Designed in the classic Georgian Colonial style of its era with imposing Harvard Brick exterior and perfect proportions, this magnificent 1901 mansion at 111 Beekman Terrace comes with a rich historic heritage and names such as “Vida Blick” and “Wendelsora” attributed to the residence by the erudite lineage of its homeowners.
Meticulously preserved throughout its total 2017 renovation by the noted Rosen Kelly Conway Architects, this stunning home remains timeless today, set back on two park-like acres dotted with majestic oaks. Counted among a limited edition of fine estates, prime location and privacy are hallmarks of this home, yet located just an eight-minute walk to the closest New York City train station.<br><br>Nine bedrooms (five of which are ensuite), six and a half baths and eight fireplaces ensure grandeur and set the tone for this superlative home. Covered balustered sitting and dining verandas wrap around three sides of the home, lending architectural beauty and places from which to capture the summer breezes, while a heated in-ground pool with shaded patio and picnic area on the grounds enhance the summertime experience.
The gracious 38-foot front-to-back entry foyer, replete with beautifully restored front and rear double Dutch doors, is embellished with ornate trims, fluted columns and high ceilings that run throughout. Wide pocket-doored entries off the foyer introduce a grand formal living room and a banquet-sized dining room, each with a gas-log fireplace, lovely bowed showcase windows with window seats stunning original trim. A designer’s dream powder room sits just off the foyer. This home is perfect for large-scale gracious entertaining.
A handsome library/home office is an enviable quiet respite that is certain to please the discerning homeowner, clad in chestnut coffered ceilings and twin lighted curio cabinets, a wall of built-in bookcases and a gas fireplace at its center, complete with leaded glass French doors that open to one of the verandas.
The open concept family room, designed for modern family living, was created in 2017 to flow into the kitchen and generous fireside breakfast room with custom cabinetry and dramatic arched windows. A tour de force, this renovation is the heart of the home, enhanced with a Sonos sound system and wifi access points that run throughout the home. An elegant butler’s pantry and service wet bar was added, with hammered copper sink, gold mercury mirror backsplash, glass-front cabinetry and wine rack, undermount beverage fridge, wine fridge and ice maker – a perfect enhancement to the entertaining experience. Coffered ceilings hover above the breakfast room with seating for eight and a huge center island with additional seating for five. The designer kitchen is dressed in a tasteful blend of hand-carved cabinetry and range hood set against high-end brass finishes, sleek honed Carrera marble and black soapstone countertops, with a farm sink and professional-grade appliances that include a La Cornue double range, Thermador oven and cabinet-front tower fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, double pantry, Circa lighting, and more.
Stunning original stained glass windows, restored in 2014, can be seen at the top of a graceful spindled staircase ascending from foyer as they preside over an open second floor landing. The master bedroom suite is romantic and spacious, with fireplace and a huge master closet outfitted with walls of shoe shelving, clothing racks with built-in library ladder, a massive center island with recessed drawers, plus two custom window benches and a built-in safe. A flat screen TV hangs on the wall ready to entertain the pampered homeowner while dressing. A master home office off the bedroom affords a private haven, featuring a distinctive barrel ceiling and center Palladian window.<br><br> The sumptuous master bath distinguishes itself with vintage touches , featuring marble checkerboard flooring, a deep free-standing soaking tub, oversized frameless shower with basket weave-patterned floor, twin marble topped vanities and a separate commode. <br><br>There are four generously-sized ensuite bedrooms with high ceilings and hardwood floors, ample closets and all with beautifully renovated 2017-2019 marble-clad baths that reside on this floor as well. A fully equipped second-floor laundry room with sink, countertops and cabinetry adds convenience.<br><br>An expansive family room/play room dominates the third floor, accompanied by a home gym, a bonus room/studio and project room with sink that offers endless possibilities of use. A spacious ensuite bedroom with fireplace and bath with double vanity and tub shower offers added benefits as a guest quarters or nanny suite, if desired. A luggage room on this level and a full staircase off the hallway leads to a floored attic provide an abundance of storage space.<br><br>A finished lower level recreation room/game room offers additional leisure space, with a nearby home gym, a wine vault, an additional laundry center and a fully renovated bath that is ideal for after-pool use. A six-person mud room with built-in cubbies opens to a three-car garage with raised storage area and door out to the pool area.<br><br> Masterful and timeless, this one-of-a-kind historic home is a unique Summit treasure.
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