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MLS# 2722974 Spectacular Lattingtown Estate

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199 Feeks Lane
Lattingtown, NY 11560


  • Features
  • Interior
  • Exterior
The unparalleled splendor of Long Island¿s Gilded Age, coupled with the finest in modern living, can be found at ¿Northway,¿ a stately estate home set on 5.4 manicured North Shore acres. Perfection begins at the columned white wood gated entryway along Feeks Lane, Lattingtown¿s most coveted address.

Down a quarter mile long rhododendron-lined driveway and beyond a white pebble motor court, stands a meticulously restored, graceful eight bedroom, Federal-style three story white clapboard center hall 1898 colonial , bracketed by symmetrical wings, with black shutters and a gray New England cedar roof.

The exteriors of the elegant mansion, once owned by Eric Ridder, a publisher and 1952 Olympic gold medalist in yachting,were used for the filming of "The Money Pit," Steven Spielberg's 1986 comedy, directed by Richard Benjamin and starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long, about the ultimate fixer upper. Now totally redone, the stylish and sophisticated 14,000 square foot mansion is outfitted inside and out with the best of the best, decorated and detailed with Versace-esque flair.

Walking in the front door, three of the home's eight fireplaces are visible -- in the foyer, the library and the baronial dining room, which comfortably fits 28 for dinner, and is connected by French doors topped by transoms to an elegant cocktail room.

Fine details abound, from the large, carved plaster ceiling medallions to elaborate crown moldings, ebony herringbone wood floors and hand-carved balusters to exquisite chandeliers and bronze dore sconces.

The media room, off the living room, has an imported 500-year-old French fireplace and black suede tufted fabric on the walls. A refrigerated "wine wall," outfitted with black lacquer and glass cabinetry with lion's head ornamentation, holds 75 to 80 bottles.

The voluminous kitchen is a chef¿s delight, designed for the serious cook and entertainer, with a professional stove, wood cabinetry, a French ceramic tile backsplash with a mosaic of an 1800s English kitchen, white marble countertops, a mahogany center island and a butler¿s pantry with its own marble-topped center island. In the breakfast area, a nine-foot long, four foot high oval window overlooks an English rose garden.

The master suite occupies its own wing with a sitting room with a fireplace, an office, a palatial dressing room with mirrored French door closets and a sumptuous master bath with a freestanding oval tub, twin vanities of Jerusalem stone marble, a shower room and separate water closet. Each of the four family bedrooms on the second floor have en-suite baths and walk-in closets. The third floor has four additional bedrooms, a hall bath and cedar lined closets. The home has seven full and two half baths, each beautifully outfitted.

The finished and carpeted lower level includes a spacious recreation room, a large gym with a fireplace, a laundry room, a guest or staff suite, a powder room, pantry and a French door to a bluestone patio.

A herringbone brick verandah wraps the back of house. Down a brick staircase is an inground heated saltwater pool, professional outdoor Jandy lighting and a Sonos sound system inside and out. The 800 square foot pool house has a slate floor and a tray ceiling and is outfitted with a stylish full kitchen, a full bath, changing room and a laundry room. Also on the manicured three tiered grounds, ringed for privacy by tall trees, are a fountain and a gazebo. A separate carriage house is home to a car collector¿s dream six-car garage.

Located 25 miles from Manhattan, this exquisite property in the topnotch Locust Valley School District is five minutes from the Long Island Rail Road. Friends Academy and The Portledge School are also in the immediate vicinity.

  • Lot Size: 5.5 Acres
  • Type: Single Family Residential for Sale
  • Floors: Two or More Stories
  • Parking/Garage: 3+
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Baths: 8
  • Half Baths: 2
  • Year Built: 1898
  • School District: Locust Valley SD# 3
  • Basement
  • Central Air
  • Den/Office
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Fireplace
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Laundry Room
  • Pantry
  • Walk-In Closet
  • Deck/Patio
  • Grill/Barbeque
  • Landscaping
  • Swimming Pool

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