A Legacy Property Awaiting a New Generation
In a long established neighborhood known for its rare blend of estate-style homes, winding sun-dappled streets and convenience to town and recreation, this brick beauty stands apart as a legacy property with a proud lineage on park-like grounds. The deep front lawn studded with old-growth trees enhances the privacy, quietude and grandeur of the early-1900’s home. Designed by Aymar Embury II, the architect behind Princeton University's Dillon Gym and the Central Park Boathouse, it showcases a level of architectural detail that is simply unmatched. The wide center hall sets the tone for the formal rooms to come, with carved mantels, layered crown molding and, most importantly, ample space for guests to spread out and mingle. An intimate library and a family room lined with glorious arched windows are private areas in which to retreat, while a screened porch offers a relaxed setting overlooking the sweeping lawn edged with brick garden walls. A greenhouse makes it easy to infuse the indoors with blooms throughout the winter months. While the kitchen is roomy and equipped with a double Viking range, incorporating some of the smaller adjoining spaces would allow for a modern chef’s dream set-up with room for casual meals and communal lounging. The breathtaking main staircase leads to 3 comfortably sized suites, a dressing room and 2 additional bedrooms that share a bath. A trio of separate rooms and a bath atop the back stairs offer guests or a nanny extra privacy. Ideal for billiards, movie nights or a hangout for the younger set, the lower level game room comes with a statement-making stone fireplace. Every ingredient for high-style entertaining, more than enough space for any luxury amenity and all the inimitable elegance of a by-gone era are here waiting to bring years of joy to a new generation.