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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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  • 9 Guys Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $8,900,000
    8 Bedrooms 9 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3154975
    This Quintessential five-acre Gold Coast Estate is a Stunning Interpretation of Mediterranean Architecture. An Oasis of Luxury and Refinement, this property has a resort style Beauty and Aesthetic with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor Living. This custom 8 bedroom Residence is a sculptural Masterpiece on a Grand Scale surrounded by manicured hedges and flowering trees. Sparkling Turquoise Blue Pool w Baja Shelf and Tennis court. Exquisite.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 9 Guys Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $8,900,000
    8 Bedrooms 9 Full Baths 2 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3149392
    This Quintessential five-acre Gold Coast Estate is a Stunning Interpretation of Mediterranean Architecture. An Oasis of Luxury and Refinement, this property has a resort style Beauty and Aesthetic with an emphasis on indoor-outdoor Living. This custom 8 bedroom Residence is a sculptural Masterpiece on a Grand Scale surrounded by manicured hedges and flowering trees. Sparkling Turquoise Blue Pool w Baja Shelf and Tennis court. Exquisite.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 22 Rolling Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $5,380,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3111428
    Welcome To Your Own Stone Manor Residence Perfectly Situated On 2 Landscaped Acres In The Prestigious Village Of Old Westbury. Beautiful Proportioned Rooms With Fine Architectural Millwork. 7 Bedrooms/6.5 Bathrooms, FLR W/Fp, With Intricately Designed Tray Ceiling With Recessed Lighting. FDR W/Fp, Den W/ Fp. Custom Kitchen /Breakfast Room. Luxurious Master Suite Radiant Heated Floors. Fab 4000 Sq.Ft Basement Filled With Fun For Everyone; Movie Theatre, Gym, Den, Wine Cellar, Elevator. Smart House.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 28 Applegreen Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $5,295,000
    7 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3160677
    Stately & Sophisticated w Extensive Renovations, this Handsome Estate Redefines Modern Elegance.Set on quiet 4.55 ac Cul De Sac, this Flawless 7 Bedrm Residence Features Grand Scale Living Space Thru-out Principle Rms & BedRms. LivRm, Lib & DinRm each finished w Beautiful Millwork and BI Cabinetry/3 Fpl, Fabulous St Charles Kitchen w Finest Appliances, Sumptuous 1st Flr Master Suite w 2 F Baths, 1st& 2nd Flr Closets & SittingRm. 1st & 2nd Flr Den, Sep Guest Wing, Pool, Tennis, Jericho SD#15
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 86 I.U. Willets Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,995,000
    7 Bedrooms 8 Full Baths 3 Half Baths
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3110509
    Gated Pvt Drive Leads To This Elegant Stucco/Stone 9, 500 Sq.Ft. Transitional & Chic Custom Blt 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+ 1.5 Bths Inc Access To The Expansive Prop. 4.33 Magnif Flat manicured acres with sparkling pool & tennis court offer the ultimate ambiance for entertaining.Masterpiece Collection Listing E.Williston SD#2
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  • Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,950,000
    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
  • 6 A Carriage Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,888,888
    $4,588,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3129223
    Set on 2 Magnificent Acres in the Village of Old Westbury, this 7500 Square Foot All Brick New Construction is the Ultimate Definition of Quality Craftsmanship and Exceptional Design. Built by Award Winning Rockwell Developers this 6 Bedroom 6.5 Bath Luxury Home Features Custom Ceiling Details and Recessed Wall Panels Throughout, a State of the Art Kitchen, Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, 3-Car Garage with Custom Doors, Generator and So Much More! East Williston School District.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 6 Carriage Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,888,888
    $4,588,000
    6 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale PRICE REDUCED ML# 3128751
    Set on 2 Magnificent Acres in the Village of Old Westbury, this 7500 Square Foot All Brick New Construction is the Ultimate Definition of Quality Craftsmanship and Exceptional Design.Built by Award Winning North Shore Developers, this 6 Bedroom 6.5 Bath Luxury Home Features Custom Ceiling Details and Recessed Wall Panels Throughout, a State of the Art Kitchen, Swimming Pool with Jacuzzi, Outdoor Kitchen, 3-Car Garage with Custom Doors, Generator and So Much More! East Williston School District.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 22a Applegreen Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,488,000
    6 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7600.00:#
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3160978
    New Const. Arch. Mstrpiece. 7600 Sq Ft Brk Manor Home On Over 2 Park-Like Acres In Famed Jericho Sd. Custom Mahogany Front Dr, 2 Story Ent Hall W/Dramatic Staircase. Great Rm W/20 Ft Ceilings, Designer Trim Mouldings, Panelings, & Stone Fp. Transitional & Chic Interior, Banquet-Sized Fdr, Gour Kit W/Custom Cab, Comm Grade Appl., Sep Brkfst Area Overlooking Pool, Cabana & Slate Patios. 6 Brs, 5.5 Designer Bths. Mbr Suite/Sitting Area, 2 W-I Closets & Designer Spa Bths.Audio Sys, Sec Cams. Nat. Gas
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
  • 14 Elmhurst Dr Old Westbury, NY 11568
    $4,199,000
    7 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale ML# 3067571
    Beautiful 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.
    Call Today: (516) 287-7716, or  Email: Maria Babaev
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