20 Lattingtown Ridg Ct - Lattingtown, New York
LATTINGTOWN. Standing regally on a gentle hillside, this timeless stucco French Colonial, with coins, hip roof, domed chimneys, elegant moldings, and coat-of-arms, welcomes guests up a long, winding drive partially shaded by stately, towering oaks. Off a quiet cul-de-sac in Lattingtown, this magnificent two-acre mini-estate is carved out of pristine woodland and features sweeping emerald lawns, stone-tiered gardens, and an entertainer’s-dream outdoor entertainment complex. An enthralling country-club ambiance carries on into the home’s bright and spacious, four-bedroom, three-bath interior offering a casual elegance with easy flow from space to space, natural-tone hardwood floors, elegant millwork, large windows, French doors, a fabulous finished basement, and a huge unfinished attic with expansion possibilities. On the shores of Long Island Sound, Lattingtown is the northernmost part of a larger area, fanning out from the village of Locust Valley, that is referred to by many as “Locust Valley,” just as all seaside communities on Long Island’s lower eastern peninsula are called “the Hamptons.” Located less than 30 miles from Manhattan, it has in recent years become a closer and more appealing destination for a younger generation of successful New Yorkers to live. It is known for its grand estates, scenic vistas, country and golf clubs, and its proximity to yacht clubs, fine dining, quaint shopping districts, private and public schools, and the Long Island Railroad. Amidst serene gardens and rolling lawns with a backdrop of soaring trees, the rear property’s resort-like retreat begins with an expansive rear granite patio, ideal for al fresco dining, that leads via a bluestone path through gated estate-fencing to an enchanting inground, Gunite, salt-water pool that has been recently renovated like new. Hidden pool equipment includes a brand-new filter system with a super-quiet, four-speed pump, salt cell, and existing heater. Upgraded electrical equipment comprises six Intellibrite LED pool lights with multi-color functions and software for manual or phone/tablet control of lights, pump, heater, and waterfalls. An expansive surround and patio are enhanced by a new blue-tile raised wall containing a triple waterfall. A brand-new pool house, designed, architecturally drawn, and built from the ground up, boasts central-air conditioning and heat for year-round enjoyment. A large great room contains a granite-topped kitchenette with center island, high-end refrigerator, freezer drawers, ice machine cabinet, and dishwasher. There is a full bath with a glass enclosed indoor shower plus an outdoor shower with its own brand-new septic system. A Nana window system opens the kitchen to a six-foot bar, with ample seating, in one of two raised verandas overlooking the pool. The interior begins with a two-story central foyer, with elegant staircase, extending through to kitchen and French doors accessing the rear deck. The living room is flooded with light through two six-over-nine front windows and French doors to a side balcony flanking a massive marble fireplace. The formal dining room opens through wide French doors to a versatile sitting room, with direct access to the kitchen, ideal for additional seating or buffet for large dinner parties. The sky-lit, vaulted-ceiling kitchen enjoys custom cabinetry with white marble countertop, high-end appliances, a farm sink overlooking the patio, a pantry, and a delightful breakfast area offering gorgeous vistas through a bay of six large windows. A hall off the foyer leads to a lovely marble full bath and a spacious study/family room with fireplace and French doors to the rear patio. This area could easily convert to a first-floor master suite if desired. The second-floor master suite offers a large bedroom with ample closets and room for more, a gorgeous marble master bath with whirlpool tub and glass-enclosed shower, and access to a private balcony overlooking the foyer with Palladian window and two closets. Two additional bedrooms share an attractive hall bath. The fabulous finished basement is ideal for entertaining and has access to the driveway. It includes a great room with fireplace, game room, gym, bonus/sound room, bedroom, full bath, and access to the attached two-car garage. Offering the quintessence of “Gold Coast” luxury living, this exceptional pristine home is ready for you to make it your own Shangri-la.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman