Total privacy, astounding natural beauty and exceptional equestrian facilities are just a few of the remarkable features that distinguish Grace Hill Farm, a captivating country estate nestled in one of Millbrook’s premier locales. Celebrated actress Mary Tyler Moore owned the property for many years and upon first glimpse, it’s easy to understand why as the English-style country house presides over 150 beautiful acres with views reaching the Catskill Mountains. Recently, the estate has been transformed into an equestrian showplace with a new 14-stall barn, a 5-stall barn, an indoor ring with viewing lounge, outdoor ring, dressage ring, Grand Prix field and riding trails that wend throughout the glorious rural landscape.
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Enjoy this week’s video tour of Hemlock Hill, located at 7030 Route 9, Rhinebeck, New York, 12572.
Looking for a unique country getaway? With its privacy and resort-style amenities, Hemlock Hill fits the bill. Nestled away in one of the Hudson Valley’s top destinations, the 30-acre estate is designed for fun with a stocked pond, hiking trails, a pool with a waterfall and spa and a professional-caliber outdoor kitchen, perfect for large outdoor gatherings.
The fun continues indoors viao a billiards room, gym and a theater that replicates a public cinema complete with a candy bar and stadium seating. And when it’s time to relax, the home’s multiple terraces provide front-row seats to the wonderful views that stretch out over the rolling countryside. Peaceful and supremely private, Hemlock Hill is only minutes from the lively village of Rhinebeck and enjoys convenient proximity to Manhattan.
Don’t miss last week’s tour of Bedford House located at 332 South Bedford Road, Bedford Corners, NY 10509
Tags: Dutchess County Homes for Sale, Dutchess County Real Estate, Putnam County homes for sale, Putnam County Real Estate, Westchester County Homes for Sale, Westchester County Real Estate Categories: Dutchess, Houlihan Lawrence News, Market Area, Market Conditions, Putnam, Westchester
Houlihan Lawrence’s First Quarter 2012 Market Report for New York’s Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties is now available for download.
The big news is that the spring real estate market has started earlier than usual for 2012.
Stephen Meyers, President and CEO of Houlihan Lawrence, and COO Chris Meyers give us a recap of the local real estate market. Here are just a few highlights from their report:
- Highest level of pending sales as of March 31st since 2005.
- Westchester County pending sales at quarter’s end were up 31% over Q1-2011.
- Westchester pending sales under $500,000 are up 44% from Q1-2011
- Putnam County pending sales increased by 26.5%.
- Putnam pending homes priced under $200,000 are up a whopping 91% from 2011
- Dutchess County pending sales increased by 9%.
- Dutchess pending home sales under $300,000 are up 26.8%.
To download your copy of the report, click on the cover below.
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Houlihan Lawrence’s Gallery of Homes Magazine Spring 2012 edition is here. Featuring over 1600 homes for sale in New York’s Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties and beyond.
The print edition is available to pick up from any of our Offices and at street boxes located in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties as well as select locations in Manhattan.
Click the cover to view the digital edition.
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Enjoy this week’s tour of Troutbeck, located at 1 Troutbeck Lane, Amenia, NY 12501.
In the foothills of the scenic Berkshire Mountains, this celebrated country inn evokes the pastoral splendor of its Colonial roots. Once a 18th century farm, the home was converted into a private home in the early 20th century and later became a nationally recognized inn and conference center. A refined English Manor house serves as the centerpiece of the 45-acre estate, which together with several other Colonial buildings, hosts 42 guests rooms and resort amenities including an indoor pool, outdoor pool, beautiful gardens and tennis courts. The facility is zoned for expansion and additional land is available separately.
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2011 luxury sales for properties selling for $2 Million and higher remained relatively flat vs. year ago with a reported 227 home sales, down slightly from the 237 sales reported for 2010.
Nearly 70% of these sales were in the $2 Million – $3 Million price range, which traditionally represents the bulk of luxury sales in our region. While the luxury real estate market continues to be complex, we were encouraged to see a return of the ultra high-end luxury buyer to the marketplace this year. There were 17 homes selling for $5 Million or more, up from 12 sales reported in 2010 for this price range. Houlihan Lawrence was pleased to have participated in 13 of these high-end sales.
As the leading luxury brokerage in the area, representing approximately 47% of dollar volume for the $2 Million + category in Westchester, Houlihan Lawrence agents were involved in the top sales for many of our key luxury markets. Ranging from a $5 Million+ sale in Bronxville for a 1930s Colonial to the sale of the late Brooke Astor’s estate in Briarcliff for $6.45 Million to a record-setting sale of a 276-acre equestrian farm in Millbrook, these sales heralded the return of buyer confidence. As a result, our Luxury Country Properties Division reported one of the strongest sales years in our history. In fact, 3 listings from our Luxury Country Properties inventory achieved the highest sales prices for single-family homes in their respective counties in 2011.
The highest sale in Millbrook and the entire 3-county region of Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
Overlook, Millbrook – Dutchess County – Sold for $18,375,000 – Listed and Sold by Adam Hade and John Friend, Houlihan Lawrence Millbrook Brokerage
The highest single-family home sale in Westchester and a record sale for Rye waterfront.
Milton Point Waterfront, Rye – Westchester County – Sold for $11,600,000 – Listed by Diana Plunkett, Houlihan Lawrence Rye Brokerage
This historic home represented the highest reported sale for Putnam County.
Whippoorwill Farm, Garrison – Putnam County – Sold for $5,650,000 – Listed by James Egan, Houlihan Lawrence Cold Spring Brokerage
Hot Luxury Markets
We haven’t seen any shifts in the most popular luxury markets over the years. Southern Westchester towns continue to be prized for their lifestyle amenities and proximity to Manhattan while Bedford and points north attract many buyers who are looking for a weekend retreat with larger acreage and greater privacy. Here’s a look at the top luxury markets in 2011.
2011 Westchester County Sales
$2 million and higher
|Top School Districts||# of Sales||Highest Sale|
|Larchmont / Mamaroneck||25||$5.2M|
2011 Putnam / Dutchess County Sales
$1 million and higher
|Top Towns||# of Sales||Highest Sale|
|Garrison / Cold Spring||8||$5.3M|
|Washington / Millbrook||7||$18.3M|
Forecasts predict a flat market for luxury properties in the coming year with demand expected to essentially equal 2011 activity. However, inventory levels of luxury properties remain quite high region wide so proper pricing will continue to be critical. The reported lowering of Wall Street bonuses, the continuing uncertainty in the major economies globally and our upcoming presidential election may all have some impact on our local real estate market. Despite these unsettling factors, we were pleased to see a small upswing in the number of showings and new deals for our luxury properties in late December. This level of activity is a good sign for the start of a new year and we expect that the uniqueness and beauty of the many special luxury properties we represent will continue to attract buyers throughout 2012.
For more information on the market or to view any of our luxury homes for sale, please visit us at www.houlihanlawrence.com
Tags: Dutchess County Homes for Sale, Putnam County homes for sale, Westchester County Homes for Sale, Winter Home Sales Categories: Dutchess, Market Area, Market Conditions, Putnam, Selling, Westchester
The clocks have turned back, the sun sets earlier now and a Halloween weekend snow storm reminded all of us that winter is fast approaching. A widely accepted perception is that home sales drop off dramatically during the winter months and it is generally not a great time to list your home. Is this actually the case? If you are thinking of taking your home off the market to ride out the winter, or if you are considering waiting until spring, there are a few things to consider before making that decision.
There are benefits to listing your property throughout the winter:
1. Interest rates are still at historic lows. Lenders can determine what interest rates are currently available to individual customers. Armed with that information, potential homebuyers can search for homes at HoulihanLawrence.com. Each listing features a detail page that includes a mortgage calculator that illustrates what the monthly payment will be. The current lower rates give buyers more spending power, which also may help to sell your home.
2. It is true that there are fewer homes on the market in the winter months than in the summer. This can work to your advantage because less inventory can create more competition and potentially more buyers for your home. An analysis of the number of homes on the market in Westchester in winter versus summer showed that on average, there were 16% less homes on the market winter 2010 versus summer 2010, and 25% less homes on the market winter 2011 versus summer 2011.*
3. It is interesting to note that while the number of listings on the market is lower in the winter months, the percentage of listings on the market vs. sales average 7% for both summer and winter seasons.*
4. Whether you’re in Westchester, Putnam or Dutchess Counties, people need to buy homes all year long, not just in favorable weather. However, the winter months also bring out the most motivated and serious buyers.
