343 Duck Pond Rd - Matinecock, New York
Enjoy country club living without ever leaving home in this exceptional 8,400 square-foot brick manor set on over 8 spectacular, secluded acres that provide endless opportunities for entertaining and relaxation. Located in Matinecock, one of the “Gold Coast’s” most scenic communities close to golf, beaches, boating, public and private schools, quaint village shopping, fine dining, and the LIIR, the estate is approached by a long tree-lined private road and a large circular front courtyard. A separate driveway accesses a large parking courtyard and attached 4-car garage. Picket fencing encloses an immense rear property with expansive manicured lawns leading from two large bluestone terraces, one with canvas awning and outdoor kitchen, to several entertainment destinations. These include an inground Gunite pool with relatively new pool/guest house, which includes 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, kitchen, lounge and dining veranda; a new fenced-in HarTru tennis court; and a par 3 golf hole with green and sand traps. The manse’s interior is equally amenable to entertaining on a grand scale. Entered through a barrel ceiling vestibule, the gracious 2-story foyer with harlequin stone floor opens to a bright and airy living room with fireplace flanked by doors to a charming study with its own fireplace. An elegant formal dining room connects through a well-equipped butler’s pantry into a huge gourmet kitchen with 2 large center islands, many work stations, high-end finishes and appliances and easy access through a sunny breakfast area to the rear covered terrace – ideal for al fresco dining. The adjoining family room with fireplace provides a perfect spot for relaxation with a large entertainment center and access to a sundrenched alcove with open staircase to the basement and doors to the second rear terrace. Two lovely powder rooms, maid’s quarters, bath and laundry complete this level. A luxuriously appointed basement with media “club” room, billiard room, game room, gym, wet bar, wine cellar, lounge with built-in cabinetry. 2 Family bedrooms, each with private bath, finish the lower level. The second floor boasts 5 magnificent bedroom suites with gorgeous designer baths – all rivaling those found in the finest 5-star hotels. Included is a palatial and posh master suite, fabulous sun-drenched master bedroom, 3 walk-in closets, dressing room, 2 lavish master baths, 1 with access to a balcony. A walk-up third floor offers ample storage or expansion space. Additional features of this exceptional estate include well-water irrigation, bluestone walkway and stone-like balustrade leading to the pool area; 2 outdoor built-in grills; emergency generator; city water, 5-zone heat and central air-conditioning; a total of 5 fireplaces; hardwood floors, many gorgeous built-ins, central alarm system, sound system, and central vacuum. Located about 28 miles from Manhattan, this magnificent “country gentleman’s” estate is truly a dream come true creating a magical setting for year-round entertaining on a grand scale and a perfect place to relax and unwind.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman