8 Chelmsford Dr - Muttontown, New York
Muttontown. Feel your worldly cares melt away as you come home to this magnificent little bit of paradise on two breathtaking acres in the heart of Muttontown. Surrounded by towering trees, sweeping lawns, and superb specimen plantings, this enchanting retreat is the quintessence of luxury “Gold Coast” living. From its archway entrance with an atrium “hidden garden” to its expansive rear deck and lagoon-like pool, everything has been redesigned and exquisitely finished to create a setting ideal for year-round entertaining and rejuvenating the soul. The sprawling five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, Mediterranean ranch has been so masterfully appointed, that if you like, you may even purchase it furnished price negotiable. With its elegant moldings, hardwood floors, window treatments, stunning ceilings, wall coverings, and luxurious, high-end kitchen and baths, it is ready for you to move in and make it your own. Originally settled in the 1600’s by sheep farmers, Muttontown was transformed in the early Twentieth Century when many New York’s financial leaders established their grand residences on these majestic hills located only 25 miles from Manhattan. Two former estates of are now known as The Muttontown Golf and Country Club and The Woodcrest Club. With similar roots, the well-known 550-acre Muttontown Preserve offers some of the most beautiful parkland on Long Island. Though residential, the community is close to shopping, dining, and transportation hubs. Enfolded by estate fencing, the rear property offers several venues for summer enjoyment. Extending the width of the house, expansive decking, accented by built-in flowerbeds, includes ample space for grilling and al fresco dining off the family room, narrower areas off the living and dining rooms, and a larger space for sunning off the master suite. Across the emerald lawn and nestled in a grove of romantic, if not exotic, trees, boulders, shrubs and plantings, a large, freeform, heated pool with meandering bluestone patios and babbling brook and waterfall, resembles a secret pond at the edge of an ancient woodland. Reminiscent of an Italian gentleman’s country villa, the home’s interior is replete with many luxurious and classical elements, each masterfully crafted. Beginning with the arched and filigree entrance doors, hand-glazed ornate moldings, random-plank hardwood floors, and Venetian plaster walls that flow throughout the spacious reception hall, with backlit vaulted ceiling, and into the elegant living room and adjoining formal dining room. Each area enjoys sky-lit cathedral ceilings, fielded panels, and sliding-glass doors to the rear deck. Equally impressive but with a more casual elegance, the family room displays an open-beam vaulted ceiling matching the wall of custom built-in cabinetry that enfolds an arched gas fireplace with ornate mantel. Triple sliding-glass doors provide access to the immense rear deck. The delightful sky-lit cook’s kitchen will make meal prep a joy with its quartz-topped white custom cabinetry, blue stone backsplash, oversized stainless-steel farm sink, and center island. High-end stainless-steel appliances include a Wolf gas cooktop with griddle, Electrolux built-in double-oven and warming drawer, Kitchen-Aid pro-sized refrigerator/freezer, two refrigerated drawers, a wine cooler, and an integrated dishwasher. A charming dining nook, with wainscot, enjoys views of the atrium’s garden. A service area includes a laundry, mudroom, study/guest/staff bedroom, full bath, and access to the attached two-car garage and the newly finished basement, with recreation room, wine cellar, and storage rooms. Off the reception hall, which provides a lovely powder room and guest closet, there are French doors accessing two corridors. One opens to the private master suite. Embellished with hand-glazed acanthus-leaf crown molding and Venetian-plaster walls, it includes: a serene bedroom with a high vaulted ceiling, two side windows, and sliding-glass doors to the deck; a large custom-fitted walk-in closet, and a white-marble master bath with twin vanity, free-standing jetted tub, bidet, commode, and large frameless-glass shower with seat. A second corridor leads to three additional attractive bedrooms, with ample closets, and a large hall designer bath with twin console vanities and glass-enclosed tub/shower. Everything has been meticulously renovated and redesigned with the finest of high-end materials and appointments and only needs you to make it complete.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman