3 Waverly Rd - Old Westbury, New York
Approached by a wide paving-stone, circular drive, this magnificent brick home, with hip roof, stone chimney and some contemporary elements, has been masterfully created to reflect any style its owner desires, be it sleek new century or with an oriental, traditional or even Mediterranean flair. Secluded on just shy of 2-acres, this enchanting and gorgeous property projects the image of a much greater size with emerald lawns flowing past spectacular trees and plantings off to a seemingly endless forest. Hidden in this lush setting is a sprawling inground pool with wide brick surround and expansive, multi-level cedar decking accessed from 2 sides of the residence. Ideal for year-round entertaining on a grand scale, the home welcomes guests with wide bluestone steps and terraces, through a massive, Japanese-style entry door into a sun-drenched 2-story marble foyer with dramatic floating staircase and powder room. Displaying high ceilings with massive crown moldings, the living room with stunning granite fireplace and the palatial formal dining room with marble floors enjoy panoramic vistas through large bay windows. The expansive gourmet eat-in kitchen is a chef's delight featuring extensive custom sleek cabinetry with granite countertop, center island with seating and 6-burner gas cooktop, plus high-end stainless steel appliances. Just off the kitchen is located a butler's pantry with 4 refrigerated drawers, a walk-in pantry, a powder room, laundry and access to the attached, sky-lit 3-car garage. On the second floor, a romantic master suite boasts sliding-glass doors to a large balcony/deck overlooking the pool, plus 2 luxury master baths and 2 walk-in closets. A second bedroom, with en suite bath, and an inviting study with built-in bookcases also access the balcony. Two additional bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath. The finished lower level boasts a huge recreation/media room plus a circular, climate-controlled wine cellar of connoisseur proportions. Located in Old Westbury, with its gently rolling hillsides dotted with magnificent estates, this entertainer’s gem is convenient to golf, polo, 3 major universities, equestrian facilities, and is just a short drive from boating, museums, dining and premier shopping. It is approximately ½ -hour commute to Manhattan by LIRR or expressways.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman