenette. The master bath suite has another 50-inch television as well as a Jacuzzi pool, solarium, his-and-hers bathrooms and a five-person granite steam shower.

There is also an indoor-outdoor pool with handmade and hand-laid Mexican tile with gold-leaf inserts as well as two 65-inch TVs, underwater speakers, built-in benches, a fireplace and an integrated Jacuzzi.

Gerulaitis died in September 1994 at age 40.

And let that be a lesson to you all. Nobody beats Vitas Gerulaitis 17 times in a row.” — post-match conference at the 1979 Colgate-Palmolive Masters after beating Jimmy Connors after Connors had beaten him 16 times in a row.

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