3 Saddle Ridge Rd - Old Westbury, New York
OLD WESTBURY. Secluded on about four magnificent acres in an area of equally sized estates, this extraordinary stone and stucco mansion creates a storybook setting for luxury “Gold Coast” living. Approached by a curved bluestone drive and generous courtyard, the home radiates an “Old World” sense of enchantment with its steeply pitched shake roof, Cotswold-like stone chimney, and picture book formal plantings. Every inch of its property delights the eye with meandering emerald lawns, a perimeter of lush trees, and an endless display of specimen plantings providing an ever-changing panoply or color. From a spacious brick patio with outdoor kitchen, stepping stones and steps wend their way to a magical heated inground pool with spa and stone surround. More stepping stones lead along a shady path to a secluded HarTru tennis court and pergola. On the side lawn, a basketball court provides a perfect spot for team playing. Located in the community of Old Westbury, known for its rolling hillsides and grand estates, this special home is within a comfortable drive to outstanding shopping and dining experiences, golf, equestrian pursuits, boating and is within a half-hour commute to Manhattan. Unique arched, brick front porch and French doors open to a stunning 2-story foyer, with massive grand staircase, that continues into a coffered rear foyer with similar entry doors opening to the rear patio. To the right, the ethereal formal dining room is replete with coffered ceiling, wainscoting and an exquisite mural in soft, muted colors. Its herringbone hardwood floors are similar to those in the congenial living room where a massive carved stone fireplace echoes the French country ambiance of the home’s interior. Offering everything needed for entertaining on a grand scale, the bright and airy, L-shaped cook’s kitchen includes extensive custom cabinetry, high-end commercial grade appliances, and a custom wood-topped center island with copper sink and 2 dishwashers. The adjoining breakfast area enjoys views of the property through a circular wall of windows. The nearby family room creates a delightful retreat with rough-hewn-beams, sky-lit cathedral ceiling and a charming raised-hearth arched fireplace. A serene and palatial first floor master suite enjoys its own fireplace with carved mahogany mantle, arched window niche, custom-fitted walk-in closets and a spectacular master bath. Also on the main floor are found a 2-room guest suite with private bath, a lovely powder room, laundry and mudroom. The second floor offers 4 additional bedrooms with baths en suite, a playroom, gym and craft room. Designed with entertaining in mind, the finished lower level boasts a home theater, climate-controlled wine cellar, designer bath, walk-in custom-fitted cedar closet, and a sauna. Come experience the shear magic and romance emanating from this captivating French chateau and its mesmerizing grounds. Designed for grand and gracious entertaining, it provides the perfect respite from every day cares and concerns.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman