45 Fern Drive in East Hills: The Quintessential North Shore Lifestyle
Residents of East Hills are proud of their community and work hard to contribute their own chapter to the town’s narrative as one of the most desireable neighborhoods on Long Island.
45 Fern Drive in East Hills is a fine example of what makes Anray Custom Builders one of the most respected custom builders on the North Shore of Long Island. Knowing that Ray Gentile & his team at Anray built 45 Fern Drive gives this home’s owners a peace of mind knowing that no detail was overlooked in the construction of the house.
Rick Arnold from Richard B. Arnold Real Estate interviewed Ray Gentile about the ins-and-outs of custom building a home or purchasing a home that was recently constructed. Rick shares the insight he gained from Ray in his article, “How to Custom Build Your Dream House: Know the Process!” Click here to read the article.
Situated on an idyllic block that rests on one of Long Island’s highest points, 45 Fern Drive is only a five minute drive to the Long Island Expressway and the Northern State Parkway. The home offers easy access to every major mode of transportation on Long Island while maintaining the privacy that one expects from a beautiful, suburban home.
As you enter enter Country Estates, the community’s charm is striking. Large colonials, sprawling ranches, and modern farm ranches complement each other while the hills offer many homes a unique view with unparalleled privacy. To learn more about the community, including links to school district data, read John Russo’s Simply North Shore article, “A Community Profile: East Hills.”
Country Estates at East Hills & the greater Roslyn community are on the North Shore of Long Island. The Park at East Hills has quickly become a central part of life in the community, and it’s a major contributing factor to the desirability of this suburban community. The park is only accessible to residents & their guests, and the operating costs of the park are directly incorporated into the taxes in the community.
The large kitchen offers three distinct yet complimentary dining areas: a comfortable island sits three, a casual breakfast area easily accommodates a table for 8-10 people, and an adjacent formal dining room offers comfortable space for 12-14 people. In addition, the chef’s kitchen offers high-end appliances to prepare meals for friends and family. The custom kitchen masks the refrigerator and appears as yet another cabinet among the plentiful existing cabinets.
Adjacent to the kitchen and the formal dining room is a wet bar to help entertain guests. The convenient location of the bar is well thought-out in the hallway between the two rooms.
Likewise, the coffered ceiling in the great room breaks up the design of the casual den and the kitchen to create two distinct living areas that are still connected.
The amazing detail and quality of construction continues as you move upstairs. The master bedroom, in particular, is striking. There is a tray ceiling to add nuance and detail. A nice touch is the fireplace that is visible from both the bedroom and the master bathroom. You can enjoy a bath in the comfortable soaking tub while a fire is going and the TV is on. The additional bedrooms have their own bathrooms for privacy & convenience. While the rooms are big, the design details make each room warm, comfortable, & inviting.
Roslyn is a community with a tremendous variety of dining options. Steakhouses, New American, Mexican…you have your choice of restaurants right in your own town. If you enjoy entertaining at home, 45 Fern Drive was designed with this in mind. There is a beautiful covered blue stone patio with a ceiling fan. This area serves as an extension of the great room, and it can be a wonderful spot to enjoy a meal or relax on a warm afternoon.
Roslyn is a community that embraces its history and celebrates the arts. A large portion of Country Estates was originally part of the Mackay Estate, one of the famed “Gold Coast” mansions that populated the North Shore of Long Island. The Roslyn Landmark Society raised funds to preserve one of the “Horse Tamer” statues that used to welcome guests at the estate. The restored statue is now on display for the entire community at Roslyn’s Gerry Park.
In short, 45 Fern Drive in East Hills is an incredible home in one of Long Island’s most exclusive communities. The greater Roslyn community offers residents so much: restaurants, arts, education, shopping, and more! If you’d like to see more information about this home or if you’d like an exclusive showing of this home, click here.