For a century and a half, Arnold Constable & Company outfitted America's movers and shakers, counting Carnegies, Rockefellers and Vanderbilts in its elite coterie of clients. From its mansard-roofed "Palace of Trade" in Manhattan's Flatiron district, the enterprise grew to become America's earliest department store chains, chasing the sonic boom of suburbia that echoed throughout the post-WWI Northeast. The company's first exurb expansion opened right in New Rochelle, as leafy lanes of Tudors sprouted in the forest seemingly overnight. It was a natural progression, given the company's founder, Frederick Augustus Constable, chose Mamaroneck's Orienta Point as the location of his own home, a Gothic manse set between the sea and lush Olmsted Brothers landscaping.
While the Constable Estate is mostly a memory, the carriage house is not. Re-imagined by beloved architect Kate Foster, the robust residence boasts nearly 7,000 square feet of loft-lake living space, blending post-industrial proportions with cosmopolitan refinement. .58 acres of property with water views capture the quintessence of luxe coastal living, where groomed gardens frame stone terraces, manicured lawns and room for even more possibilities. Have a look: