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About Old Westbury

According to Forbes and Newsweek magazines, Old Westbury is consistently ranked as one of the wealthiest suburbs in the country and has been a popular place for the elite to build their grand residences for two centuries. Conveniently located at the southern edge of what is known as Long Island’s “Gold Coast,” it is 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 still has miles of public riding trails, a horse farm, and polo grounds. Its population is about 4,200 residents and about 1000 families. 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 the home to three institutions of higher learning and two country-club golf courses.

Once upon a time, this fabled village of Old Westbury, repeatedly featured today in film and television productions for its opulent lifestyle, was, three centuries ago, the site of a very humble and bucolic existence. About 40 sprawling, self-sufficient farms, owned by a community of Quakers, with just a few businesses (blacksmith, grist mill, general store, and a dye and carpet factory), lived very contentedly from the mid-seventeenth to the late nineteenth century.

After the Civil War and the arrival of the railway, the farms were gradually sold to York City’s elite families, like the Phipps’s, Whitney’s, Vanderbilt’s, and Goodyear’s. They were drawn to these rolling wooded hillsides and open meadows, just 35 minutes from the city, where they could enjoy their equestrian sports such as horse racing, fox hunting, and polo. And so, they transformed the farms into magnificent estates with grand, sprawling manors reminiscent of European palaces.

With the construction of parkways on Long Island, and the demand for cheaper housing for returning service men and women after World War II, the face of Old Westbury was once again transformed. With rising land prices and taxes, the grand estate owners began to sell or bequeath their land to developers and institutions. Partially in Old Westbury, Long Island University Post was purchased from the Post estate, and named after the cereal inventor, Charles W. Post. The 530-acre Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney estate was sold to a developer who then sold 190 acres with the mansion to men creating the Old Westbury Golf and Country Club, and the remaining acreage turned into The New York Institute of Technology Old Westbury and the Seversky Conference Center. The SUNY College at Old Westbury was originally “Broad Hollow,” the estate of industrialist, philanthropist, and renowned equestrian, F. Ambrose Clark.

One of the remaining estates is the 100-acre estate, “Westbury,” built for John S. Phipps, heir to the U. S. Steel fortune, and his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps, of the Grace Shipping Company family in England. It was one of several homes that they owned and only lived there from September to January every year. Known today as Old Westbury Gardens, it has one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and is a very popular estate museum on Long Island. It was opened to the public by the Phipps’s daughter, Margaret Phipps Boegner, who lived there until she died in 2006 at 99 years old. This amazing gift to the public from the Phipps gives everyone who visits the opportunity to experience the opulence and grandeur of the Long Island’s “Golden Age”.

