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.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 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.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 35 Chestnut Hill Dr Upper Brookville, NY 11771
    $5,995,000
    5 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 8000.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale 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.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 12 Wenwood Dr Brookville, NY 11545
    $5,750,000
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3074581
    This stunning new 21st Century interpretation of an English Tudor home designed and built, by Napoleon Development, one of the Gold Coast’s preeminent custom-home developers, offers a distinctive and opulent setting for North Shore’s Gold Coast living. Situated on two magnificent acres backing up to private woodlands, this enchanting seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath manor with multiple gables, stone and brick facade, and Grand Manor roof welcomes guests with an extensive driveway, large courtyard with Belgian block details, and imposing a majestic two-story arched entrance. Mature trees and spectacular landscaping delight the eye at every turn. A stroll around the grounds reveals an inviting rear entertainment complex with expansive Travertine patio extending out and around a sparkling inground Gunite pool with spa – all enfolded by an emerald lawn and estate fencing. Located on a peaceful and quiet winding cul-de-sac drive in Brookville, noted for its gentle, wooded hillsides dotted with beautiful properties and estates, this impressive home provides easy access to boating, golf, equestrian facilities, premier shopping, museums, universities, and Long Island Railroad offering a comfortable commute to Manhattan. Every inch of this exceptional twelve-room mansion has been thoughtfully designed and impeccably constructed to make living here an absolute joy. From the elevator to the entertainer’s delight of a finished basement, and even a mudroom with custom built-in seat and cubbies, everything has been provided for your ease and enjoyment. Elaborate moldings, soaring ceilings including, vaulted, coffered and back-lit tray, over-sized Integrity by Marvin windows, lustrous hardwood floors, plus high-end fixtures, lighting, and appliances are just some of the home’s well-crafted amenities. From the enthralling two-story foyer, with its Italian porcelain floors, corner oversized staircase and French doors to a study room. The foyer also opens to a formal dining room with shoulder-high wainscoting. A hallway running the width of the house provides access to the remaining rooms on the first floor. These include a vaulted-ceiling great room in the north wing with a grand fireplace and a wall of doors opening to the patio, and a living room with fireplace, coffered ceiling, and floor-to-ceiling windows in the south wing. Between the roomy gourmet kitchen and family room lies a spacious breakfast room with entry to the patio. This chef’s delight offers ceiling-high custom cabinetry, two-inch quartzite countertop and backsplash, butler’s pantry with wine cooler, and huge center island with prep sink and seating area. High-end appliances include a Wolf microwave, Bosch dishwasher, matching full-size Subzero refrigerator and freezer, and a 60” gas range with double-oven, six burners, and griddle/grill. On the north wing, a service hall leads to a powder room, bedroom/study, full bath, side entrance, mudroom, back stairs, and attached heated three-car garage. Overlooking the foyer and the great room, the second floor provides access to four attractive bedroom/bath suites plus a master suite of regal proportions. Entered through double doors, privately on one end of the second floor, is the master bedroom suite, which enjoys a romantic marble fireplace, back-lit double-tray ceiling and a connected sitting room. A hallway with two walk-in closets, a dressing table, and French doors leads into a lavish marble master bath with free-standing tub, glass-enclosed steam shower, twin vanity and Toto Smart Toilet. At the end of the hall by the back stairs is the laundry room with ample cabinetry, sink, and two sets of washer and dryer. The expansive finished basement offering ten-foot-high ceilings, wood-like tile floors, gorgeous moldings, and access to the pool and patio, provides a fantastic venue for entertaining. It boasts a huge pub-like bar, a home theater room, gym, sauna, wine cellar, full bath, and a bedroom/study. While paying homage to Long Island’s golden age of grand estates, this majestic brand-new home clearly represents the finest in today’s luxury, and awaits to be your forever home.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 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.
