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Exceptional Lifestyles

created by Kean Development

           The gorgeous, protected shoreline that seams the bay to the beach is the picturesque setting for this stunning, shingle-style residence.  With views of Connecticut, Lloyd Neck, Asharoken and Long Island Sound, panoramic water views fill every window.  Built by Kean Development Company, the North Shore’s premier luxury residential development firm, this seaside residence’s appeal is pervasive. 


           Historically, Long Island hosted an agrarian society. Eventually, the wealthy came to enjoy the bucolic beauty of the island. Populated by the American aristocracy born of the industrial and financial revolutions, noble manors lined Long Island’s North Shore. A second revolution in transportation, steel and banking gave the Whitneys, Vanderbilts, Morgans and Astors the means to create extraordinary lifestyles in fairy tale residences. The convenient 16 mile stretch of famed coastline, lovingly referred to as the “Gold Coast,” was where these new millionaire “Manhattan-ites” sought refuge from the city. Castles, palaces, country houses and chateaus glittered on their expansive estate properties like elaborate embroidery along the North Shore’s pristine seashore and verdant interior acreage.

           “Forged by solid relationships and responsible, beautiful building efforts, our clients entrust us with the creation of not only their residences, but their dreams” says CEO and president of Kean Development Company, John Kean. “We build more than just houses – we create exceptional lifestyles.”

           Nestled neatly into the lush Gold Coast landscape that gently rolls down to sandy beach, this shingle and cedar shake treasure is the creation of Kean Williams Giambertone, Ltd., Kean’s exclusive architectural firm.

Canopied under an undulating natural cedar roof, the house appears deceivingly modest, yet it is generous and wonderfully manageable. The livability of this simply elegant house is its greatest attribute. Superb, strong millwork provides solidity and clarity to the walls, windows and ceilings.  Polished dark antique wood floors juxtapose pristine, paneled white walls. Tall windows color the rooms with natural light and fabulous views of the gardens and harbor beyond. house-magazine

           The home’s open floor plan and calm, neutral color palate allows for a seamless blending of interior spaces with different functions.  The central staircase is the nucleus of the house carrying laughter and family up and down. A handsome paneled library sits off the lovely living room with views of the Sound and the extensive wrap around rear porch. The formal dining room leads into the great room: the perfect compliment of kitchen, family and breakfast rooms. Brimming with numerous windows, French doors, custom Kean accents include built-ins, cabinetry and antique pine beams retrieved from a Pennsylvania factory dating back to the

           The second floor unfolds into generous bedrooms and a delightful master suite with custom Kean accoutrements, two marble baths and a private water view balcony. The basement mirrors a marvelous log cabin with chunky cedar log walls and a raw timber staircase.

         Sited such that expansive water views are captured from the entire rear façade, privacy is adeptly maintained within the beautifully landscaped grounds bound by natural peripheral hedgerow. The new summer pavilion features a big wood burning fireplace, electronic shades and screens and gigantic flat screen TV. This outdoor living room is a unique signature Kean

           This estate, which was designed and built by Kean Landscapes, was awarded the “Best American Garden” in a national landscape design competition. The plantings have matured beautifully and the infinity edged pool is flawless.  The three+ acre property has been maintained by the talented gardening team of The Greenskeeper of Cold Spring Harbor, who continue to install annual flowers three times during the season. Lush roses and vivid perennials produce lively blooms as well.  In addition to the infinity pool, spa and cabana with kitchenette, the property includes a guesthouse, tennis court, numerous terraces, putting green, and summer pavilion with incredible western sunsets on the water.


House Magazine - Table of Contents

September/October • 2014


  • 30     Sound Living
    Exceptional lifestyles created by Kean Development
  • 36    Team Building
    RBS and Center Island ­Contracing create fun and functional space
  • 38     Beauty in ¬≠Bridgehampton
    NYW creates magnificent interior in this Hamptons home
  • 40     Blue & Gold
    offers carefree living
  • 42     Modern Functionality
    Showcase Kitchens transforms outdated space
  • 44     Not just a home, a haven
    Sophisticated lifestyle communities by Beechwood Organization
  • 46     A perfect Sunday
    With a little help from Kitchen Designs by Ken Kelly
  • 50     White Hot
    Distinctive design by Aladdin Remodelers
  • 52     Frank Dalene and Telemark
    Pushes building into science
  • 56     Creating a lifestyle out of beauty and space
    Showcase Kitchens crafts idyllic family kitchen
  • 58     Interior design Tour de Force
    Keith Mazzei masters craft
  • 62     Mountain High
    Richard Piemonte designs distinctive family retreat
  • 66     The Second Time Around
    Natalie Weinstein designs space for couple embarking on new life together
  • 72     RINGing in the season
    at Maddaloni Jewelers
  • 74     Adorning your home with fine art
    Gallaria Fine Arts has it all
  • 76     A Multifaceted Match
    The duo behind Glenn Bradford Couture Collections


  • 28     Items
  • 49     Go with the Flow by Pamela Laurence
  • 70     Health & Fitness by Paige Romanowski
  • 102   The Garden Spot by Ken Muellers
  • 104    The Scene by Denis Sheahan, Jr.
  • 106    Antique Spotlight by Alice Chapman
  • 108    Long Island Focus by Natalie Weinstein


  • 91     HOUSE for the holidays
  • Happy, healthy holidays from Chef Todd Jacobs
  • Christkindlmarkts of Europe
  • Holiday gift guide
  • Tips from our interior designers


  • 84     Marilyn Rose Travels by Evelina Emmi Rector
  • 88     Bareboating the Windward Islands Part III - by Michele Knapp


  • 48     Grand Opening...
    Consentino Center opens on Long Island
  • 78     Calvin Klein & Ross Bleckner
    Innovators in fashion and art
  • 82     Lole Yoga White Tour
    benefits yoga lovers