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Buy or Rent Edgemont Contemporary, Hurricane Sandy Response Continues, “Holiday Through the House” Event at Scarsdale Woman’s Club

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Bedford Contemporary for $1.64M, AIA Design Award Winners, Local Home Industry's Contributions to Hurricane Victims

This light-filled contemporary five-bedroom Colonial has plenty of luxuries to love—a dramatic marble entry hall with 20-foot soaring ceilings; a high-end gourmet eat-in-kitchen with granite countertops and floor-to-ceiling windows; two master suites—one on each floor, giving the option of an in-law suite; five full baths with whirlpools; and a three-car attached garage.

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Edgemont Colonial for $1.04M, Recycled Glass Surfaces, “After the Storm” Fine Art and Jewelry Trunk Show

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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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Katonah Custom Castle for $1.5M, Wolf Center House Tour, Autumn Art & Purchase Award Show

The beauty of a custom home is getting exactly what you want down to the smallest detail. So, when homeowner Teres Boniello had the chance to create her dream home that combined the two periods she loved most, she didn’t hesitate. Luckily, her husband, August Boniello, happens to be a builder.

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Luxury Living in Legend Hollow for $2.5M, Stunning Tablescapes from Area Designers, and Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

Prepare to be dazzled at the fifth annual competitive Dazzling Dahlias Show sponsored by the Greenwich Dahlia Society of the Garden Education Center on Saturday, September 22, from 1 pm to 4 pm, and Sunday, September 23, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Center (130 Bible St, Cos Cob, CT).

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Just Listed! Historic Armonk Home with Storied Past, Westchester County Fine Craft Show, Lunch and Learn Architect Sessions, Native Plant Appreciation Weekend

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Tom Cruise Cruises for a Cottage; Bedford Colonial for $2.5M; Tour Westchester’s Gorgeous Gardens

This 1994 10-room Colonial is brimming with one fabulous feature after another beginning with its marble, pillared entryway and including a living room with a wet bar; oversized gourmet kitchen with window-lined, sun-drenched breakfast nook; and master bedroom suite with a fireplace, sitting room, and master marble spa bathroom—all set on more than four landscaped acres.

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Turn-of-the-Century Chappaqua Estate; Last Chance: Bloomie’s Rug Tent Event; Russel Wright House Tour

One of the last turn-of-the-century estates in Westchester, this private 11.5-acre compound includes a 15-room historic majestic manor house with a regal six-column front facade, a former carriage house (now used as an on-site business office), a caretaker’s cottage, and an in-ground pool with a pool house.

Renovated Rye Brook Gem for $2.55M, Bloomie’s Annual Rug Tent Event, Monet-Inspired Home Gardening Demo

This six-bedroom center hall Colonial in the Hillandale section of Rye Brook was built in 1926, reportedly by the founder of the Life Savers Candy Company that, at the time, had a factory in Port Chester. An extensive renovation in 2008 added a large family room; an expanded master bedroom suite with a dressing area, two walk-in closets, upscale bath with two vanities, oversized whirlpool tub, and steam shower; customized closets in every bedroom; wiring for sound inside and out; new heating system; and a new roof.

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

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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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