73 Ryefield Rd - Lattingtown, New York
LATTINGTOWN. Secluded on nearly 2 ¼ wondrous fenced and gated acres on the southern border of Lattingtown, this majestic brick Georgian Colonial is virtually in its own “Secret Garden.” Meticulously maintained and updated, the home offers 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths plus a one-bedroom apartment above a detached 4-car garage. With a finished basement, a huge walk-up attic, and delightful, spacious rooms flooded with sunshine and verdant vistas, this hidden gem entices all to enjoy its many splendors while relaxing in peaceful comfort. Lattingtown, on the shores of Long Island Sound, is the northernmost part of a larger area fanning out from the village of Locust Valley, that is referred to by many as “Locust Valley” just as all seaside communities on Long Island’s lower eastern peninsula are called “the Hamptons.” Located about 40 miles from Manhattan, it has in recent years become a closer and more appealing destination for a younger generation of successful New Yorkers to live. It is known for its grand estates, scenic vistas, country and golf clubs, and its proximity to yacht clubs, fine dining, quaint shopping districts, private and public schools, and the Long Island Railroad. As you stroll around this home’s incredible property, you will be enthralled by its seemingly endless array of flowering shrubs and perennial flower gardens carved out of emerald lawns meandering through majestic, ancient trees. Formal gardens with a perennial panoply of color surround the house while a more formal garden features brick walkways circling from the house to a lovely fountain. At the rear of the property, the sense of serenity and informality result from a more natural landscape. With no other houses nearby, it provides a perfect environ for enjoying nature at its fullest. Welcoming guest from its circular driveway, a columned portico opens to a center-hall foyer where gleaming hardwood floors flow throughout the cheerful interior. To the left, a generous living room with front bay window, fielded panels, and a large wood-burning fireplace create a perfect setting for gracious entertaining. A tall arched doorway leads to delightful sunroom offering 3 walls of windows, built-ins and a cozy fireplace. Across the foyer, the sunny formal dining room includes an open-beam ceiling and front bay window. The cheery, renovated, eat-in kitchen features granite-topped cabinetry, casement windows, peninsula with glass cooktop, and stainless steel high-end refrigerator, wall ovens and dishwasher. Random plank oak floors flow into the breakfast area with fireplace and large window. A lovely powder room and inviting paneled study, overlooking and accessing the rear property, complete this level. On the second floor, views flood the sunny and serene master suite’s bedroom. An adjoining dressing room leads to a fully updated master bath with frameless-glass shower. Two additional bedrooms have updated baths en suite, and two more bedrooms share a hall bath. It is obvious how much the present owners have cherished this incredible retreat. And now, it can be the home of your dreams. Though less than a mile from charming village shops, restaurants, schools, and parks, yet seemingly in a world of its own, it is truly a hidden treasure.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman