To celebrate summer, we’ve rounded up 12 homes across our regions that are perfect for backyard entertaining. From afternoon barbeques to starlit soirees, these homes offer expansive backyard space for all your warm-weather events.
A Lifestyle That Outshines All Others: A custom residence, a resort, the ultimate vacation, summer camp, and a top-notch country club: combine the best of what those have to offer and you will begin to appreciate what it is like to live at 50 Applegreen Drive in Old Westbury. A beautiful shelter on an incredible site positioned atop a long private gated drive at the end of a cul-de-sac, conveniently located with easy access to all, 50 Applegreen provides a refuge you will value more with each passing year. It is the home in which to create the memories you can only dream of now. This once-in-a-lifetime estate is impeccably designed yet manages to be relaxed & welcoming. The rooms, while expansive, embrace a human scale. Its complement of amenities from the Par-3 golf hole w/2 sand traps, to the custom go-cart track, 1000-bottle capacity wine cellar, Har-tru tennis, shuffleboard & beach volleyball courts, & magnificent pool w/waterfall and pool house are simply unparalleled.
Nautical Bayfront home located in the North Fork’s coveted, New Suffolk w/ stunning 180 degree panoramic views of the Bay from nearly every room! Built in 2016, this home is known as the “Houseboat” because it truly feels as if you are on a luxury yacht once you step inside. Every room is meticulously designed w/ customized built-in hardwood furniture & the home is trimmed with Fir Wood, solid White Pine doors & elegantly chic lighting fixtures. Enjoy fully-equipped chef’s kitchen w/ quartz counters & 2 dining areas. 1st Floor has a food prep area for easy access to outdoor dining on waterfront deck w/grill. Modern landscaping w/ extensive landscape lighting throughout provides for a magical experience all around. Swim/kayak right from your back yard, or visit New Suffolk’s sugar sand beach at the end of the street. You feel as if you are in your own private oasis once you enter the property. Beachy, Zen, spa vibe inside & great restaurants outside your door!
Every inch of the 2.3 acre Waterfront property features breathtaking views of Mecox Bay. Water views provide a beautiful backdrop to the open and airy living spaces throughout this home. Old World charm is paired with modern amenities. The attention to detail is unmatched. The oversized chef’s kitchen is any host’s dream. The stately dining room is perfect for any formal dining situation. Each of the 6 bedrooms feature en suite bathrooms. The sun-drenched master suite has an unparalleled view of Mecox Bay. The home also features a state-of-the-art home theater. The lush and mature landscaping overlooking the pool and bay create serene atmosphere. The walkway to the bay is a rare treat with a dock deep enough to hold a 19′ boat perfect for water sports. This is truly a unique opportunity.
Private waterfront estate home in the Grace Estates of East Hampton. This six bedroom home offers a grand experience with generous family spaces, pool, spa and beach with views to Sag Harbor, Shelter Island and beyond. Expertly crafted and richly decorated, this home will serve you and your family for years to come.
Surrounded by 1.40 acres +/- of manicured lawns and greenery, this idyllic and exemplary, turnkey estate represents the synergy of modern style and contemporary architecture while embracing a sense of tranquility and prestige. Encompassing 9,200 SF +/- of living space on all three levels, with 7 bedrooms, 8 full and 1 half bathrooms, top-of-the-line finishes and envy-inducing amenities like the temperature-controlled wine room, infra-red cedar sauna, meditation room and billiards room. Plus a resort-like backyard with heated gunite pool and spa, Outdoor yoga platform with waterfall, all glass green house, fire pit, Zen-inspired river rock garden and outdoor dining area/kitchen complete with customized Italian pizza oven. A perfect retreat located minutes from world famous Southampton Village. Throughout the home, the white oak floors complement the handcrafted wall trim, along with marble fireplaces and custom brass switch plates. The double-height entry foyer with dramatic lattice chandelier greets guests while the adjacent light-filled living room invites guests to gather. Channel your inner chef while preparing gourmet dishes in the state-of-the-art kitchen complete with high end appliances like Subzero, Bosch, and Wolf surrounded by custom-lit cabinetry and two-inch marble counter tops. The oversized custom island is the perfect prep area or serves as the ideal space to gather There is also a spacious, sun drenched breakfast nook with built banquet seating should you like to take a meal while overlooking the impressive back yard. Off the kitchen, a formal dining room with hand-painted wallpaper connects to a well-appointed butler’s pantry both of which overlook Parrish Pond less than 50 yards away. The oversized two-car garage, mudroom and full bath complete the west wing of the main level. The east wing of the main level hosts an intimate den with richly painted walls and a beautiful view of the front landscape. Directly next door there is an elegantly appointed powder room. Rounding out this floor is the exquisite guest room with large walk-in closet, bathroom with double vanity and picture windows with a view to the back patio and gardens. On the upper level, the south facing main suite is the perfect place for a restful night’s sleep. It boasts partial water views, marble fireplace and a spacious deck overlooking the backgrounds as well two large walk-in closets and a lavish bathroom featuring a