7 Longwood Rd - Sands Point, New York
SANDS POINT. Tucked away on two majestic acres, off a quiet and scenic country-like road in the fabled village of Sands Point, there stands a very special and captivating home that will transport you from a harried day at work to a continental paradise. Approached by a long circular drive, this five-bedroom, three-and-one-half bath ranch has been transformed into a sophisticated Italian villa ideal for gracious entertaining. From its gleaming marble and granite floors to its vaulted, sky-lit ceilings, it creates an ambiance of classical elegance. Its magnificent property, surrounded by towering trees and specimen plantings, features an expansive brick patio across the rear of the house with stone sitting walls, built-in grill area, and a sizable stone waterfall. Nearby, a second, even-larger, waterfall overlooks a spacious free-form, pond-like inground pool. The spacious and sun-drenched interior is equally inviting, beginning with the impressive entrance foyer, a grand space with stunning tray ceiling and skylight spotlighting a gorgeous stone star compass inlaid in Carrara marble floors. These and Venetian-plaster walls flow past bronze-like Corinthian pillars into the spectacular great room encompassing a cathedral ceiling, a long wall of oversized windows, sitting area at one end and dining area at the other. Off the foyer, an elegant powder room features an empire console vanity with granite top and Sherle Wagner faucet. The spectacular gourmet eat-in kitchen boasts extensive granite-topped, maple, custom cabinetry resembling fine furniture. A large circular bilevel center island includes a prep sink and seating area. A large skylight in the vaulted ceiling, along with picture windows in the breakfast areas and above the second sink, illuminates the inlaid marble floors. High-end stainless-steel appliances include a glass cooktop with glass-and-stainless exhaust hood, a built-in double-oven, dishwasher, and an oversized refrigerator/freezer with in-door ice and water. A walk-in pantry, access to the laundry area and attached garage, and a French door to the service parking area provide great convenience. A soaring stone fireplace is the striking centerpiece of the nearby sunny and hospitable den that includes a large wet bar with seating, cathedral ceiling, and French doors to the patio. Also opening to the patio, on the opposite side of the house, is the spacious and serene master suite. Its bedroom features built-in bed and granite-topped cabinetry plus two walk-in closets and access to a bright and spacious master bath with twin vanity, soaking tub, shower, and water closet. Three additional bedrooms and one bath are also in this wing of the house. A second floor accessed off the kitchen area provides a perfect area for guests or staff and includes a sunny sitting room, a bedroom and full bath. The partial, finished lower level offers a recreation room accommodating a gym, media center, cedar closets and more. As part of the Sands Point community, this incredible property shares a rich heritage made famous by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”, where the giants in industry and finance have built their mansions and estates for well over a century. Its gentle rolling and verdant hillsides, surrounded on three sides by the glistening waters of Long Island Sound, are dotted with some of the most beautiful homes in the world. With golf courses, country clubs, yacht clubs and charming village shopping nearby, the area is approximately a half-hour commute to Manhattan by train. Available to residents is the opportunity of membership in the Sands Point Village Club, originally the Guggenheim Mansion, which includes golf, pool, tennis, private beach, and estate dining. Come experience the grandeur, serenity, and luxury of Sands Point living in one of its many breathtaking settings.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman