By Robin Jovanovich
There is a wonderful family neighborhood tucked off Purchase Street on the way up to Westchester Country Club that is distinguished by lovely, private homes. The Flagler Matthews Estate is one of the best-kept real estate secrets in town.
As Compass agent April Saxe notes, “It is in Harrison but lives Rye.”
She has the listing for 16 Lakeside Drive, a five-bedroom, nearly 8,000 square-foot home that was built in 2005 and has been handsomely and totally renovated. The current owners bought it as a weekend home and loved it so much that they made it their primary residence.
Surrounded by lush, mature plantings and sitting high above the street, whether you’re sitting on the columned front porch or on the covered rear patio, you have your own private oasis.
The owner took blue to the next level in many of the main rooms and worked in gray tones. The result is sophisticated and serene. It’s a Georgian Colonial with a Hamptons flair.
The first-floor flow makes for ideal entertaining, and the office off the family room and the study off the living room make for two just-the-right-size home offices.
The master bedroom is a comfortable distance from the other four bedrooms, each of which has its own bath.
There are recreation areas on both the third floor and lower level, a home gym, a flat backyard, and a sports court in front, at street level. The three-car garage has plenty of room to house sports equipment for every member of the family.
Whoever buys this gracious home will enjoy the benefits of a first-class remodel.
Listing Agent is April Saxe of Compass