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A Finely Crafted Rye Masterpiece


When you put a home building expert, renowned architect and acclaimed designer together, the result is sheer magnificence.  Such is the case with this just-completed custom Shingle Style new construction home that features the combined work of a highly distinguished building and design team, including builder Brendan O’Reilly of Kells Construction, architect Paul Shainberg and designer Sara Gilbane.  Rye agent Mary Ellen Byrne has the listing, which is offered at $5,695,000.

Westchester Magazine has named Kells Construction one of Westchester County’s top builders and Shainberg one of its top 14 architects. Gilbane, known for her classic modern-traditional approach, has been listed among House Beautiful magazine’s “Top 20 Next Wave Designers” and TRADHome magazine’s “Top 20 New Traditional Designers.”

According to Byrne, the residence boasts a long list of materials and amenities rarely seen in a spec home project. These include Chesney’s marble fireplaces in the living and great rooms, Phillip Jeffries grass cloth and linen wall coverings in the living and morning rooms, Circa Lighting and Restoration Hardware light fixtures, Hemingway custom cabinetry, Waterworks tiling, Alaska yellow cedar wood roofing, quarter-sawn and rift-sawn white oak flooring throughout, Carrera marble and Brazilian soapstone counters in the kitchen, and Wolf, Sub-Zero and Miele appliances.

“This home is in its own ballpark when it comes to new construction, with workmanship that will withstand the test of time and an interior that evokes classical American architecture,” said Byrne.  “The buyer of this carefully crafted residence will have something very special on their hands indeed: the result of a very unique collaboration featuring one of the most formidable teams to come together in construction and design.”

Additional architectural elements include local stone, eyebrow and diamond-paned windows, a custom curved staircase with mahogany handrail, and substantial moldings throughout. Offering 8,200 square feet of living space, the residence has six bedrooms and five full and two half baths.

The property enjoys a historic location on Milton Road, the first site in Rye to ever experience community development, and is surrounded by homes dating to the mid-19th century in architectural styles ranging from Tudor to Queen Anne to Colonial Revival.

To learn more about 241 Milton Road, please visit our website here, or contact Mary Ellen Byrne by phone at 914.318.5273, or email at

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