Former home of Broadway producer Billy Rose, offered at $29,500,000, is being restored and expanded by Twin Oaks Construction
New Castle, N.Y. – April 23, 2015 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed the highest priced property in Westchester County at $29,500,000. Once owned by famed Broadway producer Billy Rose, the property is currently being completely restored and expanded by renowned Westchester County builder Twin Oaks Construction. Dawn Knief and Mary Katchis of the company’s Scarsdale brokerage have the listing, which is located at 773 Armonk Road in New Castle, NY.
Originally built in 1904 and set on 98 acres of land, a rarity in Westchester County, the brick and limestone residence is still being reconstructed, but is offered now prior to completion so that a buyer can have the opportunity to customize the building plans to suit their own tastes.
David Fenton, founder and CEO of Twin Oaks Construction, said that he and partner Steve Oder will expand the home’s original 8,400 square feet to about 21,000.
“Upon completion this rare and magnificent estate will be an incomparable residence of luxury, comfort and stature,” said Fenton. Noting that the property is sited on a ridge surrounded by pastoral vistas, he added, “With breathtaking and unparalleled views of the Hudson Valley, this spectacular home will also feature the ultimate in the most sought-after amenities.”
Introduced by a long, winding drive, the completed home will have nine bedrooms, eight full and four half baths, and a ballroom, with interior living spaces highlighted by artisanal craftsmanship, high ceilings and fine millwork. Outside, the property will include a motor court and fountain, 11,000 square feet of patios and terraces, infinity pool with waterfall and spa, fully equipped outdoor kitchen, two tennis courts, basketball court, stone gazebo with Hudson Valley views, and formal English gardens with a maze.
“This one of a kind architectural masterpiece is equally perfect for quiet living and entertaining guests on a grand scale,” said Knief. “A buying opportunity like this, less than one hour from Manhattan, really only comes along once in a lifetime.”
For more information, view the property on the firm’s website here.
About Twin Oaks and David Fenton
Fenton is known for the meticulous eye he brings to his work as well as his determination to use the best building materials and practices for every home. He has travelled to stone quarries in Turkey and throughout the northeastern United States to personally choose the vein of rock to be harvested for the exterior cladding of his buildings, just as he has tagged trees right on the property on which he is building for interior finishes, from black walnut to red and white oaks. He also focuses on environmentally sound construction practices, having completed the only LEED accredited historical restoration and addition in Scarsdale to a 1907 Dutch Colonial, while ensuring that his properties promote a healthy lifestyle for their inhabitants through carefully planned lighting, soundproofing, air/water filtration, layouts, cabinetry and landscaping all designed for soothing body and mind.
For more information on Twin Oaks, visit the builder’s website at twinoaksnewyork.com.
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $3.3-billion-plus portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 26 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty, combined with partner firm Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, is the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.
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