This house wowed us back in 2013, when it first hit the market asking $10.5M. It didn’t wow the buyers, and the price gradually dropped to $7.95M, close to what the owner, writer Barbara Goldsmith, paid for the place back in 2006: $7.5M. Unfortunately Ms. Goldsmith recently passed away, and now the property is a mere $5.99M.
The house is a 5000 square foot traditional style with five bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms set on 1.1 acre. The interiors, decorated by Mica Ertegun, are gracious and elegant yet accessible. We love the kitchen with a Garland stove (for serious cooks) and a black stainless range hood. Outside, the pool really does look (at least in the picture) like a natural pond. Next to it is a pool house with a bar with refrigerator and icemaker, a bathroom and changing room, and a heated outdoor rain shower. Over the detached garage is a two bedroom cottage with its own generator.
Surely someone will snap this beauty up soon.