10 Soundside Ln - Glen Cove, New York
Glen Cove. Nestled in an emerald paradise overlooking the cerulean waters of Long Island Sound, this five-bedroom, four-full-and-two-half-bath French Country Colonial provides an enchanting waterfront retreat in an area that many refer to as the “New Hamptons” of Long Island. Just one-fourth the distance from New York City, the area, including Glen Cove, Locust Valley, and Lattingtown, has become known for its night life, fine dining, village shopping, golf, boating, and beaches. Part of the fabled “Gold Coast,” this acre-and-a-quarter piece of heaven enjoys the same panoramic water vistas as the estates of “Golden Age” titans, J. P. Morgan, banking and railroad tycoon, Harold I. Pratt, industrialist, and William Henry Webb, naval architect. All these estates, now converted to institute, hospital, nature preserve and country park, are a mile or less up the beach. Just off a wooded cul-de-sac lane, iron gates and a winding circular drive lead to the charming brick home with new mansard roof. Past the attached two-car garage, a brick walk leads to the hidden treasure – the rear property - with its breathtaking panoramic seascape enjoyed from many unique points of view. Across the back of the house, shady brick patios offer ideal settings for al fresco dining and enjoying cocktails as the sun sets across the water and twinkling lights appear on the mainland. To the right, an s-shaped pool provides hours of fun and room for sunbathing on a large surround. A bit further, a screened-in gazebo offers perfect water vistas and privacy for quiet reflection. A few steps down toward the water, a large deck, built on top of a cabana/garden shed, forms a balcony overlooking the lower lawn, a second deck, and steps to the beach. Exquisitely landscaped and hardscaped, this summer Shangri-La is ideal for entertaining on a grand scale. Upon entering the sunny foyer, the magic begins as you glimpse through rear French doors and see the Sound’s glistening waters. Allowing nearly all rooms to enjoy breathtaking water views, this beautifully maintained home features gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings, and three floors of comfortable living space including first and second floor master suites. To the left of the foyer, a formal dining room, presently used as a study, provides views of the front courtyard and, to the rear, water views seen beyond the adjoining sunken living room, with wood-burning fireplace, and on through the spacious, sky-lit sunroom with three walls of glass and sliding doors to the rear patio. Across the foyer, a spacious, sun-drenched French Country Kitchen boasts extensive hand-glazed, granite-topped, custom cabinetry enfolding high end stainless-steel appliances. A huge center island with seating area, sink and dishwasher, makes washing the dishes a pleasure as you look out at the pool or watch the boats go by through a huge picture window and atrium doors in the spacious breakfast area. Off the kitchen are a side entrance and a hallway accessing the garage back stairs, a guest/staff bedroom, and a full bath. A lovely powder room is off the foyer, and off the dining room, the luxurious master suite wing offers spectacular water views, and a huge sky-lit master bath with several windows, twin vanities, sauna, steam shower, and whirlpool tub. Off the second floor’s sitting area, with closets and stairs to the foyer, the second master suite offers fabulous water views, walk-in closet, and master bath. Two additional bedrooms share a hallway full bath. The finished basement offers ample space for enjoyment with a fun recreation room, a powder room, mudroom, and access to the pool area. Come experience the epitome of gracious “Gold Coast” living in this enchanting waterfront getaway.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman