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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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House of the Week: Great Gatsby Duplex; Shadowing an Architect; Lasdon Park’s 21st Annual Plant Sale and Preview Party

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Normandy Château with a Drawbridge in New Rochelle for $895K, Dobbs Ferry Historic House Tour, Teatown Annual Plant Sale

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$1.29M House of the Week: Maintenance-Free Luxury Colonial; Creating a Deer-Proof Garden; Trails to Treasure Bronxville House Tour

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Pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse for Sale; Tour Gorgeous Westchester Gardens; Home Sales—Up or Down?

One of Westchester’s oldest homes is now on the market, a 1736 (no, that’s not a typo!), pre-Revolution farmhouse where the French army’s battalion commander reportedly lived. “It’s really unique—I’ve never seen anything like it in Westchester,” says listing agent Marilyn Berman. “At one time, it had been occupied by the French army as a lookout tower. And, although it’s been updated, it still has so many original features, including seven original fireplaces. It sits very high up, with a great view into White Plains from the living room.”

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House of the Week: Pleasantville Historic Gem, Step Up Your Curb Appeal, Make Your Home Emergency-Ready

This historic gem just came on the market days ago—a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath converted sheep barn, one of a few remaining vestiges on the James A. Stillman country estate—the same James A. Stillman (legendary banker, founder of Citibank, and friend to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.) estate where architect Cass Gilbert, Jr., later lived and which he named “The Fold.”

House of the Week: Treetops Bedford Estate, Creating the Perfect Garden at Duck Hill, NY ASLA Landscape Design Exhibit

It’s easy to imagine the former life of this stately, elegant, and timeless 1903 stucco English manor house (known as Treetops) and its surrounding sweeping grounds where the past and present blend seamlessly. Telltale signs of its historic past are evident through all 16 rooms, including a front-to-back entrance hall, exquisite moldings and millwork, high ceilings, period hardware, original hardwood floors, and distinctive windows. The estate was built on land steeped in history. As the story goes, John Jay, the country’s first chief fustice, owned the surrounding 400-plus acres, then known as Katonah’s Wood.

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House of the Week: Rock Rim Ponds Estates, Win a $2,500 Garden Makeover, Create Your Own Floral Centerpiece

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House of the Week, Green Open House Set for March 31, Free Seminar for First-Time Homebuyers, A Gardener’s Favorite Gardens

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House of the Week: Re-envisioned Carriage House, Rose Pruning Day at Lyndhurst, Intro to Greenhouse Gardening

Learn the rose-pruning techniques that lead to the best blooms during Rose Pruning Day at the Lyndhurst Rose Garden (635 S Broadway, Tarrytown) on Saturday, March 24, from 10 am to 2 pm, while the Rose Garden gets prepped for another stunning season. The event features demonstrations by rose experts, including members of the Garden Club of Irvington-on-Hudson and Cornell Cooperative Extension’s current class of Master Gardeners, as well as a special presentation at noon by Krystyn Hastings-Silver, Lyndhurst’s restoration manager, who will discuss the history of the Rose Garden and efforts to maintain it as an example of “preservation in action.”

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House of the Week: Just Reduced! Annual Westchester County Home Show, Architectural Digest Home Design Show

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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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