Hot Property: Magnificence on Milton Road

Nestled along historic Milton Road in Rye, N.Y., a neighborhood street lined by stately homes of the utmost quality, lies a brand new Greek Revival home designed by esteemed local firm Kells Construction and architect Jim Davis. The recently completed residence, which flawlessly fits into its pristine surroundings, is listed with Rye agent Mary Ellen Byrne, and offered at $3,975,000. “Forget your typical builder-home expectations,” says Byrne. “The materials and workmanship of this fabulous Westchester County home are in a different league.”

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Kells Construction, comprised of contractor Brendan O’Reilly and his son, Rory, is a family-owned and operated Rye-based company best known for its standards of workmanship and exquisite designs, many of which can be seen on Milton Road—the first community development site in Rye. Born in Ireland, O’Reilly was one of 18 children, six of whom pursued careers in construction. Now the proud owner of an acclaimed Westchester County business, O’Reilly is thrilled to share his passion for the field with his son. According to an article in The Rye Record, Kells Construction was cited in Westchester Home as one of the area’s top contractors, and the dynamic father-son duo’s work can also be seen showcased in House Beautiful.

Now putting their skills to the test to honor the legacy of the lovingly maintained, mid-19th century structures that encompass Milton Road, Brendon and Rory have completed their latest residential project—an incredible five-bedroom, four full and two half-bath home located at 300 Milton Road. “As locals, our focus is on building beautiful homes that add to the character of our community while giving owners the best of both worlds—the comfort of great functionality with the beauty of great design,” comments Rory. “300 Milton Road is a perfect example of this.”


The 6,216 square-foot residence boasts a spacious open floor plan that includes a living room and family room with fireplaces, a formal dining room with French doors that lead outside, a top-line kitchen and breakfast room, a study with custom cabinetry and more. In addition to its four other bedrooms, the home’s serene master suite features incredible details throughout, which is evident in its tray ceiling, his/hers walk-in closets and marble bath. “This isn’t your average spec home,” adds Byrne. “Materials and finishes are custom level. The home was designed with the specific site in mind and is very elegant. The interior spaces are laid out logically to reflect how a family would live, and while only the highest grade materials are used, it is supremely welcoming and warm.”



This brilliance continues in the home’s lower level, which offers a large playroom, bedroom and full bath, as well as a wine room with ample storage. Outside, a patio surrounded by lush lawns and plantings adds further beauty to the property, which is private yet within walking distance of local schools, town and public transportation. “The difference is in the details,” continues Byrne. “See the difference in the Douglas Fir porch floor or the custom fretwork on the kitchen ceiling. Feel the difference in the Perrin & Rohe fixtures and Baldwin hardware. Enjoy the difference in the Carrara marble island and custom office built-ins. Live the difference in the beautifully proportioned rooms and luxurious landscaped yard.”

Kells Construction and architect Jim Davis will continue to leave their deeply talented design footprint on the coveted neighborhood with the development of yet another new home, located at 306 Milton Road.  The Colonial-style residence, which is also listed with Byrne and planned for completion next year, will seamlessly balance streamlined, modern details with a timeless design. “Architect and builder designed both 300 and 306 Milton Road to complement one another, while respecting the history of the neighborhood,” says Byrne. “They drew on Greek Revival style for 300 Milton, and Federal style for their latest project.”

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Both properties evoke qualities of classic American architecture, and as Byrne so aptly states, are “thoughtfully configured with today’s living in mind for the discerning buyer who appreciates exceptional quality.”

For more information on 300 Milton Road, please visit our website here. Details on 306 Milton Road can be found here. You can also reach out to Rye agent Mary Ellen Byrne by phone at 914.318.5273, or by email at maryellen.byrne@juliabfee.com.

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