136 Dover Rd - Manhasset, New York
Manhasset. Standing majestically on a lush, professionally landscaped corner property with bluestone steps, walks, and driveway, a graceful slate roof, copper roofs on dormers and portico, plus spectacular filigree entrance doors, this brand new, brick, European-inspired, Colonial melds classical architectural elements with New Millennial style and comfort. No expense has been spared in creating this masterpiece built in the tradition of fabled “Gold Coast” mansions with high ceilings, exquisite moldings and built-ins, archways, gleaming hardwood and radiant-heated marble porcelain floors, lavish designer baths, a full finished basement with outside access, a chef’s dream kitchen, a breathtaking, luxurious master suite, all exhibiting exquisite artisanship and the finest in finishes. This elegant aesthetics is matched by unparalleled comfort and convenience thanks to Smart House electronics that include wiring throughout for wall-hung televisions, in-wall audio speakers, blackout aluminum blinds, central vacuum, full-house emergency generator, and so much more. Since the 1930’s, the Strathmore section of Manhasset has been known for its stately brick Colonials on neatly manicured lawns and for its congenial neighborhood spirit, thanks to its communal gathering place, the Strathmore Vanderbilt Country Club. Originally, the area was cobbled together from several adjoining grand estates, including that of Louis Sherry, a wealthy candy maker whose mansion, patterned after a chateau at Versailles, became the country club. Its name reflects the mansion’s one-time owner, Mrs. Graham Fair Vanderbilt. Besides the mansion, with its several dining venues, the club includes a large swimming pool, clay tennis courts, basketball, paddleball, plus many activities and events scheduled throughout the year. Ideally located on a corner property about one-fourth mile from the posh Americana at Manhasset outdoor mall and about one-half mile from the country club, this exceptional new 2018 addition to the neighborhood is convenient to hospitals, yacht clubs, golf, fine dining, premier shopping, plus train station and major arteries putting it within a half-hour commute to Manhattan. With all the grandeur of a European palace, the stunning two-story entrance foyer features a tremendous arched glass-and-bronze double entry door with gorgeous filigree insets echoed by in the bridal staircase balustrade. Exquisite fielded-panel wainscoting and archways, towering above radiant-heated porcelain marble floors, open to the back foyer with powder room, and to the formal dining room to the right, with lustrous inlaid herringbone hardwood floors, and to the left, the living room with a gas fireplace and elaborate mantle as its centerpiece. Entered through wide archways from the living room and kitchen, the inviting den offers a perfect spot for relaxing in front of an electric fireplace wired above for a television. Electronic blackout blinds add comfort when viewing. The bright and airy kitchen is a dream come true with tray ceiling and extensive custom cabinetry boasting European quartz countertops, under-cabinet lighting, lighted glass-door top cabinets, a farm sink, and a large center island with prep sink, seating area, dishwasher drawer, and built-ins. Integrated or stainless steel high-end appliances include a six-burner Wolfe gas range with large oven, a Mele wall oven, drawer microwave, wine cooler, additional dishwasher drawer, plus matching SubZero refrigerator and freezer, each with two drawers. Heated floors flow from the breakfast area, which opens to the rear patio, to the service area that accesses the attached garage, full bath, side entrance, and study/guestroom. On the second floor, double doors open to the master-suite wing - a lavish and very private retreat. The master bedroom enjoys a gas fireplace wired above for television, a private covered balcony, a custom-fitted walk-in closet, and a magnificent luxury marble bath with huge free-standing whirlpool tub, a huge steam shower with multiple shower heads and seat, a state-of-the-art total smart toiler, and a huge double vanity with quartz countertop. On the other side of this floor, there is offered a large bedroom with luxury bath en suite, a wall of closets, and a private balcony, plus two bedrooms that share a hall bath. There is also hidden attic access and a laundry center on this floor. A second laundry is in the full finished basement. This amazing space even extends under the garage. It includes a huge entertainment room with French doors leading to the yard, another huge bonus room, a bedroom, a full bath, many closets, and utility rooms. Life doesn’t get much better than what this fantastic home can provide, especially for those who enjoy entertaining, shopping, community social life, and being only a half hour from Manhattan.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman