One of the best parts about living in Westchester, Putnam or Dutchess is the history that exists around us. Museums, parks, galleries and other cultural institutions all contribute to our area’s buzzing past—but sometimes the most interesting history lies just within our backyards.
Hosted by The New Castle Historical Society and co-sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence, the tenth “Castles of New Castle” house tour will be held on Tuesday, May 21 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. This year, the tour will feature five different homes, including a cottage that was saved from demolition, a hilltop Victorian filled with period details, and a country manor with magnificent views of the Hudson River.
“The five homes we’ve selected tell an abundant and varied story about the history and residents of New Castle from the early 1900’s to the present,” says Houlihan Lawrence agent and New Castle House Tour co-chair Tory Miller.
Tickets can be purchased at the New Castle Historical Society’s office at 100 King Street in Chappaqua; the fee is $50 for members and $75 for non-members. Crabtree Kittle House on Bedford Road will also be offering a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for an additional $25.
“This is always a highly-anticipated event and we are thrilled this is the Historical Society’s tenth House Tour,” Tory says. “Local residents have always come out to support the event and see these wonderful, eclectic homes and we anticipate a great attendance this year, as well.”
Some of the country’s best horses and riders are flocking to the equestrian haven of North Salem in northern Westchester County. Known for its abundant natural landscape and as a premier locale for some of the most beautiful equestrian estate in the region, the town is also home to the annual Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows.
The two-week event is celebrating its 31st year and is dishing out nearly a half-million dollars in prize money to some of the best hunters, jumpers and equitation riders in North America. Houlihan Lawrence is proud to be sponsoring the event’s $10,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, which takes center stage this Saturday, May 18.
Anthony Cutugno, Director of Houlihan Lawrence’s Luxury Country Properties and Equestrian Divisions is thrilled to be a part of this event stating,”This exciting event gives us another exceptional venue to showcase our beautiful equestrian properties while cultivating new relationships with attendees from around the region,” says
To find our more information about the event, visit their website at oldsalemfarm.net. For insider access including photos and video’s, make sure to check out Old Salem Farm on Facebook.
This week’s featured video is Skyview, located at 47 Lawrence Farms Crossway in Chappaqua, New York.
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.
Be sure to watch last week’s featured video, Sophisticated Living located at 131 Old Roaring Brook Road in Mount Kisco.
This week’s featured video is Sophisticated Living located at 131 Old Roaring Brook Road Mount Kisco NY.
In the heart of Chappaqua’s premier estate area, private yet convenient to town, schools and train, this striking sun-drenched residence is surrounded by a luxuriant landscape featuring a meandering stream and pool. Showcasing a level of design and quality that is matched only by the lovely country setting, the glorious interior spaces feature refined formal rooms, an exceptional kitchen, library, an expansive family room, sprawling master suite and abundant spaces for relaxation including an expansive family room, a gym and several recreation spaces. Ideal as guest or nanny quarters, there is a separate wing with its own entrance, living room with a fireplace, a bedroom, bath, sitting room and deck. Elegant, yet immensely inviting and approachable, the home offers a fluid floor plan that accommodates both grand-scale entertaining and casual living with ease.
Be sure to watch last week’s featured video, Howland Lake, located at 20 Deer Knoll Bedford Corners, NY.
The Houlihan Lawrence Gallery of Homes Late Spring 2013 edition is now available in print and online. Showcasing over 1,500 listings of homes for sale, co-ops, condos and land in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess, you may find your next home. Click on the cover below to browse the magazine.
This week’s featured video is Howland Lake located at 20 Deer Knoll Bedford Corners NY.
Serene water views abound from this exceptional modernist home set along Howland Lake in one of the region’s most beautiful waterfront settings. The original owner was captivated by the over 5-acre property because he knew this was the perfect site for his dream home – a dynamic and highly architectural residence that would organically blend with the stunning landscape. Master architect Alan Goldberg, a principal of AG/ENA, the esteemed firm founded by the legendary Harvard 5 architect Eliot Noyes, brought the owner’s dream to glorious reality. Here amid this striking and unspoiled landscape, he created a masterwork of glass, stone and cedar that takes full advantage of the spectacular lakeside setting.
Be sure to watch last week’s featured video, Greenview located at 127 Brush Hill Road, Millbrook, NY.
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.
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.
Houlihan Lawrence has just released the Q1-2013 Market Report covering homes sold in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties. All signs point to an early start to the Spring market.
Some of the highlights in our 1st quarter report:
- Our current supply/demand ratio in Westchester (three active listings for every pending home sale) is at
the lowest levels since 2005.
- The Westchester Q1 median price was up 2% to $515,000, Putnam county was up by 3%
- In Westchester, the increase in pending sales were highest in the Greater White Plains area and the Rivertowns with pending sales up by 63% and 57% respectively.
To read the full report click here.
Enjoy this week’s tour of Austin Place, situated at 16 Austin Place, Briarcliff Manor, New York.
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.
For more information on Austin Place and other Briarcliff Manor homes for sale, please visit us at www.houlihanlawrence.com.