Market Watch: Outdoors And Indoors Blend Seamlessly In This Briarcliff Colonial
Explore the serene, classic feel of this recently renovated estate.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF Houlihan Lawrence
What’s to like:
The beauty of the outdoors flows seamlessly into the beauty inside this massive, recently renovated Nantucket Shingle-style Colonial. Over a dozen sets of French doors allow access to the property from all but one room of this serene estate, set on an elevated corner of the private 2.6 acre lush green space.
When homeowner Lori Nicholson first bought the property, she completely gutted the house to its original four-room core, then rebuilt the rest from the ground up. “This is our third home in Briarcliff, and we wanted something that had a sense of intimacy and warmth,” says Nicholson. “We wanted it to feel like a home that’s been around for generations. So that’s what we set out to build.”
Other architectural elements adding to the home’s intrigue include a classic wood-burning fireplace, custom cherry cabinetry, and a top-chef worthy kitchen. The mudroom, complete with a dog washing station, features a natural river stone tiled floor. In addition to expansive lawns and blooming perennial and shrub gardens, the property boasts a Har-Tru tennis court, saline pool, and pool house with two entertaining levels. An elegant curved front porch, balconies, and a stone terrace with pergola make this the perfect home for hosting friends and family or simply relaxing.
156 Sleepy Hollow Rd, Briarcliff Manor
5 bedrooms | 4.5 baths | 5,477 square feet