2017 Midlane South - Muttontown, New York
MUTTONTOWN. If the cares of the world haven’t left you as you wend your way along a private, third-mile, wooded drive, then this fairytale-like estate will complete the job. Like a castle in the woods, it greets you with a magnificent brick, stone, and stucco façade, a turret with steeple, arched windows, stone-like balustrades, an architectural roof resembling slate, and Brass Lions guarding entry to a large portico and patio. Standing majestically on 2.18-acres, this Continental-style abode enjoys a secluded and amazing rear property with endless areas for entertaining and pure enjoyment. An expansive bluestone patio extends the width of the house, from a shady veranda at one end, past an awning-covered outdoor kitchen replete with grill, granite bar, sink, griddle, refrigerators and more. Not far away, copper sculpted children sit atop a babbling waterfall, beckoning all to enjoy the inground, heated pool at their feet, slide down the water-park slide, or perhaps enjoy the adjoining spa with seating for a crowd. As fabulous as its exterior delights are, this exceptional, 2006, custom-built, seven-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath mansion is even more alluring. Entered through massive iron filigree-and-glass doors, the soaring two-story foyer creates a mesmerizing feeling that you are in a French-boutique hotel’s courtyard. Overseen by windows and a Juliet balcony, this unique space features inlaid stone and marble radiant heated floors, exquisite moldings, and a graceful staircase with filigree balustrade winding up to the second-floor balcony. Beautifully designed for ease and comfort in entertaining, the main level features rich Brazilian cherry floors and gorgeous gas fireplaces in the formal living room and billiards room. The spectacular two-story den features a raised wood-burning fireplace, with access to the outdoor patio. The spacious eat-in kitchen is open to both the den through a large archway, and to the elegant formal dining room via a charming butler’s pantry. French doors in the breakfast area and casements above the sink open to the patio and outdoor kitchen for ease in serving summer repasts. Offering Versailles-stone radiant heated floors, ample custom cherry cabinetry, granite counters, and stunning tile backsplash, this chef’s delight includes integrated appliances, a large bi-level center island with wine cooler, and a massive Wolf stainless steel range with six-burners, two ovens, griddle and pot-filler. Completing this floor are a lovely powder room, staff bedroom, full bath, laundry room, rear staircase with access to both upstairs, the basement and the attached 3-car garage. On the second floor the palatial master suite encompasses an anteroom with Juliet balcony overlooking the foyer; a sunny bedroom with gas fireplace, tray ceiling, and French doors to a private balcony overlooking the pool; a dressing room with custom closets, and a lavish marble bath with radiant heated floors, elegant console twin vanity, spa, steam shower, and water closet. Two spacious bedrooms share a full bath; each bedroom having their own sink and dressing area outside of the full bath, while the third bedroom has a bath en suite, and a fourth bedroom is ideal as a study. The full finished basement, with 10 foot high ceilings, is an entertainer’s dream. It includes: a home theater with stadium seating, a professional gym, a large wine cellar/tasting room, a bedroom, and a playroom with access to the rear patio. Best known for its nature preserves, magnificent estates, and pleasant residential character, the village of Muttontown was incorporated in 1931. During the early Twentieth Century, many of New York’s financial leaders established their grand residences on these majestic hills located only 25 miles from Manhattan. Two former estates are now known as The Muttontown Golf and Country Club and The Woodcrest Club. With similar roots, the well-known 550-acre Muttontown Preserve offers some of the most beautiful parkland on Long Island.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman