4 White Gate Dr - Old Brookville, New York
OLD BROOKVILLE. Lord Grantham from Downton Abbey would feel quite at home in this magnificent Edwardian manor that looks like it was magically transported from England’s countryside to its breathtaking, over three-acre grounds here in Old Brookville. Every detail of this wondrous residence has been impeccably rendered to seamlessly meld the opulence of a fabled time and place in history with all the comforts and amenities so desired for today’s luxury “Gold Coast” living. Built in 1993, this 8,000-square-foot, six-bedroom, 8-full and 1-half-bath, timeless brick masterpiece offers the perfect setting for grand, year-round entertaining from its posh home theater to its tantalizing inground pool. Located on a peaceful, stately tree-lined drive in Old Brookville and ensconced on meticulously manicured grounds surrounded by lush foliage, this enchanting estate is the epitome of serenity, luxury, and elegance. The incorporated Village of Old Brookville is about 25 miles from Manhattan and encompassing approximately four square miles, it has its own police force shared with surrounding villages. It is one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, and has long been a popular part of Long Island’s “Gold Coast” where leaders of New York’s finance and industry have built their grand estates. It offers its residents a prime location convenient to all that the North Shore has to offer including Wheatley Plaza, the Nassau Museum of Art, the Americana at Manhasset, Long Island Railroad, golf, boating, public and private schools, and equestrian facilities. Property: Exquisitely designed grounds create a sense of secluded serenity with emerald lawns meandering amongst a plethora of mature flowering shrubs and enfolded by a lush wall of towering trees in many varieties. A winding brick driveway welcomes guests to a parking courtyard where a brick walk wends through specimen plantings to a wrought iron gate and formal garden courtyard. From the generous service courtyard, a picket fence and arbor invite one to enter the magical rear property beginning with a winding bluestone path leading to the rear patio. This spacious bluestone terrace, edged by a brick sitting wall, provides a perfect venue for summer entertaining with a granite-topped bar, barbecue, and ample areas for al fresco dining and conversational seating. Across a sweeping lawn and concealed by gorgeous plantings, a sparkling, pond-like inground Gunite pool with spacious bluestone patio and waterfall, flowing from a large circular spa, is approached by a charming arched bridge. To one side, nestled between towering evergreens, a spacious gazebo provides a charming and shady retreat. In the distance, can be seen a grassy playground with swings and fort plus a garden shed. Every detail of the manor’s majestic exterior reminds one of romantic Edwardian England, from its steep slate hip roof with towering chimneys to its coin-edged façade with arched windows and entrance. Massive mahogany doors open to an enthralling entrance foyer with graceful bridal staircase, herringbone oak floors and gorgeous, hand-glazed moldings and doors, indicative of the fine craftsmanship seen throughout the home. To one side, is an elegant formal dining room with sunny bay window, and to the other, a grand living room features its own bay window. French doors, flanking a striking marble fireplace, enter to the side into the sunny solarium. Massive pocket doors open to the rear into the library. This inviting space, presently serving as a billiard room, features impressive built-in bookcases surrounding a fireplace, a partially coffered ceiling and French doors to the rear patio. A hallway leads to the sun-drenched great room overlooking the rear property through a wall of windows and French doors to the patio. Two stunning built-in display cases flank an elaborate marble fireplace with wood mantel. The hallway also leads to a lovely powder room, a service hallway accessing the attached three-car garage, a full-bath, an office, and backstairs, a butler’s pantry opening to the dining room, and the kitchen. This exemplary English cook’s kitchen, with tin ceiling and tile floors, is ideal for entertaining with easy traffic flow and extensive custom cherry cabinetry offering ceramic tile backsplash, solid surface countertops, upper glass cupboards, a marble-topped center island with prep sink and wine cooler, and a peninsula, with sink and dishwasher, overlooking the sunny and spacious circular breakfast room. Additional appliances include a six-burner gas range with double oven and a full-size, upright integrated freezer and matching refrigerator. From the circular second floor foyer overlooking the entrance, the palatial master suite is in a wing of its own encompassing a palatial master bedroom with romantic fireplace, barrel ceiling, and three sets of French doors opening to private balconies. An adjoining dressing room provides access to two bright and airy luxury baths, a custom-fitted walk-in closet, and stairs to a room-sized, third-floor dressing room with glass-door custom closets and cabinetry. The remainder of the second floor boasts a laundry room, four spacious and beautiful bedrooms with designer baths en suite, and stairs to a third-floor staff bedroom/bath suite. The fully finished lower level is an entertainer’s delight featuring a spectacular, posh home theatre with twelve custom, elevated seats, and huge screen. Outside its upholstered doors, a marble-floored foyer offers a walk-in wet bar and stairs up to the service hall and second powder room. Also on the lower level are a gym, a playroom, a bonus room, utilities, and storage.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman