2 Fruitledge Rd - Brookville, New York
"Farmstead Acres": For half a century, passersby heading to the Tam O’Shanter Golf Club have enjoyed the beauty and charm of this enchanting manor house and its gorgeous estate viewed across a scenic pond with arched bridge. But few have realized that most of the houses, barns and bucolic pastures and paddocks, which they traveled past, were part of the same estate. Today, this 19.77 acre parcel, encompassing not only the manor house with pool and tennis court, but also 3 barns, one with 15 stalls, plus 4 charming farm houses and acre upon acre of fenced grazing land is now available for you to make your own equestrian paradise. Although Long Island has a long tradition of equestrian events from polo to racing, its residential housing boom has continually eroded zoning for horses. But this charming working horse farm has been grandfathered in and enjoys low taxes to boot. Although offering seemingly endless vistas of pastures and golf course creating a sense of country living, this exceptional estate is conveniently located in the village of Brookville with access to major highways, great shopping, fine and casual dining, and more. Built in 1964, the estate’s centerpiece is a manor house offering 6 bedrooms, 4 full and 2 half baths, all in pristine condition and creating the ambiance of a country gentleman’s estate. LOCATION: Originally purchased in the 1600’s from the Matinecock Indians by early settlers the Cedar Swamp territory east of Hempstead Harbor became a farming community of mostly English and Dutch corn farmers whose descendants sold their produce to a corn starch factory in nearby Glen Cove. By the turn of the Twentieth Century, many magnates and financiers were drawn to the area to build their grand estates. Today, the gentle rolling and wooded hillsides of Brookville are dotted with beautiful properties. Their residents enjoy a great location, convenient to boating, golf, equestrian facilities, quaint village shopping, museums, universities, and Long Island Railroad putting them within a comfortable commute to Manhattan. The Muttontown Preserve, with its many miles of equestrian trails is only a mile or so away. As a working horse farm, the estate is well equipped with a huge 15-stall barn with stalls opening to a large courtyard enclosed on 3½ sides. Two additional barns and a silo can be used for storage or other uses such as foaling. Four charming houses include a white 3-bedroom, 2-bath colonial with rocking chair front porch; a brown 3-bedroom, 2-bath colonial with rocking chair front porch; a red Dutch colonial with 3-bedrooms, 2-bath and raised deck; and a cozy white Dutch Colonial with 2-bedrooms, 1 bath and a patio. Wrapping around the estate’s lawns and outdoor entertainment areas and over most of the remainder of the property are fenced pastures, a pond surrounded by trees, and a riding ring. Approached by a long curved drive, the main house sits serenely in the center of exquisitely manicured lawns with gorgeous specimen plantings and an enchanting stone-edged pond. A large front courtyard allows for ample parking.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman