Properties create a rare opportunity for connected buyers to simultaneously share waterfront compound lifestyle
Rye Neck, N.Y. – October 20, 2015 – Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that the firm has listed several new waterfront homes in the secluded and high-end Westchester County community of Greenhaven, one of which served as the former residence of the prestigious enclave’s founder and developer, Vivian Green. Rye broker Louis Katsoris represents all three distinctly styled properties as well as the acclaimed neighboring contemporary by a famous architect on Shadow Island, just across the Long Island Sound.
Greenhaven is a small community of diverse, high end waterfront homes located in a private pocket between the towns of Rye and Mamaroneck. Situated on the east side of the village of Rye, this elite coastal neighborhood of approximately 200 pristine homes is described as having the highest net-worth residents in all of Westchester County, and according to Business Insider, is the 10th richest community in America. The quaint village is also known for its prestigious Rye Neck school system, which is ranked 39th within the state of New York by US News & World Report.
“This hidden jewel of southern Westchester is the best kept secret for international and Manhattan residents alike looking for an upscale and private waterfront weekend retreat or convenient year round waterfront residence,” said Katsoris.
Interestingly, the close proximity, diverse styles and simultaneous availability of all of these properties has raised the interest of several related parties to consider making a move together—four waterfront homes serving as a private yet connected compound for close friends or family to enjoy. “This unique opportunity has certainly made a few buyers sincerely consider a joint move as it isn’t an opportunity often available on the waterfront,” said Katsoris. “Many of our clients come to this area based upon the recommendations of friends that recently bought properties. The prospect of being able to now buy distinct, private waterfront homes together on the same street is raising significant attention from related buyers wanting to own properties close together and maintain their social ties.”
While each boasts its own unique style and character, all homes have the common appeal of panoramic water views and unprecedented waterfront amenities.
1 Shore Road, a landmark waterfront estate originally constructed in 1925 and previously owned by Green, lies on 2.3 elevated acres of land with views of the Long Island Sound from every vantage point. A gated entry at the end of a private lane leads to a 10,000 square-foot iconic residence, which offers luxurious amenities including a heated, shore-line pool, tennis court, a beach with a cascading waterfall, a greenhouse, large level lawns and impressive space both inside and out to capture the home’s nautical backdrop. The property is offered at $9,600,000.
Located just down the street at 3 Shore Road, lies a beach house retreat. Boasting a distinct Tudor style, this 5,800 square-foot residence, which is offered at $5,999,000, sits on a 1.23-acre protected lot with waterside lawns, elevated dining patios and a private dock along the Long Island Sound. An expansive private beach envelopes the spacious, completely renovated home with an inviting front courtyard, unique architectural details, sleek finishes and an open floor plan to capture Long Island Sound views from every room.
Just across the street one will find 508 Brevoort Lane, a charming English country home flanked between two unique bodies of water—the Long Island Sound and Van Amringe Pond. The property offers panoramic and diverse water views plus a beautiful pool and spa, just steps from the beach and a community dock. A well appointed, open floor plan interior displays old-world details paired with a distinct contemporary flair. The residence is offered at $4,395,000.
Across the water lies 707 Taylors Lane, an estate accessed by a private causeway leading to 4.02 acres of land known as “Shadow Island,” with approximately 1,000 linear feet of direct waterfront, a private beach, a waterside, heated pool and pier. The unique, contemporary residence, which was constructed by mid-century architect Ulrich Franzen, has since been completely renovated with the highest level of finishes and style. Walls of glass, numerous balconies and expansive decks capture surrounding panoramic water views that stretch to Manhattan. The property is offered at $6,9750,000.
“It’s extremely rare to find so many significant new listings in such a small section of Westchester County at the same time that are all so unique,” said Katsoris. “From magnificent estate-style to contemporary and traditional, each listing is very different, but all offer the same unparalleled waterfront amenities, privacy and school system, as well as a convenient location barely 35 minutes from New York City.”
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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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:
Louis Katsoris, Esq.
Director of Compliance & Business Development; Associate Broker