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Casual Water Centre Island, New York

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L O CAT IO N & PROPERTY Surrounded by the brilliant blue waters of Oyster Bay and the Long Island Sound, Centre Island is located on the North Shore of Long Island approximately 32 miles from Manhattan. The area offers a Gold Coast lifestyle of luxurious living surrounded by impeccable estates, local yacht clubs and the tranquility of the island lined with tall trees and verdant lawns. A glorious 3.34-acre expanse of manicured Oyster Bay Harbor waterfront is the perfect setting for Casual Water. Boasting a private, sandy beach and a heated, Gunite pool with pool house, the property is a haven, ideal for entertaining or peaceful relaxation with panoramic views of colorful sailboats, blue herons and egrets. Set on 394 feet of waterfront that affords sweeping western views of sunsets over Oyster Bay Harbor, the home is a masterpiece of uncompromising craftsmanship and materials.

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T H E R ESI D EN C E Mature trees and shrubs form a lovely perimeter at the front of the property. A curvilinear drive arrives at a broad open courtyard that welcomes arrival to the home. Designed by architect, Rebecca Rasmussen and built in 2001 by Mayfair Construction, the gracious six-bedroom residence recalls a graceful era and embodies sophisticated elegance. Crowned by a green slate roof, the residence is clad in crisp white shingles. Bottle-green louvered shutters frame casement and double-hung Marvin windows. An impressive MQ solid mahogany double front door is flanked by oval windows that highlight the symmetry of design that characterizes the facade. Refined elegance is woven into custom details and finishes throughout this house and include a graceful curved staircase and balustrade, impeccably tailored millwork, solid brass hardware, tall French doors, high ceilings, beautiful fireplace mantles and a repeating arch design element. A delicate stencil embellishes the 12’ high ceilings of the gallery entry foyer that runs on an axis across the front of the home. With quarter sawn hardwood floors and beautifully layered millwork, the gallery invites visitors through tall archways to the west facing principal rooms of the home. In the grand hall, a bow window with an inviting custom built-in window seat offers unparalleled views of the water and vistas of Mill Neck across the harbor. The grand hall flows into the superbly proportioned formal living room with gleaming oak floors, gas fueled fireplace and arched French doors echoing the curves of the gallery. Like facets of a jewel, the sunroom features nine floor-to-ceiling windows with garden, pool house and pool views. Grass cloth covered walls provide a warm backdrop, and texture is complemented by a polished botticino marble floor and sparkling Waterford crystal chandelier. The distinguished library can be entered through archways with pocket doors from both the sitting room and the gallery foyer.

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Rich hand-rubbed floor-to-ceiling clear maple shelves and cabinetry flank the gas fueled fireplace with carved wood mantle. A custom paint treatment, “suede squares�, smartly dresses the walls. Arched French doors provide access to the outdoor covered veranda. Setting the stage for formal entertaining, the dining room has a refined gold-leaf stencil below the chair rail. Tall French doors with sidelights provide a striking focal point. The expansive kitchen features Vermont Verde marble countertops, porcelain floors, a backsplash of hand-painted Spanish tile and Downsview maple cabinetry with a whisper of highlight glaze on the raised panel door profile. Top-of-the-line appliances include a Thermador 6-burner gas range with griddle, double ovens, and a warming drawer as well as a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. There is a butler’s pantry, breakfast bar, wine cooler, desk and informal dining area. Both an oversized arched window over the main sink area as well as French doors adjacent to the informal dining area fill the kitchen with natural light and provide delightful water views. There is a mud room and side door entry that leads to the detached three-bay garage. Adjacent to the kitchen, the warm and inviting family room overlooks the front courtyard. It has a gas fireplace with green marble surround and painted white mantle. A skylight provides natural light, and archways with pocket doors offer views into the heart of the kitchen. Hand crafted built-in floor-toceiling cabinetry with a dentil detail provides handsome display shelving and storage. Accessed by either the main or rear staircase, the second level opens to the spacious and tranquil master suite with gas fueled fireplace and panoramic garden and water views. The master bath features botticino marble with a mosaic detail, a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. There is a secluded balcony as well as French door access to the balcony that spans across the back of the home -- both feature Chippendale-style railings and Pau Lope decking. The master suite has a cedar closet as well as a spacious walk-in closet. A comfortable guest bedroom has a lovely curved wall of windows, French door access to the balcony and an en suite marble bath. Two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath. There is a laundry room with built-in cabinets and a porcelain farm sink. To complete this level, two additional bedrooms share a marble hall bath.

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The full lower level has an outside egress. It is partially finished with a half bath and a custom indoor chipping and putting green for the golf enthusiast. The back colonnaded covered bluestone veranda with ceiling fans invites pause and relaxation. There are sweeping vistas of lawns, open sky and water. Additionally, lighted steps lead to a sandy beach, and a seasonal floating dock and mooring can be placed in the harbor. Colorful border perennial gardens flank slate steps that lead to the Moroccan inspired pool house which boasts a living room with built-in banquette seating, a kitchen, bedroom and a full bath with shower. There is also a wonderful outdoor shower. The fabulous heated saltwater pool has a bluestone and brick patio bordered by estate fencing. A gazebo sited on a gentle berm surrounded by woodland gardens completes the picturesque property. This home boasts six-zone heat with humidification and central air conditioning, an indoor sprinkler system with glycerin, a backup generator, audio system, alarm, well water filtration system as well as an outdoor irrigation system. Beautifully designed landscape lighting highlights the property at night. There is 24-hour Centre Island police protection. Casual Water, a sublime masterpiece property imbued with subtle elegance and sophisticated design interplayed with the natural beauty found in this spectacular waterfront setting.

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Oyster Bay-East Norwich SD #6 MLS# 3029657 $4,450.000 A Masterpiece Collection Listing. Locust Valley Office 1 Buckram Road Locust Valley, NY 516.759.4800

Kimberly G. Bancroft Real Estate Salesperson Gold Circle of Excellence c.516.404.5053

Madeleine R. Ganis Associate Real Estate Broker Silver Circle of Achievement c.516.375.7760

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Casual Water - Centre Island, New York  

Casual Water - Centre Island, New York