Maria Babaev

Maria Babaev

Licensed Real Estate Broker

       
Languages: English, Russian

About Maria Babaev



Maria Babaev is the elite broker representing luxury properties on the North Shore of Long Island. She brings a refreshing perspective to the business of residential real estate. Her many years working on Wall Street, along with the impressive network of clients she has cultivated, both locally and abroad, has enabled Maria to represent unique Gold Coast estates and bring buyers and sellers of luxury properties together.

Maria is adept at strategizing the most complex negotiations, while maintaining a strong work ethic and compassionate nature. Maria has remained a highly sought after authority on residential real estate, especially on the Gold Coast and within the international community. Speaking fluent Russian, Maria has served as liaison to numerous Russian brokers and developed a highly respected pipeline of foreign investors, buyers of luxury residences for vacation homes and real estate investment purposes. Given her widespread knowledge of the North Shore’s most prominent villages, towns and enclaves, she delivers invaluable guidance to this exclusive network of clients and customers.

Well-known throughout the NY Metro Russian community, Maria is actively involved in NY based business and cultural councils such as the Russian Nobility Association, American-Russian Children’s Welfare Society, New York Russian Club, and Russian Gift of Life. She has leveraged both her personal and business relationships in these councils and other associations to create a broad business-based network of professionals, community leaders and respected residents throughout the North Shore.

As a measure of her reach, Maria has hosted a number of spectacular networking events, attended by more than 350 prominent business owners, professionals and residents within the Russian Community and North Shore. These events were tremendously successful both for Maria and the attendees, primarily because it bridged local merchants and residents who share common bonds. Additionally, there have been a number of other special networking programs she has single-handedly spearheaded, that have also been met with much success.

Maria has a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management and MBA in International Business/Finance. Maria has an outstanding professional record having worked on Wall Street as a Client Account Manager at Citigroup/Emerging Markets Division, successfully managing the portfolio of 130 banks located in Central and Eastern Europe. She remains committed to building relationships based on trust and integrity and delivers exceptional results.



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  • 75 Post Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $29,995,000
    15 Bedrooms 10 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 16000.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3031547
    Built for Howard Phipps, youngest son of Henry Phipps, Jr. who made his fortune at Carnegie Steel, this approximately 90-acre-plus property, in the heart of Old Westbury, offers you the rare opportunity to own a “Gold Coast” estate still owned and lived in by the original family who built it nearly a century ago. Kept in glorious, pristine condition throughout, the fifteen-bedroom, twelve-bath mansion is like a time capsule or, perhaps, a time machine, transporting you back to a time known on Long Island’s North Shore as the “Golden Age.” From its creation in the 1930’s until today, every part of the estate’s magnificent grounds and mansion have created a sense of timeless beauty and a reverence for the wonders of nature and the importance of family. Just about everything in its interior appears to be in like-new condition, and much is original to the mansion, from its commercial-sized stainless-steel kitchen to its four-person elevator, spacious baths and bedrooms, and its many fireplaces. One of the several large estates owned in Old Westbury by the Phipps Family, Erchless was built in 1935. Designed by Adams and Prentice, this brick Colonial Revival style mansion offers a plantation-style, U-shaped layout enfolding a large central courtyard, as if welcoming guests with outstretched arms. Stately and serene, it exhibits exquisite artistry in its detailing throughout and an impressive architectural-practicality underpinning the home’s grandeur. An example is the feature of soaring, arched windows in two sunrooms that lower into the basement on elevator motors to turn the spaces into summertime porches. Spacious guest rooms with en suite baths, sitting areas, and gorgeous fireplaces, plus large public rooms with towering ceilings, even grander fireplaces and stunning millwork provide a most hospitable venue for gracious and extensive entertaining. Sweeping views from the mansion extend beyond the sprawling meadows to an alle of 80-foot-high beech trees beyond which a well-cared for farm and collection of stables, out buildings and staff housing are discreetly situated, making the estate virtually self-sufficient. Perhaps the most impressive feature of this magnificent estate are its enchanting, and seemingly endless array of gardens and specimen trees. For over 60 years, award-winning varieties of Rhododendrons have been bred here. Today, this botanical paradise is considered the finest rhododendron garden in the North East. LOCATION: According to Forbes and Newsweek magazines, Old Westbury is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country, an enclave that for more than two centuries the elite have built their grand residences. Conveniently located at the southern edge of what is known as Long Island’s “Gold Coast,” Old Westbury lies just a little over a half-hour commute to Manhattan via train or Northern Parkway and Long Island Expressway. Its 8.6 square miles of rolling wooded hills create a sense of country and an ideal place to tuck away secluded estates ranging from two acres to hundreds of acres. Long known as an equestrian’s paradise, it possesses miles of public riding trails, a horse farm, and polo grounds. 