5 Old Farm Ln - Old Westbury, New York
OLD WESTBURY. No matter how you feel about contemporary architecture, you will fall in love with this amazing and captivating home. Secluded on over two mesmerizing acres, seemingly isolated from all worldly cares, this warm and inviting home will transport your thoughts to an imagined mountain retreat where you might enjoy an endless fantasy vacation. No matter the season, every amenity awaits your enjoyment as you entertain in supreme comfort and casual elegance. In summer, enjoy relaxing by your outdoor pool, playing a game of tennis or basketball, or strolling along an emerald lawn meandering amidst towering trees and lush gardens. In colder months, take a dip in your grand sky-lit indoor pool; enjoy playing table sports and watching movies in your huge lower level, or lounge in your spacious main floor great room with stone fireplace, bar, and built-in entertainment center. All areas of this captivating estate have been perfectly appointed to create the quintessence of luxury living in a relaxed and congenial environment. Approached by a circular drive at the end of a cul-de-sac in picturesque Old Westbury this exceptional residence enjoys an ideal location. Long a popular area for Manhattan’s magnates and luminaries, Old Westbury is just 30 minutes by railway or highway from Manhattan and Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. Conveniently located near parks and museums, it is just a short drive from fine dining, premier shopping, country clubs, miles of public equestrian trails, polo club, yacht clubs and beaches. Boasting a gorgeous country-club-like setting backing into acres of pristine woodland, this spectacular mini-estate begins with a welcoming circular drive and Crab Orchard stone front walk and steps. A walkway wends around to an expansive rear entertainment complex with spacious stone patio encompassing a Gunite inground pool and outdoor kitchen. In the distance surrounded by trees, stone retaining wall and large elevated observation terrace, a HarTru tennis court also serves as a basketball court. Impeccably manicured lawns wind through towering trees and delightful gardens to a peaceful sitting area, ideal for bird watching or meditation. Upon entering the sky-lit foyer, with its vaulted ceiling and graceful staircase, one is enthralled by a stunning stone wall punctuated with shuttered windows, looking into an immense indoor pool/entertainment room, complete with banquette seating, cedar walls and ceiling, lounge area, and many sets of sliding doors opening to the rear patio and pool area. Warm, attractive terra cotta floors flow from the foyer down a long gallery accessing the principle rooms. First is the inviting formal dining room beautifully adorned with hardwood floors, rich crown and baseboard moldings and a long triple window overlooking the front courtyard. To the rear of the gallery, down a couple of steps, the fabulous great room invites all to come and enjoy, offering something for everyone. At one end, a warm and inviting raised hearth fireplace, set in a wall of stone, provides a perfect spot for conversation and for viewing the game on a built-in television. A paneled ceiling, highly polished wood floors, and uniquely milled bookcases and cabinetry, create a subtle nautical ambiance. A corner bar with seating and large area for games or music, plus two triple sliders opening to the rear patio, add to the room’s appeal. Off the dining room, the delightful eat-in country kitchen overlooks the great room through a large pass through. Windows in the breakfast area and above the sink offer colorful views of flowering shrubs. Granite countertops grace ample Shaker cabinetry and a large center island with glass cooktop and seating. High-end appliances include stainless steel wall double-oven and warming drawer plus integrated refrigerator and dishwasher. A service hallway leads to the laundry, attached two-car garage, guest/staff bedroom and a lovely full bath. A second full bath is convenient to both pools. On the second floor, the bright luxurious master suite includes a spacious bedroom with vaulted ceiling, large windows, a walk-in closet, and a cheery and sunny master bath boasting a large soaking tub, two separate vanities, a dressing table, and a glass-enclosed shower. Three additional bedrooms feature great interior design, large windows, ample closets, and share a roomy designer bath with twin vanity. The full finished basement provides a generously sized entertainment area that presently holds a pool table, a computer station, ping pong table, home theater, and ample storage space. Come experience this magical entertainer’s paradise and indulge the desire to live life to the fullest.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman