CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- It’s hard to hide a castle in Westchester County. But a Georgian period classic at 48 Haights Cross Road in Chappaqua, listed by Brian Milton of Houlihan Lawrence, offers privacy, serenity and picturesque views of the nearly 87-acre property.
The 6-bedroom, 7.3 bath home is listed for $17.9 million. It was built in 2004 by well-known architect Boris Baranovich. Click here for complete property details.
“One of the key attributes that people at this price point are looking for is privacy,’’ Milton said. “That’s one of the things that differentiates it from a lot of other homes. Yet it’s also close to Manhattan and convenient to Westchester County airport. This is not the type of property that comes on the market very often.”
Baranovich, based in New York, has designed homes in the Hamptons, New York City, Connecticut, Mexico and France. He is renowned for his work in developing homes of classic architecture, and hit a home run with the Haights Cross Road project.
“The two-story great room off the kitchen and exquisite formal rooms evoke the feeling of an era gone by. The house provides a warm and intimate feeling, yet it’s also designed in grand scale for entertaining.” -- Realtor Brian Milton
“It’s a custom built home, and the level of construction is as good as it gets,’’ Milton said. “You’re not just dealing with a builder’s home or a re-sale that has been added on to. It’s designed to feel like it has been there since the early 1900s. When you walk through the home, it’s hard to envision that it was built in 2004. That was a clear objective of the architect and the homeowner.”
Elegance, opulence and custom detailing grace every room of the 19,306 square foot mansion. One of the most impressive rooms is a two-story mahogany library that includes a fireplace and custom built bookcases that stretch to the heavens.
A “Great Room” includes a bar and theater. The Master Wing features an oval-shaped bedroom, sitting room and dressing room and luxury bath. A chef’s kitchen is perfect for entertaining.
“When people walk into the home they’re taken aback by the architectural details and two-story foyer designed in harmony with the indoor and outdoor spaces.” Milton said. “The floor plan is well thought out. The two-story great room off the kitchen and exquisite formal rooms evoke the feeling of an era gone by. The house provides a warm and intimate feeling, yet it’s also designed in grand scale for entertaining.”
A long list of amenities complete the home. There’s an exercise room, indoor basketball court, wine cellar, outdoor basketball and tennis courts, inground pool, small pond, sauna and pool house. “The nice thing about the pool is that it is set apart from the house,’’ Milton said. “It feels like it is a resort getaway set in the treetops.”