Commanding the Coast

From its commanding Sound-front elevation, this Rye, New York estate offers the ultimate in amenities.

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, New York. 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, a grand entertaining space that can accommodate 200 people and boasts a 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 and two-sided dock with ample room for sizable boats. “There is a strong historical element as well, which provides a uniquely rich fabric,” notes Stern, pointing to the restored 19th-century stone bath house as well as the property’s own private peninsula, which once served as the landing for the Oyster Bay-Rye ferry. Inside, a mahogany 1,200+ 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 property offers the ultimate in amenities, in activities and in entertaining,” says Murphy. “It’s a place you don’t want to leave because it has everything.”

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, which features an oculus with inlaid compass that marks the center of the home. Also standing out are the nautically themed arched mahogany beams over the custom tiled indoor pool, and the three-bay, six-car garage’s carriage house doors. Notable living spaces include the paneled family room with its antique Parisian staircase winding up to the sunlit library overlooking the space, and the well-proportioned dining room that is at once intimate and large enough to host a party of 30.

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, Connecticut 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 to New York, 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 ease of living for which Rye is so well known and brings it to another level.

This coastal property in Rye, New York (Web ID: 93GB69) is offered at $22,000,000 USD. For more information, please contact Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty agent  Ellen Stern at +1 914 584 9854 or or Christy Murphy at +1 914 262 7123 or

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