HOT PROPERTY 1930s Winton Park colonial exudes timeless charm

September 24, 2018

When the owners of this Winton Park colonial discovered the home was built in 1931, they knew it would have wonderful ceiling heights, elegant woodwork and good craftsmanship. And the home lived up to its expectations.

A timeless beauty, the expanded home is graced with handsome built-ins, arched doorways, wonderful updates and an abundance of windows throughout over 5,700 square feet of living space.

The property’s 2.8-acre resort-like setting encompasses everything from a sprawling lawn to woods, to stone outcroppings and stone walls surrounding a stunning patio with a fountain, a pool, a cabana and an entertaining area with built-in grill.

“This home’s setting could not be more perfect ... from the beautifully landscaped grounds to the incredible privacy and walk to town and train location,” listing agent Lori Auerbach said.

The owner is an avid gardener, whose labors of love shine throughout the property, which has many stone pathways that wander throughout the landscape, creating serene natural spaces among the various mature perennials and native trees.

Most breathtaking is the sea of yellow and white that appears in March from the 1,000 daffodils blooming on the hill in the woods and in front of the driveway. The expansive rear lawn holds endless opportunities for year-round outdoor activities, from baseball and croquet in the summer to sledding in the winter.

The entry foyer welcomes guests with understated, yet elegant period details of high ceilings, crown moldings, rich hardwood floors and a gracious staircase. The expansive sun-filled formal living room features custom built-ins and a wood-burning fireplace with marble surround. The living room opens to an amazing sunroom with stone floor and walls of windows overlooking the fountain and side yard.

Both the living room and sunroom open to the fabulous outdoor grill and dining area. Thoughtful planning of this space includes beautifully designed custom stonework crowned by a pergola and built-in benches. A few steps away on the stone path is a water fountain surrounded by stone pavers, the perfect spot to bird watch or take in a quiet read.

The formal dining room features custom built-ins, a wood-burning fireplace and French doors to the rear porch. A large butler’s pantry offers ample prep and storage space plus an additional dishwasher.

The chef’s kitchen is grand, sunny and equipped with an expansive center island, a spacious walk-in pantry and top-of-the-line appliances, include a Viking 6-burner cooktop with griddle, Bosch double wall ovens and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. A wall of windows overlooking the rear lawn provides the perfect setting for casual dining.

“I’ve had hours of pleasure just sitting at the table looking overlooking the ‘big lawn’ and watching foxes, pheasant, turkeys and the ubiquitous deer,” the owner said.

Step down from the kitchen into the family room with French doors to the rear yard and pool area. A private office with its own exterior entrance is located off the family room.

On the upper level, the luxurious master suite is highlighted by a gas fireplace and spa-like master bath with marble floors, double vanity, glass-enclosed shower, relaxing soaking tub, private water closet and stackable washer/dryer. Windowed and wonderful, a former sixth bedroom was turned into a grand walk-in closet featuring custom built-ins and a shoe hall.

Two more bedrooms feature en-suite full baths while two other large bedrooms share a full hall bathroom. There is access to the second-floor deck, a delightful place for stargazing at night or early morning coffee, awakening to the sound of birdsong.

Additional features include a walk-up attic, a partially finished basement with a wood-burning fireplace and laundry, a detached three-car garage and a shed.

Listing agent: Lori Auerbach, The Vanderblue Team-Higgins Group Real Estate, (646) 734-3514, lori@


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