Nick Churton from Mayfair Interenational Realty takes a very fond look at a magnificent waterside family compound in Rye, New York that comes with a very special view and a fabulous extra.
Broker: Houlihan Lawrence
Agent: Michael McCooey
Boat enthusiasts will need little introduction to the Hinckley Company. The Maine-based boat builders have been making some of the finest yachts in the world since 1928. For many it is a life ambition to own, or have owned, one. For a few one will never be enough.
So here is a great way to acquire a Hinckley. One comes as standard with 96 Rye Road, Rye, New York.
The Hinckley aesthetic – ‘sleek, sculpted lines that belong naturally to the water’ – is perfectly reflected in this compound home overlooking Long Island Sound. It starts at the front door. Through-the-home, front-to-back views are one thing but this is quite another. A vast, wall-size picture window greets and then draws one to the epic views across the Sound to Long Island – and, of course, to the Hinckley sitting prettily and all ready to go beside the deep-water private boat dock. You could be at the Huntingdon Yacht Club on Long Island ready to eat seafood fra diavolo, washed down with a chilled bottle of Joseph Drouhin Puligny-Montrachet in not much more than 30 minutes.
The property comes in three parts: the main house, a spacious four bedroom guest or family house and a delightful and compact guest studio apartment with fabulous wake-up-to views – I’d be very happy in the studio!
There is also a wine closet, mirrored gym and au pair/guest suite. Outside is a water’s-edge pool with stone entertaining terrace, private beach, tennis court and garaging for eight cars.
All this is only half an hour from Manhattan by train and is in the prized Rye school district. So whether you are single with lots of friends or a family with lots of children or generations this luxury compound pretty much hits the spot. Ask for more details from the listing agent, Michael McCooey. He’s as charming as the property. And if you are very serious about buying the property I would ask for a ride in the Hinckley. It will make your day and help to make up your mind that this piece of real estate has it all – on and off the water.