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  • 8 Red Ground Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,998,000
    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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  • 203C W Shore Rd Great Neck, NY 11024
    $3,995,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3129532
    Tucked away on over an acre of beautiful grounds encircled by lush trees, this striking brick manor, with circular driveway, enjoys gentle breezes off the Long Island Sound about a thousand feet away. Built in 2000 and offering over 6,000-square-feet of luxurious living space with six bedrooms, four baths and a powder room, it has merged elements of Georgian, Palladian, Post Modern, and Art Deco design to create a stunning home for the New Millennium. Just south of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and close to the recreational facilities of Kings Point Park and the Parkwood Sports Complex, it is within easy reach of the charming shops, restaurants and train stations of Little Neck and Manhasset, including the Miracle Mile and Americana upscale outdoor mall. Great Neck is a peninsula on Long Island’s fabled north shore “Gold Coast,” known for its diverse population, cultural activities and many high-profile residents. Valued for being just minutes from Manhattan and for its award-winning schools, it has been the home to such notables as Paul Newman, Francis Ford Coppola, F. Scott Fitzgerald (whose “Great Gatsby” was based on the area), George M. Cohan, Oscar Hammerstein II, Harry F. Sinclair, and Walter P Chrysler, whose estate is today the Merchant Marine Academy. With the classic look of a brick Georgian Colonial with coined corners and slate-like roof, the front façade is punctuated by a Post-Modern portico with Ionic pillars, a hint of what’s to come. Entered through oversized Post-Modern entry doors with matching fanlight, the sky-lit two-story entrance foyer, with marble powder room and two guest closets, greets the eye with a spectacular bridal staircase with Art Deco iron and brass balustrade and gleaming inlaid marble floors that flow into the enthralling formal dining room. This banquet-sized Art Deco masterpiece features a tiger-oak wall of custom built-ins, rich royal blue walls, and massive white crown moldings accenting a gold-leaf tray ceiling. A Palladian window floods the room with light as does a similar one in the living room across the foyer. A full wall of contemporary wood panels, along with hardwood floors, adds warmth and charm to this sunny gathering place. A French door leads into the bright and cheerful sunroom, a perfect spot for a card game or pleasant conversation. Off the rear of the foyer, a spacious and inviting den features a marble-faced gas fireplace and a wall of windows with French doors opening to the rear bluestone patio. French doors also open to the sunny and generous eat-in kitchen with large breakfast area opening to the patio. Ceramic tile floors and crown molding flow into the kitchen area that offers extensive custom maple cabinetry with granite countertop, mosaic tumbled marble backsplash, and large center island with wine cooler and seating. High-end appliances include an integrated dishwasher, refrigerator, electric double oven, and a Viking gas range double oven. Both the foyer and dining room access the kitchen as does a service area that includes a laundry room, bedroom, full bath, backstairs, outside entrance, and access to the attached three-car garage and full basement. Recently finished in part with bedroom, bath, egress window, and a large entertainment space, it offers ample storage space and room for future expansion. From the second floor balcony overlooking the foyer, a double door opens to the spacious and serene master suite with a huge, sun-drenched bedroom, two walk-in closets, and a luxurious, sky-lit marble master bath boasting two large vanities, a free-standing tub, glass-enclosed steam shower, water closet, heated towel rack, and heated floors. Also, on this level are an attic and two sets of Jack-and-Jill suites totaling four bedrooms and two baths. Dramatic and inviting, this lovely bright and airy home’s interior has been professionally designed with new furnishings, which are available for sale with some exceptions. Offering an outstanding location, a large property, and fabulous high-end appointments, this magnificent home only needs you to make it complete.
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  • 11 Evans 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.
