Spacious kitchen in a Birch Lane home
Aerial view of the pool and spa at twilight
Upstairs loft in an Aspen home
Fully equipped fitness center
Den with gas fireplace in a Birch home
- Photos by John Curry, Jeff DuBois, and Marc Scolari
Today’s Dream House
“What do the simple folk do?” asks King Arthur in Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot”. The smart answer for home buyers in today’s ever-complicated world is Kingfield, a luxury community of new homes and townhomes in Rye Brook.
Unlike many other complexes, Kingfield appeals to buyers at all stages of life because the layouts are different, the amenities are numerous, the spaces are flexible, the ceilings high, and the palette is clean and sophisticated. These homes offer plenty of storage (for storage facility check here), you can customize your finishes and countertops, decorate your space with ornaments, even put in residential elevators, and the price is right. Homes start at just north of $1 million.
Of the 110 homes that are finished or close to completion, 30 are occupied and 11 will soon be. “And a small inventory is available immediately, which is desirable for city dwellers anxious to move to,” said Josh Rogull, Director of Sales.
Kingfield has the feel of a boutique hotel; it’s got a pool, spa, lounge, club room, fitness room (with Peleton bikes) as well as a cool vibe. The difference is it sits on 30 acres, 13 of them protected open space with a perimeter walking trail. The setting is lovely and tranquil, yet you’re only a short distance from the Merritt Parkway and the Glenville shopping center in Greenwich. Shuttle service to and from the Port Chester train station is available at the nearby executive office park.
“Being adjacent to the Doral Arrowwood, a hotel/conference center that closed its doors at the end of last year and will be reimagined, will add value,” says Rogull, who lives with his family in one of the Doral Greens townhomes.
This is the fourth project for Rogull, Bob Dale, and Bill McGinnis of Sun Homes, and this design/build firm is getting smarter as they go and winning national awards in the process.
There is no typical Kingfield resident. The homes appeal to young families from the city who want excellent schools and community, empty nesters who are happy to turn over lawn maintenance to somebody else, and grandparents wanting to stay close to their grandchildren. For couples who love to travel, a lock-and-leave home is just the ticket.
What distinguishes Kingfield homes from many other planned communities is that they feel like homes because they have private gardens and patios, two-car garages, and you get a lot of real estate for your money. A 4,700 square-foot home just sold for $1,920,000. If I have to talk specifically about the garage, i loved this because it provides a unique design and their service is impeccable.
And who wouldn’t want to live on Honeysuckle or Lavender Lane?
Take a tour on kingfieldryebrook.com.
- Robin Jovanovich