• 28 Applegreen Drive

    Old Westbury, New York
  • $3,998,000 US


Originally, the grand estate of Wall Street tycoon and socialite, William Goadby Loew, during Long Island's fabled  quot;Gold Coast quot; era,  quot;Loewmoor quot; was a testament to Loew's celebrated sense of style and appreciation for beauty.Entered off a quiet cul-de-sac by a tree-lined drive and circular courtyard, the graceful brick French Provincial manse with slate Mansard roof and massive dental crown molding is ensconced on over five and a half serene and secluded Old Westbury acres. In the front courtyard, graceful stone sitting walls with raised flowerbeds accent the spectacular grounds with their emerald lawns, gorgeous mature trees and perennial gardens.A Har-tru tennis court, hidden in a remote wooded corner of the estate and a scenic free-form black-bottom pool with circular stone surround offer ideal venues for fun and relaxation, while two expansive rear stone terraces overlooking a great expanse of lawn and plantings provides a perfect area for quiet contemplation or gracious al fresco entertaining.For well over a century, Old Westbury has been a favorite destination for Manhattan's captains of industry and finance to make their home. Its gently rolling verdant hillsides are dotted with magnificent estates that testify of the loves these men had for the beauty of the area. Convenient to major highways and railway, the area is just a half-hour commute to New York City. Dotted with golf and polo clubs, three major universities, and just a short drive from boating, museums, and premier shopping, the village is as appealing today as ever.From the front entry with fan and sidelights to French doors opening to the rear, the enthralling entrance foyer delights the eye with beautifully crafted Trompe l'oiel detaining. Lustrous hardwood floors and crown moldings extend in three directions along galleries accessing both wings of the house. A lovely powder room boasts imported Italian mosaic tile. The spacious and inviting living room displays gorgeous walls of French imported, boiserie enhanced, fielded paneling enfolding a marble fireplace and built-in cabinetry with concealed wet bar. A bay window and French door to the terrace offer sunny vistas of the rear property. Across the foyer, the breathtaking dining room is in itself a work of ark with damask-upholstered walls framed by gorgeous moldings and wainscot. A rear bay window and French door to the terrace help to illuminate a magnificent hand-painted mural. The engaging library, with its tray ceiling, fireplace, wet bar and French door to the rear terrace, is wrapped in rich fielded paneling framing built-in bookcases, stained glass closets and double-doors opening to one of the upholstered-wall hallways. The spectacular new granite and cherry gourmet kitchen boasts extensive built-in cabinetry, stainless steel high-end appliances, a huge center island with farm sink and seating, a breakfast area with media center, and wet bar/butler's pantry with wine cooler. The kitchen provides access to the rear terrace, side portico, greenhouse and laundry room.In a wing of its own, the palatial master suite is truly a regal retreat with a spacious master bedroom boasting hand-painted wallpaper with a delicate floral mural, exquisite carpeting, a shimmering silver dome ceiling, a large bay window, large walk-in closets, and a door to the rear patio. The lavish Ming marble bath features a steam shower and two whirlpool tubs. A custom-built closet loft with windows, a gym with French doors to patio and pool, and a second bedroom/study/sitting room with ensuite bath complete this very special retreat. A lovely wood staircase ascends from the foyer to the second floor where four additional gorgeous bedrooms and three luxurious baths include a separate staff bedroom with bath en suite. The expansive full finished, walk-out basement offers ample room for entertaining and includes a comfortable home theater with custom built-ins and surround sound plus a newly renovated full bath and ample storage space.