glass and marble aromatherapy steam shower, a soaking tub and dual vanities. Family and friends will find sanctuary in one of the additional four bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms. The large, inviting rooms truly evoke a sense of welcome and calm. The most unique feature of this property is the consciously crafted meditation room. Entering through the temperature-controlled hall and antique temple doors, one immediately feels a sense of inner peace. The large wood lined room promotes a feeling of continuity and connectedness. The finished lower level features an expansive media room with custom lounge chairs, a humidity-controlled wine room with custom built bar and a billiards room with adjacent exterior courtyard. There is also a spacious en-suite bedroom and a laundry room. The impressive gym features mirrored walls, rubber flooring, a sound system and a TV, as well as a customized infra-red cedar wood sauna and a full bathroom. The expansive back lawn has been skillfully landscaped and is very private. The multiple activity areas include a Sunrise garden as well as a Sunset garden and are the perfect setting for fun filled summer days. Take a swim in the 20′ x 40′ heated, gunite pool/ spa, move to the lawn for game of croquet, have a moment of reflection at the Zen-inspired rock river, rose, wisteria and hydrangea gardens, test your green thumb in the newly erected green house or try your hand at pizza making in your outdoor pizza oven. After a day of activity, lounge in one of the five intimate gathering areas for a glass of rose or enjoying a meal under the stars.All this is just minutes to shopping, dining, and world-renowned beaches. FOR A PRIVATE SHOWING CALL OR TEXT EXCLUSIVE AGENT TOM CAVALLO 631-871-1401
Perched on an escarpment, the 16+acre historic Samuel Sloan Estate provides a beatific eagle’s view of West Point Academy and the surrounding verdant countryside on each bank of the Hudson River. Located in Garrison, New York and originally named Oulagisket, the summer estate was built in 1864 for the 19th century railroad magnate. Upon inheriting the newly renamed “Lisburne Grange, ” Samuel Sloane Jr. and his wife Katherine began a large-scale renovation that would expand the house and transform it from its original Carpenter Gothic to Italianate. Fletcher Steele, one of the 20th century’s most renowned landscape architects, was commissioned to redesign the topography to include beautiful gardens and vistas, some of which still remain: “The Ruins” and the iconic swimming pool grotto, for example. In 2014, the manor underwent its final metamorphosis. Today’s more stately Greek revival facade features a two-story portico with enormous columns, a full width second floor loggia, and a one-of-a-kind marble fountain-architectural revisions, more befitting a magnate. Fully renovated and spanning approximately 11, 800 sq. ft., the mansion offers five to six bedrooms, six full & three half baths, and a full floor allocated for entertaining and recreation. The entertaining floor consists of four wings. The formal wing begins with an impressive vestibule opening onto a great room featuring the grand salon, a center gallery, and the music room. Continuing from the salon, one finds the north-facing baronial formal dining room that easily accommodates 16 guests! Crossing the corridor, passing the elevator and second guest powder room, we arrive in the south wing where we find a handsome antechamber that is accessible from the music room, the distinguished library, and the capacious eat-in commercial-grade kitchen featuring top of the line fixtures and appliances: Officine Gullo, Gaggenau, Miele, Sub-Zero, etc. Beyond the kitchen, pantry area, and the auxiliary staircase is the luxurious amenity wing where residents and guests can enjoy the sauna, steam room, hot tub, and /or gather in the lofty entertainment lounge that opens onto the pool area. The outdoor Gunite swimming pool is flanked by a cozy pergola, lounging areas, a dining pavilion, and the great lawn. The front upper level of the mansion consists of a central gallery and four private chambers. The master bedroom suite has two full baths, a front facing bedroom and separate dressing/sitting room/study-both with access to the loggia that enjoys sweeping views of West Point, Catskills and beyond. On each side of the gallery are additional bedrooms with baths. In a separate auxiliary section of the upper level are two more bedrooms with baths, and a laundry room. There is a three car-garage and guest parking area also. A full attic and cellar offer the new owner many more possibilities for additional functional rooms and storage. There are also plans to renovate the original 3500sf carriage house into guest and staff apartments plus two-car garage. LEED certified, new upgrades include maintenance free roofing that will likely not need repair or replacement for 100 years. The exterior of the home was refinished with hand-fired, reclaimed local brick. Original finishes such as lime plaster and wood flooring were retained. The facade was repaired and sealed with an airtight liquid membrane and a continuous layer of 4″ rigid insulation. High-performance triple-pane windows and appropriately sized geothermal wells were installed to provide hot water and space conditioning. Ceilings, floors, and crawl spaces were insulated and fireplaces were refitted with airtight flues. An energy recovery ventilation system optimizes air quality, filtering out particulates, and delivers fresh air throughout the house. An extensive rainwater harvesting system captures water off the roof and retains it in a large cistern for landscape irrigation. Solar-tracking array provides onsite renewable power.
