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In the leafy beauty of an exclusive waterfront neighborhood, this enchanting compound is situated in the private Chimney Cove Association on Indian Harbor on Long Island Sound. Secluded on a rise overlooking Bruce Park’s duck pond, this utterly unique estate was for many years the country home of cosmetics magnate Helena Rubinstein. Nestled among majestic shade trees on sweeping 1±-acre lawns, the four-bedroom villa and companion two-bedroom carriage house capture the quintessence of a picturesque Mediterranean estate centered on sprawling garden terraces with a free-form heated saltwater pool in this idyllic outdoor oasis.
Inside the welcoming gallery foyer, this warmly engaging 1900 home is modernized with today’s amenities while staying true to its refined historic character with features such as the four cozy wood-burning fireplaces, window seats, traditional millwork, and richly finished hardwood floors. Special features include the renovated kitchen and baths, generator, sound system, and Ludowici tile roof. The pleasingly proportioned rooms bring the lush outdoors in through light-bathed windows and French doors. The large living room flows into a sun room opening to the pool terrace. Leading to a garden loggia, the dining room is served by the gourmet kitchen which is open to the inviting family/breakfast room. Upstairs, the beautifully spacious tray-ceilinged master suite features a separate sitting room, well-appointed bath, and abundant closets including a generous wardrobe room.
In the world apart of Chimney Cove, with deeded access to the private beach in Mead Point, this charmingly elegant residence gives the feel of a country estate yet is less than a mile from the train station and renowned Greenwich Avenue.