Welcome to a grand Contemporary with openness and a unique design that will make you feel like you are in the outdoors surrounded by beautiful architecture,” is how the homeowner would welcome someone to his family home of 31 years. “We’ve taken care of it meticulously,” he says. “It’s probably better than when we moved in.” With approximately $130,000 in renovations, from the new EPDM roof to new windows, the homeowner made sure that this home stood the test of time.
Upon entering the home, light can be seen flooding from the impeccable skylights, a prominent feature of the home and one that makes the homeowner describe it as “a jewel” and a home to make someone feel like a “King or a Queen” as soon as they enter. Sula Pearlman, associate real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage notes, “You go straight in and you’re looking outside.” The house truly brings the outside in and creates a light, airy feeling while going through its exceptional layout.
A three-level home, the main level features a formal living room with a stunning sunroom, a large open kitchen and a library. Take the stairs down, and step into the epitome of an entertainer’s space with a living room and perfectly crafted bar, along with a game room and two workout rooms, one that features a Jacuzzi.
“You can have a party with 100 people and it would not be crowded,” says his wife. He goes on to say that the home is quite spacious and “it’s such an open house, it’s amazing.”
One can get a feel for that openness with the home’s main stairway leading to the upper floor being flanked by windows on both sides. The outdoor area features a pool, hot tub and tennis court, creating an ideal area to continue entertaining while being surrounded by the beautiful wooded area.
“You never have to go away in the summer because with the pool and the tennis court, you can just live outside,” Pearlman says.
Special attention was paid to every corner of the house with its extravagant details. From the solid brass fixtures and the solid oak doors, to the German windows, there is a feel of contemporary luxury everywhere.
“We just happen to be lucky and got this piece of property from which we built from the beginning, from the ground up, and we were able to pick and choose the best materials and the best design,” the homeowner says on building the home.
The house uses a lot of steel within the structure, the reason being all the skylights that are the main feature of the home, he notes. “It’s got 200 pieces of, basically, three-by-fi ve-foot skylights on the roof.”
For the homeowner, this crown jewel will make anyone feel ethereal as they bask in the natural light and that this is home ideal for all, especially those that “want grand, outward-looking spaces … where it makes you feel like you’re floating, this is your house.”
40 Polly Park Road
Rye P.O., New York
6 bedrooms, 9 full and 1 half baths
Represented by: Sula Pearlman Associate Real Estate Broker Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
By Jessica Ganga
This article originally appeared in Homes & Estates magazine.