Understated opulence. It’s what defines this classy Woodsburgh jewel. Originally built in 1913, it offers more than 8,000 square feet of luxurious living and entertaining space.
“This one-of-a-kind Woodsburgh Village historical estate has been beautifully maintained for the next generation,” says broker Inbal August of Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Roslyn. “The house is situated on almost an acre of spectacularly landscaped grounds, serenely tucked on grounds with lush gardens, yet a few minutes away from town, and an easy commute to Manhattan.”
According to the homeowner, it was built as a traditional Georgian, and retains many of the original details, including floors, moldings, and columns.
The asking price is $4,998,000.
Steeped in history with a unique and notable past, the mansion hearkens back to a gentler time. In the 1800s, access to new railroad stations meant that during the hot summer months, New York’s high society could travel to Long Island to unwind and socialize. Just imagine those sophisticated gents and proper ladies with their bonnets and long dresses enjoying the tranquil atmosphere and fresh air.
“The focal point of this special home is its majestic entry foyer, which has a grand double staircase,” notes August, who also points out that its high ceilings and extremely bright, large rooms — boasting original custom woodwork, floors, banisters and endless oversized windows — were lovingly maintained to honor the home’s rich past.
“And, the exquisite chef’s kitchen, breakfast room, butler’s pantry, formal dining room, along with the sunroom, living room and three powder rooms, create a flowing first floor which is perfect for entertaining,” she adds.
So, come by and view this magnificent 17-room, partially renovated gem, located at 879 Broadway. It offers eight comfortable bedrooms, six full and three half bathrooms, and ample closet space. Amenities include a convenient office space with conference room, a darkroom, walk-in vault, and an almost 3,000-square-foot basement.
The new owners will no doubt enjoy the beautifully appointed, private master wing, which graces a sweeping second floor. Glam features? His and hers separate master bathrooms and spacious walk-in closets, a sitting room, gym, and private balcony overlooking breathtaking grounds.
And there’s more to love: Four additional bedrooms, of which two are en suite, and another full bathroom; the third floor also has one along with three large boudoirs. Outside is a three-car garage and lovely patio.
“Just look at the photos and you’ll see why our home is extraordinary,” says the homeowner, adding, “Though we’re downsizing, we will take with us all wonderful memories and cherish them forever. From fabulous parties, both indoors and outdoors on the grounds for 350-plus people, to cocktails and barbecues, to major family events. We’ve always enjoyed hosting in our most accommodating home for our many guests.”
The family remembered other memorable moments: “What’s a winter dinner without making s’mores in the fireplaces for dessert, grilling outside or luxuriating indoors?”
And, it was easy to instantly create gourmet gastronomic feasts in their huge chef’s kitchen, utilizing state-of-the-art appliances and ample counter space.
With the Woodmere Long Island rail Road station just two blocks away, commuting to the city from Woodsburgh is simple, and there’s no need for a station car. Also, the Woodmere Club golf course is nearby.
“Walking the dog involves much window shopping and retail therapy, with no need to worry about the storage space for all those purchases,” according to the homeowner, who adds, “My wish for the next family will be to live as wonderful a life here as we did!”
For more information, contact Inbal August, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker at 917-957-8111/ 516-629-2219 or Inbal.August@elliman.com.