October 2012


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

Palatial Purchase Property for $7.29M; RFK, Jr.’s $3.99M Bedford Home Has a Buyer; Patricia O’Shaughnessy Fall Design Tips

Living large on this palatial Purchase property means lots of living space—17,400 square feet, to be exact—extraordinary architectural details, and countless amenities.

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Scarsdale Artistic Haven for $749K, Christina Griffin Architect Wins AIA Award, and Crafts at Purchase

Set on one lush acre, this four-bedroom contemporary was custom built in 1956 by its artistic homeowners Sonia Astor (a local artist who has exhibited in museums and galleries across the country) and the late Gerald Astor (author, journalist, and World War II veteran who, in addition to writing noted books about World War II, also worked as an editor for Sports Illustrated, Sport, Look, The Saturday Evening Post, and Time magazines).

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Armonk Antique Up for Auction, 3Q Market Report, and Brunch/Lunch & Learn About Mechanical and Plumbing Noise

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Briarcliff Manor Home Just Reduced by $100K, Free Tours of Westchester Magazine's DreamHome, Auction of Designer Show House Items, Westchester County Fall Home Show

“This 3.2-acre property is priced to sell,” says listing agent Gerry Angel. “Its flexibility is ideal for so many different lifestyles, such as a starter home with room to expand, a buyer planning to downsize, or someone committed to a sustainable lifestyle who may be looking for a small house on a large property to grow organic vegetables and compost, with maximum privacy completely surrounded by nature.”

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New Rochelle Luxury Compound for $5.4M, ArtsWestchester Showcases Celebrity Photos, Peekskill Clay Studios Celebrates American Craft Week

Love luxury and sports? This 1938 waterfront Colonial (known as Four Chimneys) may be your personal paradise, allowing you to live the grand life and pursue your passion for sports all within its 1.79-acre palatial grounds. The grandeur begins at the gated entrance—a profile that continues throughout the entire property inside and out. It also has the distinction of being designed by the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, known for such New York City landmarks as the original Madison Square Garden II, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Penn Station, and the Washington Square Arch, along with many Westchester country estates of the rich and famous.

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

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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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