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Happy Valentine's Day: The Love Story Behind Exquisite Ross Estate

February 14, 2014

Where: 94 Laurel Grove in Ross (listing | property site)
Located in one of three estate areas of Ross, 94 Laurel Grove features a peerless location, exquisite new construction, acreage, and accessibility. This coveted grey shingle home is listed for $7,495,000 by Donna Goldman of Alain Pinel Realtors Ross office, a top agent handling purchases and sales for her many satisfied clients, who is also known for securing superb off-market properties for her buyers.
The seller of 94 Laurel Grove, Dr. Frederic Newton, thought it would be a fun adventure to develop the property, and set out to create a home that would take full advantage of its sunny and private park-like setting. Every last detail was incorporated to enable a family-oriented lifestyle.
“This is a story of how dreams really do come true,” said Goldman. “My client built this incredible home, all the while noting that it was fabulous in every way – except he was lacking what he considered the most important finishing touch: a wife to enjoy it with.”
And that’s just what happened when Newton built his dream home. Newton lived as an eligible bachelor in the original Laurel Grove home for many years with his children. As fate would have it, while the house was under construction, Newton met his wife through a blind date. During their courtship they often stopped by the house during construction and enjoyed discussing the numerous finish options and making the seemingly daily decisions on one thing or another. The result of this effort is indeed exactly what Newton set out to create.
The couple is off to new adventures, circumnavigating the world on their luxury residence at sea. Thus, the sale of 94 Laurel Grove.
The exceptional, single-story 5bd/4.5ba home features 10-foot-high ceilings, black walnut floors, CATV wiring, and air conditioning throughout. The formal living room and dining room, and large front porch and poolside patios are spacious gathering spots perfect for entertaining. The eat-in kitchen features marble countertops and an adjacent media room. The multi-functional suite could be used as an office or guest room, or fifth bedroom. In addition, a separate guest house with a full kitchen sits over the carriage house-style 3-car garage.
The 1+/- mostly level acre offers lush, manicured grounds including extensive use of Connecticut blue stone and New York cobblestone. The heated pool and spa area are reminiscent of a private resort. For animal lovers, the spectacular property also includes a private dog run.
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Listed at: $7,495,000
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