The Great Estates of Christie’s Great Estates

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Christie’s Great Estates sets the luxury standard in New York City.

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Christie’s Great Estates sets the luxury standard in New York City through its exclusive affiliation with Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales, recognized internationally for representing buyers and sellers of the world’s iconic properties.

 A spectacular testament to the Gilded Age, it is the former residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Jr. and one of the most prominent estates in American social history.

Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales is currently offering for sale an elegant residence in Park Avenue Candela, one of Park Avenue’s most prestigious cooperatives. This exceptional seven-room home features 60 feet of Park Avenue frontage, a spectacular 45-foot terrace, and triple exposures capturing outstanding cityscape views. The two-bedroom, three-bath residence is complemented by superb building amenities and a very desirable location.

A dramatic 21-foot gallery leads to the grand 30- by 20-foot corner living room with a woodburning fireplace, exquisite crown moldings, beautiful hardwood floors, a multitude of oversized windows, and a terrace overlooking Park Avenue. Built in 1930 by the legendary Rosario Candela, the 19-story building is considered one of the city’s finest cooperative apartment houses. Residents enjoy white-glove service, privacy, and security. The estate is offered at $10.95 million by Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales and Christie’s Great Estates.

Setting New York City apart in providing the ultimate in urban luxury-fine arts, performing arts, dining, and fashion-with close proximity to the ultimate in beach luxury, less than a two-hour limo drive or 45-minute helicopter ride are the storied Hamptons.

In Westhampton Beach, the Atwater Estate is idyllically situated along Quantuck Bay on the East End of Long Island’s scenic shores. The property, whose grounds are complemented by 1,000 feet of water frontage and adorned with verdurous lawns and gardens, comprises 10.37 acres, 4.37 of which can be subdivided into two additional parcels.

The 16,000-square-foot main house features three levels of regal interiors and water views from 22 of the 24 rooms. The numerous outbuildings include an oak-panelled boathouse, an original European-style carriage house, a greenhouse, and a large multi-car garage. The superb recreational facilities include a deepwater dock, a heated lap pool, waterfall spa, and a Har-Tru tennis court.  The Atwater estate is offered at $34 million through Brown Harris Stevens of The Hamptons & The North Fork and Christie’s Great Estates.

Newport, Rhode Island, discovered by New York society in the Gatsby era, still enthralls. Beechwood, the former Astor estate, entertained Manhattan glitterati for decades. A spectacular testament to the Gilded Age, it is the former residence of Mr. and Mrs. William Backhouse Astor, Jr. and one of the most prominent estates in American social history.

The magnificent Italianate mansion was originally built in 1851 by Calvert Vaux. The Astors purchased Beechwood in 1881 and hired architect Richard Morris Hunt to take the mansion to new heights of refinement and luxury. Beechwood appeared in High Society, starring Fred Astaire and Grace Kelly; and Cole Porter is reported to have written the song Night and Day while visiting there. The storied estate is now available for purchase and is offered at $14.9 million through Lila Delman Real Estate and Christie’s Great Estates.

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