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Majestically nestled in the sought after enclave of Emerson Hill,sits this architectural masterpiece of 2 Emerson Drive, a significant and sophisticated 1935 Tudor Manor House. This truly magnificent residence is masterfully constructed of the finest materials, period detailing, and the skilled craftsmanship of days gone by. You catch a glimpse of Roman Chariot Driver depicted on the architectural relief gracing the side of the Tudor spire. The front door beckons you with its Spider Web stained glass design. Beware you are caught in a web of '30's grandeur spinning its spell on you! As you enter this exceptional home, you are instantly aware that it will exceed all expectations. From the intimate vaulted ceiling entry and Tudor arched doorways, to step down, elegant and generouslyproportioned living room, which features gold-gilded European sconces, corbelled and beamed ceiling detailing, and floor to ceiling hand carved fireplace, with a mirror over mantle... assuring that this is an unparalleled residence of merit. Adjourning the living room, you enter a handsome family room, accented by custom designed and painted built-ins (one of which echoes the Gothic Greenhouse doors in your view just beyond), a window seat, ceiling beams and ample windows that overlook the sprawling mature gardens and an ultra-rare Gothic Greenhouse. To the left of the entry hall is a spectacular, richly paneled Chestnut wood-trimmed Formal Dining room, which offers a welcoming box bay window, under a wide Tudor arch. This luxe room speaks softly of affluence, without the ordinary flash. The fine crystal chandelier and sconces will become a distinguished an memorable event. Speaking directly to this stately room, through matching stained glass French doors, sits a lovely warm breakfast room with treillage- accented detailing overlooking the pool terrace and open into the sumptuous Delft and white island kitchen, featuring: abundant moldings and bracketing, quarry tiles Delft deco motifs, double Thermador wall oven, * burner viking range, wine cooler, 3 sinks including a farm sink, double veggie sink, and Butler's serving station sink near the pantry and dining room. Here old world charm and new conveniences blend seamlessly. n fact, a former kitchen milk delivery door becomes the modern interior mail slots at the service entrance part of the house. To the rear of the stained glass Heraldic shield motif ample stair-hall, a lovely powder room reveals the hand painted image of this fine home, skillfully rendered by an educated hand.The upper stair-hall, which includes unusual built-ins, and the re-purposed dumb-waiter, leads yo to the Master Suite. Here, you can luxuriate in the generous-sized white tile and marble spa bath, relax in your study reading Proust by the window, dress in your best Chanel, listening to Cole Porter in your private dressing room, or get your needed beauty rest in the adjoining spacious and serene sleeping chamber. Straight down the hall,- one with its own private balcony where you can reflect on your own good fortune just living in this precious home, while you are overlooking the pool area from the perch above. The third floor has either a Prince or Princess suite, depending on your needs which includes a 3/4 bath. The hallway beyond has 2 cedar closets and attic access. In a nod it its gracious past, a full bath with footed tub and bead board trim accents the third level, plus two more rooms, which can be offices, computer/media rooms, or bedrooms, finish this third level of living space. In the lower level you will discover a large but comfy den with fireplace and generous shelving. It is a perfect place to play games, cards or enjoy an evening cocktail or a cigar in the lounge area near the wine cellar. We wont tell! A laundry, utility, storage, and powder room, plus a 2 car built in heated garage, all complete this additional living area. Some other noteworthy additional highlights include: 3 zone heat, 4 zone radiant, 4 zone air, and a gas line in the gated terrace section near the heated pool. Paver walkways, accented by mature braided arched vines, specimen trees, shrubs and other exotic planting lead to the garden shed and the functioning two room, heated Greenhouse, while the substantial undulating stone walls surround the paver filled private gated driveway and stairs leading you back to the main entrance. With all there is to reveal about this incomparable Tudor home, some further details may be needed to fullydescribe this amazing residence, so please do request additional spec sheets or ask any further questions of the listing agent, or you personal Real Estate Agent.
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