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  • 4 Arborfields Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,750,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5500.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3105100
    Glamour meets high tech in this spectacular brick colonial set on over two flat acres in Old Westbury. Offering the glitz of a movie star estate and updated with the latest in smart-house technology, creature comforts, and high-end finishes, it provides a dazzling setting for grand entertaining and opulent living. Located off a cul-de-sac shared with three other properties, it is convenient to premier shopping, entertainment and dining venues, golf and equestrian facilities, universities, and major highways putting it within easy reach of boating and beaches, and about 26 miles from Manhattan. A circular drive, accented by graceful trees and elegant plantings, winds around to a service courtyard and a three-car attached, heated garage. Estate fencing opens to an expansive rear property encircled by a lush backdrop of trees. Here, you can enjoy a summer filled with fun and friends enjoying a large inground pool with spa, spacious stone surround, and magnificent pavilion. Along the rear of the house, an expansive patio includes a new large pergola shading a complete outdoor kitchen. From its imposing, nearly-three-story portico with Corinthian columns and filigree-and-glass entrance doors, guests are welcomed into an enthralling two-story foyer. Sunlight entering through a massive transom light dances across heated inlaid stone floors, fielded-panel walls, and a graceful bridal staircase with elegant iron filigree balustrade. Archways framed by Corinthian pilasters and Ionic pillars frame entry into the living and dining rooms. Both magnificent rooms will delight the eye with glistening oak floors, front bow windows, wainscoting, and breathtaking ceilings with elaborate and massive moldings. Oak floors flow through a similar archway from the living room into a delightful, sunny den where a gorgeous, hand-carved-marble fireplace is flanked by French doors opening to the patio. At one end, an exquisitely-crafted wall of custom cabinetry is both practical and a work of art. The other end of the room flows seamlessly into a spectacular gourmet kitchen with heated inlaid stone floors and a breakfast area with large bay window. With a “Hollywood-meets-French-Country” ambiance, this bright and spacious chef’s dream boasts ample custom cabinetry with granite countertops, exquisite moldings, tile backsplash, and center island with seating area, prep sink, and beverage cooler. Additional high-end stainless-steel appliances include twin SubZero refrigerators/freezers; Miele oven, Miele microwave speed oven, Miele warming drawer, and Miele cappuccino maker; and a cooking center with two gas burners, a gas grill, an induction cooktop with four burners, and a pot filler. A butler’s pantry connects kitchen to dining room. A hall off the kitchen leads to a planning corner, a deluxe laundry room, an onyx full bath, guest bedroom, mudroom, and access to basement, second floor, garage, and patio. On the second floor, a palatial and posh master suite enjoys a sunny and spacious master bedroom with a striking DaVinci glass-and-gas fireplace beneath a recessed panel television. A harlequin-beveled-mirror dressing area accesses a huge four-season walk-in closet and a lavish master bath with radiant-heated inlaid stone floors, a glass-enclosed steam shower, matching claw-and-ball tub, twin vanities, bidet, commode, and bay window. Both bath and bedroom offer the convenience of remote-controlled blinds. Four additional sunny and attractive bedrooms, two designer baths, and ample storage space complete this level. The newly renovated basement is an entertainer’s dream with breathtaking, radiant-heated floors, a mirrored gym with egress window, a gorgeous designer spa bath, a state-of-the-art bar/kitchenette offering a granite-waterfall bar with seating, ample sleek white cabinetry, sink, dishwasher, and see-through refrigerator/freezer. The sensational entertainment area features a coffered ceiling, fielded-panel walls and pillars, and a striking bookmatched marble wall with inset wide-screen television and DaVinci glass-and-gas fireplace. No matter the season or the reason, this exciting mini-estate is ready to provide you and your guests with all the comfort, glamour, beauty, and latest in technology that you could desire.
