530 Chicken Valley Rd - Matinecock, New York
If you love to entertain on a grand scale and live a Hampton lifestyle but less than 30 miles from Manhattan, this magnificent 10,500-square-foot Georgian Manor, on nearly eleven exquisitely landscaped acres, is ready to fulfill your dreams. Every inch of its house and grounds has been meticulously maintained, updated, and appointed to create a glorious move-in-ready retreat in an ideal location. As part of Long Island’s fabled “Gold Coast,” in the heart of Matinecock, one of the wealthier communities in America, this exceptional gated estate, surrounded by equally grand homes, is about two miles or less from golf courses, beaches, boating, quaint village shopping and dining, estate museums, nature preserve trails, and train station that offers a comfortable commute to Manhattan. You may be tempted, however, just to stay home and enjoy your country-club-like grounds with emerald lawns and trees enfolding walled gardens, bluestone and brick patios, free-form heated Gunite pool, Har-Tru tennis court, thousand-foot entry drive wending through towering trees, lawns, and manicured shrubs, and your eight-bedroom, six-full-bath, and three-powder-room manor house. Ideal for entertaining on any size and in any season, the sprawling, impeccable mansion includes three floors masterfully finished with lustrous hardwood floors, elegant moldings and built-ins, high ceilings (some coffered), and a myriad of windows and French doors opening to the picturesque property. Radiating a light and airy ambiance with a touch of New England charm, the oversized principal rooms present a casual elegance that invites you to linger and enjoy your surroundings. These include: a grand marble-floored foyer with graceful staircase, powder room, and cloak room; a gracious living room with classic fireplace and French doors to a large semicircular, walled, rear patio; a stunning fielded-panel library with rear bay window, fireplace, and walk-in wet bar; and a lovely banquet-sized formal dining room with tall bay window flanked by seashell corner cabinets. Well designed for entertaining, the service/north wing, boasts a spectacular eat-in kitchen ideal for serving any size or kind of dining. It boasts extensive cabinetry, high end appliances and finishes, and provides access to the dining room, front hall, sunny breakfast room, delightful family room with fireplace and built-in media center, and service area. This includes: two walk-in pantries (one with tall wine coolers); a four-piece laundry room with sink, cabinetry, and extra refrigerators; an office; a mudroom; and access to an attached two-car garage. (A second three-car detached garage is across the service courtyard.) Accessed from the kitchen, a generous bluestone patio is ideal for al fresco dining and easy access to the pool and a cabana party room, which includes a powder room and kitchenette/wet bar with refrigerator. Off the foyer, the south wing features an inviting fielded-panel study, a cheery sunroom opening to the backyard, a hall with wet bar, and double doors into a three-bedroom, two-bath guest suite, that your guests will love. Stairs from the foyer and from the service wing access the finished lower level – an entertainer’s dream! It boasts a home theater, recreation room with media center and built-ins, two bonus rooms, two exercise rooms, plus many closets and a powder room. The bright and cheerful, beautifully updated second floor offers: four very attractive bedrooms; three designer baths; a family room; walk-in hall closet; and a separate palatial master suite with serene bedroom, generous, custom-fit walk-in closet/dressing rooms, and a lustrous marble bath with shower, soaking tub, and custom built-in twin vanity. Every room, nook, and cranny of this warm and inviting home has been thoughtfully designed and appointed to please the eye and immediately make all who enter feel right at home. All this treasure needs is you.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman