The beauty of the landscape, artfully arranged in the fashion of a European country garden, wonderfully blends with the romance of this lovely Georgian Brick Manor House. On 2.5 acres that nestles alongside the grounds of a former Rockefeller Estate, gently rolling lawns and a wide variety of flowering trees create a horticultural tapestry enjoyed from sunburst-capped French doors and generous bay windows. Automated awnings add delightful shade to the impressive tiered entertainment terrace and a charming ivy-draped loggia complements the sunny lawn where a swimming pool is cradled by perennials. Approached from a private lane and pebble courtyard, double doors open to a dramatic entry hall of marble, a fitting prelude to more than 13,700+/- square feet of entertainment and family spaces inspired by KKB Interiors of Greenwich. The prevailing charm of yesteryear, Venetian plaster walls, extraordinarily high ceilings, classical stepped moldings and parquet floors are showcased in beautifully scaled, light-filled rooms. For every gathering, the living room provides an elegant stage with a crackling fire, illuminated cockleshell wall niches and stereo music setting the tone. Dinner invitations will mark the calendar, and always be truly memorable when served in the regal dining room (18.8’ by 25.8’). A handsome cherry wood library with fireplace and a fire-lit solarium are two favorite spots for catching up at the end of the day. A remarkable passageway with panel walls and a rotunda featuring a hand painted mural quietly unites formal and informal spaces. Capturing breathtaking garden vistas, country ease and in-town sophistication combine in the family room with fireplace. The breakfast room and custom gourmet kitchen with well-appointed butler’s pantry capture a south-facing exposure. A three-stop elevator, four car heated garage with lift and two powder rooms add to the home’s sophistication. True luxury is felt from the moment you enter the master suite featuring a sitting area, separate study, a fireplace, two balconies, two customized wardrobe and dressing closets plus two sumptuous marble baths highlighted by a European style steeping tub and sauna. An upstairs family room, five bedrooms including an oversized suite, and four baths extend warm hospitality on the second floor, while a primary guest suite with terrace and full bath is privately arranged on the main floor. A stunning garden level adds a dimension to in town living that’s virtually beyond compare. A spacious entertainment-media room and “indoor cabana” with beverage serving area and changing rooms are located just meters from the pool. The English tap room has a dance floor complete with disco lights; the 2,000+ bottle wine cellar has a professional sommelier station and custom installations bring a touch of Hollywood into the 10-seat theater. With a mirrored yoga or exercise studio, massage room, game room and billiards room, there’s no better place to savor your free time.
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