An accurately priced property will sell at any time in any season, so here are some tips to consider when your property is listed during the winter season:
- Keep sidewalks and driveways free of ice and snow.
- Make sure rugs are near doorways to catch and snow and salt brought in from outside.
- Curb appeal is still important, but with a snow-covered landscape the emphasis should be on the exterior front door. Make your entry look inviting by keeping it welcoming and clean.
- Raise the thermostat to a comfortable level before buyers come to visit your home. They will spend more time looking around when they are warm than if they are uncomfortably chilled.
- If you have a fireplace, show it off by keeping it clutter free. Consider lighting a fire as long as you plan to be around.
- If you have a fabulous landscape, show it off by supplying photos of your exterior to prospective buyers so they can see what your property looks like during the growing seasons.
It can’t hurt to present a warm and inviting atmosphere when showing potential buyers your home in the winter. Providing them with a positive experience can only help you gain an advantage in any season of the year.
Read about a co-worker’s experience in selling her home during the Holidays here.
* Source: EAMLS, all properties on the market and sold, Winter 2010 vs. Summer 2010 and Winter 2011 vs. Summer 2011, Westchester County.
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Dutchess County is one of the original counties of New York. It is located midway between New York City and Albany and is accessible by train, car and air. Dutchess County is nestled in the Hudson Valley and its natural landscape creates breathtaking vistas.
This feast for the eyes is second only to the feast food-lovers experience at the Culinary Institute of America, located in Hyde Park. Great chefs of the future are trained at the CIA and diners are happy to be their test-palate at one of the CIA’s five student run restaurants. Dutchess may be one of the few counties that has “Culinary Ambassadors” — great local chefs, farmers, and restaurateurs who promote the importance of food, farms and agriculture in our daily lives.
History buffs can re-live their favorite historic periods in Dutchess, from the early exploration of Henry Hudson to the Gilded Age of the Vanderbilt’s and the New Deal ideals of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. On the cultural scene, Dutchess County is a mecca for the arts with visual, performing and dance at venues such as the Frances Lehman Loeb Center, The Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck and Half Moon Theatre to name just a few.
If relaxation is your goal, Dutchess County has charming bed and breakfasts, antique centers and specialty shops to help you while away the day. The gardens in Dutchess, such as Beatrix Farrand Garden at Bellefield and the Rose Garden at Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, offer solitude, beauty and repose.
Here is a birds-eye look at Dutchess County
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For centuries, the Hudson River region has endured as one of America’s greatest natural treasures and continues to be sought-after today for its majesty and natural beauty. At the end of the 19th century and early 20th century, some of the area’s most magnificent homes rose along the river, built by the era’s social and business elite who came to the area as a respite from their busy lives in New York City.
Here’s a selection of the remarkable Hudson River estates that we are currently offering for sale.
Astor Courts in Rhinebeck was originally part of the John Jacob Astor IV vast Hudson River estate Ferncliff and sits on 50+ riverfront acres centered by a 1906 Stanford White-designed Beaux Arts pavilion.
La Paz in Scarborough is another architectural treasure, a stone country house built in 1917 by celebrated architect, Bertram Goodhue, known for his many important projects including St. Bartholomew’s Church in Manhattan.
Ogden Park in Dobbs Ferry was one of three stone houses built by Elizabeth Ogden Bradley Bystrom, one of the first female physicians in the country. Ms. Bystrom built the homes for herself and two sisters and sited them high on a bluff overlooking the Hudson.
Tags: Dutchess County Homes for Sale, Dutchess County Real Estate, Dutchess Equestrian Properties, Equestrian Properties Categories: Dutchess, Luxury Country Properties
Enjoy this week’s tour of Berkshire Stud in Pine Plains.
One of the region’s premier thoroughbred horsebreeding operations, Berkshire Stud occupies a breathtaking pastoral landscape with views that rival those of the American West. Ideal for continued use as an equestrian facility, the offering is also ideal for a major estate property or family compound.