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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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  • 35 Clocktower Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $9,333,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 16000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3086745
    Brand New Construction And Ready To Be Shown. Located In The Village Of Old Westbury On Approximately 5+ Acres This 16, 000 Sq Ft Home Offers An All Brick Exterior With Copper Gutters And Liters And A 4 Car Garage. Comprised Of 3 Stories, This Home Includes A Walk Out Finished Lower Level That Offers A Home Theater, Gym And Elevator. Extensive Mill Work And Trim As Well As Custom Cabinetry Throughout . The Backyard Showcases The Best In Outdoor Entertaining With A Pool, Spa And Swim Up Bar.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 53 Bacon Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $6,200,000
    8 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2985984
    Haven Hall -Come Home Thru The Gated Entry To The Privacy Of 10 Acres Of Quiet And Grand Lawns.Sip Your Champagne And Enjoy The Holidays Greeting Guests In The Enormous Entry Hall And Spacious Dining Room . Hang Your Cezannes And Matisses In The Oversized Living Rooms With Custom Paneled Walls And 14+High Ceilings And Park Your Luxury Cars In The 5 Car Garages-4Br Cottage
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 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
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 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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  • 4 Arborfields Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,750,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 5500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3105099
    Old Westbury. Superlative All Brick, Like-New, Center Hall Colonial Set Privately On 2 Flat Acres In Cul-De-Sac. Bright & Airy W/ Natural Light Shining Throughout, Featuring Radiant Heated Floors, Top Of The Line Stainless Steel Appliances In The Chefs Kitchen, Davinci Gas Fireplaces, Incredible State Of The Art Heated 3-Car Garage With Lift For Additional Car, Inground Gunite Pool & Spa W/ Outdoor Pergola & Built-In Kitchen, Smart Home Features Throughout. Mint Move-In Condition, A Must See!
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  • 1 Polo Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,499,999
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 9000.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3106898
    Old Westbury. Mint 9000 Square Foot Center Hall Georgian Colonial overlooking the Polo Fields of Old Westbury. Dramatic 2 Story Entry Foyer. Great Home For Entertaining With 12' High Ceilings, Bright Sunlit Large Rooms & Beautiful Millwork Throughout. Oversized Master Suite With Sitting Room & Large His & Her Walk In Closets. Lower Level Offers 15 Seat Theater, Gym, Large Playroom And Plenty Of Storage. Gunite Pool w Jacuzzi as well as your own 150 Yard Golf Hole. Gas Generator. A Must See!
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 3 Saddle Ridge Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $3,495,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3112447
    Spectacular opportunity to own one of Old Westbury's finest gated estates in the most desired section of Round Hill. Built with the highest construction standards, this unique architectural gem offers oversized rooms with natural light, soaring ceilings, & the highest level of workmanship. Boasting 2 mstr suites, guest wing, wine cellar, theater, pool, tennis& sport court. Jericho SD
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  • 102 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,999,999
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 2 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 6400.00:#
    Misc For Sale ML# 3090374
    Handsome Gates Open To Colorful Gardens As You Approach This Young Extraordinary European Inspired Residence. A Refreshing, Unique Design, This 6400 Sqft Home Offers A Luxurious Lifestyle Complete With Smart House Technology, State Of The Art Amenities, Unparalleled Quality, Details With An Open Floor Plan Thats Ideal For Entertaining.1st & 2nd Flr Mastersuite, 1st & 2nd Flr Den, 6/7 Bedrms W Private Baths, Chef's Kitchen, Garage Can House Up To 4 Cars, 11'Ci In Lower Level.2 Quiet Acres, Jericho Sd#15
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 2 Arborfields Ct Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $2,649,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale OPEN HOUSE ML# 3062085
    Best priced home Old Westbury - New Construction - Jericho Schools. Grand all brick colonial stands on 2.36 acres in a private cul-de-sac. 10' ceilings, radiant heat, security cameras, gas heat and cooking, sewers plus 3-car garage. Two master bedroom suites, including one on the first floor and 6 bedrooms total. Close To Expressway, shopping, golf, and international airports. Be the first to live here and enjoy the lifestyle. Move into this finished new home ready for immediate occupancy.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
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    05/19/2019 - 05/19/2019 1:00pm-3:00pm
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