4,200 residents and approximately 1000 families comprise its population. There is no business center to the village, but residents are only a few minutes from outstanding shopping, dining, boating, cultural venues, and award-winning hospitals. It is home to three institutions of higher learning and two country-club golf courses. Conveniently located between Long Island Expressway and the Northern Parkway in the very heart of Nassau County, “Erchless” provides easy access to Manhattan, both air ports, and the appealing north and south shores, including the popular Jones Beach. Leading from Long Island Sound to the Atlantic one can experience the endless enjoyment of the East End’s coveted northern wine country and South Fork’s summer destinations in the Hamptons. The estate’s 90-plus acres lie between Post Road and Hitchcock Lane with dual entrances on each road. Just across Post Road is the estate museum, Old Westbury Gardens, the former “Westbury” estate of John Shaffer Phipps, elder brother of Howard Phipps, one of several estates members of the Phipps family owned nearby. To the south of “Erchless,” is Westbury High School, built on land that was a gift from Howard Phipps. PROPERTY: Entered through iron gates at the north end of the estate, the main house stands majestically on a gentle hill overlooking a vast field partially partitioned into pastures edged with stained rail fencing. From the rear, graceful curved steps descend to a magnificent swimming pool carved from the emerald lawn. Through a grove of trees, a stunning garden leads to two pagodas, behind a mesmerizing koi fountain, that serve as bath houses for swimmers. To the west of the main house, a tennis court offers a delightful spot to enjoy a match beneath a shady canopy of grand beech tree. To the east of the mansion, past a stand of towering pine trees, is a wonder to behold: paths and manicured lawns wend among acres and acres of breathtaking gardens nurturing seemingly endless varieties of horticultural splendor in a blazing panoply of color and variety. An allée of graceful trees invite you on a journey of discovery while teak benches and chairs placed here and there, and ancient statuary from the old world, invite you to stop and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the moment. The garden puts on a new dress for every season but saves its finest for spring when myriads of rhododendron blossoms appear. The estate’s original owner, Howard Phipps, Sr., had a great love for all that grows, but his passion was Rhododendrons in their many forms and colors, and he is responsible for many hybrid varieties still available today commercially. His son’s wife, Mary Phipps, also loved the garden and continued the rhododendron breeding and won many awards for her rhododendrons. She transformed the grounds into a magnificent arboretum and botanical garden that is masterfully maintained and improved to this day. Two greenhouses and a nursery on the property were built solely for rhododendron hybridization. For the past 15 years, the gardens have been maintained through organic methods such as composting and no pesticides or other harmful chemicals. Far to the south of the main residence, behind a wall of trees, the green houses are joined by a charming group of well-kept farm buildings that include: a 12-stall horse stable; a two-story, three-door tractor barn; a hay barn; a five-car heated garage; a chicken house; a carriage house with four stalls and an unfinished second-floor apartment; a rented five-bedroom, two-bath farm house with office, finished basement, and large wraparound porch; a manager’s house with five bedrooms, three baths, walk-in attic; a chauffeurs cottage on Hitchcock Lane with three-bedrooms, two baths, a screened porch, and detached two-car garage; and a small renovated laundry house, now a stand-alone studio apartment. The main greenhouse was renovated two years ago for high fuel efficiency by replacing all the glass and the heating system. The second heated greenhouse is also heated. There is also an unheated over-wintering house, concrete cold frames, a large compost area, a nursery, vegetable and fruit garden, a scenic duck pond, and lovely landscaping throughout. Some paved and some unpaved roads provide access to all areas and buildings on the property. RESIDENCE: Erchless is a tribute to the man who built it. Its interior offers spacious, sun-drenched rooms each possessing intricate detailing and unrivaled craftmanship from the intricately hand-carved fireplace mantels and overmantels and stunning inlaid stone and wood floors, to the exquisitely carved moldings around ceilings, doors, and windows. Though Georgian style runs throughout the house, there is a subtle weaving of Art Deco in amongst the classic detailing, which cleverly brings the floral beauty of the gardens outside into the house. The grand foyer that flows from the front entrance vestibule through to a rear entrance, offers classic styling in its harlequin marble floors, entry doors with leaded side and fanlights, and a graceful floating circular staircase in an alcove with starburst marble floor. But Art Deco elements are seen in the airy crown molding and blown glass chandeliers. Through an archway, a barrel-ceiling gallery, with office and elevator, features similar chandeliers plus an Art Deco, fan-shaped cornice above the entrance to the grand salon. This sunny, ballroom-sized living room creates an inviting setting for entertaining many guests. Its many elaborate moldings and carvings that marry delicate and massive elements together, adds to the room’s incredible charm, as do the tall windows looking out on a serene formal garden. Off the rear of the foyer is the ideal place for intimate gatherings on cold winter nights. The oak fielded-panel library, with its massive hand-carved shell-and-leaf crown molding and parquet floors, will enfold you with a warm and comfortable ambiance. The spectacular marble fireplace is a stunning piece of art with a detailed hand-carved three-dimensional wood garland draped above a custom carved oak mantel. A hidden door leads to the gallery, and a double door opens to the sunroom, a perfect spot to enjoy the surrounding gardens no matter the season. Boasting a vaulted Art Deco ceiling and chandelier, inlaid marble floors, a lovely hand-carved marble fireplace, it boasts two walls of huge floor-length windows, with fanlights, that disappear into the floor to convert the space into a delightful porch. A door leads to the grand salon. Off the east side of the foyer, the formal dining room presents