House Hunting By Style

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There’s no eHarmony for house hunters, but with knowledge about the styles and features of houses on the market, you can meet your match—and reach a buying decision more easily. We spoke with Houlihan Lawrence associate brokers Miriam Lipton and Deborah Glasser to get the lowdown on what’s selling and on the home styles most prevalent in Westchester.

“With the emphasis on ready-to-move-in and turnkey, you’d think that brand-new construction would fit the bill the best, but the fact is, there’s not a lot of land available in lower Westchester,” Lipton says. “Some of the most glorious housing styles are the older ones. It’s exciting to see how our older homes are being preserved, respected, appreciated, and reinterpreted for modern living.” What follows is our rundown of the quinessential architectural styles that typify Westchester's beautiful and eclectic residential real estate market.

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