Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Oyster Bay Cove, with panoramic water views of Oyster Bay and Centre Island, Rainbow Landing is a true Gold Coast treasure. Its legacy dates back to 1855, when original owner, Francis T. Underhill – a superb equestrian, who introduced polo to Oyster Bay – purchased the property then named Boscabel. It was then sold to Horatio Seymour Shonnard, a desc…
Located in one of the most prestigious areas of Oyster Bay Cove, with panoramic water views of Oyster Bay and Centre Island, Rainbow Landing is a true Gold Coast treasure. Its legacy dates back to 1855, when original owner, Francis T. Underhill – a superb equestrian, who introduced polo to Oyster Bay – purchased the property then named Boscabel. It was then sold to Horatio Seymour Shonnard, a descendent of New York governor Horatio Seymour. The current owner renamed the estate Rainbow Landing in 1988.
Built with the intent to enjoy the estate's beautiful landscape and vistas both inside and out, the six bedroom, four full and two half bath, contemporary main house affords stunning panoramic views of Oyster Bay through its walls glass.
Situated in an ultimately private setting due to thick stands of trees and hedges, the entry opens to a drive winding up under a canopy of hardwood trees, terminating at a circular motor court. A serene koi pond introduces the majestic wooden door, flanked on each side by two stacks of double-height glass panes and opening to a sunken living room with an entire wall of windows showcasing the endless water views. Drenched in light from skylights in the soaring cathedral ceiling, the living room also offers a double-sided two-story stone fireplace that warms this room and the adjoining den. Further on this level with its open floor plan, is the formal dining room, solarium style kitchen, and breakfast room. An expansive patio off the living room and kitchen overlooks the bay, the estate's private pond, and is perfect for alfresco entertaining and dining. Accessed by a dramatic spiral staircase, the second level offers a generous primary suite with en suite bath and large closet. Two separate decks overlook the property and the bay beyond. Adjacent to the primary suite are two additional bedrooms and one full bath. The floating walkway overlooking the first floor connects the bedrooms to a loft like office space or additional seating area highlighted by cathedral ceilings and a row of skylights.
Completing the main house are staff quarters, a five car garage, finished basement, and an elevator serving all three floors. Rainbow Landing's amenities include a tennis court, free form gunite pool and pool house with two full baths, a kitchenette and changing rooms on the first floor and a guest suite above. Large enough to moor a yacht or substantial watercraft and steps from the backyard is a 450 foot deep water dock, a rarity in the area as no new docks can be constructed under current zoning restrictions.
Notable for its spectacular landscape, a natural Artesian spring on the property over time created the lovely freshwater pond. Streams thread through the estate tumbling over rocks and help support the lush gardens and vegetation. The serene outdoor space has been enhanced by walking trails, quaint bridges for water crossings, and meditative sanctuaries accentuated by the sound of falling water. Some of the outdoor walls and features date back to the mid 1800s from the property's original estate's grounds.
Within walking distance to the wonderful village of Oyster Bay's restaurants and shopping, Rainbow Landing is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own and further customize a contemporary waterfront estate within one hour of New York City.
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4 Copper Beech Lane, Oyster Bay Cove, New York, United States