3 Orchard Ln - Old Westbury, New York
OLD WESTBURY. With all the ambiance of a 19th Century country estate, this magnificent 21st Century 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath Georgian Colonial is the quintessence of gracious, luxury “Gold Coast” living. Approached off a cul-de-sac lane by a long tree-lined drive, a large red-stone circular courtyard offers ample parking for guests. To the left, a service courtyard accesses a 3.5-car garage resembling a charming carriage house. Designed by architect, Robert Madey, the home radiates an elegant yet comfortable and inviting charm with exquisite detailing, from the graceful architectural roof, with just a touch of French influence, to the interior’s gorgeous millwork, arched doorways, 10-foot-high ceilings and gleaming inlaid stone and hardwood floors. Taking full advantage of over 4 ½-acres of scenic vistas, the home offers many French doors opening to a spacious stone terrace and a circular veranda. With a fabulous Susan Serra designed kitchen, an immense game and media room, and a gorgeous luxury master suite, this special home is a “dream come true.” This beautiful mini-estate is located in Old Westbury on a quiet, wooded lane shared with equally magnificent properties. For well over a century, Old Westbury has been a favorite destination for Manhattan’s captains of industry and finance to make their home. Its gently rolling verdant hillsides are dotted with magnificent estates that testify of the love these men had for the beauty of the area. Convenient to major highways and railway, the area is approximately a half-hour commute to New York City. Dotted with golf courses, a polo club, three major universities, and just a short drive from boating, museums, and premier shopping, the village is as appealing today as ever. Ensconced on well over 4-acres of serene seclusion, this enchanting property includes sweeping emerald lawns, formal gardens, pristine woodlands and a fabulous entertainment complex including an expansive bluestone raised terrace with outdoor kitchen and brick sitting wall and an estate-fenced inground, negative-edge infinity pool with spa, waterfall, large bluestone surround and pergola. A semicircular veranda off the living room, library and family room provides a delightful retreat for relaxing and enjoying the serene and lush milieus. Upon entering the 2-story center hall foyer, guests will be enthralled by the superb style and craftsmanship exhibited in the elegant moldings and gleaming inlaid marble floors. Just a few steps forward, a mesmerizing circular 2-story gallery includes an exquisite floating staircase with filigree balustrade. The foyer opens to the stunning living room, awash with sunlight, and to the formal dining room, a perfect venue for elegant repasts. A butler’s pantry leads to the spectacular cook’s French country kitchen boasting extensive marble-topped custom cabinetry, separate integrated refrigerator and freezer, large professional gas stove, and an immense center island with farm sink, integrated double-drawer dishwasher, planning center and seating area. A walk-in pantry, archway to the family room, and radiant heated antique floors flowing into the sunny breakfast area with fireplace, complete this amazing space. The expansive family room enjoys sun splashed views of property through 3 sets of arched French doors opening to the delightful rear patio, also accessed from the breakfast room. An inviting marble fireplace with elaborate mantle is flanked by a side window and French door to the veranda. The impressive and amiable library features a 2-story wall of windows, cherry fielded paneling, custom bookcases and a cozy marble gas fireplace. A service area accessing the garage includes a full bath, maid’s room and laundry. On the second floor, the palatial master suite is the epitome of luxury and romance. Its master bedroom, with boiserie-enhanced fireplace, back-lit tray ceiling and large windows, opens to a large private deck. Its gorgeous master bath boasts a large ball-and-claw tub in a large bay with windows and gas fireplace; a large steam shower; and two regal console vanities. A dressing area with custom walk-in closets leads to a charming study/sitting room with double doors to the foyer. Three additional bedrooms with baths en suite, a 4th bedroom, and hall bath are also on this floor plus a huge media room. This area features an open-beam cathedral ceiling, front and back dormer windows, window seats and ample space for a media center, game area and several table sports such as pool and ping pong. The full unfinished basement, with 11-foot-high ceilings and outside entrance, provides ample space for future expansion and/or storage, as does a large attic that has been partially finished with 1” thick hardwood floors. In pristine condition and offering an ideal setting for entertaining or just relaxing, this exceptional home is ready to make you fall in love.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman