At this five-bedroom Muttontown ranch with four bathrooms and half-bath, they don't horse around -- the barn comes complete with electricity in addition to its six 4-by-6-foot Dutch stable doors. The property is listed for $2.189 million.
"The previous owners boarded two horses in the barn," says owner Mitchell Fox. The 720-square-foot barn is currently used for storage. "We just loved the structure, but did not want to change its appearance," he said.
Fox, who was previously the group president of magazine empire Condé Nast and publisher of Vanity Fair, bought the home in 1994, drawn to the area by the privacy afforded by its location at the end of a private cul-de-sac, its sweeping front lawn, long driveway and expansive, 2.62-acre grounds.
"When you're there, you feel like you're in this nature preserve," he says.
Five years later, he expanded the circa-1966 home, extending the footprint and moving the kitchen to the back of the house, where it opens up to the great room. He also added a two-sided fireplace, which serves the kitchen and den, and built a brick patio.
The living room, which is filled with built-in bookshelves, is one of Fox's favorite spaces in the house, he says.
The kitchen includes a new Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer, and there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a half-bath, in addition to a master suite. A finished basement includes another full bath, a cedar closet and natural wooden shelving in the three basement closets and the cedar closet. The laundry has a new washer and dryer, Fox says.
The home is listed with Shelley Scotto of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.