ARMONK, N.Y. -- The next owner of the home at 14-16 Cole Drive in Armonk will purchase more than one of Westchester County’s most magnificent estates. They will also be purchasing a piece of history.
Brian Milton of Houlihan Lawrence is listing the 8-bedroom, 11.32-acre home for $5,995,000. The home was built in 1905 for journalist Richard Harding Davis , a war correspondent during the Spanish-American War. He is also known for assisting the career of former President Theodore Roosevelt.
The stone and shingle Colonial includes 15,215 square feet, 12 fireplaces, grand parlor with full bar, banquet-sized dining room and stately English garden with sprawling lawns, woodland trails, waterfall and dramatic rock outcroppings. Imaginative buyers can feel Roosevelt, a noted conservationist, and Davis engaged in conversation in almost any area of the property.
“It’s a beautiful blend of the old with the new,’’ Milton said. “The house has been entirely restored by the current owners. They re-arranged the living space into something that functions well for today’s lifestyle. It’s an old-world style home with today’s 21st century amenities and flow.”
Exquisite architectural details emerge immediately upon entrance, where a large foyer invites guests to linger. Other rooms on the first floor are a living room, family room, media room, kitchen, wine cellar, bedroom, mud room, office, laundry room, screened porch and more.
“The scale of the rooms will surprise potential buyers when they see the house,’’ Milton said. “There are 10-foot plus high ceilings and an abundance of natural light. The flow of the house from the inside and out works very well.”
The kitchen is one of the home’s centerpieces, with state-of-the-art appliances, expansive center island, butler’s pantry and breakfast room overlooking the lawns and English garden.
Additional bedrooms are on the second and third floors, along with another laundry room, home office and master sitting room.
An additional building lot on the property could be used for an indoor sports complex, artist’s studio or guest house/caretaker’s cottage. “It allows for a lot of different opportunities,’’ MIlton said. “The question always gets asked, what I could do with that? It’s valuable to this estate.”
Milton has found interest from New York families who want more living space and others who could consider it a second home.
Milton said the current owner has updated the technology in the house with a full audio system and a media room with drop down screen in an area that was formerly a mahogany library.
The home is also close to Interstate 684, Westchester airport and Armonk Town Center and 50 minutes from New York City.
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