55 Dogwood Ave - Roslyn Harbor, New York
Roslyn Harbor. Tucked away behind white gates on a magical and secluded property, this 2007 brick Georgian Colonial offers you an exceptional opportunity to own a magnificent and pristine six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath home in an enchanting setting and an ideal location. With all the grace and charm of a “Golden Age” estate, this timeless beauty offers the comforts and amenities so desirable today. All this is off a winding wooded avenue in Roslyn Harbor, a small residential village overlooking the waters of Hempstead Harbor. Originally a farming community, it was developed by wealthy New Yorkers into their summer estates. Two of those properties remain today, the modern Engineer’s Country Club and the William Cullen Bryant Preserve with the Nassau County Museum of Art. Located just north of Roslyn Village, the area is convenient to shopping (including the Americana at Manhasset and the Miracle Mile), fine dining, golf, boating, fabulous parks, railway station, and major highways, putting it within about 45 minutes from Manhattan. As you enter the courtyard of this beguiling residence, you may be intrigued by the sound of rushing water just out of sight. Pursuing your curiosity, you will find a waterfall cascading down several feet then tumbling along a stony creek bed to a wooded koi pond. There, you can enjoy a serene and quiet sitting area accessed from an enchanting stone bridal staircase. Perfectly built to transport you to a forest brook, these man-made wonders are just part of an acre of superbly designed landscaping with specimen trees and shrubs and a sweeping manicured lawn, all overlooked by an expansive raised stone patio. The house is equally impressive with its coined brick façade, slate-like architectural roof, and welcoming wide portico. Double doors open beneath a towering Palladian clerestory to an enthralling two-story center-hall foyer with graceful staircase and heated inlaid-marble floors. Coffered ceiling, fielded-panel walls, and stunning classic moldings are indicative of the quality and character of the entire home. Flanked by the formal living and dining rooms, the foyer opens through a barrel-ceiling alcove, with powder room and closet, into a hallway accessing the kitchen and great room. This sunny and inviting gathering place enjoys a wood-burning fireplace, oak floors, coffered ceiling, three sets of French doors to the rear patio and large doorways to the living room and kitchen. Elegant custom cabinetry with crown molding and marble countertop creates a bright and airy feeling to this delightful workspace, boasting a large center island with corbeled seating area and prep sink. High-end appliances include a Bosch dishwasher and Viking refrigerator, microwave, convection oven, and gas range with six burners, two ovens, and pot filler. The cheerful breakfast area enjoys a custom built-in breakfront and French doors to the patio. Off the kitchen are a butler’s pantry, a walk-in pantry, laundry room, backstairs, maid’s quarters, study, access to the garage, and side entrance. In its own wing of the second floor, the regal and aethereal master suite is a dream come true. With chandeliers hanging from high tray ceilings, and a cozy wood burning fireplace, the master bedroom and sitting room are joined by a coffered barrel-ceiling archway. A hall has marble floors extending into two walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath. This features radiant heated floors, a whirlpool tub, two console vanities, and a shower. Two additional bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath while two more enjoy en suite baths along with a spacious bonus/play room with vaulted ceiling and dormers. A wine connoisseur’s entertainment paradise, the full finished basement boasts an immense entertainment space with “tin” ceiling, hand-painted vintner’s-sign mural, three sets of tall French doors opening to a patio overlooking the babbling brook, and an immense wine cellar with arched, planked entrance doors, stone arches, tile floors, and brick walls and ceiling, that can hold over 2,000 bottles of wine. Paying tribute to Long Island’s glorious past while offering an almost storybook setting of charm and romance, this unique home is truly qualified to be your forever-after home.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman