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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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  • 136 I U Willets Road Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $9,888,000
    8 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3051990
    Custom Built & Young, Majestic Home In Prestigious Old Westbury & East Williston School District. Gorgeous 8 Br, 8.5 Bth Home With Exquisite Kitchen, Great Rm, Dining Rm And Office/Library. Exceptional Detail & Craftsmanship With No Expense Spared. 7 Fireplaces, Bbq Grill And Patio, 4 Balconies, 4 Car Garage, Radiant Heated Fl, Lutron Light System, Elevator, 12 Seat Movie Theater, Pergola, Garden W/ Tool Shed, Heated Saltwater Ig Pool & Jacuzzi, Badminton Court, Basketball Court And Generator.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $6,999,888
    $6,700,000
    8 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED 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
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  • Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $5,896,000
    7 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 3 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 9500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3069019
    Gated Private Drive Leads To This Elegant Stucco/Stone 9, 500 Sq.Ft. Transitional & Chic Custom Built Home W/Unparalleled Level Of Quality & Design. Jaw Dropping 20' Ef W/Custom Staircase, Fully Equip. White Chef's Kit Where Statuary Marble Abounds & A State Of The Art Glass Refrig! Sumptuous Mstr Bdm W/Sit Rm/Off + 1.5 Bths Inc Access To The Expansive Property. 4.33 Flat Manicured Acres, Sparkling Pool & Tennis. The Ultimate Ambiance Of A True Luxury Gold Coast Masterpiece. East Williston Sd.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 8 Red Ground Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,750,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3018816
    Old Westbury. Sophisticated & Elegant Brick Colonial. Set On A Private Rd In A Private Cul-De-Sac, Along With Two Other Exquisite Estates, On Almost 2 Acres. Featuring Impeccable Details Throughout With Flawless Finishes, Floor To Ceiling Marble Double Sided Fireplace, Refreshing Eik With White Cabinetry/Marble & Stainless Steel High End Appliances, Coffered Ceilings, & Much More!
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  • 14 Elmhurst Dr Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,699,000
    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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  • 66 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,595,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3085271
    New Construction On Private 2 Acres. 2 Story Entry With Coffered Paneled Ceiling. 5500 Square Feet Of Luxury Living. 2800 Square Feet In Finished Basement. Gourmet Kitchen And Butlers Pantry With Marble Countertops. All Bathrooms /Mud Room With Radiant Heated Floors. 6 Bedrooms 6.5 Bathrooms. Master Bath Shower With Jets And Steam/ Calacatta Marble. Hard Wood Floors Throughout. 3 Marble Fire Places. Bluestone Patios. 3 Car Garage. Balcony With Mahogany Wood. Jericho Schools.
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  • 11 Sandpiper Court Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,498,000
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale 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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  • 15 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $4,250,000
    5 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 6500.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2971336
    Unparalleled 6, 500 Sq.Ft New Construction In The Prestigious Vill Of Old Westbury. Cedar & Stone Hampton Style Colonial Built By Noted Gold Coast Builders. 2 Mag, Flat, Prof Landscaped Acres W/Sparkling In Ground Heated Pool. Transitional & Chic W/ The Finest Materials, Designer Trim & Moldings, Formal Dr W/ Coffered Ceilings. 20 Ft. Grand Entry Foyer. Chef's Gourmet Kitchen W/ Commercial Grade Appliances, Master Suite W/ Fireplace, Sitting Room, Walk In Closet & Spa Bath. E. Williston Sd.
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  • 73 Bacon Rd Old Westbury NY, 11568
    $3,995,000
    6 Bedrooms 4 Full Baths 4 Half Baths Sq. Ft. 11000.00:# SqFt
    Single Family For Sale ML# 2890044
    Majestically situated on five pristine acres, this architectural masterpiece presents a unique opportunity for lovers of design and nature to bask in the illuminating merger of both. Shining like a striking spacecraft that had just landed, this modern mansion was built with five separate levels of white-painted redwood highlighted by horizontal rows of glass. This was designed so the towering trees, flowering shrubs and beds, perfectly placed throughout the estate, would be viewed from the interior like its own living space, creating a pulse of emotion and vitality. The interior design includes soaring, massive walls of white expanse, a blank palette on which to express your personal style and taste, affected by the ever-changing seasons and interplay of dancing sunlight and shadow. This exceptional estate has been recently renovated by well-known architect owner, Michael Harris Spector, founder of the celebrated New York architectural firm, Spector Group. Believing in simplicity of design, Mr. Spector and his talented and creative wife have fashioned a timeless world of imagination and enchantment that encompasses six bedrooms, four full and four half baths, a sculptured spiraled staircase soaring through the two-story great room, banquet-sized dining room, custom-designed gourmet kitchen, inviting den and an ethereal master suite. Secluded from neighbors and passersby with walls of evergreens and lush foliage, this blissful haven belies its convenient location in the heart of Old Westbury. Long a popular area for New York’s magnates and luminaries to build their grand estates, Old Westbury is just 30 minutes by railway or highway from Manhattan and Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Conveniently located near parks and museums, it is also just a short drive from fine dining, premier shopping such as the Americana at Manhasset, country clubs, miles of public equestrian trails, polo club, yacht clubs and beaches. Approached off a wooded road, through an electronic gate and up a long, tree-lined drive, this bastion of serenity and breathless beauty welcomes guests with sweeping lawns adorned with colorful flowerbeds and a picturesque pond with fountain bubbling in the distance. Concealed from view by hedgerows masking security estate fencing, a sparkling inground pool offers many hours of summer enjoyment. The nearby pool house provides ample space for partying or a perfect spot for a studio or office removed from the main house. It has a half-bath and workshop on first level and upstairs, a guest suite. Stairs connect upper and lower passages from the pool and pool house to two levels of the main house. An open parking area tucked under the house includes ample storage cabinets and closets and room for three cars. From the parking area, a covered entryway opens through a stunning eight-foot-wide le Corbusier pivot entrance door into a foyer where a gentle ramp ascends in a sun-drenched three-story glass-walled atrium to the main level’s expansive two-story great room. A wood-burning fireplace with stair-stepped niches echo the cubist-like treatment of the walls with right angles forming a glass-walled balcony and horizontal windows playing counterpoint to floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Here a door opens to the spacious patio, overlooking the pond, that has an outdoor kitchen ideal for al fresco dining. In the midst of it all, a stunning open, circular staircase ascends to the upper levels illuminated by a sky light at its apex. A wet bar and a banquet-sized formal dining room add to the ease of entertaining in this immense open and airy space. The adjoining Boffi kitchen is a study of extreme simplicity obscuring a complexity of function with hidden features in the sleek custom, lacquered cabinetry with Thassos marble countertops and walls, tile floors and high-end stainless steel appliances. These include a gas cooktop, two dishwashers and wine cooler all by Bosch, a Thermador double oven, and SubZero refrigerator. Everything is illuminated by under-cabinet lighting, clerestories and a picture window above the huge double sink. The sun-drenched breakfast area opens through sliders in a wall of glass to an inviting patio enjoying a perfect view of the stunning, three-season linear flowerbeds edged by low hedges. A service area off the kitchen includes a laundry room, powder room, an office and back stairs to all floors. Continuing up the ramp in the atrium from the main level, the next level features the palatial master suite offering a capacious master bedroom with a 14-foot wall punctuated by two horizontal windows and a row of clerestories all with electronic blinds. Sliding glass doors open to a private balcony, perfect for a morning cup of coffee with Mother Nature. The white marble master bath with 14-foot ceiling is illuminated by high picture windows and features a large frameless-glass-enclosed shower. Up another ramp are two walk-in closets and, off one of them, a second master bath. Also on this level is a bright and spacious family room, enfolded by built-in bookcases and media center, and a bridge leading to a large second floor studio and storage. Below this level of the studio, is a first floor pool cabana and bath. The third level houses 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms with separate tubs and showers, a large play room, a sun-drenched and spacious study, a fitness center with a full bath that includes a Jacuzzi, a separate maids quarters; another bedroom and access to a large observatory deck.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 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 NEW 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
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