Impeccable stone and shingle colonial sited on a gated 4.95 acres on a quiet cul de sac in Backcountry Greenwich. Designed by famed Granoff Architects and built with the finest finishes, soaring ceilings, 4 fireplaces, dramatic front to back entry foyer, and an ideal flow for both intimate and large gatherings. Recently renovated kitchen with sun filled breakfast room and step-down family room. Luxurious primary suite with 2 dressing rooms, office, bathroom and balcony. 5 ensuite bedrooms complete the second and third level. Finished lower level with theatre, gym, billiards room, bar, wine cellar, game room, and workshop. Outside a heated pool and pool house with sitting room and bathroom is surrounded by exquisite gardens. This home is turnkey and ready for you to move right in!
“Harbourstead” Direct waterfront, Victorian estate on Cohasset’s Little Harbor. Classic elegance and architectural detail are evident in this exceptional offering. Totally renovated and updated home features substantial and well proportioned entertaining rooms, library, office, sitting room, sun room, luxurious master suite, three additional bedroom suites and lovely two bedroom, in law apartment. All rooms have exceptional water views. The foyer opens to formal living room and dining room, each access large deck. Chef’s kitchen with large work island three subzero fridges, Wolf double oven range, Shaw farmer sinks, dining area, additional siting area, corner library and covered porch. Master suite features; spa bath, dressing room with wet bar and large sitting room. Three more bedroom suites and laundry on this level. Private office, sunroom, mud room, full bath, exercise room on lower level. Heated pool, sun deck, patio, new pier and private dock, 3 car garage and generator system.
This world-class 160-acre horse farm and estate dedicated to the breeding, sale, and racing of thoroughbreds is centrally located just one hour from Manhattan. Clad in Jerusalem limestone, the classically inspired main house presents 25,000 square feet of artisan-crafted interior spaces that invite grand-scale living and entertaining. The main level includes a 24-seat formal dining room, gourmet kitchen, lounge and eight-seat bar, great room, and conservatory. A grand staircase connects to three levels of the home, in addition to an elevator that services all four floors. The third floor houses the estate’s business office, four generous en-suite bedrooms, and lavish primary suite.
An Equestrian Estate like no other in the prestigious area of Southwest Ranches. 7+acres of meticulously maintained Equestrian lifestyle. Main house is a modern, luxurious, and elegant open concept home, completely remodeled, and includes 9 bedrooms, 9 baths, 2-car garage, a Venetian ceramic infinity pool, and an outdoor summer kitchen. Enjoy the amazing brand new custom kitchen with oversized island, quartz countertop, custom built-in cabinets, and all new top-of-the-line Jenn Air stainless steel appliances which includes a built-in side-by-side refrigerator, cooktop, wall oven/microwave, and an under-counter wine cooler. Near to Saint Thomas School and McCartney School in Weston. Truly a stunning Estate!
Meticulously planned and sited on nearly four acres, 8004 Two Coves is a peaceful estate paradise that offers true privacy for the most discerning buyer. Upon entering the manicured grounds you immediately feel secure behind the 18-foot high and 4-foot thick concrete and stone walls and massive steel gate. An extensive security system, private water well with filtration system and an approved rooftop helicopter landing pad offer what no other home on the market in Austin can; true seclusion. This is a true fortress constructed with concrete and stone and built to last the test of time. Finishes include travertine floors, custom metal and stonework, smart home technologies, exterior lighting package, and Custom artwork and furniture by Pietro Constantini that are available to convey with the right offer. The property features an abundance of outdoor entertainment space and views of the surrounding Hill Country, canyon-land, and adjacent bird sanctuary that will remain undeveloped securing your privacy and views for the foreseeable future. At the highest point, a pyramid-inspired sitting area looks out across the landscape and underneath there is a secret cave dining room that was built with stone quarried from the grounds. Off the main home is a natural limestone pool with spa and lounge area that look over the gym, guest house, secondary covered gathering area, and workshop below. The current owner had plans drawn for an additional 30,000 sq. ft. building so there is plenty of room to expand in the future. Within minutes of the property are Lake Austin and Lake Travis, offering miles of scenic water and recreational activities including Emma Long Park just down the street. Downtown Austin, the Domain, the Arboretum, the Hill Country Galleria and more of the best retail and restaurant districts in Austin are only a few miles of your gate and Austin Bergstrom International Airport is roughly a 30 minute drive away, even shorter by helicopter.
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This spectacular, five-story townhouse is a rare find, offering the stately elegance of a classic Upper East Side mansion coupled with a sense of modern sophistication and state-of-the-art systems associated with new construction. Newly renovated and rebuilt, 48 East 81st Street is the ideal place for both calm, intimate living and elaborate entertaining. Throughout the spacious residence, each room reveals an extraordinary level of detail, from imported South African wood floors and Venetian stucco walls, to hand-run plaster moldings, leather flooring in the master suite, all-teak cinema room and gourmet chef’s kitchen. Other noteworthy features include IPE garden, master bathroom with soaking tub and changing room with his-and-her closets, grand parlor, entertaining salon, dining conservatory, library, and teak roof deck. Aside from the exquisite design and high-end appointments, the home boasts top-of-the-line lighting, security and audio/visual systems.