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PROPERTY A lovely 1.62-acre expanse of mature trees, lawns and gardens is the perfect setting for Westways. Built in 1913, the seven-bedroom residence is a resplendent Gold Coast estate that recalls a gracious era. Meticulously restored and renovated, this home’s elegant original period details seamlessly combine with today’s amenities to create a home of refined distinction. The superb residence is attributed to the architect who designed the Frick estate located in Roslyn, New York. The home is complemented by flagstone patios and a grand staircase that leads to a sparkling gunite saltwater swimming pool with four delightful lion fountains and an spacious bluestone surround. There is a cabana, and a summer kitchen is perfect for entertaining.

RESIDENCE A secluded horseshoe shaped drive with attractive lamppost lighting climbs to arrive at the top of a crest where visitors are welcomed for arrival to Westways. Timeless in design, the captivating residence is clad in cement stucco and crowned by a red terracotta and copper roof that is punctuated with dormers. A deep overhang eave is tailored with brackets, and it creates a lovely covered veranda over a wide brick path that frames the manicured flower beds in front of the home. Chimneys topped with terra-cotta pots and windows with lattice pattern divided lights add visual interest to the composition. Once inside, the entry foyer opens to a magnificent receiving hall with gleaming original oak paneling that wraps around the walls and flows up the grand double height staircase to the second level. A fireplace with a crisp white peaked arched surround and a built-in window bench seat add inviting warmth and architectural character to the hall. Oriented to the west and magnificent sunsets, the home’s floor plan is designed to capture natural light from multiple sides of each beautifully scaled principal room. Windows and divided light French doors allow gentle breezes to circulate, and polished hardwood floors gleam throughout the home. The spacious formal living room has paneled wainscoting and a sitting area surrounding a fireplace that is set off by an elegant broad peaked arch. The library has a five-panel bay window with a wonderful built-in window seat that overlooks the front gardens. Layered egg and dart molding over dentil molding adorns the wall crown, and built-in shelves provide a handsome home for displaying books. An unexpected rustic garden room offers an idyllic connection to the gardens beyond. Five sets of arched windows and doors bathe the room in natural light and provide encompassing garden views. The vaulted ceiling adds air and volume to the space, while the red brick floor and cement stucco walls add texture to the design. The room opens to the gardens where an expansive flagstone patio and marvelous grand staircase lead to the darkly marble dusted saltwater swimming pool. Ready for elegant gatherings and celebrations, the refined formal dining room has a wall of windows and egg and dart crown and picture molding. The fireplace features a blue ceramic tile surround and hearth. A swinging door opens to a well-equipped butler’s pantry with walls of custom wood cabinetry, a wine refrigerator, copper-topped counters, a sink and a pretty marble backsplash. Imported Italian floor tiles with radiant heat continue into the state-of-the-art kitchen. A symphony of design, the kitchen features beautifully crafted custom cabinetry, a large island with seating and storage, copper sinks and Pietra Cardosa honed countertops. Sub-Zero appliances are seamlessly integrated into the design. The ceiling is coffered. For the chef, there is a French Lacanche range with ovens and a custom copper hood. Cream colored glass fronted cabinetry with a subtle glaze and a white marble countertop are perfect for baking pursuits. There is a light-filled informal dining area, and French doors open to an outdoor bluestone dining patio – both have sunset and long garden views. A large mudroom has built-in storage, a vaulted ceiling and access to both the front and rear gardens. Currently in use as a yoga studio, the two-car garage with a full bath features in-floor radiant heat, and a barn-style garage door with transom lights slides open to views of the lush front gardens.

The beautiful wood paneled staircase has an elegant balustrade and a built-in window seat at the first landing. It arrives at the second level where the master suite is comprised of two lovely sitting/dressing rooms and a spacious master bedroom with an intricately carved crown molding and fireplace. The spa-like master bath features Carrera marble, a vanity with two sinks, a soaking tub, a rainfall shower and in-floor radiant heat. There are four additional comfortable bedrooms, three baths and a laundry room that complete the second level. The third level has two charming bedrooms under the eaves, a storage area and a large recreation/playroom.

North Shore SD #1

Vivian Parisi Gold Circle of Excellence Real Estate Salesperson 516.759.6822 c.516.236.0537

A Masterpiece Collection Listing. Photography by Russell Pratt. Westways began construction in 1913. It is constructed from steel, cement and terra-cotta block. Knowing the time period of construction makes the details even

more astonishing. This estate spared no expense for the initial construction nor the renovations that were recently performed. Westways is truly a unique find in mint condition.

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