Old Westbury Real Estate

Old Westbury is a village in Nassau County, in the U.S. state of New York, on the North Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 United States Census, the village population was 4,671. The Incorporated Village of Old Westbury is located in both the Town of Oyster Bay and the Town of North Hempstead.

Old Westbury Gardens has been recognized as one of the three best public gardens in the world by Four Seasons Hotels magazine.

Westbury was founded by Edmond Titus, and was later joined by Henry Willis. Henry Willis, one of the first English settlers, named the area after a town in his home county of Wiltshire, England. Westbury had been a Quaker community of isolated farms until the railroad came in 1836; after the Civil War, the New York elite discovered that the rich, well wooded flat countryside of the Hempstead Plains was a place to raise horses, and to hunt foxes and play polo at the Meadow Brook Polo Club. The Village of Old Westbury was incorporated in 1924, separating itself from Westbury, the adjacent area that housed many of the families of the construction and building staffs for the Old Westbury mansions.

Westbury House was the residence of Henry Phipps' eldest son, John Shaffer Phipps. Today, the property is operated as Old Westbury Gardens. Robert Low Bacon built 'Old Acres' in the style of an Italian villa. Other landowners were Thomas Hitchcock and his family, Harry Payne Whitney and his wife the former Gertrude Vanderbilt, founder of New York's Whitney Museum, at Apple Green (formerly a Mott house), Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, whose estate is now subdivided into the Old Westbury Country Club and New York Institute of Technology. The architect Thomas Hastings built a modest house for himself, 'Bagatelle', in 1908. A. Conger Goodyear, then president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City had a house built in 1938 by famed architect Edward Durell Stone, who also destined the building for Conger's museum. In 2003, the A. Conger Goodyear House was added to the National Register of Historic Places to protect the structure from being demolished to subdivide the expensive land surrounding it. The estate of Robert Winthrop, an investment bank and member of the Dudley–Winthrop family, for whom Winthrop-University Hospital was named, has been similarly preserved. Part of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's estate and her sculpture studio has been preserved and maintained by one of her grandchildren, Pamela Tower LeBoutillier.

When Robert Moses was planning the Northern State Parkway, the powers of Old Westbury forced him to re-site it five miles (8 km) to the south. Once the parkway was completed, many residents found it to not be the eyesore they had been anticipating and regretted making their commutes more inconvenient than necessary. The residents, however, did not have to wait very long: The state was able to buy land from Charles E. Wilson, a former president of General Motors who needed to sell off his Old Westbury estate to pull himself out of financial crisis and relocate to the nation's capital to serve in President Dwight D. Eisenhower's cabinet. The land, which runs along an edge of the village, was used for Moses' next project, the Long Island Expressway.

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  • 7 Guys Ln Old Westbury, NY 11568
    Land For Sale ML# 3051100
    Perfectly Located Lot Is For A Who Is Looking For A Steal Of A Deal***************This Lot Can Nestled Between @ Culture De Sacs Can Accommodate Up To 7200 Square Foot Homes This Flat 2+ Acres Lot Located In A Very Prestigious, Quiet Tree-Lined Serene Streets With Multi-Million Dollar Homes******** Seller Has Architectural Plans By One Of The Most Sought After Architects Of Old Westbury! Close To Shopping, Golf Clubs And International Airports. Only 25 Minutes To Manhattan
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  • 327 Jericho Tpke Old Westbury, NY 11568
    9 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Single Family For Sale FORECLOSUREPRICE REDUCED ML# 3099654
    Location, Location, Location! Step Into Old Westbury & Bring Your Toolbox Along With The Vision Of What This Stately Home Could Be! Large Home With An Abundance Of Space- Multiple Fireplace's- & A Ton Of Potential To Restore This Home & Build Your Own. Sitting On A Prime 4 Acres Of Old Westbury Land! Come & See For Yourself!
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  • 4 Tatem Way Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 7000.00:#
    Misc For Rent ML# 3060961
    Fabulous 7000 Sq Ft Brick Colonial On One Of The Most Desirable Streets In Old Westbury. Built In 2004 On Over 4 Beautiful Acres With A Heated Ig Pool.
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  • 8 Red Ground Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    6 Bedrooms 7 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Misc For Rent ML# 3098817
    Old Westbury. Sophisticated & Elegant Brick Colonial/ Set On A Private Cul-De-Sac, Along With Two Other Exquisite Estates, On Almost 2 Acres. Featuring Impeccable Details Throughout With Flawless Finishes, Floor To Ceiling Marble Double Sided Fireplace, Refreshing Eat In Kitchen With White Cabinetry/Marble & Stainless Steel High End Appliances, Coffered Ceilings & Much More!
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  • 355 Wheatley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    9 Bedrooms 6 Full Baths 1 Half Bath Sq. Ft. 8650.00:#
    Misc For Rent ML# 3091800
    One-Of-A-Kind Magnificent 8650 Sqft Restored Gold Coast Estate Set On One Of The Finest Properties In Old Westbury. The 5.59 Glorious Acres In Jericho Sd Offer Captivating Vistas. Also Available For Rent-$4000: A 2-Story 3000Sqft Bldg That Holds A Sports Complex/Entertainment Center That Contains An Incredible Indoor Basketball Court/Den/Gym/Gourmet Kitchen.Pool & Cabana.
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  • 242 Store Hill Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    7 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Misc For Rent NEW ML# 3101702
    Long Driveway Leads To Private Post Modern Home In Old Westbury. Almost 5, 800 Sq.Ft On 3 Flat Acres. New Kitchen And Baths, Granite Floors, Soaring Ceilings. 2 Master Suites With One On Main Floor. Second Floor Master With Steam Room Master Bath. Convenient To All. Jericho Sd
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  • 51 Valley Rd Old Westbury, NY 11568
    5 Bedrooms 5 Full Baths 1 Half Bath
    Misc For Rent ML# 3020354
    Beautiful Modern 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Overlooking Secluded Landscaping With Ig Gunite Pool. Spectacular First Floor Master Suite With Access To Patio And Pool.
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