July 2012

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Who's building, selling, buying, and who's profiting from our favorite contact sport: real estate

House of the Week: Restored Armonk Treasure, Landscaping Classes, Rolls-Royce Concours Helps Market Historic House

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Reimagined Lakeside Colonial, Annual Antiques and Treasures Sale, Thinking Green: Heineken USA White Plains Headquarters Wins Award for Going Green

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An 8-Acre Chappaqua Arts and Crafts Estate for $3.8M, “Sell This House: Extreme” Gets Local Star from Croton, and East Hampton Antiques Show

There’s no shortage of impressive features in this eight-acre custom Chappaqua estate that features a 6,267 square-foot four-bedroom Arts and Crafts-style house custom built by the Greene and Greene architectural firm (associated with the Arts and Crafts movement) on the same foundation as the site’s original 1940s ranch, surrounded by lush grounds enhanced with a clay tennis court, in-ground pool with flagstone surround, and separate caretaker’s cottage.

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House of the Week: 1900 Former Artist Studio Hits the Market, Last Chance to Tour Eco-Transformation of 1950s Ranch, Das Haus Passive Pavilion Exhibit Comes to White Plains

Originally built in 1900 as a carriage house to a large farm, Cricket Farm also served as the creative studio of master painter (and former owner) Ken Tyler who was frequently joined by an impressive list of distinguished artists, including famed pop artist Roy Lichtenstein, abstract expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler, contemporary painter David Salle, painter and printmaker Frank Stella, and British painter/stage designer/photographer David Hockney, all of whom, as listing agent Lisa Koh says “used to hang out and work.”

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1928 English Country Manor Hits the Market, Jacques Jarrige Sculptural and Functional Furniture Exhibit, July 4th Annual Antiques Show

Considering the talented names associated with the property, like garden designer Clarence Fowler and architect Julius Gregory, it’s no wonder this commanding six-bedroom English country manor in the Sutton Farms section of New Rochelle oozes elegance from its grand gated entrance to the multiple colorful gardens that embellish the one-and-a-half-acre lush landscape.

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White Plains resident and writer Karen Odom has a passion for interesting architecture, especially when architecture and history collide. Her extensive experience as a real estate feature writer has led her in an around Westchester's distinctive homes uncovering the fascinating stories behind the houses, their owners, architects, and designers with awe, admiration, and more than just a little amazing curiosity.

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