A Commanding Coastal Estate

It all starts with the views. “They’re simply unparalleled,” says Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty agent Christy Murphy, who together with agent Ellen Stern is marketing this spectacular trophy Sound-front home in Rye, N.Y. The direct open vistas of Long Island Sound, serene islands and the nearby harbor are a rare find in Westchester County. “Here, you can take in the beauty of nature and the lights of Manursing Island, along with the boats in the basin and even the Fourth of July fireworks from Rye’s historic Playland amusement park,” Murphy continues. And best of all, the views can be enjoyed throughout the entire property—from nearly every room in the home to the outdoor deck with its year-round hot tub, water-facing golf tee and under-foot skylights looking through to the indoor pool below.

But the views are only the beginning. The list of amenities is almost endless, encompassing both indoor and outdoor pools, a fully equipped pool house, specially constructed tennis court, its own peninsula that once served as the landing for the Oyster Bay-Rye ferry, a restored 19th-century stone bath house and two-sided dock with ample room for sizable boats. Inside, a mahogany 4,000-bottle, temperature-controlled wine room features the most state-of-the-art mechanicals, and the walkout lower-level serves as its own recreational oasis with a game room, eight-person sauna and gym.

The exquisite design by master architects Shope Reno Wharton is apparent in every detail, from the Shingle Style exterior’s rustic stonework and imposing columns to the custom finishes such as the coffered and domed ceilings and the cherry and mahogany millwork. Unique touches include the barrel ceiling and cove lighting over the central hallway, the nautically themed arched mahogany beams over the pool, and the three-bay, six-car garage’s carriage house doors.

With its ultra-private setting atop a high, protected elevation, the property is also situated in one of the most sought-after communities in the metropolitan New York area. Manhattan is only 35 minutes away, and fine dining and shopping in both Rye and Greenwich are accessed within moments. “Rye is perfect for the buyer seeking a year-round waterfront lifestyle, but closer to the city than the Hamptons or Greenwich,” says Stern. “Its location offers exceptionally convenient proximity, its public and private schools are highly ranked and easily accessible, and its charming small town community feel lends itself to a very desirable ease of living.”

This commanding coastal estate takes that Rye lifestyle to another level, and is now available for $22,000,000. For more information, contact Ellen Stern at (914) 584-9854 or, or Christy Murphy at (914) 262-7123 or

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