This week’s Long Island HOME Property of the Week takes us to the Mediterranean by way of Hewlett Bay Park, where 220 Woodside Drive offers a home for both “everyday living and elegant entertaining” listed for $4,299,999.
Presented by Alissa Lurie of Coach Real Estate, the listing boasts of a “prime location only 40 minutes from Manhattan,” but that’s only the beginning of the appeal one finds among the myriad offerings of the house and secluded property.
A “timeless Mediterranean villa set on almost 2 acres of lush professionally landscaped grounds,” as the listing states, this home originally built in 1923 shines with architectural details that transport one to another place. Having undergone a full renovation in 1996, the estate features an amazing array of amenities—including five fireplaces, five terraces and a private gym, “magnificent imported entries, Italian marble and hardwood flooring throughout”—in addition to inviting living spaces, “oversized rooms” and abundant entertainment areas.
After entering and stepping into the large foyer, a soaring staircase immediately grabs the eye. Surrounded by arched doorways, intriguing columns and natural light from the many windows, you will find a formal living room, a formal dining room, a solarium, a large family room, and an extra larger eat-in chef’s kitchen, all with 12-foot ceilings.
When it’s time for some R&R, there are five-plus bedrooms, all on one level, along with seven full and three half baths. The duplex master suite has two-and-a-half baths as well as a fireplace, plus access to the outside via two terraces.
As opulent and inviting as the interior is, the outdoors are equally alluring. The home’s lower level exits onto its own patio for easy access to the rear lawn and lush, tree-filled grounds beyond.