an elegant setting for fine dining, featuring a gorgeous marble fireplace and custom carved marble mantel. The combination of the two design styles previously mentioned are especially beautiful in this room as seen in the massive crown molding and window pilasters and entablatures. Doors access the butler’s pantry and the morning room. This fanciful sunroom is Art Deco all the way, from its oval ceiling and delicate chandelier to its flower-designed inlaid floors. It also has windows like the sunroom that lower into the floor plus French doors that open to the garden. It opens to the butler’s pantry that offers extensive cabinetry, a double-sink, warming oven, refrigerator, and dumb waiter that accesses the basement and second floor. The adjoining kitchen is ideal for servicing large dinners and events with stainless-steel counters and sinks beneath a wall of windows; a professional Viking gas range with two ovens, griddle and six burners; extensive cabinetry; a center island table; a large silver/liquor safe; and an impressive five-door built-in refrigerator with compartments that descend to the basement for ease in stocking. A hallway, with mudroom and side entrance to the service parking courtyard, leads to a staff dining room and lounge that includes additional cabinetry, sink, and access to the housekeeper’s apartment. This two-bedroom, two-bath unit has a living room and outside entrance. A hall off the foyer, provides access to the backstairs and to the service wing, including a flower-arranging room with sink, a supply room, the laundry room, and a side exit. The second floor offers a spacious and sunny foyer with sitting area and elegant moldings. Doric columns frame entry to a wide hallway accessing the bedrooms, the elevator, and closets. The master suite is actually two suites in one. A spacious and sun-swept master bedroom with many windows, a fireplace, magnificent crown molding, and ample sitting and desk area, accesses a dressing room, and large bath with tub and separate shower. The adjoining master bedroom, features stunning fielded paneling, exquisite carved moldings and pediments, and a private bath with tub and separate shower. Five additional large bedroom suites are beautifully appointed, each with sunny windows, its own unique fireplace, spacious sitting area, and en suite bath. One of them features a barrel ceiling. A sixth bedroom is off a hall with a bath, which is also accessed from an office/bedroom with bath en suite. A laundry/utility room is at the end of the hall. Stairs access a third-floor play room with dormer windows. The service wing has an office, dumb waiter, back stairs, various staff accommodations, and a flower-arranging room with sink, storage area, and stairs to an unfinished attic. The basement provides ample storage, a laundry room, a workshop, a utility room, and outside entrances. “Erchless” is an estate of exceptional proportions and exquisite design that radiates a spirit of congeniality, refinement, and a love for family - a haven from the world where one can find serenity and beauty no matter the season. Perhaps it will follow the fate of the other Phipps estates as property for development in Old Westbury becomes increasingly dear, but for now, it offers an amazing opportunity for those who love tradition, space to breathe, an incredible location, and wise investment for the future to make it their own.
  • Saddle Ridge Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $5,998,000
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 12000.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale ML# *1343143
    With all the grace and charm of an enchanting French Chateau, this magnificent brick mansion, with its slate roof and several turrets, stands majestically on 4 tranquil and mesmerizing acres in the heart of what was once part the of the William C. Whitney estate and now called “Round Hill at Westbury.” No expense was spared in creating this 21’ Century masterpiece of residential architecture rivaling and perhaps surpassing many of the grand “Great Gatsby Era” estates for which Old Westbury is so well known. With approximately 12,000 square-feet encompassing 7 exquisite bedrooms, 7 baths and 5 powder rooms, and enthralling principal rooms, the residence is ready for entertaining on a grand scale. Its beautifully designed property offer many venues for summer enjoyment with an inground Gunite pool, tennis court, and expansive bluestone terraces offering breathtaking vistas. Though seemingly far removed from all hustle and bustle of the world, this exceptional home is extremely convenient to premier shopping, including the Americana at Manhasset, world renowned hospitals, museums, golf, equestrian facilities, and major highways putting it within approximately a ½-hr commute to Manhattan. Replete with meticulously crafted millwork, stunning ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors and intricate tile accents in kitchen and baths, this exceptional home greets all with an enthralling entrance hall featuring a serpentine staircase with filigree balustrade ascending within a turret. Both the bright and airy living room and warm and inviting mahogany library feature inviting fireplaces and French doors to the terrace. The banquet sized formal dining room is elegant in every detail. The spectacular French country kitchen is a work of art with its Delft tile accents, cobblestone floor and extensive custom cabinetry with huge center island. High-end appliances include a large professional gas stove, ample refrigerators and freezers. French doors to the terrace, a kitchen eating area and a darling breakfast turret room add to the appeal of this fabulous space. From the striking second floor landing with coffered and barrel ceilings, the palatial master suite reveals a romantic retreat with gorgeous master bedroom offering a fireplace and dome ceiling, a large private balcony, 2 lavish baths, one paneled in mahogany, the other with mosaic floral décor, and 2 4-season dressing rooms with huge walk-in closets. Three additional luxury bedrooms with designer baths en suite and walk-in closets, plus a family room complete this floor. The full, finished basement is ideal for entertainment with a charming mahogany walk-in wet bar with seating, a lounge with built-in aquarium, media/game room, gym, bedroom and 2 baths.
