AN OENOPHILES' DREAM ESTATE
Take a sip of a fabulous Pinot Noir Domaine Leroy Musigny Grand Cru, most likely found in the spacious wine cellar of Villa Maria and begin a dream tour...
Surrounded in serene privacy by stone walls, wrought iron fencing, and verdant gardens, this solid estate has been splendidly ensconced in history and high style for decades, and is still exquisitely elegant in spite of having been built in 1887. The baronial home has witnessed an array of owners from captains of industry, to movie stars, to devout nuns of the Sisters of the Order of St. Dominic, who named this glorious structure Villa Maria.
The buildings sit on 15 acres along with three guest cottages, including the burial site of Teddy Roosevelt’s horse “General Ruxton,” the same bronze horse he still bravely sits on today outside the Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Having seen various styles of architecture, the eclectic 27,000 square foot estate features a Colonial style portico entryway, a loggia to a carriage house, pool and pool house, gate- house and a walled outdoor fountain garden. Once upon a time there was a ballroom that is now a grand living room, retaining the original teak flooring from 1905. Nine bedrooms, 13 baths, gourmet kitchen, spacious glass enclosed climate controlled wine cellar, along with 1,100 feet of breathtaking waterfront makes Villa Maria the perfect estate for any tycoon.
For a private showing, contact Tim Davis, Corcoran Group at (631) 283-7300 or