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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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  • 7 Meadowbrook Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEWOPEN HOUSE ML# 3192370
    Old Westbury. MAJOR PRICE IMPROVEMENT! All white brick French Manor home with engineered slate roof, set on one flat acre with room to build a pool, tennis court, and Cabana. Located in the Village of Old Westbury on a secluded quiet street. The vast windows throughout drench the home with nature light overlooking the huge backyard. Enjoy the elegant 2 story living room, or escape and relax in the sunroom/study - just off the den, with a 2 sided gas fireplace. Low tax based on comparison.
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    01/18/2020 - 01/18/2020 1:00pm-3:00pm
    01/19/2020 - 01/19/2020 12:00pm-1:30pm
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  • 31 Applegreen Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3167655
    Gracious 6 Bedroom French Country Brick Farm Ranch Set In The Most Desirable Cul de Sac Of Old Westbury. Luxury And Comfort Abound In This Beautiful Home. Living Room And Dining Room With Dual Fireplace Opens To A Covered Bluestone Patio. Cabana And IG Gunite Pool On 2 Landscaped Acres.
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  • 31 Applegreen Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3167012
    This Elegant Country French Brick Residence is set in quiet Cul De Sac surrounded by 2 magnificent acres of flowering gardens & Specimen Trees.Traditional & Modern Elements combine to create luxury & comfort throughout it's spacious interior. Designed to enjoy an indoor / outdoor lifestyle, Living & Dining Rm w Dual Stone Fpl opens to a beautiful covered patio w Stone Pillars, Pool and Fabulous Pool Hse.Sunlit Kitchen w Top Of line Appl's, First Floor Mastr/Suite/Fpl, +5 BedRms/New Baths. SD#15
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  • 2 Partridge Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3177400
    Old Westbury. Charming Contemporary Sitting on Over 4 Acres in The Heart of Old Westbury. This 7-Bedroom, 6.5-Bath Home Features An Open Floor Plan, With Generous Sized Rooms, Tons of Natural Light Shining Through Walls of Glass, Dramatic Entry Foyer With High Ceilings & 2nd Floor Balconies, And Incredible Flow. With Travertine Marble Staircases & Columns, First Floor Master Suite With His & Hers Custom Walk In Closets, Inground Saltwater Pool, And Tennis Court, This Home is Sure To Please!
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  • 7 Mansion Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3146646
    Breathtaking Brick Colonial with 5 bedrooms &5.5 bath sits on 2.5 bucolic acres. A Grand Entry leads to a perfect layout , a 2 story living room w/fireplace, den, w/fireplace & bar for entertaining, chefs EIK, sunroom, formal dining room, br, bath, & office. Up to a master ste/fireplace and marble bath, 3 br, 2 baths. Lower level has a game room, gym, , bath, wine room.Inground pool & waterfall, putting green, bocce court and tennis court complete this exquisite parklike property. Generator
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  • 280 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    Land For Sale ML# 3186479
    Never before offered lot carved from the Whitney/Vanderbilt estate in Jericho Schools. One of the highest points on Long Island abutting Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's artist's studio and adjacent to Old Westbury Country Club golf course. Lot 18 on 'Round Hill at Old Westbury' Development Survey. Driveway access with adjacent Lot #20-Round Hill at Old Westbury: now 41 Applegreen Drive.
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  • 12 Pinetree Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale FORECLOSURE ML# 3160918
    Outstanding Opportunity To Own This Elegant And Sophisticated Property Located In One Of The Most Premier And Exclusive Locations On The Island! Located On A Quiet, Tree-Lined Street, This Property Features Unique Architecture And A Breathtaking 5-Acres Of Landscaping And Amenities. Full Of Gorgeous, Sprawling, And Spacious Rooms Featuring Beautiful Architecture, You Will Not Want To Miss Out On This Incredible Opportunity!
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  • 159 Bacon Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3175098
    Set behind Gated Courtyard Entry, This Fabulous Old Westbury Colonial features Elegant & Dramatic Living Room w Soaring Ceiling/Fpl, Formal DiningRm, Dbl Story Den w Fpl, Spacious Chef's kitchen w Top Of Line Appliances, 1st & 2nd Flr MasterBed, 2ndFlr Den & Patio. Deep Set Back Property is Paradise w IG Pool, Jacuzzi/Waterfall, BIBBQ/Kitchen, Outdr TV, Coy Pond, Baci SD#2. Incredible Value w LOW TAXES
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    01/19/2020 - 01/19/2020 12:00pm-1:30pm
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  • 7 Forte Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    8 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3119447
    Grand Manor Home On Over 2 Park-Like Acres, Former Fortunoff Estate . Luxurious Workmanship & Classically Inspired Architecture 10000 Sqft, Renovated & Restored. Generous Entertaining Spaces. Stately Reception Hall W/Dome Paneled Staircase, Grand Living Room, Baronial-Sized Fdr, Chef's Kitchen, Total Of 8 Brs, And 7.5 Bths, Movie Theater, 8 Fireplaces.