  • 9 Bel Air Ct Upper Brookville, NY 11771
    $5,995,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3164039
    Paying homage to the grand estates of Long Island’s glorious “Golden Age,” this majestic brick, six-bedroom, seven-bath, two-powder room Georgian manor commands over five exquisitely landscaped acres of serenity and seclusion. Entered through massive iron gates off a quiet cul-de-sac, this exquisitely appointed, pristine estate shares a street with six equally magnificent properties in the “Gold Coast” village of Upper Brookville. Long a popular location for the elite to build their grand residences, its beautiful wooded countryside is dotted with gorgeous two to five-plus acre properties. Its approximate 1,700 residents enjoy a great location convenient to boating, golf, equestrian facilities, quaint village shopping, museums, and Long Island Railroad putting them within approximately a 40-minute commute to Manhattan. As if welcoming you home with open arms, two wings radiate out from a central entrance tower featuring a large portico and soaring arched clerestory. An expansive front courtyard and a side service area, accessing two oversized two-car garages, provide ample parking for guests. A Grand Manor shangle roof, towering chimneys, and dentil detailing beneath the soffits may remind you of a stately English country gentleman’s house, as does the home’s interior. Encircled by a grove of mature trees, the estate’s sweeping lawns enfold three spacious stone patios, all connected by stepping-stone pathways, which also lead to a delightful inground pool and spa. Estate fencing, a huge stone surround, and a charming pool house, featuring a vaulted center room with double sliders, kitchenette, full bath, changing room, and outdoor shower, provide an inviting venue for summer entertaining. Enter through arched double entry doors and be enthralled by the three-story entrance foyer where sunlight dances across French limestone floors with black slate inserts, and a graceful bridal staircase with American walnut piano finished handrail carries your eye upward past massive crown molding to a ceiling with hand-painted circular floral mural. From this grand entry, a unique floor plan fans out into the principal rooms like the digits on your hand. To the left, three steps descend into the country-club-like great room with towering coffered cathedral ceiling and gleaming random-plank walnut floors. Five sets of French doors with transom lights open to a spacious stone patio and formal garden. A huge custom walnut bar, with extensive built-ins, a granite-countertop, and brass foot rail, invites you to sit and enjoy a drink while watching the game on TV or your friends playing a game on the pool table behind you. The centerpiece of the room is a breathtaking Tudor-arched grand fireplace with ornate walnut mantel ascending to the ceiling. Iron-filigree gates flanking the hearth, open to an equally congenial gathering place, the solarium, boasting wrap around glass windows, tongue-and-groove cathedral ceiling, and blue stone floors, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of the grounds year-round. Just to the right of the great room, a short hallway, accessing an onyx and Sherle Wagner powder room, leads into the spacious and inviting living room that opens to the rear patio. Exquisitely crafted maple fielded paneling enfolds the room showcasing a stunning fireplace with matching maple mantel. An alcove flanked by lower level stairs and coat closet, leads you through double doors into the library/study that also opens to the rear patio. Oversized herringbone Jatoba floors and rich mahogany wood in the moldings, built-ins, and majestic custom handmade carved fireplace creates a retreat you won’t want to leave. Regal in size and appointments, the opulent formal dining room sets the stage for magnificent banquets. With its corbel and acanthus-leaf crown moldings, its boiserie-adorned fielded paneling and fireplace, and its herringbone Teak hardwood floors, it delights the eye at every turn. Leaded-glass French doors open to the foyer next to an alcove leading to the family room. This generous space is illuminated by a huge bay window with custom built-in banquette. An inviting fireplace, flanked by built-in bookcases and entertainment center, invites you to sit and relax for a while. Entered from the dining room and foyer, the sunny and spacious butler’s pantry with extensive custom cabinetry and farm sink, flows into and coordinates with, the immense country kitchen. Although designed for entertaining on a grand scale, this chef’s delight offers a warm and cozy ambiance. Its custom maple cabinetry with Delft blue tile backsplash makes everyone feel at home, and its high-end appliances make meal prep a breeze. These include side-by-side, full-size Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Miele integrated dishwashers, a microwave, and a Viking professional-grade six-burner gas range with grill, griddle, and two large ovens. Travertine Scabos floors flow into a sunny breakfast area, with huge bay window, and into a service hallway with access to the laundry room (with two washers, dryers, and sink), walk-in pantry, lovely powder room, side entrance mudroom porch, and the two garages; an oversized 2 car garage with attic on one side of the hallway and the second oversized 2 car garage on the other side of the hallway. The kitchen also accesses the family room and back staircase leading to the upper level and another staircase leading to the lower level. From the upstairs balcony overlooking the foyer, double doors open to the palatial French Empire Master Suite where custom built-ins wrap around a semicircular wall in the bedroom. A lavish onyx master bath with large shower, Jacuzzi tub and makeup vanity that is flanked by twin vanities, plus a room-sized, four-season closet stand ready to spoil you. A wide hallway with wainscot and massive moldings leads to five additional five-star bedrooms with designer baths en suite, linen and utility closets, stairs to the kitchen, and stairs to the semi-finished third floor. A full lower level with high ceilings, a gym, a walk-in cedar closet, a wine cellar, an expansive open floor plan, and accessed by three staircases, provides endless opportunities for entertaining space. With all the grace and charm of a “Great Gatsby” estate in the fabled early Twentieth Century “Gold Coast,” this twenty-year-young estate is in pristine condition and offers many luxury amenities of today in an ideal location close to everything the North Shore has to offer. Come experience the quintessence of a luxury “Gold Coast” living.
