233 Brookville Rd - Brookville, New York
BROOKVILLE. Nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac in the charming village of Brookville, this classic all brick Colonial is set on over 2 beautifully landscaped, flat acres. The stately home sits among perfectly manicured lawns and towering trees, offering complete privacy and solitude. Approached by a private treelined driveway, this 5800+ square-foot residence showcases 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half bathrooms, 3 fireplaces plus extensive paneling and moldings. The rear property boasts a glistening Gunite heated pool with spa Jacuzzi, waterfall and cabana surrounded by expansive patios and lush lawns. The village of Brookville was settled in the 17th and 18th centuries by English and Dutch farmers and is distinguished by stately manor homes that are tucked away on quiet, winding streets surrounded by mature trees, golf courses and horse trails. Perhaps because the countryside boasted many brooks, the area became known as Brookville. Throughout the 18th and 19th Centuries, the area remained virtually unchanged, with farmland and woods inhabited by abundant wildlife. In the early 1900s, the beauty of the area, as well as the accessibility to New York City, attracted many wealthy city residents to the North Shore, who bought the farmland from the descendants of the Dutch and English farmers. Unlimited sums of money were spent on building the lavish mansions that grace what is now known as the “Gold Coast” of Long Island. Grand mahogany doors open into a stunning, double-story entry foyer, featuring 18-foot ceilings, parquet floors with select wood inlays and a powder room. To the right, French doors open into a spacious living room that offers a comfortable area for relaxation, with built-in audio system, crown moldings, nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors that flow into the adjoining den. This handsome area features mahogany built-ins, crown moldings and a wood-burning dual fireplace that can also be enjoyed from the sitting room. This bright, welcoming space provides access to the rear property and opens to the sun-drenched kitchen. To the left of the foyer, the formal dining room features hardwood floors with walnut inlays, raised paneling and access to a butler’s pantry and kitchen.The sleek gourmet kitchen showcases extensive granite countertops and center island, top-of-the-line appliances, and a breakfast area offering lovely vistas of the rear property. A guest bedroom, full bath, rear staircase and laundry area complete this level of the house. On the second floor, the palatial master suite enjoys a wing of its own. The master bedroom offers a wood-burning fireplace, sitting room and walk-in closets. A lavish master bath features twin sinks, Jacuzzi tub and intricately detailed porcelain tiled floors. Four additional sunny bedrooms and 2 bathrooms complete this level. The expansive finished basement provides ample space for entertaining, with a large recreation area, half bath, game room, climate controlled wine cellar, custom carpeting, full bar with granite counters, and state-of-the-art home movie theatre.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman