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Inside Old Westbury’s Historic $29.99M Erchless Estate, A 93 Acre Botanical Paradise (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Inside Old Westbury’s Historic $29.99M Erchless Estate, A 93 Acre Botanical Paradise (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Inside Old Westbury’s Historic $29.99M Erchless Estate, A 93 Acre Botanical Paradise (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
March 04
20:55 2019

Inside Old Westbury’s Historic $29.99M Erchless Estate, A 93 Acre Botanical Paradise

75 Post Road, Old Wesbury, New York, United States, 11568

A spectacular garden estate with a history dating to the early 1930s is on the market in Old Westbury, New York for $29,995,000. Built for Howard Phipps, youngest son of Henry Phipps, Jr. who made his fortune at Carnegie Steel, this approximately 93 acre property, offers a rare opportunity to own an estate still owned and lived in by the original family who built it nearly a century ago. The fifteen bedroom, twelve bathroom brick Colonial Revival style mansion was designed by Adams and Prentice in 1935 in a U-shape, allowing a large central courtyard. Kept in remarkable condition, the interiors of the residence exhibit exquisite artistry with countless fireplaces, impressive mouldings and detailed woodwork. One of the many unique features include arched windows in two sunrooms that lower into the basement on elevator motors to turn the spaces into summertime porches. Enjoy sweeping views from the mansion extending beyond the sprawling meadows to an allée of 80-foot-high beech trees beyond which a well-cared for farm and collection of stables, out buildings and staff housing are discreetly situated, making the estate virtually self-sufficient. Perhaps the most impressive feature of this magnificent estate are its enchanting, and seemingly endless array of gardens and specimen trees. For over 60 years, award-winning varieties of Rhododendrons have been bred here. Today, this botanical paradise is considered the finest rhododendron garden in the North East. The 93 acre estate also has development opportunities which ensure the historic main house stays intact. Below is a concept plan released by the agent’s marketing the property. The existing residence is allotted 15.2 acres with an additional 32 single family lots, each greater than 2 acres in size, filling up the rest of the property. Erchless is on the market for $29,995,000 with Douglas Elliman





























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