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  • 20 Horseshoe Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,498,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3078016
    Driving along a beautiful Old Westbury road with lovely plantings and emerald lawns rolling off to grand residences, one comes upon a sequestered property set on a gentle rise and completely hidden from view by estate fencing and a thick wall of mature evergreens and trees. Tall brick stanchions with an electronic gate frame the entry to a long, tree-lined drive winding up and out of view. Little would passersby guess that at the end of that drive is an historical and architectural gem, “Horseshoe Hill,” overlooking a magical wonderland of ancient wooded gardens, sweeping sunny lawns, stone terraces, pools, fountains, pavilions and tennis court - all meticulously maintained for maximum enjoyment. Equally impressive as its gorgeous four-acre grounds, the sprawling 8,500 square-foot mansion is truly a work of art. Designed by famed architect, Ulrich Franzen, in 1976, for its present owners, the structure stands on the approximate footprint of what was once a “Great Gatsby” era splendid manor house built in 1891 and later acquired by the Garvans, renowned art collectors who donated over 10,000 art objects to Yale University. While keeping 2 of the original manor’s grand public rooms, purported to have been imported from Europe, Franzen pursued a design that incorporated their timeless beauty into a sleek International style structure that enhanced their relevance by playing counterpoint to their intricate and ornate detailing. This new minimalistic form of design had the additional advantage of allowing soaring walls of glass to overlook the spectacular lawns and gardens, flooding the home with sunlight and nature unencumbered by elaborate interior design. Featured in many architectural and design magazines for its revolutionary concept and flawless execution, this magnificent home is now available to enthrall new owners who have a reverence for the unique, for the historic and for living life to the fullest. Though varying in architectural styles in the grounds and interior, there remains a strong unifying element. Striking beauty, an extreme attention to detail, superb craftsmanship and design as well as high-end custom finishes are the hallmarks of this grand residence and surrounding property. Both the antique wedding cake molded-plaster cove ceiling in the living room and the glass barrel ceiling skylight in the library reflect the superb talent of the architect and artisans who created them. Guests are greeted from the expansive front courtyard into a welcoming foyer sparkling like a diamond with its walls of glass. Lustrous slate flooring flows through a gallery leading to the historic rooms that have been masterfully preserved in a museum-quality restoration. The living room fills one with fascination and awe with its antique Jacobean wood paneling, Corinthian pilasters, towering plastered cove ceiling, antique parquet floors, majestic antique fireplace, and expansive box-bay windows with rare antique leaded glass panes. Tall pocket doors open to the breathtaking great room. A spectacular open-beam timber-truss cathedral ceiling presides over original coffered oak paneling, a stunning antique green marble fireplace and soaring arched windows, while custom built-in furniture breaks up the great expanse into intimate conversation areas. The remainder of the floor plan has been designed for luxurious modern living with every amenity needed for comfort and ease in entertaining. The banquet-sized 2-story dining room offers fabulous views of the south lawn and fountain through a curved wall of glass. A state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen includes a walk-in pantry, center island, glass-walled breakfast area, and access to the laundry, staff/guest quarters with bath, the attached 2-car garage and rear and side patios, ideal for al fresco dining. Stairs in the gallery descend to the lower level featuring a large wine cellar, billiards room, play room, den, cabana bath and changing room with direct access out to the pool area. They also ascend to a den/balcony overlooking the dining room and to the palatial master suite with a wall of glass overlooking the beautiful property. A lavish marble master bath has all one could want in style and luxury. Four additional bedrooms on the first floor flank an inviting den with spiral staircase to the sky-lit library boasting a cozy fireplace and bookcases custom built by a well-known French cabinet maker. Once one experiences the drama, the beauty, the history, and supreme serenity of this grand estate, one will understand the vision of its noted architect and the love and tender care its present owners have given it for the past 36 years. LOCATION: For well over a century, Old Westbury has been a favorite destination for Manhattan’s captains of industry and finance to make their home. Its gently rolling verdant hillsides, dotted with horse farms and magnificent estates, testify to the love they had for the beauty of the area. Convenient to major highways and railway, the community is approximately a half-hour commute to New York City. With access to golf courses, polo, major universities, boating, museums, and premier shopping, the village is as appealing today as ever.
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