  • 35 Chestnut Hill Dr Upper Brookville, NY 11771
    $5,995,000
    $4,995,000
    5 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 8000.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3091175
    Tucked away on five magnificent acres in the North Shore village of Upper Brookville, a mystical and, perhaps, even magical estate welcomes all with a warm and charming presence. Built at the end of the Twentieth Century but looking like it was built at the beginning of that century, it presents a conundrum. What is its architectural style? Its rustic character evokes a love of nature. Is it patterned after an Adirondack “grand camp”? How about a Handsel and Gretel house in the middle of its own enchanted wooded playground? Was it found in the pages of J.R. R. Tolkein book? No. The answer is in the name of the architectural firm that designed and custom built it. Ike Kligerman Barlkey are well known for their amazing ability to combine pieces of varying architectural styles into stunning eclectic masterpieces. Such is this amazing home. It is exquisitely crafted and designed with the finest of materials and craftmanship to provide luxury and a casual elegance ideal for “Gold Coast” living. Featured in the May, 2000, issue of “Architectural Digest”, one of its creators described it as a marriage of American Shingle style and English Arts and Crafts. Its floor plan encompasses a unique and open feeling with public rooms in the west wing and service and leisure rooms in the east wing. Each wing has its own spectacular staircase; the east accesses all three floors; the west accesses only the second floor that houses five generous bedroom-bath suites. The ultimate retreat and entertainer’s delight, the property includes ample parking, an attached four-car garage, and an oversized pool with expansive brick patios and a delightful pool house. LOCATION: 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. Approximately 1700 residents enjoy an ideal location convenient to boating, golf, equestrian facilities, quaint village shopping, museums, and the Long Island Railroad putting them within approximately a 40-minute commute to Manhattan. PROPERTY: Off a quiet cul-de-sac drive, a long winding circular driveway leads past neatly-manicured lawns that wrap around an abundance of towering pines and oaks - like a carpeted forest. As you enter the charming circular courtyard, brick and shingle wings of the manor reach out like a friend extending arms to welcome you. A steep, slightly curved, gabled roof with painstakingly-crafted, undulating drunken-shingle rows matching the red brick-and-shingle walls, makes the size of the mansion seem intimate and appealing like a high-class cottage. Off the West wing, an arched entry in a wall concealing a formal garden, leads you along a fish-scale-shingled veranda with a barrel ceiling, to the home’s delightful custom stained-glass entry. In the east wing, a porta cochere flanked by brick buttresses provides easy passage to the service courtyard and a four-car attached garage. From here, guests can go directly to a delightful outdoor entertainment area. Off the family room, a brick fire pit offers a perfect spot for evening conversation. From here, semicircular steps descend to an oversized inground, heated, Gunite pool with expansive brick surround. At the far end, an enchanting cottage-like pool house resembling the main house offers a party room, kitchen, one full and one half bath, and a guest dressing room, a laundry room, and a full basement. FIRST FLOOR: Welcoming guests through an arched door with delicate floral stained-glass inset, the entrance foyer is a work of art from its inlaid two-tone floor radiating from a center medallion to the unique and impressive staircase with basket-weave fielded-panel walls and wide stairs diminishing in width as they ascend from landing to landing. To the front, next to a guest closet and powder room, the warm and inviting library/billiard room features fielded paneling, custom cabinetry, a stunning fireplace, coffered ceiling, and huge bay window. Ideal for entertaining from large to intimate parties, an open floor plan features blond herringbone hardwood floors flowing throughout a generous dining room and gallery leading to the service wing and separated only by a row of honey-stained pillars supporting a see-through basket-weave frieze. This allows for expanding entertainment space when needed and flooding both areas with sunlight through front and rear walls of French doors. Across a second gallery leading to an expansive rear patio, ideal for al fresco dining, steps lead down into the delightful living room accented by a striking marble and mosaic tile fireplace, herringbone hardwood floors, and a large box-bay window. Terra cotta floors flow throughout the service area, which includes a spectacular three-story oak spiral staircase, closets, mudroom, powder room, butler’s pantry, and eat-in kitchen. This remarkable cook’s haven features custom natural oak cabinetry, Kirkstone countertop, farm sink, and large center island with seating area and a second farm sink. High-end appliances include a professional-grade Viking gas six-burner range with two ovens, a Viking wall double oven, microwave, dishwasher, and an integrated, full-size refrigerator with matching freezer. Above the sink, Arts-and-Craft stained-glass pocket windows slide open to reveal views through the family room’s French doors to the pool area. Accessed from kitchen and service hall, this comfortable and spacious getaway offers both a unique corner fireplace with decorative tiles and a custom-built-in cabinet for a large panel television. Open to the kitchen, the breakfast room provides a perfect place to start your day, enjoying sunny views of the property through three walls of windows and doors opening to the rear patio. At the top of the main staircase, a foyer with sitting area separates the west wing master suite and den/guest suite (with beautifully concealed Murphy bed and charming fireplace) with the east wing accessed through a long, windowed hallway with built-in bookcases and upholstered window seats. Past the second staircase in the east wing are the remaining three generous bedrooms, each with bath en suite and walk-in closet. With an abundance of charm and comfort, the master suite boasts a breathtaking and romantic English bedroom with tray ceiling, window seat, decorative-tile fireplace, built-in glass-and-mirror display niches, and soaring Palladian-style window and French doors opening to a private porch. The charming English theme continues in the bright and cheery bath featuring an oval tub, two marble-topped vanities and cabinetry in the main area, and two water closets flanking separate entrances to a waterfall shower. This area leads to an immense dressing room with exquisite built-in cabinets, dressers, cubbies, and closets. The full, finished basement offers ample room for recreation, workshops, laundry, and storage. It includes an inviting media/game room, two full baths, a mirrored gym, wine room, two mechanical rooms and ample storage.
  • 3000 Royal Ct Unit 3008 North Hills, NY 11040
    $4,525,000
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3385.00:#
    Condo For Sale ML# 3162618
    This sprawling 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence at The Ritz-Carlton North Hills features hardwood floors, den with double sided fireplace, Chef's kitchen with Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, marble floors and countertops in the bathrooms, & a large terrace overlooking the pool and club house. Ritz-Carlton Residence lifestyle amenities include 24-hour Concierge & Valet, Theater, Fitness Center, Indoor/Outdoor pool and Generator. Car svc to LIRR. 20 mi from Midtown, Residence is offered furnished.
