A home for all holidays
Story by Houlihan Lawrence
Photographs by Tim Lee
AT A GLANCE
• 6,422 square feet
• 1.68 acres
• Bedrooms: 8
• Baths: 6 full, 2 half
• Amenities: New Christian’s of London kitchen, elevator serving all levels, additional 2,500 square feet on lower level, staff quarters with private entrance, garden room, pool, pond, total privacy.
• Price: $3.3 million
After a six-year renovation, this totally custom 1936 home has been restored beyond its original glory, providing a stunning living environment graced with the latest modern luxuries.
Gothic arches, high ceilings, reclaimed antique flooring, exquisite molding, artisan wall finishes and ornate fireplaces set a refined tone throughout the generously scaled interiors, in which no detail was overlooked. Preserving the beauty of the home’s 1930s roots while integrating a substantial and seamless expansion, the talented owner restored the original detailing wherever possible and, when new enhancements were required, made every effort to mirror the home’s original splendor.
Ideal for entertaining
Memorable entertainment spaces abound, beginning with the living room and dining room, each an exquisite backdrop for formal fun.
A glass-wrapped garden room with French doors opening to the pool terrace is another extraordinary space affording easy indoor and outdoor gatherings.
One of the home’s great charms is its easy adaptability to both grand-scale and intimate groups alike. Friends and family will revel in its generous comforts, beginning with the Christian’s of London kitchen, a heart-of-the-house tour-de-force that is sure to become a favored gathering place. Offering plenty of space for the serious chef as well as casual family life, the kitchen flows easily into a two-story family room opening to a delightful covered porch.
A cozy library and a spacious recreation room are among the many other welcoming interiors that set the home apart.
More private spaces
Eight bedrooms, including a lavish master suite, are contained within the home’s generous living space, totaling 6,400-plus square feet on two main levels and an additional 2,500 square feet on the lower level.
Adding to the wealth of amenities is an elevator with access to all levels, staff/guest quarters with a private entrance, a three-car garage, sophisticated interior/exterior lighting and sound systems designed to ensure comfortable and elegant living.
On the grounds
The residence is nestled in a dazzling 1.68-acre setting with a pool and pond in the heart of Sterling Ridge.
Privacy is emphasized throughout the magnificently planted grounds, which delight throughout the seasons with their mixture of stone pathways, broad lawns, lush gardens and magnificent trees, including majestic weeping willow and a grove of Bradford pear trees.
A heated pool and a beautifully planted terrace provide a treasured oasis for outdoor enjoyment, while a sitting area beside the tranquil pond offers the perfect antidote for today’s busy lifestyle.
The surrounding community
Celebrated for its expansive properties and country-like ambience, Sterling Ridge is one of Harrison’s most desirable locales, prized for its gently winding lanes and rolling hills.
With its proximity to Manhattan, a distance of 25 miles, the area is also convenient to town, schools and the Metro-North Railroad, all just minutes away.
Residents are served by the Harrison Central School District, known for its challenging curricula, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for high school students. Several prominent private schools further augment the fine educational opportunities.
Nearby Long Island Sound and a host of country clubs, golf courses and marinas provide abundant recreational amenities while premier cultural events at nearby Purchase College offer myriad opportunities to enjoy the arts locally.
For more information, contact Dorothy Walker at Houlihan Lawrence at (914) 967-7680, ext. 338; (914) 417-8106 or email@example.com.