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GARDENS SITS BETWEEN TWO TOP VILLAGES
which have been brought back and
Original interior details include push
button lights, oak and mahogany
flooring with inlay, solid mahogany
interior doors with crystal knobs,
original picture molding, and much
more, according to the homeowners,
who moved to the area from San Diego
in 1996 and raised their three children
in the home. The couple, who decided
to downsize, has been very involved
in their community. And the property
has been used as the backdrop for
charity events in the past.
The family has enjoyed four comfortable
bedrooms, including a
luxurious master with private deck.
There are three full bathrooms
and one half-bath as well. Both the
fully finished third floor and finished
basement have heating and
An inviting foyer showcases a dramatic
staircase. To the left, a focus
wall in the formal living room features
a cozy fireplace. Walk through
the double sets of French doors and
discover a relaxing screened-in
porch with slate floor that looks out
on stunning views of the surrounding
According to the homeowner, the
elegant formal dining room right off
the kitchen has seen many holiday
feasts and intimate dinners. She
points out that meal prep is a breeze
Take a dip in this fabulous swimming pool redone with Diamond Brite Coating and sunbathe on the patio.
in the gleaming, stylishly designed
and thoughtfully planned kitchen,
which boasts premium appliances including
a six-burner Thermador gas
stove, Sub-Zero fridge, and Viking
dishwasher, while still maintaining
the original integrity of the room.
This space gracefully flows into a
sunny dining area with views of the
yard and gardens.
Every summer, lucky guests and
family members have taken dips in
the large in-ground swimming pool
recently redone with Diamond Brite
Coating, and sunbathed on the patio
where tall hedges maintain privacy.
Just beyond, there’s a lovely Cape
Cod-style guest/pool house and fully
functional Lord & Burnham greenhouse,
made of cypress and glass to
last a lifetime.
Notable features/upgrades include a
four-car garage, full security system,
upgraded heating system, and steel
beam construction, as well as hidden
fencing for the pool and fencing
around the immediate backyard. All
gates are custom made.
“149 South Country Road is a perfect
home for those wanting classic charm
with the best of Long Island just outside
their door,” Gandolfo points out.
“We spent the best time of our lives
in this house,” adds Ms. Graskemper,
who says she also loves the sense of
community. “It’s been a great home;
very good to us, and a labor of love.”
“The house feels alive to me,” she
continues. “It feels like I’ve been here
only as a guardian, taking care of it til
the next family moves in. And now
it’s time to move on.”
Contact Anthony Gandolfo, Licensed
Associate Real Estate Broker, Rice
Realty Group Inc.:
Direct: 917-975-5646 / anthony@
An inviting foyer showcases the dramatic staircase. Notice the original
oak and mahogany flooring with inlay.
Views of the enchanting gardens are especially enjoyable from the
large screened-in porch just off the formal living room.