  • 19 Pen Mor Dr Muttontown, NY 11732
    $4,500,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3126440
    Standing serenely on a magnificent two-and-a-half-acre property, this elegant 2005 brick manor combines the brilliance of several architectural styles to create the perfect setting for today’s gracious North Shore living. Its sublime Palladian symmetry transcends the norm. Its Georgian character echo’s Long Island’s “Golden Age.” And its glorious interior, portraying a touch of French-Empire opulence, reminds us to enjoy the moment. On a peaceful cul-de-sac in Pen Mor Farms, this resplendent six-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath home with pool and tennis/basketball court, is approached by a scenic winding road accented by white-plank horse fencing. This bucolic touch pays homage to the 88-acre development’s origins. Once filled with pastures, paddocks and barns, it was the largest breeding farm for thoroughbred racing horses in New York State. Now known for its many gorgeous mini estates and grand homes, it may entertain the occasional two or four-legged visitor from the neighboring Hoffman Center Nature Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary. Muttontown, known as one of the wealthiest communities in the nation, was settled originally in the 1600’s by Dutch and English sheep farmers. During the early Twentieth Century, many of New York’s financial leaders established their grand residences on these majestic hills located only 25 miles from Manhattan. Two former estates of New York City families are now known as The Muttontown Golf and Country Club and The Woodcrest Club. With similar roots, the well-known 550-acre Muttontown Preserve offers some of the most beautiful parkland on Long Island. Though surrounded by tranquility, the village’s approximate 4,000 residents, on about 6,000 acres, are within easy reach of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and transportation hubs. Past stately maple trees, electronic iron gates open to welcome you to sweeping acres of emerald lawns secluded by walls of trees and estate fencing. A bluestone-pebble drive provides ample space for parking in its front courtyard and two service courtyards giving access to two attached two-car garages. Across the rear on the house, an expansive bluestone terrace includes areas grilling at its outdoor kitchen, a firepit, and an al fresco dining area. All overlook an oversized, sixty-four-foot, inground, heated pool with spacious bluestone patio, pergola, wi-fi, mood lighting, and sound-system speakers. A walkway leads back to a tennis/basketball court. Upon entering through oversized double entry doors, you will be enthralled by the grandeur of the central, two-story entrance foyer with its gleaming inlaid marble floors, towering pediment-topped doorways, and graceful twin bridal staircases ascending to a curved balcony – all illuminated by Gothic and bullseye clerestories. The formal living and dining rooms are exquisitely appointed, the later featuring a stunning wainscot and access to the butler’s pantry with bar. The former accesses the west wing hall leading to a powder room, well-equipped laundry room, garage, and a charming den with bay of arched windows, French doors to the terrace, and access to a full cabana bath. To the rear of the foyer, the sun-drenched and congenial great room is the hub of the house. The centerpiece of this thirty-foot high room is a marble fireplace, with massive Traditional ern-and-swag mantel flanked by French doors to the patio with arched gothic clerestories above. The east hall leads from here to the second garage, a clever built-in planning center, basement stairs, butler’s pantry, backstairs, and the kitchen. Open to the great room, this charming French Country cook’s dream is a work of art AND an artfully executed workspace. Gorgeous, furniture-like, custom cabinetry is embellished with corbels, intricate moldings, Delft tile backsplash, marble countertop, farm sink, and large, mahogany-topped center island with prep sink and seating. High-end fixtures and appliances include a pro-grade 6-burner-and-grill gas range with two ovens, integrated oversized refrigerator and dishwasher, warming drawer, microwave, espresso machine, and instant hot-water tap. Hardwood floors flow into the delightful breakfast area, mirroring the floorplan of the den, and also opening to the terrace. Custom painted walls and ceiling mural of blue sky and fluffy clouds add a touch of whimsy to the space. Overlooking the great room, the upstairs landing accesses to the west, the palatial and private master suite where you can luxuriate in your spacious bedroom, sitting area, walk-in closets (one with window), and your spa-like verde-marble master bath. This boasts a whirlpool tub, steam shower, water closet with commode and bidet, and ample built-in custom twin vanity. To the right of the landing are three bedrooms with baths en suite, two bedrooms sharing a bath with twin vanity and whirlpool tub, attic access, and two closets. All bedrooms would rival a five-star hotel. The full finished basement offers an immense multi-purpose space, a mirrored gym, storage, utilities, and a staff bedroom and full bath. So much has been provided in this spectacular home to make your life easier and happier, including the finest in materials and products throughout. All that is needed to make it your perfect home is you.
  • 6000 Royal Ct Unit 6308 North Hills, NY 11040
    $4,375,000
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3552.00:#
    Condo For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3162617
    This grand 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence at The Ritz-Carlton North Hills features an entry foyer that leads to an open floor plan, hardwood floors, Den with gas fireplace, Chef's kitchen with Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, and bathrooms with marble floors. Multiple doors lead to a large balcony. Ritz-Carlton Residence lifestyle amenities include 24-hour Concierge & Valet, Theater, Fitness Center, Indoor/Outdoor pool and Generator. Car service to LIRR. 20 miles from Midtown.
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  • 3000 Royal Ct Unit 3011 North Hills, NY 11040
    $4,175,000
    3 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3711.00:#
    Condo For Sale ML# 3162625
    Expansive 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom residence at The Ritz-Carlton North Hills features a beautiful entry foyer that leads to a spacious living area with den, hardwood floors, dual sided fireplace, Chef's Kitchen with Sub-Zero & Wolf appliances, marble floors in the bathrooms, and a large terrace. Ritz-Carlton Residence amenities include 24-hour Concierge & Valet, Theater, Fitness Center, Indoor/Outdoor pool and Generator. Car service to LIRR. 20 m from Midtown. Residence is offered furnished.
