8 Red Ground Rd - Old Westbury, New York
Old Westbury. Offering luxurious North Shore living, this stately 2014 Georgian brick Colonial masterfully combines the grandeur of the “Great Gatsby” era with the bright and airy ambiance popular today with the latest in modern comforts and technology. Set serenely on a park-like 2 acre property with a brand-new heated inground Gunite pool, with automatic cover, and bluestone surround to match a large rear patio. This home has a welcoming presence, ideal for year-round lavish living. Located in Old Westbury, just 30 minutes from Manhattan, Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, this home is conveniently located near Old Westbury Gardens, Nassau County Museum of Art, and The Children’s Museum of Long Island. The Americana Manhasset shopping center, several country clubs, and miles of public equestrian trails, as well as world class restaurants, polo clubs, yacht clubs and beaches, are all in close proximity to this elegant home. Located at the end of an approximately 900-foot private road shared by two other equally-grand estates, this inviting retreat proves its Twenty-First-Century origins as guests enter from its custom landscaped and gated driveway to the classic Colonial exterior of this center-hall mansion. Here, a touch of modern sophistication enhance its classic detailing with transitional touches throughout. In the two-story entrance foyer, sunlight enters through a Palladian transom with diamond-pane sidelights. Custom cut herringbone Calcutta marble floors, fielded-panel walls, and a custom iron staircase with stunning brass handrails make the entrance of this home breathtaking. The house boasts custom White Oak wood floors, bleached dove grey, and custom laid in a herringbone design to match the foyer. The dining and living rooms have brass floor inlays, coffered ceilings, fielded-wall panel moldings, and a gas see-through fireplace (functioning on an electric switch). This side of the fireplace is adorned with antique mirror trimmed in brass. Off the living room are large double doors opening to a sun-drenched study featuring shining lacquered walls, making for a traditional library in a very modern home. On the other side of the foyer is a breathtaking, one of a kind, formal dining room, offering coffered-ceilings and exquisite paneled moldings. Custom painted wallpaper, measured and produced specifically for this room, was crafted and hand painted by artisans in Japan. The Herringbone oak wood floors, with brass inlay flow through the butler’s pantry into the kitchen. The butler’s pantry has custom made hardware on the cabinetry and Calcutta marble countertops. This room holds one of three sinks with Waterworks fittings and features a wine refrigerator and an ice maker. Separated from the foyer with a pocket door, the grand gourmet kitchen, made by GD Cucina in Italy, boasts all custom cabinetry. Crown moldings and white Calcutta marble countertops, thicker than most seen on the market today, and full wall sheet of Calcutta marble backsplash create an elegance within. A large center island with two waterfall sides holds one of two kitchen sinks, with Waterworks fittings, a hidden microwave oven and storage. All the appliances are European, by Gaggenau and include a sixburner gas range with Waterworks pot filler, two full refrigerators and freezers, a steam oven, a warming drawer and convection oven, and two dishwashers. Open to the spacious breakfast area with French doors to the rear patio, an inviting family room features a double sided glass gas fireplace, with book-matched Calcutta marble sitting atop, shared with the living room. Completing this floor is a separate wing with mudroom, access to the 3 car garage, outside entrance to the patio, walk-in closet, walk-in pantry, and full bathroom. On the second floor, a serene and over-sized master suite includes a bedroom with fielded wall moldings, high tray ceilings, plus an incredible master bath with all custom made Carrera marble walls and antique mirror, a custom twin vanity with leather panels, and a glass-enclosed steam room with three sets of exposed Lefroy Brooks shower/bath fittings and free-standing Waterworks tub. Two custom-fitted closets add to the suite’s luxury, but not to mention a separate custom woman’s closet, the size of a bedroom, with Marble Island. Completing this floor are three bedrooms all with baths en suite and beautifully appointed with custom designed tilework. The full finished basement is another level of living and entertaining for both the children and adults, and features a play area and art studio, a study, a glass-walled wine cellar, a gym/dance studio with mirrored wall and dance bar, as well as two bedrooms and two full baths. The basement also has a spacious laundry room, with custom subway tiling, featuring two full size Electrolux washers and dryers. With great attention to details and quality materials, this spectacular residence has everything you could imagine in the home of your dreams.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman