When you combine genuine artistic talent, delicious food, fine wine and good company with an extraordinary home ideal for entertaining, the results are dynamic. This past week, Larchmont agents Katherine Tamagna, Jeanne Kiernan and Michele Wenzler, who have listed for sale 50 Echo Bay, a New Rochelle, NY seaside retreat situated atop a pristine piece of land overlooking endless views of the Long Island Sound, hosted two special, art-filled open houses to help introduce this one-of-a-kind property to the market.
The two open house events definitely put the home’s kitchen and entertaining space to the test. All brokers were invited to a luncheon from 11 AM to 1 PM, with additional festivities continuing later in the day for Sotheby’s International Realty agents, who were all encouraged to attend an exclusive wine and cheese gathering. During both events, a showcase of featured artwork from The Mahlstedt Gallery, a local New Rochelle contemporary art hotspot run by the current homeowners of 50 Echo Bay, was displayed throughout the home, fusing together great cultural and architectural excellence. The Mahlstedt Gallery is Southern Westchester’s most popular display of international contemporary artwork, committed to developing innovative exhibitions that create visual, emotional, social and aesthetic dialogues with the global community. The two occasions brought in many visitors, who were all in awe of the cultural beauty they were able to witness in an inviting, spacious atmosphere amid an unbeatable coastal setting.
“The events were a tremendous success,” said Wenzler. “Attendees commented that while the artwork displayed was undoubtedly excellent, seeing the home in person and full of so much life gave them a totally different experience.”
The five-bedroom center-hall Colonial residence, constructed in 1950, boasts an open layout perfect for welcoming in friends, family and the property’s beachside outdoor surroundings, situated just 30 minutes from mid-town Manhattan. Its numerous amenities, including a heated sunroom, salt water pool, hot tubs, in-home movie theatre, vintage bar and wine cellar and more, make hosting events such as these an effortless experience with guaranteed success. Up-to-date with the latest trends in technology, this impeccably designed residence even offers the ultimate “smart home” experience, providing high-level security, cost effectiveness and home management efficiency.
A sophisticated design continues throughout the home’s interior, with elements including mahogany doors, custom hand cast steel railings, custom mantels and lighting, as well as teak, Brazilian cherry and heated marble floors. Perhaps the most impressive part of the residence is its kitchen, which was surely put to good use at these recent open house events. Both novices and accomplished chefs will marvel at the efficiency of this streamlined European-style gourmet kitchen, which features special refrigeration drawers, a wine cooler, Miele cappuccino center with a warming drawer and much more.
“Viewers appreciated the sophisticated custom finishes, magnificent kitchen and private yard with its salt water pool and views of Long Island sound,” said Wenzler. “It was impossible not to notice and thoroughly enjoy the overall easy entertainment flow of the house, complete with culturally rich artwork, easy conversation and good times.”
Agents and current homeowners alike couldn’t have asked for a better way to graciously open this brilliant home’s doors to the Westchester County market!
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