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
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: Dutchess, luxury country properties, Market report, Putnam, Westchester Categories: Dutchess, Luxury Country Properties, Market Area, Market Conditions, Putnam, Westchester
Welcome to the latest edition of Houlihan Lawrence‘s Luxury Market Report detailing Q3-2012 activity for properties priced at $2 million or more in Westchester County and $1 million or more in Putnam and Dutchess Counties.
Recent signs indicate that the relatively robust market environment we saw in Q2 has slowed somewhat and overall we are now in a period of modest growth. Year-to-date, Westchester County sales increased modestly with a 4.9% increase in total luxury homes sold and a 3% increase in total dollar volume. Combined luxury sales in Putnam and Dutchess Counties declined vs. a year ago. Despite the more restrained market environment region-wide, there is plenty of room for optimism as several individual southern Westchester markets are continuing to enjoy record sales. [Read More]
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.
Tags: Glenhil, Pawling, Pawling Homes for Sale, Quaker Hill, Westchester Categories: Dutchess, Luxury Country Properties
This week’s tour brings us to Glenhil, a spectacular country estate situated at 263 Old Quaker Hill Road, Pawling, New York 12564.
A magnificent waterfall, lush gardens, a large orchard and wonderful vistas are just a few of the special features of this tranquil property. The 13-acre estate is cloistered in the historic Quaker Hill, an area prized for its rich history and breathtaking rural landscape. Centered by an elegant, fully restored circa 1880 home, the estate also has a beautifully planted pool – the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the remaining days of summer.
For more information on Glenhil or other Pawling properties for sale, please visit us at www.houlihanlawrence.com.
Tags: Dutchess, fireworks, Putnam, Westchester Categories: Ask the experts, Out and About
Some of my fondest memories originate from the Fourth of July—looking up at a dark sky bursting with vibrant colors and feeling that inner thud from the explosion. My favorite part of watching fireworks, however, was sharing a summer night with friends and family.
There are many celebrations happening in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties these next few days, and Patch‘s Jessie Jafet has the complete scoop of where to go to watch a show. Her Fourth of July Preview highlights “fireworks and fun close to home” with eight spots from Boscobel‘s riverfront celebration on Monday to Playland‘s choreographed show.
The Times-Herald Record has the lowdown on fireworks celebrations taking place in Dutchess County. Their list features a three-day celebration at Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck with professional rodeos and demolition derbies. Dutchess Stadium is also hosting post-game fireworks display after the Hudson Valley Renegades take on Aberdeen FireBirds on Friday and Saturday.
According to Eventful Magazine, Lake Carmel will set off fireworks of June 30 at 9 p.m., while Peekskill will be hosting a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at Riverfront Green Park with fireworks set to follow.
Wherever you decide to park your lawn chair or beloved towel, make sure to stay safe, kick back and relax.
Tags: Birdsall House, Father's Day, Grand Prix, Houlihan Lawrence, Putnam. Dutchess, The Journal News, The Poughkeepsie Journal, Westchester Categories: Dutchess, Out and About, Putnam, Westchester
Pops. Daddy. Father. Old man. There are a million ways to spell it, say it, and yell it, but unfortunately there’s only one day that’s carved out per year to fully honor the man we often simply refer to as “Dad.” No doubt dads differ far and wide, but for the most part they’ve played a pivotal role in some of life’s greatest celebrations; learning to walk and talk, kindergarten graduation, college sendoff, first job, and many more.
Below are three ways you can help celebrate Father’s Day, be it racing around a go-kart track or sending a simple message on the Internet. Houlihan Lawrence wishes a Happy Father’s Day to all dads across Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties!
Treat Him: One of my favorite places to bring my dad for an ice cold brew is Birdsall House on Main Street in Peekskill. The highly-acclaimed watering hole has a comprehensive draught and bottle list featuring a variety of New York, national and international beers. Better yet, restaurant-goers can enjoy a Sunday “Brunch Prix Fix” for just $19, which includes a complimentary Bloody Mary, mimosa or beer.
Compete With Him: Growing up with sports in the family there was always a competitive nature between my siblings and my dad. Now that our glory days are over, we like to compete on a more laid-back level (though I still win, of course). Check out Grand Prix New York in Mount Kisco–the indoor racing track not only hits you with speeds of up to 40 mph, but features bowling, arcades, and some good eats, too.
Tweet Him: Welcome to Father’s Day circa the 21st Century. Want to brag about how awesome your dad is to the entire Internet? The Journal News (@LoHud) and The Poughkeepsie Journal (@PokJournal) are asking their followers to tweet a picture of their father to put on display before the Twittersphere.