Saint James, NY
Perfectly situated on over 9 private acres with jaw-dropping views of Long Island Sound, Swan Manor is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Long Island's north shore. This exceptionally private and gated estate is an architectural marvel steeped in rich history. In the early 20th century, St. James, New York, was a popular vacation spot for glitterati of the stage and screen. Summer residents included Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, Buster Keaton, Myrna Loy, and Irving Berlin, among others. Appropriately, the legendary architect, Stanford White (Washington Square Arch) chose St. James as the home for one of his most breathtaking creations, which now encompasses the magical estate, Swan Manor.
One of the world’s most famous and successful business Moguls, whose life story inspired an Oscar nominated film, now owns this magical estate, and meticulously renovated it with an eye for luxury while incorporating all of today’s modern conveniences. Spanning over 20,000 sf of living space, with three structures and a total of fourteen stately bedrooms, and fourteen spa-inspired bathrooms to host friends and family, Swan Manor is everything you have ever dreamed about and more. Beauty, luxury, and glamour tastefully collide throughout. From the custom slate roof to the heated flooring, and the impeccable molding, to the masterful stonework, no corner is left untouched, and no expense was spared to create this exquisite work of art. Overflowing with natural light, this glorious home features spectacular amenities rivaling a five-star resort. A state-of-the-art security system with dozens of cameras protect every inch of the property, smart home technology can be controlled from your cell phone, a massive two-story great room is awe-inspiring. An unparalleled and enormous indoor pool pavilion is surrounded by windows with a Gunite pool, and surrounded by oversize sliding doors that open to several decks. A hot tub, large gym, and sauna complete this luxury resort sized pavilion, a true pièce de résistance. Downstairs you’ll find a beautifully finished basement with an impressive wine cellar and tasting room. A Separate 3-bedroom guest house, and additional staff quarters are located on the property and round out this stunning estate, truly one of the most ideal and magnificent properties on the island.
Outdoors, the lush, rolling park-like grounds are impeccably maintained, and resemble a botanical garden, graced with an official-sized tennis court, with a newer pergola deck, stone garden waterfall, imported Italian porcelain patios and walkways, an extraordinary bluestone driveway, and a 4-car garage. A large industrial Generac Commercial Series 100kW Standby Generator is also located on the property and will power the entire estate and security systems in the event of an outage.
Hidden halfway between NYC and The Hamptons, Swan Manor is conveniently located on the North Shore of Long Island, just minutes from beautiful beaches, trains, shopping, restaurants, a yacht club, country club, and more. Indeed, the Swan represents many virtues, including kindness, purity, loyalty, and love. The Swan is a symbol of beauty, gratitude, and peace, and as such, is the perfect namesake for one of the finest properties in the world, the incomparable Swan Manor.