This exceptional estate, set on nine bucolic acres that call to recreation and equestrian pursuits, is located in the Incorporated Village of Upper Brookville on the North Shore of Long Island. It is just 26 miles east of Manhattan and within minutes of fine shopping and dining.
Striking wrought iron gates, purchased from the JP Morgan estate and attributed to Samuel Yellin Ironworks, open to a long drive with a majestic allee of Linden trees and broad green lawns. The beauty of Gray Horse Farm lies in the artistry of its glorious Georgian manor combined with the enjoyment of its pastoral surrounds. It is a preeminent estate offering exceptional luxurious, refined and comfortable living.
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- A brick-walled courtyard welcomes guests to the gracious and inviting Georgian-style manor. Designed by notable architect James W. O’Connor, the residence was completed in 1924. It is artfully arranged around the central courtyard, and it retains much of its original ambiance. The distinguished whitewashed brick façade is topped by a slate roof punctuated with chimneys. Large windows are tailored with Essex green painted shutters. A porte cochere is framed with flowering wisteria, and the welcoming front entry has lovely leaded glass fan and side lights.
- The front-to-back center hall with raised panel wainscoting and gleaming teak floors sets a gracious and inviting tone. The hall opens to the library which exudes warmth and comfort. It features pickled oak paneled walls with a rich patina and dentil molding detail, display shelves and a fireplace. It is a superb setting for an elegant home office or media room. A gallery hall along the front axis of the residence has a charming Dutch door to the courtyard where horses can be rested. The hall opens to an ‘after the hunt’ salon with a coffered ceiling, fireplace, wet bar and powder room. The impressively-scaled formal living room is anchored by a fireplace with an exquisite carved marble mantle with bronze applique details. Gold-leafed carved crown molding adds further refinement to the design. Expanding the space for elegant outdoor entertaining, six sets of French doors open onto attractive low-walled brick terraces that overlook the lawns and gardens. There is room for several furniture groupings. The formal dining room is set for wonderful gatherings and celebrations. It features teak peg board floors and an oversized fireplace with green marble surrounded by gleaming wood paneling. There are handsome built-in display shelves with a scallop detail and beautifully conserved hand painted early 19th century French wallpaper with a depiction ascribed to the Festival of the King at Tuileries. Arch-topped paneled French doors open to the light-filled kitchen complex. It has an informal dining/breakfast area with a vaulted ceiling and sliding glass doors that open to a brick terrace with views of the oversized swimming pool. With top-of-the-line Thermador and Sub-Zero appliances, the kitchen is well-equipped for gourmet cooking and large-scale entertaining. Custom cabinetry, granite countertops, a wood-topped work island and herringbone terra cotta floors combine to create an attractive and functional space. A full butler’s pantry provides for additional storage. There is a marvelous functioning antique Bohn ice box room, a potting/flower cutting room, a mudroom and a powder room.
- A graceful curved staircase rises to the second level and opens to the principal suite which features a spacious and luxurious bedroom with a wide oak peg board floor and a fireplace. The suite has room for a seating area and panoramic views of the stunning grounds. Two bathrooms feature marble floors. The first en suite has a steam shower and a sauna. There is a cedar closet and a dressing room with custom fittings. The second en suite has a deep jetted Ultra tub, a shower and a fireplace. There is an additional dressing room with walls of custom closets and a fireplace. Four additional bedrooms, many with fireplaces, are connected in pairs by full baths. In a separate wing, a bedroom has an en suite bath, an office overlooks the tennis and sports courts, and a spacious recreation/fitness room has a vaulted ceiling with collar ties and a full bath. A staircase provides access to the third level which has two additional bedrooms with charming gabled windows and custom closets. There is a full bath and ample cedar closets provide for seasonal storage.
- The main residence has central air conditioning for warm weather comfort and a generator for essential power in the case of an outage. There is a temperature-controlled wine cellar and an elevator travels from the unfinished basement with vast storage space to the first and second levels.
- Magnificently designed and maintained, the timeless Gray Horse Farm estate is comprised of a gracious eight-bedroom manor surrounded by landscaped gardens. Specimen trees, flowering dogwood, rhododendron, manicured hedges and lush green lawns add to the resplendent beauty of the property. The residence is complemented by a spectacular heated saltwater swimming pool and spa with an attractive red-brick surround that is a tranquil focal point of the expansive gardens. The pool house is well-equipped for entertaining. With both heating and cooling for comfort, it features sitting and dining areas, a kitchenette and a full bath. Integrated into the gardens, a solid surface sports court sits adjacent to a Har-Tru tennis court.
Horse Facility Features
- The equestrian center offers a three-stall horse stable equipped with tack and tool rooms. There is a three-stall run-in shed and idyllic paddocks are surrounded by crisp white fencing. Two apartments with two- and three-bedrooms respectively were recently updated. There are two garages with parking for seven vehicles. This wonderful property offers a luxurious lifestyle where nature’s beauty can be enjoyed.
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60 Piping Rock Rd, Locust Valley, Nassau County, New York