112 Downing Ave - Sea Cliff, New York
Welcome to "Lindenwood' And The Secret Garden of Sea Cliff As you step onto the grounds of Lindenwood your senses are delighted by gushing waterfalls and the trickling of fountains found throughout this lushly landscaped shy one acre property. Nestled in the hills of Sea Cliff, this handsome 1908 colonial with five bedrooms and three and a half baths seamlessly marries traditional craftsmanship with today’s modern conveniences. "Lindenwood" has been thoughtfully renovated with updated windows, electrical systems, wood floors, gas heating, central air conditioning and appliances, while the interior maintained its classic design elements which set the tone for the home; well-proportioned rooms with high ceilings and ornate millwork. The spacious living room, infused by natural light, features a gas fireplace with marble surround and custom mahogany cabinetry which creates the ideal setting for entertaining either large groups or more intimate gatherings. Distinctive raised paneled walls in the formal dining room make the perfect spot for family meals or dinner parties. The adjacent eat-in-kitchen will make any at home chef feel well equipped to prepare sumptuous meals while a large conservatory window brilliantly illuminates the entire kitchen and lovely attached informal dining area. A door leads to the lower level where storage, mechanicals and laundry are located along with French doors which lead to a side patio. A rear hallway door accesses the back property and French doors provide a second entry point to the living room. A charming powder room is conveniently located at the end of the hallway. On the second floor, the Master Bedroom Suite projects a sense of privacy and refinement with raised panel walls, oak flooring, gas fireplace, hidden HDTV screen and walk-in cedar closet with shelving systems. A second cedar closet also features custom built-ins. A sumptuous Master Bath with stunning onyx walls and radiant heated floor is a luxurious sanctuary made complete with a soothing BainUltra tub and separate glass enclosed steam shower which both feature soothing Chroma and Massage therapy. Two large and sunny second floor bedrooms share a full bath with radiant heated marble floor, etched glass window and Italian ceramic tile mural set above the therapeutic BainUltra tub. On the vaulted third floor with skylight, a queen-size window seat now serves as a loft-like sleeping area. Two spacious bedrooms with cedar closets and stunning custom designed etched glass windows share a bath with a colorful stained-glass window. Additional storage space can be found under the eaves. Lindenwood’s cedar clad exterior is accented with curved soffit panels which add a distinct design element to the home’s captivating facade. The inviting wraparound porch (with storage below) leads to an attached gazebo with teak ceilings and floors - a lovely spot to entertain and take in the serene garden views. Steps down from the gazebo is a stone patio for al fresco dining (also accessible from the lower level). The perimeter of Lindenwood is lined with a wall of Manhattan euonymus for privacy. The property is replete with linden trees, a shaded meditation garden with fountain, romantic Victorian era bower and arbor. Lampposts imported from Holland dot the grounds, as do multiple seating areas and music from a hidden speaker system. A potting shed with green house windows includes a sink and potting bench. Lindenwood can be assessed by two driveways both inlaid with grey pavers. The service driveway is radiant heated and leads to the two car garage with ground floor and loft storage. Located within close proximity to North Shore beaches, yacht and country clubs and Sea Cliff village which features shopping, eclectic boutiques, stores and restaurants. This location provides convenient access to major highways and is sited in the highly-regarded north shore school district.
This listing courtesy of Douglas Elliman