most spectacular property in Westchester County
New Rochelle, NY, USA US $18,950,000
One of the most spectacular properties in Westchester County, "All View" is a grand estate boasting 23,000 square feet and perched on a nearly three-acre peninsula in the Long Island Sound in a private, gated community with security. The majestic home is comprised of 13 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, nine fireplaces, a cinema, wine cellar, billiard room, staff quarters, sun porch/gym, four kitchens (chef's, butler's pantry, large family eat-in, and staff), formal dining room, formal living room, family room, library, custom closets throughout (including his and her dressing rooms in the master suite), and a six-car garage. The kitchens boast high-end appliances: custom La Cornue and Viking ranges, two Gaggenau ovens, five refrigerators (three of which are Sub-Zero), three Miele dishwashers, and one Viking dishwasher. Historic extravagance melds seamlessly with modern aesthetic sensibilities - hand plastered vaulted ceilings, a diamond leaded gallery of windows, a gilded central staircase, two-story white marble columns, the finest materials including rare Onyx, and parquet floors finished in Oak, Grey French Wax and Ebony.
The estate's name comes from the breath-taking scenery that surrounds every inch of the property - panoramic views of Echo Bay and the Long Island Sound, stretching south to New York City and Connecticut in the north. Built in 1890 and designed by architect Sydney Stratton and iconic American architect Stanford White, the original owner was Charles Oliver Iselin, an American banker and three-time America's Cup winning yachtsman. Throughout the years the house has hosted numerous dignitaries and celebrities, and most recently endured a multi-year renovation through which it was lovingly and meticulously restored, bringing it back to its former glory, while advancing it technologically and sustainability into the 21st century, including a new 14-zone geothermal heat and air conditioning system. The end result is simply stunning!
The grounds were originally conceived by the father of American landscape architecture and designer of Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted, which today include a private beach, boat dock, badminton/mini-tennis/basketball court and a newly refurbished, 30' x 60' dark grey mosaic glass swimming pool with LED lit fountain jets and a built-in hot tub. There are also stone paved viewing terraces, two mahogany decks, a custom designed fire pit dining table for 16 with built-in banquette, mature growth trees, two wisteria-covered pergolas, a koi pond and a rose arbor.
With such history, grandeur and convenient proximity to New York City (approximately 30 minutes), while still maintaining a feeling of the utmost privacy, All View is truly one of the most unique properties in the country - a rare find that will not be on the market for long.
Property Features Include: 9 Fireplace(s)