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Tour - MLS Number XXF5HK

Renovated with bold vision and a profound respect for the past, the historic Pyne Mansion is truly an exquisite home. This turn-of-the century, Jacobean-style manse has a sterling architectural provenance, with its original design by Raleigh Gildersleeve, the celebrated architect behind many of the buildings of Drumthwacket and Princeton University, and an award-winning renovation headed by architect David Abelow, a former protege of I.M. Pei. A striking metal and glass staircase dramatically centers a series of loft-like spaces that have been meticulously renovated and updated to perfection by an extraordinary slate of designers and artisans. The heart of the home is the great room/chef's kitchen, whose modern design features a vast stone-topped island and abundant cabinet space. Entertain without limits in a spacious and elegant dining room, hand-troweled with a Venetian plaster facade atop a backdrop of exposed brick and enclosing a hidden china cabinet. After dinner, spend the evening in the incredible lower level, sampling the offerings of the 4000-bottle wine cellar in the adjacent lounge, and perhaps watch a film in the state-of-the-art theater with a 15-foot Cinemascope projection screen. If quiet is what you seek, restful grounds are celebrated by a 2-story conservatory of Honduran mahogany, and a rear loggia topped with a custom iron canopy and antique corrugated glass that formerly graced the greenhouse of the Brooklyn Museum. A translucent floor lights the way...