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  • 2 Saint Andrews Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    4 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3167963
    If you love the majesty and romance of Long Island’s “Golden Age” estates, with their grand mansions and sprawling arboretum-like acreage, but are seeking something more manageable in size, then this magnificent four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home, ensconced on over two spectacular acres, may be the answer to your dreams. Providing charm and beauty like that of Old Westbury Gardens (a museum estate built in 1906), only a few thousand feet away, it additionally offers new millennial state-of-the-art amenities and a light and airy style so desirable today. Located on a gentle rise off a winding cul-de-sac court in Old Westbury, it is in the heart of Long Island’s fabled “Gold Coast. Long a popular area for Manhattan’s magnates and luminaries, Old Westbury is just 30 minutes by railway or highway from Manhattan plus Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Conveniently located near parks and museums, it is just a short drive from fine dining, premier shopping, country clubs, miles of public equestrian trails, polo club, yacht clubs, universities, and beaches. Approached through grand iron gates, electronically controlled, and up a winding drive to a spacious circular courtyard, this stunning 2003 brick Colonial offers a continental, if not royal presence with gables accented by dentil moldings, coined corners, and a metal-roof turret. An imposing portico frames a romantic arched double-door entry accented by floral carvings, which are echoed in its leaded-glass side and transom lights. Set back on two acres of masterfully designed landscaping that create the illusion of being a much larger property, this magical residence is the quintessential entertainer’s paradise. A walkway from the front courtyard wends its way past estate fencing to an immense rear paving-stone patio that enfolds a large Roman-style, Gunite, saltwater pool with attached spa and waterfall, all surrounded by flowering shrubs, specimen plantings, and a backdrop of lush towering trees. At one end, an expansive raised bluestone terrace, extending the width of the house, includes an outdoor kitchen with built-in grill and refrigerator. It overlooks the pool and beyond to stone walls and massive steps ascending to the enchanting upper lawn. The home’s interior is no less impressive beginning with its bright and sparkling two-story foyer. Featuring radiant-heated white marble floors and a graceful bridal staircase with filigree balustrade, it proffers massive crown molding and fielded-panel wainscoting that flow through a wide archway into a sunny formal dining room. Sunlight entering through a Palladian window dances across the inlaid oak floors in this banquet-sized space. French doors open into the kitchen. The rear foyer leads to the spectacular two-story living room flooded with sunny views of the rear property through three sets of French doors beneath a soaring Palladian-style window. Offering inlaid oak floors and a second-floor balcony, this inviting gathering place invites you to sit and relax in front of a large fireplace with overmantel television flanked by built-in bookcases. Also accessed from the living room and rear foyer, the delightful and spacious French Country kitchen is a cook’s delight with extensive granite-topped cabinetry and generous center island with seating, wine cooler, prep sink, and an integrated Miele dishwasher. A second Miele dishwasher adjoins an undermount double sink beneath a large bow window, ideal for potted herb garden. Additional appliances include a huge refrigerator/freezer with two doors and four drawers, a six-burner-and-griddle Viking cooktop with pot filler, double-oven, warming drawer, and General Electric microwave. Beautiful porcelain floors flow into a sunny breakfast alcove overlooking the pool while arched French doors open to the patio and outdoor kitchen. Off the rear foyer, a hall, with powder room and closet, leads to a sunny and spacious guest suite on the right, with large bay window, oak floors, and charming full bath, and an impressive cherry-paneled study on the left. This roomy retreat boasts a coffered ceiling, built-in cabinetry, a cozy gas fireplace, plus arched French doors opening to the rear patio. Accessed from the foyer, the full finished basement includes a comfortable home theater, a full bath with shower, a storage and utility area, mudroom opening to the attached, heated three-car garage, and, on the other side of the house, access to wide steps leading to the patio and pool area. On the second floor, off the hallway balcony overlooking the living room, the palatial master suite, in a wing of its own, will enfold you with serene luxury, from its spacious bedroom with study alcove, backlit tray ceiling, built-ins with electric fireplace, and balcony overlooking the pool (a perfect spot for morning coffee), to its two walk-in closets, and a French Country spa-like bath with two vanities, dressing table, whirlpool tub, steam shower, and water closet. Also, on this level are stairs to a walk-up third floor attic, a laundry room with high-end washer and dryer, and two delightful sunny bedrooms sharing a designer bath with twin vanity and glass-enclosed tub/shower. Pristine inside and out, this amazing home appears new yet radiates a timeless charm melded seamlessly with all the amenities so sought after today. All it needs for a fairy tale ending is you.
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