Skyview is a striking modernist home built to the highest standards of aesthetics and quality. Beautifully-manicured lawns, terraces, fountains, garden pools and pond. Spectacular pool with spa and waterfall. A pool house, tennis court, ball field and 18th century farmhouse and 2 Bedroom caretaker’s apartment are also on grounds.
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Tags: Chappaqua, homes for sale, Westchester Categories: Luxury market, Market Area, Westchester
Categories: Dutchess, Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Market Area, Putnam, Uncategorized, Westchester
Welcome to the latest Houlihan Lawrence Luxury Market Report highlighting 1st Quarter 2013 sales activity for properties priced at $2 million or more in Westchester County and $1 million+ in Putnam and Dutchess counties.
For a detailed analysis of the luxury market click here for the full market report.
Tags: antique, Chatham, farm, Wendover Farm Categories: Dutchess, Luxury market, Market Area
This week’s featured video is Wendover Farm located at 23 White Bridge Rd Old Chatham, NY.
Landmark Old Chatham antique in the heart of hunt country. Spectacular property layout for the complete family retreat. Pond house with brick floor, wood stove, screen/glass doors; garden barn with brick floors, 1700′s dairy barn with horse stalls and tack room, numerous other outbuildings. Seven fireplaces, all working, gracious flow with high ceilings, original glass windows, updated kitchen, bedrooms with fireplaces and private baths. The perfect country retreat.
Tags: Christie's, global market Categories: Houlihan Lawrence News, Luxury market, Selling
Yesterday Christie’s International Real Estate CEO Bonnie Stone Sellers and Senior Vice President Kathleen Coumou stopped by our new corporate headquarters at 800 Westchester Avenue to educate our agents about trends and insights that comprise today’s global market.
Our affiliation with Christie’s has given our company a competitive edge on the international market, as was seen with the record-setting, $21.5 million sale of Devonshire in December. Houlihan Lawrence represented both sides of the transaction, with the buyer discovering the property through Christie’s expansive global network.
Though real estate is inherently “local,” it’s through our global network that Houlihan Lawrence is able to establish such connections with a multitude of buyers. “We want to be local experts with a global reach,” Houlihan Lawrence COO Chris Meyers said.
Bonnie Stone Sellers spoke to our agents about the luxury market acting independently of the housing market (the luxury market correlates more with how high-end, luxury products are selling) and Kathleen Coumou offered the crowd 10 different ways to succeed in business.
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Tags: 16 Austin Place, Briarcliff Manor Categories: Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Westchester
An easy elegance distinguishes this 2008-built Colonial, which artfully mixes sophisticated design with a fresh, modern sensibility throughout its 6,552 square feet. Light-filled formal rooms showcasing classical detailing serve as the perfect counterpoint to the more casual spaces including a dazzling kitchen, expansive family room and a large media/recreation room. Outside, the entertaining amenities continue with a fully fenced yard, 42′ pool with a spa and an outdoor kitchen complete with a built-in barbecue, wine refrigerator and cocktail center.
Tags: Bedford, Bedford Corners, Christie's International Real Estate, Devonshire, luxury country properties, Westchester Categories: Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Westchester
We are happy to report that the Houlihan Lawrence Luxury Division ended 2012 with the sale of Devonshire for over $21 million. Last listed at $26,500,000, the transaction marks the highest sale in our company history and the highest single residential sale ever reported in Westchester County. The estate was purchased by an international buyer and Houlihan Lawrence represented both sides of the transaction.
Devonshire, a magnificent and historic estate situated in Bedford Corners, sits on 100+ acres with a grand circa 1901 Georgian Manor, peerless recreational amenities, collector’s garages, stables and extensive staff/guest outbuildings. Home to several of America’s most prominent families over its rich history, the estate was originally the country home of financier J. Borden Harriman and his socialite wife Florence who later became the U.S. Ambassador to Norway.
The buyer for Devonshire came to Houlihan Lawrence through Christie’s International Real Estate, one of our most prestigious international partners. As the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s in our three-county territory, Houlihan Lawrence is able to promote our top properties to an elite audience worldwide. In the case of Devonshire, this international exposure was key to attracting the perfect buyer for the property who can now enjoy living in one of the area’s greatest estates.
Tags: 55-Field Terrace - Irvington-NY-10533, Ardsley Park, Gracie Wallpaper, Lord & Burnham Categories: Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Westchester
Enjoy this week’s tour of Laurel Hill, a stately brick Georgian situated in Ardsley Park, 55 Field Terrace, Irvington-on-Hudson, New York 10533.
Old-World grace meets the modern age inside this 7-bedroom, circa 1928 residence which has been fully restored to its original beauty. Spectacular formal rooms feature a dining room with a hand-painted wall mural by Gracie, and an expertly designed cherry kitchen – one of several beautifully updated modern spaces. Once part of the original Cyrus Field estate, which occupied Ardsley Park in the late 1800s, the grounds capture nature’s beauty in all its glory with an extraordinary collection of specimen trees, brilliant gardens and expansive lawns. Other highlights including a Lord & Burnham greenhouse, a sparkling oval pool, cabana, lily pond, gazebo and a whimsical antique stone observation tower help make this one of Ardsley Park’s most exceptional properties.
Don’t miss last week’s video tour of 8 Boxwood Lane, Rye, New York 10580.
Tags: Christian's of London, Clive Christian Kitchen, harrison, Harrison Homes for Sale, Westchester County Categories: Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Westchester
Nestled in the heart of Sterling Ridge, this exceptional 1930s manor has been totally renovated and expanded with truly memorable results. Expert design and quality are showcased throughout the generous living spaces, which boast a Clive Christian-designed kitchen, a two-story family room, covered porch, sun room and a total of 8 bedrooms. Elevator service to all levels insures easy access for all. The beautiful surroundings are equally memorable with a pool, pond, broad lawns, colorful gardens and a sense of serenity that is rarely found in proximity to Manhattan, only 25 miles away.
Tags: Dutchess, luxury county properties, tennis, tennis courts, Westchester Categories: Ask the experts, Dutchess, Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Westchester
The U.S. open is in full swing with hundreds of players from around the world convening in New York for two weeks of top-notch tennis. With all eyes set on Flushing Meadows, take a second to look at these five tennis courts from our current inventory of luxury properties that’ll get you backhanding like Serena Williams and serving like Rafael Nadal.
One of the country’s premier estates, Devonshire’s park-like atmosphere serves as a backdrop to the property’s recreational bliss. The tennis court is among other fantastic recreational amenities, like an equestrian facility and in-ground pool.
Get a blast from the past with 8 Boxwood Lane as this brick Georgian colonial reminiscent of the 1930s overlooks a tennis court wrapped in lush, manicured gardens. Its privacy and seclusion creates a peaceful atmosphere for any novice or pro working on his or her game.
Sassafras Farm entices the night owl crowd with its light-lined courts making play visible both day and night. Its historical charm and vast amenities attract recreation enthusiasts looking for a more rural vibe.
An equestrian estate situated in the heart of Millbrook Hunt Country, Sky Blue Farms combines open space with numerous recreational amenities to create a playground beset with nature. Its tennis court features a pavilion with a refrigerator and equipment room for those wanting to kick back and relax after a practice or match.
Elderslie, a renovated manor built in 1902, uses towering trees to create the illusion of stadium seating. Surrounded on three sides by the Trump National Golf Club, this 4-acre estate leaves those who want amenities close-by satisfied with its private feel.
Categories: Dutchess, Luxury Country Properties, Luxury market, Market Area, Market Conditions, Putnam, Westchester
We are pleased to present our latest update on the state of the luxury market reporting activity through Q-2 2012 for properties priced at $2 Million or more in Westchester County and $1 Million+ in Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
Building on the success reported in our Q-1 2012 report, the overall luxury market has continued to improve with substantial increases in both the number of sales as well as dollar volume. Houlihan Lawrence remains the undisputed luxury market leader with a 54% share of total dollar volume in our three-county territory. The statistics indicate that we are moving past the uncertainty that plagued our luxury marketplace in recent years and that high-end buyers are returning to the market with greater confidence. However, the level of activity varies widely depending on the locale. [READ MORE]