An Impressive Gold Coast Manor Designed by Shope Reno Wharton Looks for $38M

Long Island luxury living is not sequestered in the East End. The Gold Coast, which inspired settings for works such as The Great Gatsby and was the backdrop for beloved films like Sabrina, has long been a prestigious place to hang one’s hat.

Centuries ago, Brookville, New York was a farm town for settlers, but in the early 20th century, wealthy high society members transformed the enclave with a swath of stately mansions. Today, the town’s famous past residents include actress Dina Merrill, former president of Belmont Park and Pimlico Race Course Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt Jr., and musicians Marc Anthony and J.Lo. A Brookville manor now listed for $38 million, while built more recently in 2003, represents the grand area well.

Shope Reno Wharton designed the 8-bedroom residence, referred to on the listing page as “a symphony of artistry & design.” Indeed, everything about the property is gracious and show-stopping, making a case for the steep price at every turn. The classic architecture is covered in ivy for an enchanting first impression. Then, across the 21.86-acre grounds, you’ll find two ponds, a conservatory greenhouse, and two swimming pools each with its own cabanas. Oh, and there’s one more cabana with a full catering kitchen just in case someone needs more space to entertain.

Sandy Binder of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty holds the expansive and expensive listing