$1,995,000 (reduced from $2,100,000)
75 Echo Bay Dr, New Rochelle
5 bedrooms | 4 bathrooms | 5,700 square feet
What’s to like?
From the street, this 1950 International Style modern home blends into the greenery of the front lawn. But, from the Long Island Sound, the home stands out prominently, with a grand tree drawing special attention to the window-lined rear facade. The high-profile wall-to-wall windows also command attention in the home’s open and airy interior, giving a crystal-clear water view straight through to the horizon. “It’s very hard to get a very beautiful, unobstructed view of the Sound,” says realtor Amy Via, whose favorite view is from the living room. “Weather paints a picture out there; the view is just as beautiful on a stormy day as it is on a clear one.” The ground floor’s sliding windows allow easy private access to both the pristine grounds and the water.
Designed for “social living on a grand scale,” as Via notes, the entertainment-ready interior features an open floating staircase, spacious living room adjacent to the ground-floor master bedroom, and expansive spaces. A living room fireplace, functional built-in full-size indoor dual barbeque grill, and brick front patio (ideal for al fresco dining) create natural gathering places. Hosting guests couldn’t be easier!
The house has undergone few changes since its original custom design by the renowned Nemeny and Geller Associates architectural firm. Substantive modifications have been limited to making the home wheelchair accessible by adding a ramp to the front entrance and installing an elevator while still maintaining this modern marvel’s International Style charm and unrivaled water views.
Houlihan Lawrence; www.houlihanlawrence.com