272 Locust Avenue, Rye, New York NY10580
6 Bedrooms9 Total Baths 9,073 SqFt 1.020 Acres
Bienvenue la maison! This French Chateau was custom-built by Rye-based European builders in collaboration with the owners to create this truly one-of-a-kind home. If you haven't experienced the home first-hand you will not believe the quality of construction, unparalleled craftsmanship, attention to detail & thoughtful, French-inspired design that this home exudes. With an oversized pool & outdoor entertaining retreat, this beautiful home is sited on one acre by Apawamis Golf Course, & a short stroll to quaint, downtown Rye. The private back yard has something for everyone from shady trees to luxurious, sun-filled pool deck with pergola, lush, professionally-designed gardens to enticing play areas. The covered dining & entertaining area contains a fireplace & a full bath. There are so many unique features, both inside & out, that make this home an incomparable opportunity. The first-floor Sanctuary Guest Suite was designed with care to host friends or family. Guests can escape to this private suite with sitting area, large walk-in closet, en-suite bathroom with radiant heat floors, walk-in shower, & double vanity, & enjoy morning coffee in a peaceful garden. There is a second bedroom suite on the first floor perfect for a nanny or other guests, & a handsome wood-paneled office with coffered ceilings & wood-burning fireplace. The sun-drenched family room has a wood-burning fireplace, built-in cabinetry & three French doors opening onto a large entertaining patio, & is adjacent to the white Christopher Peacock kitchen which features a professional LaCanche range with a Blue Bahia mosaic backsplash, statuary marble countertops, Waterworks fixtures, eat-in banquet area overlooking the gardens, & a large island with counter seating. A dumbwaiter connects from the kitchen to the basement mudroom for easy transporting of groceries. The fabulous bar area connecting the kitchen to the dining room has a hammered polished nickel sink, SubZero wine refrigerator, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers, an ice maker, felt-lined silverware drawers & extra cabinets for display & storage to make entertaining a dream. The stunning dining room has corner built-in cabinetry, Farrow & Ball wallpaper & paint, & a gas fireplace. There are two powder rooms on the first floor, & a separate living room with a gas fireplace. The mantles in the living & dining room were imported from Europe in keeping with the style of the home. Upstairs, in its own private wing, you will discover the extraordinary primary bedroom which features a gas fireplace, custom dressing room, & en-suite bathroom with large soaking tub, steam shower & double vanities. The separate children's wing has three bedrooms, one en-suite & two that are joined by a Jack-and-Jill bathroom with double vanity, a playroom/bunk room with it's own full bathroom, & a beautiful office/sitting room at the top of the staircase. The second-floor laundry room has a folding table & sink. In the lower level you will find a spacious media/game room, a mirrored gym & lap pool connected by a full bath with steam shower, wine cellar, craft room & mudroom with built-in cubbies. High ceilings throughout (approx 11' on the main floor), six custom fireplaces, hand-distressed wide-plank hardwood floors, 3-car garage & an abundance of storage space including an enormous third-floor attic round out this very special home. Move in & start enjoying all that this magnificent home & the town of Rye have to offer.
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