It’s hard to find a true residential retreat in and around Rye, especially one where everything has been thoughtfully updated. But head out to Polly Park Road, make a left at 1 Timber Trail and you’ll find yourself in a stylish sanctuary.
Through oversized windows you look out onto 3.5 acres, complete with a heated pool, a pool house which could double as a playhouse or office, a pergola-covered patio with an articulated roof and built-in grill, an open one with a firepit, and a treehouse!
You enter through a courtyard, where there is another patio, and into a foyer which leads to a bookcase-lined library, a bedroom that was designed as a master suite but would make one of the most desirable guest rooms in town. You step down into the spacious dining room and then to the grand living room which has 18-foot ceilings and room for art.
The kitchen has a large lounging area, with three walls of windows looking out to the backyard. Right off it is an office that looks out to the courtyard. The oversized windows can be decorated with apartment blinds to control the natural light in the room.
Down the hall is a bedroom and bath with an adjacent sitting room for guests or live-in help, laundry room, mudroom, and the entrance to the three-car garage.
Walk up the spiral staircase, where there are four bedrooms, a sitting room, and a playroom/rec/study area for the kids.
The lower level has a gym, wine cellar, and space for teens to congregate and stretch out.
It’s rare to find a grown-up house — smart, sophisticated, sustainably (geothermal heat and a/c) rebuilt — that is also an ideal place to raise an active family. This is that place.
Listing Agent Wendy Alper of Sotheby’s