Haute Habitats December 2012

Located on one of the highest points of the quiet Gold Coast village of Muttontown, this all-brick, slate-roofed colonial is a hidden gem at the end of a private road. The 12,500 square feet of living space has open, modern styling. The grand entrance leads into a great room with walls of glass and 36-foot ceilings, bathing the space in sunlight. Dining and entertaining is either cozy in the eat-in kitchen or formal in the expansive dining room. Beautiful wood floors extend throughout the home. Upstairs, two of the bedrooms have spacious decks that overlook a generous stone patio, inground pool and guesthouse. Set on nearly five acres, lavish summer parties are a snap, but when hibernating in the winter, the windows let in plenty of soul-nourishing light.


Fashioned from the former estates of some of the most affluent families in New York, the Village of Muttontown is a tranquil community in Nassau County just 25 miles east of Manhattan. English and Dutch settlers arrived in the 1600s and used the land for sheep grazing—thus the name “Muttontown.” Now the 6.1-square-mile area is home to just 3,000 people. The lands of the estates provide natural beauty and recreation for residents to enjoy. They comprise the 155-acre Hoffman Center nature preserve, The Muttontown Golf and Country Club, Woodside Acres and Muttontown Preserve.

Location: Muttontown
List Price: $7 million
Taxes: $62,355
Style: Colonial
Year Built: 1998
Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 8 full, 4 half
Lot size: 4.77 acres
Fireplaces: 4
Listing Agent: Prudential Douglas Elliman