62 Bacon Rd - Old Westbury, New York
Old Westbury. Like a sparkling gem glimpsed through an emerald wall of trees, this stately brick Georgian Colonial enjoys a magnificent setting. Here, graceful lawns and plantings have been carved out of a wooded wonderland to create a place of serenity and splendor. Amidst the towering trees, two entrances welcome you along a large circular paving-stone driveway to an imposing two-story portico with Corinthian columns and a charming entrance accented by custom stained-glass insets. Surrounded by grand estates in a corner of Old Westbury not far from the celebrated Old Westbury Gardens, this special home is convenient to outstanding shopping and dining venues, golf courses, equestrian facilities, museums, universities, beaches, and yacht clubs. It is just a short drive to major arteries and train station, putting it within a very comfortable commute to Manhattan and airports. As you enter through estate fencing into the enchanting rear property, you can feel the tension slip away as the towering trees and endless greenery enfold you with the peace and perfection only nature can provide. Ideal for quiet reflection or for entertaining a summer soirée, you will enjoy the expansive multilevel brick patios and built-in barbecue, all shaded by ancient towering trees. Accented with elegant dentil crown molding, French doors, and gleaming hardwood floors, the center-hall entrance foyer gives a hint of the bright and cheerful interior where casual elegance abounds. On one side, the spacious formal living room, illuminated by many windows on three exposures, offers traditional fireplace as a focal point. On the other side, French doors open to a cheery library featuring glazed paneling, peg-and-plank floors, and custom built-ins. To the rear of the foyer, French doors open to the stunning, banquet-sized formal dining room boasting custom built-in corner shell china cabinets at one end and four huge casement windows at the other overlooking the rear patio. A sunny breakfast room, with a wall of French doors opening to the patio and a wall of custom built-ins, connects the dining room, library, and foyer with the immense cook’s kitchen. Housing an incredible amount of storage and work space, this chef’s delight offers a huge center island with seating and a sink; two cooktops, one gas, one glass-top; and integrated appliances including a large refrigerator, dishwasher, trash compactor, and wall double-oven. A marble powder room is near a planning center. An amazing addition to the home, is the approximate 32-feet by 26-feet great room. With all the ambiance of a modern lodge in the woods, this spectacular space boasts a tongue-and-groove paneled, cathedral ceiling with open beams and skylights. Walls of windows grace three walls including one with windows soaring to the room’s apex. Adding a cozy spot for winter enjoyment is the huge stone fireplace, and for warm months, a triple French door opens to the rear patio. The second floor offers two luxurious master suites at opposite sides of the building. Both have ample space, extensive closets, and master baths. The larger includes a whirlpool tub, shower, and twin vanity. A hall bath with tub, shower, and twin vanity, serves two additional bedrooms, each with ample closets. Additional storage is in two hall closets. A full, unfinished basement offers endless possibilities for expansion from gym to home theater. In such a convenient and idyllic setting, this lovely property is ready and waiting to become the home of your dreams.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman