11 High Ridge Ln – Matinecock, New York
MATINECOCK. Bringing the “Great Gatsby” era into the Twenty-first Century is what this magnificent 1980’s six-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath, Georgian Manor is all about. Standing majestically on five exquisitely landscaped and fully-fenced acres carved out of pristine woodland, this stately brick home welcomes guests with a large courtyard with ample parking, a steep slate-like architectural hip roof, and an imposing two-story portico with Corinthian columns. A breezeway connecting to a four-car garage leads to an expansive bluestone patio that wraps around the side and rear of the mansion with stone balustrade overlooking sweeping lawns. Stepping stones lead to a scenic koi pond with waterfall on one side and on the other, a fabulous outdoor entertainment complex with sparkling inground pool, blue surround, large and beautiful pool house with two bathrooms, a HarTru tennis court, and a secluded playground with jungle gym and trampoline. Located in the scenic and wooded community of Matinecock, this exceptional estate has easy access to boating, golf, beaches, mansion museums, public and private schools, plus delightful shops, restaurants, and train stations in nearby Locust Valley and Oyster Bay Village. Many say that this area is becoming the “New Hamptons” with all its entertainment and waterfront venues within only about an hour commute to Manhattan. Impeccably upgraded and updated, this wondrous home exhibits all the grandeur of the North Shore’s “Golden Age” estates, built by the likes of J.P. Morgan and F.W. Woolworth, but with a verve and sunny cheerfulness that fits the tastes and comforts of today. Its two-story entrance foyer entered through oversized Brazilian cherry wood doors with high, beveled-glass fanlight sets the stage with its white inlaid marble floors and white fielded-panel walls beneath golden damask wall coverings carrying the eye up to a second-floor balcony. To the left, a second foyer displays a stunning bridle staircase to the second floor and offers access to a powder room and the kitchen. To the right, the bright and welcoming living room invites one to sit and visit awhile in front of an elegant fireplace flanked by fielded panels that wrap around the room to two giant, multi-paned front windows. Gleaming oak floors flow into a side foyer with a second curved staircase, closets, and French doors to the patio and garage. To the rear of the home, the magnificent, banquet-sized formal dining room is a work of art. Exquisite artisanship is exhibited in the elaborate detailing in the crown molding, cartouche-like fielded panels, a lovely fireplace with carved mantel, and a spectacular, boiserie-enhanced tray ceiling. Large windows and French doors open to the rear patio, and a lovely stained-glass French door opens to the kitchen. This immense space, filled with sunshine through two walls of windows and French doors, feels more like a great party room than the fabulous cook’s kitchen that it is, with its high-end built-in appliances, granite counters, and custom cabinetry. Perhaps this is because of the two huge, granite-topped center islands that resemble fine furniture and conceal two dishwashers flanking a large farm sink in one and a prep sink plus a large glass induction cooktop in the other. No columns or upper cabinets block the view or interrupt the stunning coffered ceiling that stretches over the kitchen, huge breakfast area with French doors to the patio, and a delightful breakfast bar that in a corner with large bay window and window seat, cupboards, and wall television. Another expansive space ideal for entertaining on a grand scale, the library is reminiscent of yesteryear mansion’s grand salons. Enfolded by custom built-in bookcases and fielded paneling (with secret doors), it features a cozy fireplace, French doors to the patio, large windows, and ample space for two grand pianos, a game table, and several conversation areas. For relaxing, a spacious den provides a comfortable retreat for watching television or playing games. A mudroom with French door to the driveway and a guest suite with full bath complete this level. The second floor is equally luxurious and includes four striking bedroom/bath suites, a charming sitting room illuminated by a several windows and a windowed cupola, and with access to the back stairs, a laundry, and a lavish master suite. The L-shaped master bedroom enjoys a unique and stunning tray ceiling and a sitting area with balcony overlooking the rear property. The sunny and spacious marble master bath offers a Roman whirlpool tub, custom console twin vanities, large shower, a water closet with television, and access to an office and a dressing room with vanity and two custom-fitted walk-in closets. The partially-finished basement includes ample storage areas, a laundry room with two washers and dryers, pet shower, and utility room. The quintessence of luxury living and an entertainer’s paradise, this breathtaking estate offers all one could want in such a superb location that you will feel like you are on vacation 365 days a year.
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