  • 11 Evans Dr Brookville, NY 11545
    $3,995,000
    12 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3109690
    Oh, if walls could talk, what we could learn from this magnificent, fully restored 1925 Georgian manor. And what its previous celebrated owners would say if they could see it now, more glorious than ever! Surrounded by over seven acres of the best part of its one-time Golden Age 106-acre estate, Tamburlaine Gate stands regally - the crown jewel of Broadhollow Estates. This collection of smaller luxury estates is carved from the original acreage. With gated entrance, circular drive, gorgeous, arboretum-like grounds, par-three golf hole, oversized heated pool, pool house, and opulent, extremely comfortable, twenty-nine-room mansion, this exceptional estate offers the opportunity of a lifetime. With Long Island’s recent rebirth of the “Golden Age,” many builders are creating their versions of Gold Coast mansions, but all fall short of this “Great Gatsby Era” gem that combines a fascinating history, architectural perfection, sumptuousness, and a warm and inviting ambiance that both enthralls and enfolds you with a sense of ease and wellbeing. LOCATION: Located on a gentle hilltop in the heart of Brookville, one of the wealthiest communities in the country, Tamburlaine Gate is surrounded by beautiful estates on gentle, rolling and wooded hillsides. Yet, it is convenient to delightful shops and restaurants, universities, many golf courses, equestrian facilities, beaches, boating, museums, and more. About three miles from major arteries, it is approximately twenty-seven miles from Manhattan. HISTORY: Brookville and its neighbor, Old Westbury, for over a century, have been popular with movers and shakers to build their grand estates and socialize with each other. A history of this “Great Gatsby” Era home, is like reading a roster of some of those elite families. Let’s begin with the manor’s noted architect, William T. Aldrich, who designed it for his brother, Winthrop Williams Aldrich, chairman of Manhattan Chase Bank and ambassador to the Court of St. James, under Eisenhower. The brothers had a father, Nelson W. Aldrich, who was a U.S. senator for thirty years, and a brother-in-law, for decades considered the richest man in the world, John D. Rockefeller. In 1950, the estate was sold to Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt II, great, great, great grandson of Cornelius Vanderbuilt, who founded the family fortune. His father died a hero when he gave his life jacket to a lady on the Lusitania that sank in World War I. In 1956, grandson of F. W. Woolworth, James Paul (Jimmy) Woolworth Donahue, Jr., bought the Broadhollow estate. A socialite known for having fun and overindulging, he led a riotous life, entertaining frequently at his grand home. The estate is mentioned in his biography, DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, by Christopher Wilson. After his death, the estate then was purchased by Percy Uris, who, with his brother was known for building skyscrapers, which transformed the New York skyline. Their philanthropies were legendary, donating millions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, some Ivy League colleges, and more. After Uris died, the next owner of the estate was Louis Evangelista, a real estate investor and builder, who transformed it into Broadhollow Estates. PROPERTY: Lending itself to entertaining year-round, Tamburlaine Gate offers a wide circular drive and generous parking area for guests. The property invites exploration beginning with a broad stone terrace overlooking the expansive par-three golf hole, complete with sand trap. A stone wall invites you through an archway, past a koi pond, into a shady grove guarded by fearsome stone oriental warriors. Steps lead down to a grassy allée passing through an English perennial garden. At the end, a secluded 61’x 30’ inground, heated pool offers a cooling respite. A Palladian-style pool house provides his-and-hers dressing rooms, showers, and baths flanking a party room. RESIDENCE: The exquisite architectural and interior-design elements exhibited in this resplendent three-story residence are so numerous they could fill a book and cannot all be mentioned here. From the slate roof and coined brick exterior to the gorgeous moldings, huge floor-to-ceiling windows, teak and oak floors, abundance of secret passages, eleven distinctive fireplaces, elaborate moldings, and remarkable artisan-created wall and window coverings, every detail enhances this timeless masterpiece. Offering both immense and intimate entertainment spaces, it is perfect for entertaining any number of guests or for just relaxing alone with a good book. The home offers three floors of living space plus a full basement. The main floor boasts a grand entrance hall with cloak and powder rooms, a second foyer with impressive staircase, a ballroom-size living room, and banquet-sized dining room – all with elegant fireplaces and gorgeous windows. But it also offers an intimate parlor with stunning French wall covering and wet bar, a cozy family room with fireplace and built-in arched cabinetry, and a fabulous black-walnut library complete with billiard table, bookcases, fireplace, and secret stairs to the master suite. Creating a summer-like space, no matter the season, a delightful spot for conversation, cards, or even lunch, this roomy solarium was originally a loggia open to the weather. Now enclosed, it still can offer summer breezes through three sets of Palladian double-doors opening to the rear terrace and lawn. The second floor provides many beautifully appointed bedrooms. In the main section, five have fireplaces and access to baths en suite. Four spacious bedrooms and two baths are in the east wing along with storage rooms and dumb waiter, and a palatial master suite is in the west wing. This features a spacious master bedroom with fireplace, custom walk-in closet, a sitting room, with fireplace, and a luxury marble master bath with twin vanity, whirlpool tub, and large glass-enclosed shower. The walk-up third floor includes a staff-quarters wing with five bedrooms, three baths, and two cedar closets, plus an immense multi-purpose space comprised of a home theater area, recreation room, steam/sauna room, study, kitchenette, full bath, and gym. ENTRANCE HALL Intricate inlaid-oak floors, faux marble fielded paneling, trompe l’oiel archway, and grand fireplace welcome guests as they arrive to this special home. SOLARIUM To the rear of the entrance hall, this sun-drenched space, with bluestone floors, painted brick walls, dome vaulted ceiling, provides a delightful spot for year-round entertaining. LIVING ROOM As you stand in this, elegant and serene space, with its stunning fireplace and huge rear window with window seat, you can almost imagine servants long ago rolling up the Persian rugs to prepare for a grand ball or cotillion. WEST WING HALL Leading to the west wing with dining room and kitchen, this sparkling hall with dome-vaulted ceiling accesses the family room, parlor, and service stairs. LIBRARY What could be better than to enjoy a nightcap and practice your pocket billiards before retiring up your hidden staircase to your master suite? This black-walnut paneled getaway with fireplace, tall windows, and custom bookcases, is the ultimate man cave. DINING ROOM A dining experience to remember, this regal banquet-sized room, entered under an elaborate arch with the Vanderbilt family dolphin crest, flanked by shell built-in china cabinets, features a Gracie hand-painted Chinoiserie mural that wraps around the room along with gilded acanthus-leaf crown molding and four sets of French doors with transom lights. FAMILY ROOM Originally called the reception room, this warm and inviting space enjoys a Greek Revival fireplace flanked by arched pilasters and built-in bookcases. Can you find the secret doors? MASTER SUITE Spacious and serene, the master suite has two fireplaces, walk-in closet, a spacious bedroom, marble master bath, sitting room/second bedroom, and hidden stairs to the library.
