$12,195,000 | Built 1916 | 15,000 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 7.5+ Baths | 8 Acres
Brookville, New York, United States
A long, private driveway leads to Haut Bois, a stately French château designed in 1916 by renowned architect Ogden Codman Jr. Inspired by the Louis XIII hunting lodge that became the palace at Versailles, this grand mansion is situated on over 8 acres and has been beautifully restored to its former glory. Original architectural details and exquisite master craftsmanship, such as deep mouldings, lavish pediments, high ceilings, and custom niches abound throughout. This magnificent estate is truly one of Long Island’s Gold Coast treasures. A dramatic entrance hall with a marble staircase leads to an elegant formal living room and palatial formal dining room with a series of French doors that overlook a lovely courtyard and loggia. The sumptuous library includes custom bookshelves, a fireplace, and French doors that open to the exterior. The comfortable family room has custom built-in cabinetry and is located adjacent to the chef’s kitchen.
The master bedroom suite is comprised of two dressing rooms, expansive walk-in closets, and two luxurious master bathrooms. This spectacular residence features four additional large bedrooms, two full baths, and a staff suite with a bedroom, living room, and a full bath. The lower level has been designed with a guest room that has a large closet and a full bath, a billiards room with a custom bar area, separate laundry room, home gym, and a sauna. The basement offers additional storage space and a temperature-controlled wine cellar. The classic kitchen features custom cabinetry with every imaginable amenity, a phenomenal La Cornue range, top-of-the-line appliances, granite counters, designer fixtures & fittings and a sunny breakfast area. The original gardens with a reflecting pool and fountain were designed by Jacques Greber, and feature a beautiful loggia and courtyard with formal gardens, sweeping lawn, specimen plantings, tennis court and an in-ground pool surrounded by a flagstone terrace with a pool house. Haut Bois is on the market for $12.2 million with Jason Friedman & Sarah Friedman of Daniel Gale | Sotheby’s International Realty.