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  • 2 Hidden Pond Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,950,000
    7 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale NEW ML# 3147314
    Spectacular Like New Construction in Gated Community in Old Westbury. 7500 SF Colonial w 7 Bedrooms & 8.5 Baths. Magnificent Landscaped Property w/ Hundreds of Speciman Plantings & Trees Throughout Entire Property on 6.5 Flat Bucolic Acres. Gunite Pool & Waterfall. Whole House Gas Generator. Jericho SD. View Virtual Tour
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  • 22 Applegreen Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,680,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7600.00:#
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3097124
    New Const. Arch. Mstrpiece. Spec 7600 Sq Ft Brk Manor Home On Over 2 Park-Like Acres In Famed Jericho Sd. Custom Mahogany Front Dr, 2 Story Ent Hall W/Dramatic Staircase. Great Rm W/20 Ft Ceilings, Designer Trim Mouldings, Panelings, & Stone Fp. Transitional & Chic Interior, Banquet-Sized Fdr, Gour Kit W/Custom Cab, Comm Grade Appl., Sep Brkfst Area Overlooking Pool, Cabana & Slate Patios. 6 Brs, 5.5 Designer Bths. Mbr Suite/Sitting Area, 2 W-I Closets & Designer Spa Bths.Audio Sys, Sec Cams.
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    Upcoming Open House
    07/21/2019 - 07/21/2019 11:00am-12:30pm
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  • 7 Stone Arch Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,500,000
    10 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Multi Family For Sale NEW ML# 3145636
    Gold Coast Mansion, Custom Built by famed Thomas Hastings for himself early 1900's. Palatial Georgian Colonial w Gated Entrance. Exquisite Architectural details throughout. Marble & Mahogany details - Classic Old World Vintage Charm on 4.3 Bucolic Acres. The main residence Layered with Design and Function - Gourmet Kitchen, Plaster Ceilings, Windows floor to ceiling. 3 cottages w income of $112, 000 per year!
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  • 14 Elmhurst Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,495,000
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3067571
    Mint 7 Bedroom Colonial On 2+ Flat Acres W Spectacular Golf Course Views On Quiet & Private Cul De Sac Setting. Oak Wood Floors & High End Finishes Throughout. Fantastic Finished Basement W Luxurious Bar & State Of The Art Theater. Great For Entertaining! Guest Rm Ensuite On 1st Flr. Newly Renovated Gunite Pool, Generator, 3 Car Garage, 2 Laundry Rms, Outdoor Fire Place. Jericho Sd.
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  • 11 Sandpiper Court Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,298,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3063196
    Majestically Situated On The North Shore Of Long Island In A Prestigious Gold Coast Village, This Sophisticated Home Sits On Level Park-Like Grounds In A Tranquil Cul-De-Sac. Natural Stone And Shake Exterior Meet Luxurious Appointments And State Of The Art Amenities. Walking Through This Elegant Home Which Combines Grand Spaces With Intimately Proportioned Private Spaces, You Will Be Warmed By One Of The Three Fireplaces, Sunlit Sumptuous Bedrooms Emulates Serenity, Each With En Suite Marble Baths
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    Upcoming Open House
    07/21/2019 - 07/21/2019 2:30pm-4:00pm
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  • 15 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,198,000
    5 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6600.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3099515
    Unparalleled 6, 600 Sq.Ft New Construction.In The Prestigious Vill Of Old Westbury.Cedar & Stone Hampton Style Col Built By Noted Gold Coast Builder.2 Mag.Flat, Prof Landscaped Acres W/In Ground Heated Pool.Transitional & Chic W/The Finest Materials, Designer Trim & Moldings, Formal Dr W/Coffered Ceilings.20Ft.Grand Entry Foyer, Chef's Gourmet Kitchen W/Commercial Grade Appliances, Master Suite W/Fpl, Sitting Rm, W-In Built In Closet & Radiant Heated Spa Bath East Williston (Wheatley) School District.
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  • 66 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,195,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3125548
    Long Private Drive leads to Fabulous New 6 Bedroom Hampton Style Cedar and Stone residence on 2 level, serene acres. Outstanding Details and Quality throughout using the Finest Materials.Expansive Chef's Kitchen w Commercial Grade Appliances flows into Great Rm w Fpl & French Drs leading to Magnificent Acreage. Coffered Ceilings, Extensive Mill Work, Light 5 inch Oak Floors Thru-out, Radiant Heat, Marble, Interior Stone Work includes Finest Marble & Quartzite. 3 Car, Jericho SD#15
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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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  • 2 Old Wagon Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,950,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6285.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3105760
    Majestically Set On Over 4 Old Westbury Acres This Impressive Custom Home Was Designed, Built With Love & A Sharp Attention To Details. Special Features Abound Including Mahogany Wood Floors, 4 Fireplaces & A Gourmet Kitchen, With Breakfast Room W/2 Full Walls Of Windows. French Doors Open From The Kitchen, Den & Living Room To The Expansive Terrace Overlooking The Sparkling Pool, Built-In Full Gas Bbq, New Modern Pool House W/Kitchen, Bath, & Gas Fireplace. Full Ct Basketball/Sport Ct, Gym
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  • 8 Canter Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,800,000
    Land For Sale ML# 2656255
    Land - Spring Hill At Old Westbury. This Breathtaking Five+ Acre Lot Offers A Spectacular Lake View. Few Homes Will Be Built In This 160 Acre Gated Paradise In Order To Preserve The Exclusivity And Natural Beauty. Build Your Dream Home Where Only A Few Can Dwell With Preeminent Builder, Kean Development. 24 Hour Security. East Williston Sd.
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