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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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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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Find of the Week: Updated 1920s Tudor, Staging Your Home to Sell, and Landscaping Design Tips

The best of both worlds—Old World charm comfortably blended with high-end modern amenities all wrapped in a sophisticated, updated 1928 Tudor in the Larchmont Woods section of New Rochelle. “This property is in the ideal location—walking distance to town and the train,” says listing agent Paul Sarlo. “Larchmont Woods is filled with charming and unique homes—no cookie cutters here!”

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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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