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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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House of the Week: Contemporary Take on One-Level Living, Gorgeous Gardens on Display, Rye Playland’s Craft Fair/Flea Market

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House of the Week: $2.69M Custom-Crafted Arts and Crafts, Garden Conservancy Open Days, Transforming Spaces with Decorative Painting

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House of the Week: 1937 Hallmark Colonial, Designing Kitchens with Barbara Sallick, Tour Exquisite Kitchens, Bloomberg Buys in Westchester

Designed in 1937 by pioneering architect Verna Cook Salomonsky, this majestic six-bedroom center hall Colonial in The Grange section of Scarsdale features hallmarks of Salomonsky’s signature style—a curved entry hall staircase, bay windows, abundant closet space, large hallways, lots of natural light, and light-colored walls to make the rooms appear even larger.

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$4.5M Home Built by Actors Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn Hits the Market; Nine Garden Tours; Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House

It’s the house that Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn custom built as their weekend getaway. Just that fact alone has extra special appeal. Add to that countless one-of-a-kind features of this lakeside retreat and the property is irresistible.

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House of the Week: Historic Antique Victorian, Holiday Weekend Treasure Hunting, ARF Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse, Save the Date: Grandiflora Garden Tour, Design and Technology Expo: Progression

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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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