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Rich Cribs: An Old Westbury estate evokes Morocco, and more
This Old Westbury ranch, known as Villa Majorelle, is on the market for $4.988 million. Exotic in many ways, the updated house, built in 1982, is reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa in which the styles of France, Spain and Morocco come together, says listing agent Dalia Mairzadeh of Prudential Douglas Elliman Real Estate.
“It’s a special home,” Mairzadeh adds, noting that it will appeal to that one person who walks in and knows right away that this house is the one. The interior’s open flow yields to vibrant-colored rooms with recessed lighting and wood floors.
A dome-shape skylight and dual fireplace grace the living room, while the kitchen, outfitted with Brazilian blue granite countertops, has an open and contemporary look.
From the kitchen, doors open to the yard, where a 3,000-square-foot white Carrara marble patio surrounds an in-ground pool with 36 fountains. Plantings and more than 200 specimen trees complete the landscape. The scene, Mairzadeh says, evokes a Moroccan resort.
Out front, there is a 10,000-square-foot Belgian block driveway. The house has a geothermal energy system, which operates the four-zone heating and central air-conditioning systems at no cost to the homeowner. Because it’s a smart house, the homeowner can control functions, such as lighting, from anywhere by using an iPhone. -- Lisa Doll-Bruno
INTACT VICTORIAN. Listed for $1.649 million, this Sea Cliff Victorian, which has six bedrooms and 7.5 baths, has been largely preserved since its construction in 1890.
The three-story house still has all its original wood floors and pocket doors as well as five wood-burning fireplaces and a sweeping bridal staircase across from the front door.
The kitchen has its original cabinets and butler pantry. All the bedrooms have their own en suite bathrooms, which come with original subway tile and porcelain tubs. There is a wraparound porch overlooking the half-acre property’s greenery. There are intricate archways, raised moldings and delicately designed ceilings, as well as colorful stained glass, including three stained-glass panels in the dining room and water glass windows. Terry Sciubba of Sherlock Homes Realty Corp. is representing the house. -- Elizabeth Gyori