Transcending all expectations, this exhilarating, nearly 10-acre estate, secluded amidst the wooded countryside of Upper Brookville, offers the quintessence of luxurious “Gold Coast” living. Off a cul-de-sac, a long circular driveway reveals a breathtaking brick and stone French Tudor mansion. This 17-room, 7-bedroom, 7 full and 3 half-bath residence has a timeless, storybook quality with turrets, slate roof, and 3-story bay windows. Crafted with only the finest in finishes and amenities, the manse offers high ceilings, hardwood floors, elaborate millwork, 4 gorgeous fireplaces, exquisite designer baths, windows galore, and many French doors opening to bluestone patios. Circular floating staircases lead to 3 levels of exquisite comfort and beauty. Upper Brookville has long been a popular location for leaders of industry and finance to build their grand estates. Its beautiful, wooded countryside is dotted with gorgeous properties. Residents enjoy a great location convenient to boating, golf, equestrian facilities, quaint village shopping, museums, and the Long Island Railroad, putting them within about a 40-minute commute to Manhattan. The estate’s secluded grounds feature expansive pedicured lawns flowing to varied venues for relaxation and sports including tennis, golf, and swimming in a large heated Gunite pool with bluestone surround. A 2-story pool house has just about anything for entertaining one could want. A vine-covered arbor extends across the back of the pool area and the formal gardens.
Unique and stunning, the 2-story entrance foyer features octagonal limestone tile floors and intricate detailing throughout. A circular floating staircase in an adjoining 3-story, windowed turret provides access to a multi-level balcony, overlooking the foyer. Just off the foyer, 4 steps descend into the grand salon. This gorgeous ballroom-sized space offers gleaming inlaid hardwood floors, high ceilings with exquisite moldings, and cornices topping the many windows on 3 exposures. A circular bay window with built-in cabinetry is a perfect spot for a bar with seating. Fielded panel walls and an imposing Gothic fireplace with hand-carved mantel adds to the gracious and refined ambiance of this bright and airy room.
Illuminated by towering windows on three sides, the spacious and serene library offers soaring walls of fielded-paneling and exquisitely crafted custom bookcases. The baronial formal dining room with built-in china cabinets and an inviting fireplace, provides the perfect setting for grand banquet-sized dinner parties. A butler’s pantry, with sink, dishwasher and wine refrigerator, aids in serving. Off the kitchen and open to the turret with spiral staircase, the sunny and congenial family room provides the perfect spot to relax with a charming fireplace, rich fielded paneling and a high, all wood coffered ceiling. A box bay holds French doors opening to the rear terrace.
With all the charm of an Old World country kitchen, this spacious and well-appointed eat-in-kitchen is perfect for entertaining with several distinct work areas. These include: 2 center islands; a bank of cabinetry with a farm sink, dishwasher and refrigerator; and additional ample cabinetry enfolding a professional-grade gas stove, with 6 burners, griddle and 2 ovens, a 3rd built-in oven, a microwave and a full-size freezer. Quarry tile floors, a sky-lit open-beam ceiling, brick chimney, granite countertops and Delft tile backsplash add to the beauty and timelessness of the space.
An archway leads into the delightful breakfast room set in a turret with a semicircular wall of windows looking out at the garden, fountain and koi pond. French doors open on each side open to the expansive terrace, which is ideal for al fresco dining.
The 2nd floor is a masterpiece of design with 5 magnificent bedrooms with baths en suite, each rivaling and possibly surpassing the finest 5-star hotels. All baths show amazing craftsmanship in tilework and splendid high-end fixtures. The grandest of all, of course, is the incomparable master suite. Radiating the ambiance of a romantic getaway, perhaps in the French Alps, the suite boasts a spacious master bedroom expressing a casual elegance with its high tray ceiling, marble fireplace and archway to an inviting sunny alcove. Beautiful carpeting flows into two immense dressing rooms featuring extensive use of custom cabinetry, closets and mirrors. Each room opens to its own lavish marble bath. One has a soaking tub, steam shower and bidet; the other has a large frameless-glass-enclosed shower. Both have custom vanities and commodes. The remaining room on this level is a sophisticated family/media room that includes fanlight-topped windows and French doors opening to a spacious balcony overlooking the garden. The walk-up 3rd floor has ample storage space and a walk-in cedar closet. The attractive full finished basement provides additional room for entertaining with a spacious media room, recreation room, a full bath and 2 staff bedrooms....