Commanding over five hilltop acres in the heart of Mill Neck, this magnificent three-story Mediterranean villa, with a splash of Beverly Hills Spanish Colonial glam, is a world unto itself. At the end of a private road carved out of virgin woodland, it offers rolling emerald lawns, statuary, fountains, a fourteen-bay detached garage with apartment and chauffeur quarters, and a salt-water Gunite pool and professional tennis court connected by paver patios, with outdoor kitchen and cabana. Several loggias and decks offer lovely vistas and ideal venues for outdoor entertaining. Built in 1915 during Long Islands Golden Age, the estate has been thoroughly renovated and is in pristine condition. Boasting over 14,500 square feet, the mansion features a breathtaking two-story great (or should we say grand) room, six exquisite bedrooms (including a lavish and romantic master suite), five full and two half designer baths, a home theater, several family rooms, a gym, a professional-grade and gorgeous kitchen, wine cellar/tasting room, elevator, study, billiard room, enthralling circular entrance foyer, and graceful three-story floating staircase. A peninsula bounded by Oyster Bay Harbor, Mill Neck Bay, and Beaver Lake, Mill Neck is one of the last bastions of grand estates owned by families dating back to Long Islands Golden Age. These have been joined over the years by newer, smaller estates along with a small waterfront residential community near Bayville and an equestrian community inland. Covering 2.6 miles, the village offers its approximately 900 residents rolling, wooded hillsides, a nature preserve, walking trails, a four-acre Japanese stroll garden, and proximity to the 400-acre Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, a skating pond near Beaver Lake, and the Shu Swamp Nature Preserve trails near Francis Lake. Oyster Bay Village, with its waterfront park, marina, shops, restaurants, and train station, is about a half-mile away with about an hour train ride to Manhattan. Welcoming guests with a circular drive, fountain, and porch set in a four-story tower, this sprawling stucco and red-tile-roof villa is the quintessence of gracious and luxurious Gold Coast living offering the perfect setting for grand, year-round entertaining. From its striking circular entry, with carved marble fireplace, inlaid marble floors flow into a second foyer where a three-story serpentine staircase ascends to the upper floors. Upon entering the great room, you will be awed by the stunning beauty of this immense, ballroom-sized, space with its soaring, two-story windows, magnificent fireplace, gleaming oak floors, stunning custom ceiling, gold-leaf- trimmed moldings, and regal marble Corinthian columns. A few steps down, leads to the inviting home theater with large retractable screen, electronic drapes, and lovely fireplace. Off the foyer, French pocket doors open to the billiards room with sets of French doors accessing a spacious side patio and a warm and exquisitely appointed study, also opening to the patio. An elevator, posh powder room, cloak room, and large wine cellar complete the entrance level.The second level overlooks the great room from two balconies, one leading to a charming family room with fireplace and Juliet balcony, and the other in the banquet-sized formal dining room. Its fireplace is flanked by doors to a spacious dining terrace, and a sunny alcove is ideal for playing cards or intimate dining, and access to the butlers pantry and kitchen on the other. Designed for feeding grand parties, this spacious cooks kitchen features several work areas, professional, high-end, appliances, extensive cabinetry and granite counterspace, two sinks, a wet bar, and access to a cooks office, laundry room, powder room, and delightful family room with fireplace and French doors to another patio.The third floor provides an exceptional retreat with three spacious bedrooms with baths en suite, a gigantic bonus room with cathedral ceiling and loft, a gym, and the lavish and expansive master suite. The romantic master bedroom offers a charming fireplace, sitting alcove and many windows. On both sides of the suites entrance hall, two dressing rooms access lavish master baths and huge custom-fitted walk-in closets. The unfinished basement offers utilities access and storage. Built in 1915, totally renovated8 bedrooms, 10.55 new designer baths (including out buildings)Approximately 14, 575 sq. ft Three floors plus basementDetached 14-bay, 4-door garage with chauffers quartersApartment above garage, 2 bedrooms, livingroom, bath, kitchenInground Gunite saltwater pool with paver surroundCabana with 2 baths, dressing rooms, kitchenetteOutdoor kitchenProfessional grade tennis courtInground sprinklers, 18 zonesCircular drive with fountainCul-de-sac ElevatorWine cellarGymHome theater9 fireplaces, 13-zone oil heat, central-air conditioningProfessional-grade cooks kitchen with office, half-bath, laundry room
Courtesy of: Douglas Elliman Locust Valley
Office Phone: 516.759.1110
Listing Agent: Regina Rogers
Updated: 24th August, 2019 1:32 PM.
61 Private Rd Mill Neck, NY