6 Hickory Dr - Old Brookville, New York
OLD BROOKVILLE. For nearly two centuries, the North Shore of Long Island has been a popular location for the moguls and luminaries of New York City to build their grand estates and magnificent mansions. The fine craftsmanship and exquisite materials of these grand residences were legendary as illustrated in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book, “The Great Gatsby.” Today new magnificent structures rival and perhaps surpass the grandeur of earlier times adding the luxury and sheer comfort of today’s high tech combined with the new architectural interpretation of our classical and romantic past. Such is the roots of this newly finished, over 6,000 square-foot, brick manor. Truly built for the 21st Century, while borrowing elements from French, Neoclassic and Georgian architecture, it offers all the grandeur and sophistication of days past with today’s amenities creating the quintessence of luxury “Gold Coast” living. Standing majestically of two enchanting, park-like acres, in a one-outlet community of equally grand residences, this magnificent home welcomes visitors with a spacious front courtyard and 2-story front portico with soaring pillars framing a mahogany entrance with oversized doors and massive arched transom light. A second courtyard serving the attached 3-car garage allows for additional parking. The estate-fenced rear property offers a wonderful venue for summer enjoyment where expansive bluestone terraces set the stage for grand entertaining or a dip in the Roman-shaped swimming pool fed by a waterfall from the adjoining spa. All this delight for the senses is enhanced by sweeping emerald lawns, colorful plantings and a thick backdrop of shrubbery and trees. The home’s interior is equally inviting beginning with a sun-swept marble entrance foyer where a floating staircase with filigree balustrade wends its way up to the second floor balcony along fielded-panel wainscoting, and a similar staircase descends to the lower level. Oversized doorways with massive entablatures lead into the elegant formal dining room, boasting gleaming inlaid marble floors plus exquisite wainscoting and crown moldings, and into the congenial living room. Here, large windows with fan lights wind around a circular alcove with chandelier. Lustrous hardwood floors flow through French doors into the family room that is truly the heart of the home. A deep coffered ceiling presides over this spacious retreat that features a marble-faced fireplace and 2 walls of large windows and oversized French doors opening to the rear patio. A massive entablature and change in flooring to marble is all that separates this space from the generous and serene gourmet kitchen with a large bay window in the breakfast area opening to the patio. This cook’s dream includes ample custom cabinetry with Carrara marble countertops, subway tile backsplash, a center island with seating, sink and microwave, plus a farm sink under an arched window and high-end stainless steel and integrated high-end appliances. These include a 6-burner gas cooktop with pot filler. A butler’s pantry with wine cooler, wet bar and marble-topped cabinetry and a large walk-in pantry provide additional storage and convenience. Off the kitchen, a service area provides access to the garage, back staircase, a full bath, storage area and the study/guestroom that opens to the rear patio through French doors. On the second floor, the palatial and sun-drenched master suite enjoys a master bedroom with windowed octagonal alcove with teacup ceiling, 2 walk-in closets, and a lavish marble master bath with custom vanities, deep free-standing tub, and steam shower. A second bedroom offers a Palladian window and a Jack and Jill full bath with twin vanity, connecting to a third bedroom. Two additional bedrooms with 2 full baths complete this level. The full, unfinished basement, with high ceilings and access to the rear patio, offers ample space for storage and expansion.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman