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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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  • 34 Bacon Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,751,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5200.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3009271
    Old Westbury. A Totally Professionally Landscaped and Designed 2+ Acres with a Gunite Pool, Hot Tub and Cabana with a Kitchen, frames this 7 Bedroom, 5.5 Bath Expanded Slate Roof, CAC Ranch. Tradition Combined with Luxury Upgrades Provides a Great Background for Parties and Celebrations. The Pool & Cabana Are Open and the Property Is Blooming with Flowers.
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  • 62 Bacon Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,749,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3110282
    Like a sparkling gem glimpsed through an emerald wall of trees, this stately brick Georgian Colonial enjoys a magnificent setting. Here, graceful lawns and plantings have been carved out of a wooded wonderland to create a place of serenity and splendor. Amidst the towering trees, two entrances welcome you along a large circular paving-stone driveway to an imposing two-story portico with Corinthian columns and a charming entrance accented by custom stained-glass insets. Surrounded by grand estates in a corner of Old Westbury not far from the celebrated Old Westbury Gardens, this special home is convenient to outstanding shopping and dining venues, golf courses, equestrian facilities, museums, universities, beaches, and yacht clubs. It is just a short drive to major arteries and train station, putting it within a very comfortable commute to Manhattan and airports. As you enter through estate fencing into the enchanting rear property, you can feel the tension slip away as the towering trees and endless greenery enfold you with the peace and perfection only nature can provide. Ideal for quiet reflection or for entertaining a summer soirée, you will enjoy the expansive multilevel brick patios and built-in barbecue, all shaded by ancient towering trees. Accented with elegant dentil crown molding, French doors, and gleaming hardwood floors, the center-hall entrance foyer gives a hint of the bright and cheerful interior where casual elegance abounds. On one side, the spacious formal living room, illuminated by many windows on three exposures, offers traditional fireplace as a focal point. On the other side, French doors open to a cheery library featuring glazed paneling, peg-and-plank floors, and custom built-ins. To the rear of the foyer, French doors open to the stunning, banquet-sized formal dining room boasting custom built-in corner shell china cabinets at one end and four huge casement windows at the other overlooking the rear patio. A sunny breakfast room, with a wall of French doors opening to the patio and a wall of custom built-ins, connects the dining room, library, and foyer with the immense cook’s kitchen. Housing an incredible amount of storage and work space, this chef’s delight offers a huge center island with seating and a sink; two cooktops, one gas, one glass-top; and integrated appliances including a large refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, and wall double-oven. A marble powder room is near a planning center. An amazing addition to the home, is the approximate 32-feet by 26-feet great room. With all the ambiance of a modern lodge in the woods, this spectacular space boasts a tongue-and-groove paneled, cathedral ceiling with open beams and skylights. Walls of windows grace three walls including one with windows soaring to the room’s apex. Adding a cozy spot for winter enjoyment is the huge stone fireplace, and for warm months, a triple French door opens to the rear patio. The second floor offers two luxurious master suites at opposite sides of the building. Both have ample space, extensive closets, and master baths. The larger includes a whirlpool tub, shower, and twin vanity. A hall bath with tub, shower, and twin vanity, serves two additional bedrooms, each with ample closets. Additional storage is in two hall closets. A full, unfinished basement offers endless possibilities for expansion from gym to home theater. In such a convenient and idyllic setting, this lovely property is ready and waiting to become the home of your dreams.
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  • 1 Bostwick Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,725,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2911527
    This Home Is Perfectly Located 20 Miles From Nyc And Jfk/Laguardia Airports And Close To The Finest Shopping And Dining On Long Island. Tasteful Finishes Throughout Including Elegant Fabric Wall Coverings And Custom Window Treatments. Entertaining Is Easy In The Generous Size Rooms And Spacious Deck Overlooking The Property And Pool-House Generator.
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  • 4 Waverly Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,699,999
    5 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3103821
    Stately Custom Brick Center Hall Colonial. Impeccable 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath Home On 2+Acres, Featuring A Grand Foyer With Gorgeous Custom Staircase, Elegant Formal Dining & Living Rooms. Beautiful Wood & Tile Floors Throughout. Very Large Eat In Kitchen, Master Bed With Fireplace And En Suite Bath. Magnificent Yard With Spacious Patio, Ig Pool, 2 Car Garage And Full Finished Basement! A Lot Of Upgrades Have Been Done. As Per The New Tax Assessment, Over The Next 5 Years, They Will Be $10K Lower.
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  • 8 August Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,680,000
    7 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3120812
    Amazing Beautiful Large Home Is Set On 2.1 Acre, Renovated Diamond Condition, Finished basment with playroom, gym and movie theater, Beautiful Back Yard With Swimming Pool, Located In The Village Of Old Westbury On A Cul De Sac With Easy Access To House Trails And Nyc.
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  • 22 Old Westbury Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,649,000
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3095572
    This Outstanding And Unique Country Style Colonial Is One-Of-A-Kind And Has Been Featured In The New York Times. Within The Award-Winning E. Williston/Wheatley Schools, This Beauty Boasts Grand-Sized Entertainment Rooms, State Of Art Kitchen, New Baths, 50' Screened Porch, In-Ground Pool, Amenities Galore, And 4-Car Garage. The Home Sits On 2 Acres Of Flat, Pristine Land. Formerly A Country Farmhouse With Barns, This Home Has Been Renovated To Keep It's Old World Integrity. Generator Included.
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  • 19 Quail Run Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,600,000
    5 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5653.00:#
    Single Family For Sale FORECLOSURE ML# 3142804
    Contemporary Style Home. This Home Features 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, Formal Dining Room, Eat In Kitchen & 3 Car Garage. Centrally Located To All. Don't Miss This Opportunity!
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  • 1 Haddington Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,599,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 3161.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3114645
    Fabulous Opportunity to Live in Old Westbury/East Williston Schools with Low Taxes!! Meticulously Maintained Sprawling Ranch Sits on One Flat Acre In an Ideal Location. The Home Boasts Large Rooms and Plenty of Storage Space. The MBR En-Suite is Accompanied by Two Additional Bedrooms and a Full Bath. The Fourth Bedrooms is Situated at the Opposite End of the House which Affords Privacy as a Guest Suite Magnificent Property with Specimen Plantings!!
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  • 153 Bacon Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,595,000
    4 Bedrooms 3 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale NEWSHORT SALE ML# 3144799
    Gorgeous contemporary home in the heart of East Williston Schools. High ceiling, custom made kitchen w/lacquered cabinets. Beautifully extended Sun Room. Granite, Carpet and Wooden Floors. Master Bedroom w/ Jacuzzi, Steam Bath and Sauna. Dual fireplace, Overhead Speaker System. Property situated on 2.46 acres with in ground pool and tennis court.
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  • 41 Old Westbury Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $1,595,000
    10 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3114025
    PRICED TO SELL. Gracious old world charm is blended with updated living in this expanded 6 bedroom colonial with a 4 bed cottage, artists studio, greenhouse and pool. Original details include marble and peg hardwood floors, handsome built-in cabinetry and pretty bow windows. Overlooking nearly 4 acres of specimen trees, shrubs, rolling green lawns, and flower beds that are a captivating backdrop to this sprawling estate. Ideal for extended family. A short stroll to Old Westbury Gardens.
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