  • 8 Red Ground Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,595,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3018816
    Offering luxurious North Shore living, this stately 2014 Georgian brick Colonial masterfully combines the grandeur of the “Great Gatsby” era with the bright and airy ambiance popular today with the latest in modern comforts and technology. Set serenely on a park-like 2 acre property with a brand-new heated inground Gunite pool, with automatic cover, and bluestone surround to match a large rear patio. This home has a welcoming presence, ideal for year-round lavish living. Located in Old Westbury, just 30 minutes from Manhattan, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, this home is conveniently located near Old Westbury Gardens, Nassau County Museum of Art, and The Children’s Museum of Long Island. The Americana Manhasset shopping center, several country clubs, and miles of public equestrian trails, as well as world class restaurants, polo clubs, yacht clubs and beaches, are all in close proximity to this elegant home. Located at the end of an approximately 900-foot private road shared by two other equally-grand estates, this inviting retreat proves its Twenty-First-Century origins as guests enter from its custom landscaped and gated driveway to the classic Colonial exterior of this center-hall mansion. Here, a touch of modern sophistication enhance its classic detailing with transitional touches throughout. In the two-story entrance foyer, sunlight enters through a Palladian transom with diamond-pane sidelights. Custom cut herringbone Calcutta marble floors, fielded-panel walls, and a custom iron staircase with stunning brass handrails make the entrance of this home breathtaking. The house boasts custom White Oak wood floors, bleached dove grey, and custom laid in a herringbone design to match the foyer. The dining and living rooms have brass floor inlays, coffered ceilings, fielded-wall panel moldings, and a gas see-through fireplace (functioning on an electric switch). This side of the fireplace is adorned with antique mirror trimmed in brass. Off the living room are large double doors opening to a sun-drenched study featuring shining lacquered walls, making for a traditional library in a very modern home. On the other side of the foyer is a breathtaking, one of a kind, formal dining room, offering coffered-ceilings and exquisite paneled moldings. Custom painted wallpaper, measured and produced specifically for this room, was crafted and hand painted by artisans in Japan. The Herringbone oak wood floors, with brass inlay flow through the butler’s pantry into the kitchen. The butler’s pantry has custom made hardware on the cabinetry and Calcutta marble countertops. This room holds one of three sinks with Waterworks fittings and features a wine refrigerator and an ice maker. Separated from the foyer with a pocket door, the grand gourmet kitchen, made by GD Cucina in Italy, boasts all custom cabinetry. Crown moldings and white Calcutta marble countertops, thicker than most seen on the market today, and full wall sheet of Calcutta marble backsplash create an elegance within. A large center island with two waterfall sides holds one of two kitchen sinks, with Waterworks fittings, a hidden microwave oven and storage. All the appliances are European, by Gaggenau and include a sixburner gas range with Waterworks pot filler, two full refrigerators and freezers, a steam oven, a warming drawer and convection oven, and two dishwashers. Open to the spacious breakfast area with French doors to the rear patio, an inviting family room features a double sided glass gas fireplace, with book-matched Calcutta marble sitting atop, shared with the living room. Completing this floor is a separate wing with mudroom, access to the 3 car garage, outside entrance to the patio, walk-in closet, walk-in pantry, and full bathroom. On the second floor, a serene and over-sized master suite includes a bedroom with fielded wall moldings, high tray ceilings, plus an incredible master bath with all custom made Carrera marble walls and antique mirror, a custom twin vanity with leather panels, and a glass-enclosed steam room with three sets of exposed Lefroy Brooks shower/bath fittings and free-standing Waterworks tub. Two custom-fitted closets add to the suite’s luxury, but not to mention a separate custom woman’s closet, the size of a bedroom, with Marble Island. Completing this floor are three bedrooms all with baths en suite and beautifully appointed with custom designed tilework. The full finished basement is another level of living and entertaining for both the children and adults, and features a play area and art studio, a study, a glass-walled wine cellar, a gym/dance studio with mirrored wall and dance bar, as well as two bedrooms and two full baths. The basement also has a spacious laundry room, with custom subway tiling, featuring two full size Electrolux washers and dryers. With great attention to details and quality materials, this spectacular residence has everything you could imagine in the home of your dreams.
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