97 Store Hill Rd - Old Westbury, New York
OLD WESTBURY. Tucked away in a world of its own surrounded by a lush wall of trees and shrubs, this majestic young brick Georgian-style colonial welcomes guests to its magnificent, over-two-acre, fully-fenced retreat with a gated entrance and circular drive. Its gorgeous lawns and plantings include a sweeping rear property with childproof fenced inground pool. Resembling a rock-edged pond with waterfall, this delightful recreation area, with bluestone surround and spa offers hours of summer enjoyment. Located in Old Westbury, it is in a beautiful area of lovely homes and grand estates, including the 200-acre estate/park of Old Westbury Gardens, once the home of John Shaffer Phipps, heir to a U.S. Steel fortune. Convenient to both the Long Island Expressway and the Northern Parkway plus several premier shopping areas, golf, polo and boating, this exceptional home is approximately a half-hour commute to Manhattan. Built in 2004, this pristine 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath mini-manor house looks and feels like it is sparkling new, offering spacious rooms with high ceilings, lustrous hardwood floors and massive crown moldings. Exquisite craftsmanship is evident in its entrance foyer’s fielded paneling and many stunning cherry built-ins. These are most evident in the spacious and well-designed gourmet eat-in kitchen with its extensive granite-topped custom cabinetry, enfolding high-end stainless steel appliances, that includes a center island with seating, bookcase and wraparound serving center in the breakfast area flooded with sunlight from a large bay window and French door to the expansive bluestone rear patio. The adjoining, sun-drenched family room, offering a wall of French doors with fanlights opening to the patio plus a marble-faced traditional fireplace, boasts a stunning custom wet bar with marble bar top, brass footrest, and gorgeous stained glass cabinet doors. A study/library with ceiling-high custom bookcases and bay window; a spacious and welcoming formal living room with fireplace and bay window; a banquet-sized formal dining room; a maid’s quarters with full bath, a powder room, a laundry room and access to the attached 3-car garage complete the first floor’s bright and spacious floor plan. On the second floor, a palatial master suite boasts a generous master bedroom with bay window, 2 walk-in closets, and a large, luxurious inlaid-marble bath with custom cherry twin vanity, frameless-glass-enclosed shower, and Roman tub. A loft overlooking the foyer, with ample space for gym or media/sitting room, and 3 additional spacious and appealing bedrooms with designer baths en suite add to the comfort and enjoyment of this level. A full, unfinished basement with 9 ½-foot ceilings offers ample storage space and room for expansion. An incredible offering in a unique and scenic area, this exceptional home shares the rich heritage of Old Westbury that for over a century has been known for its grand residences and magnificent estates close to all that Long Island’s North Shore has to offer and an easy commute to New York City.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman