25 Downing AveSea Cliff, NY

Molly Deegan

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Welcome to Leewood, your once in a lifetime opportunity to call an iconic country manor home. This magnificent Tudor-styled sanctuary has not changed hands in over 40 years. Here, history meets unbound possibility set against a uniquely serene and bucolic backdrop.

Leewood was designed by Architect Harrie Lindeberg for the prominent Landscape Architect, J.J. Levison. As one may imagine based upon the vision of the home’s creators, Leewood is brimming with rich Gold Coast heritage and elegant details only found in properties designed during this era.

Enter through the rustic front Dutch door and you are welcomed into an octagonal foyer with entrances to the staircase, half bath, and formal living & dining rooms, each with their own impressive gas fireplace. Navigate through the rooms on the main floor and discover a regal formal study, a light-filled kitchen, a breakfast nook with French doors leading to the back yard, a cozy den with large picture windows and lavish dark wood paneling, and a sunroom with access to the grounds.

Also on the main level is a Primary Bedroom suite with a custom large closet, spacious bath with Jacuzzi tub & separate shower, and a private entrance and patio.

On the second floor are four large bedrooms, two of which share a jack and jill style bathroom, and one with a fireplace. An additional full hall bath and a second set of stairs leading to the first-floor laundry room and kitchen area are located down the hall. The third level features one large bedroom with a full ensuite bathroom and ample storage, and the finished basement features 2 large rooms, a half bath, storage area and utility room.

The grounds of this mini-estate are immaculate, reflecting the original splendor of J.J. Levinson’s landscape design. While the estate was an opulent 23 acres back in 1923, today it sits on just under one acre covered in manicured lush foliage, much of which is original, and boasting a verdant ivy-covered brick archway, slate pathways, brick patios, and cobblestone lined circular driveway.

The décor of the home today is an homage to Sea Cliff’s Victorian era, with intricate details that whisk you away to another moment in time, and could easily be reimagined with fresh accents as a modern Victorian.

Leewood has been meticulously maintained and is ready to welcome a new chapter in its storied legacy.

Molly Deegan

owner and licensed real estate broker
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