Muttontown. Approached by over a thousand feet of private road and driveway, this extraordinary mini-estate is a tour-de-force of sophisticated North Shore luxury living. Originally built, circa 1900, in Long Islands Golden Age, the main house exhibits exquisitely crafted detailing that one would expect to see in the grand estates of Rockefeller or Vanderbilt. Expanded, meticulously renovated, and impeccably appointed by a noted interior designer, it represents all the elegance, fun, and wonder of the fabled Gold Coasts Great Gatsby era, but in a much more manageable-size residence of six bedrooms, four full and two half bathrooms, a cottage above the 3 car garage, and about three leveled and beautifully-landscaped acres with pool and cabana. Ideally located on the edge of Muttontown, it is close to several golf courses, universities, parks, miles of equestrian trails, shopping, and dining. It is just a few minutes from boating, beaches, cultural venues, the Americana and Manhasset Miracle Mile, plus major highways and the railroad offering a 45-minute commute to Manhattan.A long driveway leads to a large courtyard with a welcoming front entrance, charming brick patio and garden, a three-car garage with second floor cottage. Bluestone, brick, and limestone patios plus two decks offer scenic vistas including a view of a romantic alley of ancient maples leading to a scenic fountain. In the distance beyond estate fencing is the sequestered pool area. This enchanting getaway features a large oval Gunite pool, original to the home and excellently maintained featuring spacious paving-stone surround and a Neoclassic cabana/pavilion with soaring Ionic pillars. A myriad of flowers and specimen plantings surround the area to create an enchanting venue for afternoon soirées.Upon entering the main house, with its twelve-foot ceilings, elegant moldings, and soaring French doors and windows with transom lights, guests will be enthralled by the entrance foyer with its graceful floating staircase circling upward, its Italian-tile floors, a charming powder room, and a secret door to the guest wing. Double doors open to the incredible formal living room. Probably created by the same artisans that worked on the grand reception halls of fabled estates, this room is a feast for the eyes and perfect for gracious entertaining. Dating back to the homes origins, it features original gleaming Parquet de Versaille floors and exquisitely-crafted Italian plaster walls with double-crown molding and boiserie-adorned cartouches. Though designed to frame and accent hung paintings, these intricate, hand-carved panels are works of art in themselves. One, framing a large mirror, forms a stunning overmantel for the gorgeous hand-carved fireplace. A front alcove library with towering window and hand-carved built-in bookcase is a perfect spot for reading or quiet conversation. At the rear, next to one of the many French doors opening to several original limestone patios, pocket doors open to the oval-shaped formal dining room, which is flooded with light, through many windows, that dances across the wide-plank wood floors. A swinging door accesses the spacious and sun swept eat-in kitchen. This cooks paradise is enfolded by four walls of floor-to-ceiling custom cabinetry, with crown molding, encircling a large Carrara marble-topped breakfast table matching the marble-topped counters and backsplash. Italian tile floors and furniture-like breakfront insets add to the continental theme. All eight stainless-steel appliances are high end from Viking, Sub-Zero, Miele, and Uline and include a six-burner/griddle gas cooktop beneath a pot filler. A hallway leads past a utility closet into the guest wing where two elegantly-fitted bedrooms share an equally stunning full bath. A wide doorway leads from the kitchen into the den. This comfortable space, with surround sound, feels like a Soho loft and is the first floor of an unusual 1980s addition in the shape of a two-story turret. Central to the U shaped den is a two-sided, raised-hearth brick fireplace creating a cozy informal gathering place. Off this area is a small office with a bath en suite. Across the room, a spiral staircase ascends to a nearly glass-enclosed study with door to a large deck. At the other end of the den, where a French door opens to the large rear patio, there is access to another addition that connects to the garage. This section includes a mudroom with front/side entrance, access to the garage, plus a playroom/study with atrium doors to the garden and the patio.On the second floor of the main house, the master suite is unique, inviting, and luxurious. Its bedroom has a dormer flanked by two closets across from entry to a large five-star luxury bath/dressing room. A free-standing tub is central surrounded by built-in mirrored closets, a dressing table, large Carrara-marble shower, and water closet with bidet. Also, on the level are a lovely guestroom with fireplace, a hall bath, and a pretty bedroom with half-bath. A partial, finished basement provides ample storage space, including a wine cellar, plus the laundry center and a pantry with refrigerator. This is the perfect home for entertaining, with many private areas in and along the house. Come experience this incomparable home that makes all who enter feel like a king (of Wall Street) and a member of the Golden Age.
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman Roslyn
Office Phone: 516.621.3555
Listing Agent: Maria Babaev
Updated: 19th February, 2020 1:00 AM.
6193B Northern Blvd Muttontown, NY