Property DescriptionOnce in a rare while does a grand estate from Long Islands Golden Age become available for purchase with its acreage intact. Such is Meriwether. Designed by Kimball Husted and built in 1937, it was purchased in 1950 by George ONeill and his wife, Abby Rockefeller ONeill, great granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, for nearly seventy years until her death in 2017 and his in 2019. Fondly remembered by their big family and many friends, they were in love and each others best friend, and their home was full of, fun, generous, full of adventure, and memory making. They were both successful in business and known for their philanthropic activities including leading many civic organizations. With such a loving couple living here for their entire marriage, raising six children, and welcoming their many grandchildren and great grandchildren, this exceptional estate is the quintessence of gracious Gold Coast living. Its magnificent 31.5 acres exhibit a delightful range of vistas from woodland to sweeping lawns and gardens. Carved out of the rolling wooded hills of Oyster Bay Cove, the estate is convenient to beaches, boating, golf, and the train stations and delightful shops and restaurants of nearby Oyster Bay Village and Cold Spring Harbor. At the end of a scenic drive, a spacious circular courtyard welcomes you to this stately eleven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half-bath, Georgian brick manor. To the left, a service courtyard provides access to three garages, totaling nine bays, and a two-bedroom guest cottage. To the right in the distance, hidden by Japanese maples, an inground Gunite pool with bluestone patio, babbling rock waterfall, and pool house stands ready for an afternoon swim. The manors interior will enfold you like a warm hug with its timeless grace and beauty. High ceilings rimmed by intricate crown molding, lustrous hardwood floors, French doors with transom lights opening to two loggias and several bluestone patios, tall mahogany doors beneath frieze entablatures, a bridal staircase, oversized windows, six inviting fireplaces are just part of this homes enduring charm. Everything has been exquisitely maintained and kept up to date with many areas redone in recent years including the driveway, house and garage rooves, the pool, emergency generators, and central-air conditioning. A lovely reception hall, ballroom sized living room, banquet-sized dining room, and study were designed for grand year-round entertaining - all with easy access to the grounds and serviced from a wing with butlers pantry, kitchen, laundry, back stairs, and cooks quarters. Extensive accommodations for family, guests, and staff can be found on the second floor as can the palatial and romantic master suite. Whether looking for an investment in an age of dwindling available acreage or exploring the possibilities for turning this gracious nearly century-old pristine estate into your personal paradise, Meriwether is a rare gem sparkling in the center of an emerald necklace of fine residences called Oyster Bay Cove.. View 3D virtual tour & floor plan.