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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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Finds of the Week in Pound Ridge and South Salem, Greening Your Home, Color in Culture Art Exhibit and Sale

This 1974 raised ranch offers one-level living with three bedrooms, four baths, and one of the lowest listing prices in Pound Ridge—a win all the way around. An additional benefit: The property taxes are currently under review and are expected to be lowered depending on the sale price. Property features include wood-beamed vaulted ceilings, walls of windows overlooking the property’s three landscaped acres, a fenced yard, and a separate master bedroom wing with an office.

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An Architect’s Self-Designed Home Hits the Market, Fair and Affordable Homeownership Expo, and Creating Impressive Entryways Workshop

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A Stunning Waterfront Property Hits the Market for $3.48M, Make Green Upgrades Now and Pay Later, Polish Your Interior Design Skills with Barbara Fina

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House of the Week: Neil Bieff Residence, Rye Estate Up for Auction, Philip Johnson Glass House Tour, Grow Beautiful Orchids

As if being a beautifully renovated, circa-1938 Colonial wasn’t enough, this fascinating property also has the distinction of being, since 1997, home to famed fashion designer Neil Bieff. (His sensuous evening gowns have been the choice of red-carpet notables from Elizabeth Taylor and Diana Ross to Marion Cotillard and Nadja Auermann, and his haute couture line is carried by Mary Jane Denzer in White Plains.)

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Three Dream Green Homes, William Pitt Sotheby’s Partners with WellcomeMat on New Video Channels, Get a Head Start on Thinking Green, Lunch & Learn about Tile and Stone Installations

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$1.29M Antique Farmhouse Steeped in Charm, Mortgage Relief for Struggling Borrowers, EAMLS Elects 2012 President, Fate of Gedney Farmhouse on the Line

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Oasis of Tranquility for $1.3M, Rent or Buy Your Dream Home, Houlihan Lawrence Issues 2011 Fourth Quarter Market Report

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One-of-a-Kind Usonia Home for $1.14M, Westchester Spring Home Show, All About Radiant Heating, Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes to White Plains

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Westchester‘s Most Beautiful Home Sold!

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Three Architectural Gems in Goldens Bridge, White Plains, and Bronxville; A Year-End Glance at Westchester’s Real Estate Market; Brooke Astor's Estate—Sold!

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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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