2 Saint Andrews Ct - Old Westbury, New York
Old Westbury. If you love the majesty and romance of Long Island’s “Golden Age” estates, with their grand mansions and sprawling arboretum-like acreage, but are seeking something more manageable in size, then this magnificent four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home, ensconced on over two spectacular acres, may be the answer to your dreams. Providing charm and beauty like that of Old Westbury Gardens (a museum estate built in 1906), only a few thousand feet away, it additionally offers new millennial state-of-the-art amenities and a light and airy style so desirable today. Located on a gentle rise off a winding cul-de-sac court in Old Westbury, it is in the heart of Long Island’s fabled “Gold Coast. Long a popular area for Manhattan’s magnates and luminaries, Old Westbury is just 30 minutes by railway or highway from Manhattan plus Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Conveniently located near parks and museums, it is just a short drive from fine dining, premier shopping, country clubs, miles of public equestrian trails, polo club, yacht clubs, universities, and beaches. Approached through grand iron gates, electronically controlled, and up a winding drive to a spacious circular courtyard, this stunning 2003 brick Colonial offers a continental, if not royal presence with gables accented by dentil moldings, coined corners, and a metal-roof turret. An imposing portico frames a romantic arched double-door entry accented by floral carvings, which are echoed in its leaded-glass side and transom lights. Set back on two acres of masterfully designed landscaping that create the illusion of being a much larger property, this magical residence is the quintessential entertainer’s paradise. A walkway from the front courtyard wends its way past estate fencing to an immense rear paving-stone patio that enfolds a large Roman-style, Gunite, saltwater pool with attached spa and waterfall, all surrounded by flowering shrubs, specimen plantings, and a backdrop of lush towering trees. At one end, an expansive raised bluestone terrace, extending the width of the house, includes an outdoor kitchen with built-in grill and refrigerator. It overlooks the pool and beyond to stone walls and massive steps ascending to the enchanting upper lawn. The home’s interior is no less impressive beginning with its bright and sparkling two-story foyer. Featuring radiant-heated white marble floors and a graceful bridal staircase with filigree balustrade, it proffers massive crown molding and fielded-panel wainscoting that flow through a wide archway into a sunny formal dining room. Sunlight entering through a Palladian window dances across the inlaid oak floors in this banquet-sized space. French doors open into the kitchen. The rear foyer leads to the spectacular two-story living room flooded with sunny views of the rear property through three sets of French doors beneath a soaring Palladian-style window. Offering inlaid oak floors and a second-floor balcony, this inviting gathering place invites you to sit and relax in front of a large fireplace with overmantel television flanked by built-in bookcases. Also accessed from the living room and rear foyer, the delightful and spacious French Country kitchen is a cook’s delight with extensive granite-topped cabinetry and generous center island with seating, wine cooler, prep sink, and an integrated Miele dishwasher. A second Miele dishwasher adjoins an undermount double sink beneath a large bow window, ideal for potted herb garden. Additional appliances include a huge refrigerator/freezer with two doors and four drawers, a six-burner-and-griddle Viking cooktop with pot filler, double-oven, warming drawer, and General Electric microwave. Beautiful porcelain floors flow into a sunny breakfast alcove overlooking the pool while arched French doors open to the patio and outdoor kitchen. Off the rear foyer, a hall, with powder room and closet, leads to a sunny and spacious guest suite on the right, with large bay window, oak floors, and charming full bath, and an impressive cherry-paneled study on the left. This roomy retreat boasts a coffered ceiling, built-in cabinetry, a cozy gas fireplace, plus arched French doors opening to the rear patio. Accessed from the foyer, the full finished basement includes a comfortable home theater, a full bath with shower, a storage and utility area, mudroom opening to the attached, heated three-car garage, and, on the other side of the house, access to wide steps leading to the patio and pool area. On the second floor, off the hallway balcony overlooking the living room, the palatial master suite, in a wing of its own, will enfold you with serene luxury, from its spacious bedroom with study alcove, backlit tray ceiling, built-ins with electric fireplace, and balcony overlooking the pool (a perfect spot for morning coffee), to its two walk-in closets, and a French Country spa-like bath with two vanities, dressing table, whirlpool tub, steam shower, and water closet. Also, on this level are stairs to a walk-up third floor attic, a laundry room with high-end washer and dryer, and two delightful sunny bedrooms sharing a designer bath with twin vanity and glass-enclosed tub/shower. Pristine inside and out, this amazing home appears new yet radiates a timeless charm melded seamlessly with all the amenities so sought after today. All it needs for a fairy tale ending is you.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman