By Stephanie Cavanaugh
When Jay Dweck bought his sprawling stone mansion in Bedford Corners, New York, the engineer, violinist and triathlete set out to make a home resort that encompasses pleasure and posh on the 5.5 acre property. He succeeded in spades.
Architecturally splendid and exquisitely finished, the six bedroom, seven full and four half bath mansion, with its music room, home gym, sauna, steam room, theater and dream kitchen, offers luxury on par with the world's finest hotels. From the Venetian plastered walls to the towering ceilings that are paneled, coffered and detailed with tiers of moldings, everywhere you look is stunning.
Even among the splendid homes of neighbors such as Bruce Willis, Michael Douglas, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, the 10,500 square foot home stands out. "It's a unique family compound," say Robyn Eckhaus of William Raveis Prestigious Homes, who is listing the property along with Stacee Massoni. "When you're inside, it's a very cozy family feel. You don't feel you're in a massive house."
This spectacular home is fully automated with 30 Creston Panels, 140 audio speakers, 24 big screen TVs, and a state of the art security system. Luxury abounds, even the bath water is triple filtered. "It's as pure as bottled water," says Massoni.
The outdoor space is second to none. The home boasts the “world’s most famous pool” says Eckhaus and Massoni. The award-winning custom pool modeled after Dweck's own Stradivarius violin, is equipped with 5,600 fiber-optic cables which create multicolored strings, and a hot tub in the shape of a chin rest. The pool and terrace are both heated for year round outdoor enjoyment.
Just 45 miles from mid-town Manhattan, two train stations and the Westchester County Airport are close by. "It's extraordinary to have such a grand private estate in such close proximity to the city," say Eckhaus and Massoni, adding that it would make an excellent retreat for the discerning buyer.
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