Plandome Road’s Latest Crown Jewel

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A majestic mansion has it all in Manhasset

Irene Rallis is not your typical real estate broker. A licensed corporate attorney and accountant (a secret weapon she loves to have), Rallis has been engaged in real estate as a licensed associate broker for more than 18 years. She considers herself to be an excellent negotiator and analyzer, a forte that has made her an impenetrable force. Her latest listing, which is featured on the cover of this special section, is a one-of-a-kind rare diamond, masterfully created in Manhasset. The magnificent French Normandy Colonial resides in Plandome Manor and is a breathtaking estate in its own right.

“I do commercial real estate but when it comes to marketing on the sales side, I know a lot about construction,” said Rallis, who has built homes herself, which is very valuable to her builder clients as well as her resale buyers.

She sells homes all over Long Island but her niche is Manhasset, Port Washington and Sands Point. Rallis’ ideal buyer is someone who is preapproved, motivated to move and someone who has done their homework with a knowledge of the desired area(s).

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“I think what attracts people to North Shore real estate is the commute (LIRR and major highways), the water, the schools, the culture, the shopping…it has everything for everybody,” said Rallis of why people choose to live on the Gold Coast. “When doing research, buyers should know their price point and style home, especially when it comes to their family dynamics. Do they have a large extended family? Are they in need of a nanny suite or a mother/daughter property? Size of property is also important. My ideal buyer knows they need to make some choices and be realistic about what their money can buy.”

Fit for royalty, the home is nestled in a private cul-de-sac on a manicured four-fifths acre, featuring a brick and stone façade, high polymer-slate hip roof, porte cochere, Belgian-block drive, and circular courtyard. A true masterpiece, the 6,000 square-foot property features six bedrooms, five-and-a-half-baths, soaring ceilings, sun-filled rooms, oversized windows, soft colors and warm hardwood floors.

“This home is a little hidden gem tucked away in Plandome Manor,” said Rallis of the mansion.

Upon entry, a stunning foyer with barrel vault ceilings and an Arhaus designed candelabra chandelier greets guests before they are escorted into the living room, which features a white marble fireplace and arched window with custom window treatments.

The dining room is a classic beauty with perimeter wainscoting and a crystal chandelier while the family room boasts four KEF two-way 8-inch in ceiling speakers with surround sound and sub woofers, custom built-in shelving units, a stacked stone feature wall and restored oak barn beams.

The hub of any home is the kitchen and this grand estate’s kitchen comes with it all, including a 48-inch Wolf stainless steel double range oven with griddle, Mont Blanc marble countertops imported from Italy, a 25-inch stainless steel SubZero wine fridge, custom cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.

A true beauty to behold in Manhasset, those interested in buying or listing a home can contact Irene Rallis at 516-883-5200 or email irene.rallis@elliman.com.

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Jennifer Fauci is the managing editor of Long Island Weekly, Anton Media Group's award-winning special sections and Anton’s local magazines. Her passion for literature, travel and the arts lend to the unique content in her publications. In her time at Anton, she has received first place in the Folio Awards, second place for the NYPA awards and is the recipient of six PCLI awards.

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