This Roslyn Harbor home, listed for $2.398 million, is on a 2.53-acre parcel bisected by a stream.
Built in 1948, a recently completed five-year renovation revamped the home in the style of an English/Provence countryside residence, says listing agent Joyce Styne of Laffey Fine Homes.
The almost-5,323-square-foot home with five bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms is big on views, Styne says, and offers a line of sight to the property's pond from every room as well as an overhead vision of the home's original beams and the living room from each second-floor wing.
The east wing contains a guest suite, and the west wing is the family wing with a master-bedroom suite, custom walk-in closet and European-style wardrobe as well as three bedrooms, Styne says. A double-sink bathroom is trimmed in mosaic shower tiles.
A door in the master bedroom opens to a small, carved-wood balcony overlooking the living room, which itself allows for door access to a bluestone checkerboard porch and patio. The grounds include a bridge over the stream along a walking path toward the pond, all of which is surrounded by specimen plantings.
A European-style eat-in kitchen is equipped with stainless-steel appliances, and a nearby room is called the "fish room," Styne says, because the room was once a giant aquarium that was later expanded into a space with large windows looking out over the estate.
Marvin tilt-turn windows with mahogany windowsills are used throughout the home and "make you feel like you're outside" when open, Styne say. The home is topped with a recycled rubber Ecostar roof protected by a 50-year warranty. Plaster moldings are handmade, and many walls are finished in a triple-application of smooth Venetian plaster, Styne says. Acid-washed radiant heat concrete flooring is used on the ground level.