Hearts will skip a beat upon visiting this hidden treasure, one of Old Westbury’s best-kept secrets.
An interesting historic past makes this captivating self-contained private resort set on 16 beautiful acres surrounding a sophisticated 10,000-square-foot mansion a truly rare find at $13,900,000.
Made for entertaining, the one-of-a-kind solid brick beauty was built in 1987 by the current homeowners who transformed what was once an old horse farm into a sprawling estate. Driving down the long, winding, tree-lined road and past the private gate leading to the grand home gives one the feeling of being in a movie. In fact, the estate has been featured in 100-plus films, commercials, and famous music videos.
There are seven charming renovated legal residences on the grounds, two barns, a U-shaped stable (there’s potential for horses), and a unique tower that all date back to the 1880s, according to owner Deborah Zayas, who pointed out that the land was once owned by Quaker farmers and later by George Morton Levy, who brought Roosevelt Raceway and harness racing to Long Island in 1940.
“It was truly a labor of love and took four years to build,” says Zayas, who poured “millions” into the beloved home with her husband Edward. “I had a vision. I chose everything and decorated it myself.”
European artisans were brought in to craft the sweeping wooden trompe l’oeil marble-like staircase in the impressive 36-foot entry foyer and the extensive millwork and crown moldings on the five ornate, oversized fireplaces, and many other exquisite details.
The pristinely landscaped property boasts hundreds of trees and specimens. Zayas said that one of the main reasons she first fell in love with the place had to do with a special grand copper beech tree that had been standing there for more than 200 years and is still watching over the grounds.
Featuring 10-foot ceilings throughout and marble and parquet floors, the sunny main house includes seven en-suite bedrooms, six full and three half baths, a lovely living room and huge den with French doors that open to a palatial patio, vine-covered arbor, and Olympic-size pool and jacuzzi, all situated on four private, gated acres. The patio offers views of Old Westbury Gardens, which border the property, according to broker Donna Demkowicz.
The gourmet eat-in kitchen with a marble island and countertops has a breakfast area. Other unique features: a koi pond, full outdoor kitchen, three-car garage and seven additional garages, as well as a partially finished basement.
This amazing gem can be bought for a song.
For more information contact Donna Demkowicz, licensed real estate broker. Mobile 516-330-9834 or [email protected]