Address: 40 Polly Park Rd., Rye, NY
Bathrooms: 9 full, 1 half
Square footage: 12,872
This bright contemporary with an open floor plan, tennis court, pool and plenty of room to host extended family and friends is unique among the Tudors and colonials of Westchester. Built in 1987, it’s a classic contemporary with large living rooms for entertaining, while also having quiet nooks for yoga, reading and a home office.
“This is a home with many personalities,” says Rye real estate broker Fran Klingenstein of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty. “Aside from the spectacular dramatic oversized spaces for grand entertaining, featuring cathedral ceilings, enormous windows and light and area spaces on both the main level and lower level, there are smaller areas for more intimate gatherings and a cozier feeling. At first glance, it is an inviting and happy home between the interior rooms and the glorious outdoor amenities. Rain or shine, this is a one-of-a-kind showplace.”
Guests enter the 2.21-acre property through a gated driveway with glass paneled double doors leading to a vaulted foyer that looks clear out to the landscaped back yard. The foyer is open to an oversized living room, family room and piano room all open to each other, with a small private library off the living room. To the left of the foyer is a large dining room that leads to a spacious eat-in kitchen, sitting room and breakfast area—all designed with lots of large windows, simple and modern custom cabinetry and herringbone wood floors throughout.
Doors from the foyer and the breakfast area lead to the outdoor patios and the back yard where slate paths guide you to a pavilion for entertaining outdoors, a large in-ground pool and spa, and a full tennis court. “For a buyer who is looking for a dramatic contemporary with amazing entertainment spaces, there isn’t another property comparable to this on the market in this area,” says Klingenstein.
Given that the home is nearly 13,000 square feet, the property is drawing attention from New York City families looking for more space, more storage and lots of privacy, with the convenience of being close to downtown Rye’s shops, restaurants and train station. “Buyers are still looking for easy commutes as more and more people are going back to work, at least part-time, post-Covid,” says Klingenstein.
Associate Real Estate Broker
Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty, Rye, NY
Photos by Joe Kravetz