Beautifully situated on the grounds of the Sleepy Hollow Country Club, this impressive residence sits high on a hilltop to take full advantage of the unobstructed Hudson River vistas that reach south to the Tappan Zee Bridge. The 2.1-acre domain, cloistered at the end of a private road, overlooks a verdant setting that encompasses manicured club grounds and the inspiring riverscape. A circular drive introduces the gracious manor, which is framed by a lush mix of specimen plantings and towering trees. The artfully-terraced landscape, complete with beautiful gardens, tailored stone walls, a waterfall and various meditation and entertaining areas, provides the perfect backdrop for memorable outdoor enjoyment with its serenity and beauty. Complementing the setting is an expansive deck with a pergola-topped dining area and a handsome stone terrace – both providing idyllic venues for outdoor entertaining or simply relaxing and appreciating the extraordinary water views that never cease to amaze.
THE RESIDENCE: The pleasures of luxury living are yours to enjoy at this distinguished home, which was built in 1998 to the highest standards of aesthetics and craftsmanship. Elegant and sophisticated yet comfortably scaled, the home’s restrained profile belies the luminous beauty that unfolds from the moment one enters the home. Exquisite design and superb quality reign throughout the home’s 7000 square feet of view-filled living space, which is noteworthy for the refreshingly modern ambience that has been artfully blended into a classical framework. Enveloped by its spectacular setting and prized for its remarkable river views, this exceptional home offers 4 levels of living space including 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 powder rooms.
MAIN LIVING AREAS: The intimate Entrance Foyer and adjoining 2-story circular Gallery provide a dramatic introduction to this finely rendered home. Highlighting the exceptional scenery through its massive glass panels, the gallery showcases the blissful river views that are on display in many of the main rooms. Stunning formal rooms including a Living/Music Room accented with a towering window wall, a limestone fireplace and wet bar, and an equally alluring formal Dining Room offer unrivaled entertaining spaces. Wonderfully inviting and artfully ensconced behind hidden doors, the “secret” Library is accessible from both the main hall and living room.
A sunlit Family Room with a fireplace flows out to the mahogany Deck for easy indoor/outdoor entertaining. The beautifully-designed Kitchen, inspired by a professional chef, offers a wealth of amenities including furniture-quality cabinetry, Gaggeneau and Thermador appliances and multiple refrigerator and freezer drawers. A large Butler’s Pantry, Food Pantry and window-wrapped informal Dining Area complete the kitchen. The main level also includes an Office, Mud Room and two Powder Rooms.
SECOND AND THIRD FLOORS: Grandly scaled and filled with light and views, the second-floor Master Suite has a skylit ceiling, fireplace and French doors opening to a balcony. Custom-fitted Dressing Rooms and a sumptuous limestone and marble Bath with a deep spa tub finish the suite. Two additional Bedrooms, a full Bath and Playroom are also found on this level. A spacious third-level Guest Suite offers a high-ceilinged bedroom, ensuite bath and a balcony overlooking the river.
GARDEN LEVEL: Accessed via two staircases and offering direct access to the stone terrace that sweeps across the rear façade of the home, this level is devoted largely to recreation. Highlights include a sprawling Recreation Room, a second Family Room with a stone fireplace and large wet bar, a generously-sized Wine Room, a Bedroom, full Bath and Laundry Room with kitchenette. Direct access to the attached 2-car Garage is also provided.
LOCATION: The residence is privately situated in the Scarborough area of Briarcliff Manor, a distinguished enclave prized for its many fine estates and picturesque Hudson River scenery. Approximately 45 minutes from Manhattan, the Taconic Parkway, Route 9 and Metro North rail service from the Scarborough station provide easy access to Manhattan. The area offers a wealth of attractions including historic Hudson Valley destinations such as Kykuit and Phillipsburg Manor, boating on the Hudson and world-class recreational amenities at premier clubs including Sleepy Hollow, Trump National and the Hudson National clubs. Fine public education is provided by the Tarrytown School District, while noted private schools such as Hackley and the Masters School also serve the community.