- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CENTER MORICHES, N.Y. (AP) - A Long Island mansion once owned by former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and his wife Imelda has been designated a Brookhaven Town landmark.

The century-old estate overlooks the Moriches Bay. The new owner plans to turn it into a bed-and-breakfast in July.

Janet Davis told Newsday (https://nwsdy.li/1KwUoWW ) that she supported the landmark designation, which was unanimously approved by the town board last week.

She purchased the 8.2-acre property for $1.85 million.

Town officials say the landmark status will prevent the site from being converted to other uses such as condominiums.

Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos owned the 14-bedroom estate from 1981 to 1987 when the Philippine government seized it after Marcos was deposed.

The 1915 house also has 17 bathrooms, gold-plated bathroom fixtures and a glass-and-marble pool house.

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Information from: Newsday, https://www.newsday.com

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