On beautifully gardened and level property with stately trees, this handsome 1925 brick and clapboard center hall Georgian with a widow's walk and a wood shingle roof has memorable architecture, great character, high ceilings and classical detailing. The brick end gable has a charming second-floor bay window. The driveway leads to a courtyard, and the front facade has columns and a Palladian window over the entrance doorway with an ornate fanlight. The center hall has a graceful curving stairway, a powder room and wide-board floors which continue into the gracious living room with a fireplace, a high ceiling, painted panelling, bookcases and three exposures with tall windows including views of the water. The formal dining room with a lovely fireplace has elegant plaster moldings, a high ceiling and south-facing windows with views as does the richly panelled library with bookcases and french doors to a flagstone terrace. The family room with a fireplace and built-ins adjoins the renovated kitchen with a bay window in the eating area, a door to the mudroom with a powder room, a door to the garage for four cars, and a classic butler's pantry leading into a charming panelled office with delightful plaster bas reliefs in the upper walls. Upstairs, the Palladian window gives a wonderful feel to the main hall, and the master bedroom suite has a fireplace in the bedroom with a bay window to the east, a south view to the water, a study with a wall of south-facing windows, a whirlpool bathroom with a separate shower, a dressing room and walk-in closets. There are five additional bedrooms, four with renovated en suite bathrooms, a back stairs and a wonderful third-floor studio with a large skylight and both north and south exposures. The lower level has a playroom with a fireplace and various storerooms. A wonderful extra asset is the separate garage apartment with a large living room, a kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom. This marvelous home of the 1920s with all renovated bathrooms and central air conditioning is in a top location only a block from the club with walking and bicycling from the front door on the beautiful, traffic-free lanes of the Belle Haven association with its private security and park like landscaping.
Priced at $8,495,000 I Source