Old Westbury Homes for Sale

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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  • 1 Bridle Path Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3087569
    This Stately Brick Custom Built Colonial Home Designed Utilizing Feng Shui Elements. This Home Features 7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths With 2 Master Suites, Amenities Include Custom Walk In Closets, Radiant Heated Floors, Marble/Granite Bathrooms With Jetted Tubs. Architectural Moldings, Coffered Ceilings, And Honduras Mahogany Doors. Picturesque Parklike Flat Backyard Includes Heated Chemical Free Ion Pool, Gazebo And Soccer Field. This Is A Must See To Appreciate All The Details Of This Stunning Home!
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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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  • 6 Quaker Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 7847.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3139090
    Beautiful Luxury Home Just Renovated Years Ago With Best Quality Material, Spectacular 5472 Sq Ft Custom Home With Outdoor Pool And Tennis Court, Entertainment Area W Dance Floor, Huge Deck On The 2nd Floor, New Roof, New Wood Floor, All Newly Renovated Bathroom, Best Location Of Old Westbury, Sd#2, Beautiful Setting, A Must See....
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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. Owner grieved their taxes and successfully reduced them for 2020- Amount TBA ASAP!
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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
    Old Westbury. Distinguished Elegance Is Presented Throughout This Incredible Brick Colonial In Old Westbury. Featuring Extraordinary Craftsmanship, With 4 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths On Over 2 Acres In Private Cul-De-Sac Location. Radiant Heated Floors, Built In Speakers, Central Vac, Smart Lighting, Full House Generator, 3 Car Attached Heated Garage, Finished Lower Level With OSE, Also With Inground Pool & Spa, Built in BBQ, & Grand Stone Staircase Up To Additional Property - Entertainers Dream!
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  • 51 Valley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3020276
    Beautiful Modern Mid Century 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath At The End Of A Cul-De-Sac Overlooking Secluded Lush Landscaping With Ig Gunite Pool. Feels Like Vermont!! Spacious First Floor Master Suite With Access To Lower Level. Relax By The Pool And Enjoy The View From Your Brick Patio. Ideal Location Close To Expressway, College's, Restaurants And Shopping. Jericho Schools.
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  • 107 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3075343
    Feel At Peace With Nature In This 5 Bedroom 4.5 Bath Colonial With Jericho Schools, Gourmet Eat In Kitchen W/Floor To Ceiling Windows Over Looking A Peaceful Back Yard, Master Suite W/Fire Place And Master Bath, Family Room W/Fire Place, Great Living Room, Formal Dining Room, Library/ Office, Finished Basement. Too Many Things To Mention. This Is A Great Home!
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  • 3 Prince Path Old Westbury, NY 11568
    6 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5748.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3153277
    Entertainers Delight! Wonderfully Located on 2+ Beautifully Landscaped Acres in Old Westbury. This 6 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Brick Center Hall Colonial Boasts An Elegant Entry Foyer with A Grand Staircase. Renovated Chef's Kitchen With Wood Cabinetry, Professional Appliances & Granite Countertops. Formal Living Room With Fpl, Oversized Formal Dining Room & Den With A Fpl, . 3 Car Garage, Built in Barbecue, Full House Generator, Central Vac., Wood Floors, Gas Heat
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  • 11 Trusdale Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3136218
    Old Westbury.Welcome to This Exceptional Expanded Ranch Sitting On 2 Tranquil Acres, In A Cul-De-Sac Featuring Grand Entry Foyer, Inviting Living Room With Walls of Windows, Formal Dining Room, And A Delightful Eik With Quartz Counter Tops & High End Appliances.An Impressively Beautiful Pond In The Front, Soaring Ceilings, Magnificent Open Floor Plan, Tons Of Natural Light, Superior Wrap Around Deck. Central Vacuum, Radiant Heated Floors, Horse Trail.Finished Basement With Laundry, Rec Room, Kitchen.
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  • 8 Knolls Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3138379
    Better Than New! Spectacular Modern Ranch In Diamond Condition in Quiet Cul-De-Sac Location. Low Taxes.Move Right In! Brand New All White Chefs Kitchen. Huge Brand New Great Room. New Master Bthrm W Custom Mosaics. 3.5 New Bathrms Throughout.Radiant Heat Throughout Entire 1st Flr. Camera System W 6 Zones. New Roof, New Windows. Fantastic Finished Basement w Guest Rm, Large Plyrm, Office & Laundry Rm w 2 Washers & 2 Dryers. View Virtual Tour!
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