Raise your glass to this sprawling Upper Brookville Colonial listed for $4.495 million, which dates back to 1838 and has a climate-controlled wine cellar with space for 3,000 bottles.
The six-bedroom, seven-bath home on eight acres includes high ceilings, heavy moldings and seven fireplaces among its architectural details.
Listing agent Anita Meltzer of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Real Estate says the more formal portion of the residence was added in the early 1900s.
“If you look at the front, there are two front doors,” she explains. “The higher part of the house with the portico was added about 100 years ago.”
The wine vault is in the lower level, which is accessible by a separate entrance. Upstairs, a second-story master suite includes a study, two bathrooms and two fireplaces. The second floor also contains an four additional bedrooms and three bathrooms, and there is another bedroom and bathroom on the third floor.
A wood-trimmed eat-in kitchen has a beamed ceiling and includes a double oven and a 10-burner stove. Nearby is a breakfast room, a formal dining room, a large food pantry and a long butler’s pantry with silver safe. There is a formal living room, as well as a sunroom and library.
There is garage space for up to 11 cars in three detached structures — six of those spaces are in a private four-bedroom cottage with a master suite downstairs and three bedrooms above, Meltzer says.
Specimen plantings fill the grounds, which include an in-ground gunite swimming pool, a terrace off the sunroom and library that overlooks the pool and the lawn, and a second, smaller terrace off the dining room. There is also a Har-Tru tennis court with a tennis house, which includes storage space, a refrigerator and sink and a covered porch for spectators.