36 Glenwood Rd - Roslyn Harbor, New York
LaPorta Del Mar-Waterfront Chateau Enjoy spectacular sunsets across Roslyn Harbor from nearly every room of this magnificent stone, cedar and slate architectural masterpiece standing majestically on 1.25 gorgeous wooded acres. Approached through stone gates, a private road and a winding 400-foot driveway, this very secluded estate is richly adorned with brilliant perennial gardens, towering trees, two large parking courtyards, a quaint garden shed, and a unique outdoor entertainment complex overlooking the water. Just below the main level’s expansive wraparound verandah, a curved lap pool with spa and built-in gas barbecue are set in an emerald lawn atop a high sea wall overlooking the water. A spiral staircase descends to a spacious stone terrace with ample seating area where massive stone steps lead down to the 270-foot beachfront, a perfect spot for a possible future dock. Built in 2002 by award winning designer, Mercedes Courland and renowned architect Charles E’Alessio, this unique and timeless manor welcomes guests with a façade of Connecticut River stone, dramatic Vermont slate hip roof, and a massive stone turret entry paying homage to the original “Great Gatsby” era “castle” mansion upon a part of whose 20-acre grounds this residence stands. Offering an eclectic blend of various design styles from Gothic and Classic to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie Style, this unique and incredible home is in itself, a work of art. Opulent and dramatic, yet comfortable and inviting, it boasts spectacular vistas, the very latest in technology, and the finest in quality craftsmanship and appointments throughout making it ideal for entertaining on a grand scale or just relaxing with friends. Located in historic Roslyn Harbor within a few hundred feet of golf and boating and just a few minutes from parks, museums, fine and casual dining, village shops and the Americana mall, this exceptional residence is within a comfortable commute to Manhattan. Upon entering the circular, 30-foot high turreted foyer with slate and limestone floors, massive custom-made entry doors and graceful curved mahogany staircase, guests will be enthralled by the scale and scope of each room, seemingly more breathtaking than the next. With ceiling heights ranging from 9 to 12 feet, and radiant-heated stone and hardwood floors flowing throughout, the first floor features many tall Craftsman-style windows, massive boiserie-enhanced moldings, solid cherry 8-panel doors, and many bright and airy public rooms. These include a living room with fabulous Corinthian column framed stone fireplace and a regal formal dining room with hand-painted mural, exquisite custom built-in wet-bar, and half-circle bay window with window seat. Steps lead down into the sun-drenched library enfolded by coffered ceiling, fielded-paneling and a wall of French doors opening to the romantic and inspiring wraparound verandah offering panoramic views of the Bay. The enchanting French country kitchen, with its gilded barrel ceiling, is a cook’s dream with every top-of-the-line amenity one could desire set in perfect surroundings that include gorgeous granite-topped cabinetry and a breakfast area set in a huge bay window facing the water. A delightful family room with fireplace, wet bar and access to the verandah, plus a stunning powder room complete the main level. The circular second floor balcony provides access to four generous and beautiful bedrooms, each with water views, two with vaulted ceilings and one with French door to the balcony, plus two luxurious designer baths. Etched-glass pocket doors open to a magnificent, fielded-panel study with a wall of windows and doors opening to the balcony. Entered through double doors, the palatial master suite boasts a glorious master bedroom with jade-faced fireplace, French doors to the balcony, and 18’ high vaulted ceiling, exquisite custom-fitted walk-in closets, and a lavish onyx and limestone master bath. The lower level features a spacious entertainment area with pool table, onyx walk-in wet-bar with seating, plus a designer full bath and access to the covered terrace and pool area. Also on this level are a beautifully appointed 1000 square-foot guest/staff suite includes a full cherry kitchen, gas fireplace, sitting and dining areas, a gorgeous full bath and a spacious and elegant bedroom, plus a laundry room.
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