3 Houses That Wow
These outstanding houses will turn even the wealthiest homeowners green with envy.
If money were no object, what would be on your real estate wish list? These sky’s-the-limit listings represent some of the most luxurious estates in Westchester, with features that would make Robin Leach jealous. Whether your ideal castle involves the biggest property around, a sports-lover’s mecca, design by bold-faced names, or a private peninsula with the ultimate in water views, these houses remind us to dream big.
Location: 160 Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford Corners
List Price: $8,950,000
Square Footage: 13,244
Blending classic shingle-style architecture with the amenities of a brand-new luxury home, this country estate built in 2016 brings together the best of old and new. The house — with chef’s kitchen, expansive master suite with spa bathroom, and great room with 20-foot-high stone fireplace — has green, energy-efficient mechanical systems working behind the scenes, including a geothermal heating and cooling system (with radiant heated floors) and smart-house technology throughout. Comprising 27 acres, the peaceful, wooded grounds can be enjoyed from the shelter of a 2,500 sq ft stone veranda with outdoor fireplace.
Listed With: Nancy Strong, Douglas Elliman; 914.671.5784
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Location: 120 Polly Park Road, Rye
List Price: $9,250,000
Square Footage: 9,345
Though it’s not far from downtown Rye, this grand estate near Westchester Country Club feels a world away, on five private wooded acres with impeccably landscaped grounds that include gazebos, sculptures, and a waterfall fountain. For recreation, there are indoor and outdoor pools and a tennis court. Inside the Mediterranean-style mansion, a sweeping double staircase with iron railings channels Gone With the Wind, and there are well-appointed living and entertaining spaces throughout, including a large basement game room and movie-screening lounge.
Listed With: Louis Katsoris, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s; 914.921.9250
List Price: $8,995,000
Square Footage: 17,522
Not only is Longmeadow estate the largest property available in the Rivertowns, its grounds overlooking the Hudson River are steeped in history. The elegant Georgian manor with gated entrance is one of the original homes in Matthiessen Park, the area once known as Tiffany Park and home to the estate of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany & Co. Notable features in the 8-bedroom, 12-bath home — which was refreshed by AD100 interior designer Thomas Britt — include a solarium, indoor pool, two-story paneled library, 2,500 sq ft master wing, and an 80-foot terrace overlooking the river.
Listed With: Ellen Schwartz, Douglas Elliman; 914.420.4615