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on the cover Chappaqua, NY Create your own special history in this one-of-a-kind, magical manse on extraordinary estate grounds minutes from the village, train, Gedney Park and all Chappaqua has to offer. Built by a NYC executive in the early 1900’s, this Norman mansion has unique architectural details and property unlike any other in the area. Restored by the current owners and updated with all modern amenities, it offers an elegant, comfortable lifestyle in a setting hard to imagine only forty-five minutes from New York. The natural stone saltwater pool with hot tub and waterfall, walled courtyard, vegetable and flower gardens invite you outdoors from the breathtaking interior spaces - the grand entrance hall, two-story living room with soaring 18’ ceilings, arched windows, inlaid reliefs, hewn beams, and fireplace; the formal dining room and chef ’s kitchen with butler’s pantry; spiral staircase to the library loft and exquisite rooms above. Featured by the New Castle Historical Society Tour of Distinctive Homes and in an MTV video! $1,788,000 • WEB ID ZV9W7 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 2 • • 3 Experience the difference...


elcome back to another issue of North Country LIVING! As we have welcomed the new year, we need to first thank all of our past and present clients for trusting North Country Sotheby’s International Realty. 2016 was a wonderful year and we look forward to a strong 2017 for the real estate market! Please note, all of the featured properties were available at the time of publication. Visit our website northcountrysir. com or contact one of our professionals for all of your real estate needs. The Sotheby’s brand is synonymous with fine art, exclusive auctions and magnificient properties around the world. Luxury can also translate into the exceptional care and attention to detail we provide throughout every real estate transaction. No matter how colossal or cozy your castle, our team of professionals can be trusted to deliver the white glove treatment. Warmest Regards,

Richard Albert Michael J. Norton North Country Sotheby’s International Realty • 5

COUNTRY HAVEN Yorktown Heights, NY

Prominently placed but out of view in the coveted Yorktown Hunterbrook neighborhood, this artist-designed home calls out to those seeking the unconventional. Sophisticated and craftsman inspired, it’s sited to take advantage of captivating vistas from every angle. Tucked away on more than seven private acres of lawns, gardens and woodlands, with views to the Croton Reservoir and over its own mountainside toward the majestic and verdant trees that fill the hillside. Built with authentic materials, high ceilings, an impressive stone fireplace and walls of window, providing views from every room and filling the house with light. The open floor plan is ideal for entertaining; the communal area includes a family room, finely appointed kitchen, living and dining rooms, each inviting outdoor exploration. ten minutes to the Taconic, fifteen minutes to the CrotonHarmon train station. $1,275,000 • WEB ID XVFD3R • Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 7

Garrison, NY This home speaks to the joy of a country lifestyle with protected woodland, miles of trails and the Hudson River. Set on over nine private acres in an historical area where Benedict Arnold escaped from West Point. Completed in 2005, Langhurst Lodge is meticulously designed with features unique to the Hudson Valley, incorporating elements of English Tudor and Dutch designs. Constructed with hand-hewn wide-plank floors, brownstone and hand-cut granite, cedar shakes, Flemish turns and mahogany throughout.

$2,950,000 • WEB ID QQTLJ3 Croton Office 914.271.5115 8 •

Garrison, NY

Bedford, NY NY Chappaqua,

One hour from New York City, this quintessential country estate was built with the highest level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Two great rooms with triple height ceilings, each with soaring brick fireplaces, along with the ultimate chefs kitchen, library, and media room provide multiple areas to relax or entertain. Plus a maintenance free salt water pool with automatic cover. A massive master suite as well as a separate guest wing with two bedrooms, a full bath, a third floor sleeping loft, and office, plus an additional guest/au pair ensuite with kitchenette atop the detached carriage house. Low taxes while just minutes to Metro North trains make this the perfect weekend getaway or full time residence. $2,200,000 • WEB ID VTKWF9 Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 9


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Bedford, NY This French-Normandy style home allows for both formal and casual living: a bit contemporary with a hint of traditional. Set on two+ acres at the end of a cul-de-sac. The open and inviting flow of the sun-drenched rooms provides the perfect backdrop for entertaining. Impeccably maintained and enhanced with lush specimen plantings, beautiful gardens and lawns. The private gated property has an oversized gunite pool, and first floor master suite fit for royalty. A must see for the discerning buyer. $2,199,000 • WEB ID CWVSW5 Chappaqua Office 914.239.2090 • 11

Chappaqua, NY Croton-on-Hudson, NY Once in a lifetime. Nestled between the Croton River & the Aqueduct Trail, this renovated antique farmhouse is a nature lover’s dream. Fly fish in the front “yard,” hike, cross-country ski, or run through the woods in your backyard; enjoy lawns, terraces, and perennial gardens in magical privacy. Minutes to train, restaurants, and all Croton has to offer. Soaring spaces, stone fireplaces, and elegantly scaled rooms. A perfect country estate, weekender, or full time bliss. $1,788,000 • WEB ID JF84S4 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

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Croton-on-Hudson, Chappaqua, NY NY Perfect home, perfect location. Imagine a lifestyle this gracious within minutes’ stroll to restaurants, parks, and the best riverfront trails in Westchester! The grand entrance welcomes you home to evenings on the deck overlooking glorious sunsets and your wooded backyard. Open flow and expansive spaces make entertaining a joy. Extraordinary finishes, upgraded amenities. Multiple decks, plenty of yard for play and a pool. Easy commute to NYC. $1,499,000 • WEB ID VVM8RM Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 13

A remarkable piece of property in the heart of Chappaqua. Total seclusion, yet so close to town, train station and schools. Scenic views of the hills from this traditional home. A private oasis with incredible perennial gardens and specimen trees. The gardens beckon through the impressive wrought iron gates that lead up a gravel driveway to the home. Perimeter deer fencing and a professional-golf-course irrigation system (run from well water) keep everything looking beautiful. Intricate millwork and built-ins abound inside the home. Make this house your own and live in a garden paradise.

Chappaqua, NY

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$1,349,000,000 • WEB ID 866XQ6 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Beautiful colonial with contemporary flair, elegantly sited on a quiet cul-de-sac. Large, open, light-filled rooms with Brazilian cherry wood floors. Incredible chef ’s kitchen with high-end appliances and three dishwashers makes this an entertainer’s dream. All bedrooms with en-suite baths. Butler’s pantry connects dining room to kitchen. Huge walk-in pantry and dog spa lead to three car garage. Dramatic great room has 18’ ceiling and impressive fireplace. Master suites on first and second floors. Spectacular swimming pool and hot tub built in 2014 with lighting, water fountains, and waterfall make summer entertaining a breeze. Spacious lower level with family room and full bath. Whole house entertainment system and smart-home connectivity. $1,359,000 • WEB ID BNZEB6 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

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Croton-on-Hudson, NY Impressive wrought-iron gates lead up the drive to this Nantucket-style cedar shingled colonial. A nature lover’s dream, situated on over eight rolling acres adjacent to Teatown Lake Reservation’s trails. The dock on Blueberry Pond can be your private oasis. Enjoy the water views from two decks or a gorgeous stone patio. Soaring cathedral ceilings, oversized triple windows, and skylights bathe the interior spaces in natural light. The main floor layout is open and easy. Secluded yet close to parks, town, train station and schools. $1,285,000 • WEB ID CE4FES Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 Croton Office 914.271.5115 16 •

New construction in Old Oaks, one of Northern Westchester’s most prestigious and elegant developments. These spectacular homes are designed in the “New England shingle style” that distinguishes many New England towns, and are sited carefully and artistically to complement the natural topography of the land. This is an exciting opportunity to build and customize your dream home to fit your individual needs on one of only two remaining premium lots. Lot 4 will be built on a private 3.94-acre piece of property, set back from the road with beautiful views, and integrated with nature, rock outcroppings and mature trees. The location is ideal, both for its beauty and proximity to the train station (five minutes) as well as for the ideal forty-eight minute express commute to NYC.

Old Oaks Cortlandt Manor, NY

This impressive cedar colonial has fieldstone pillars and an inviting front porch which opens to a spectacular 4,407 square foot distinctive home. Light and airy with an open floor plan, nine foot ceilings, oversize windows, transom windows and French doors create a decidedly sun filled and dramatic feel to this home, and add to the considerable “WOW” factor and architectural statement of this new construction. The builder, Giordano Builders, in collaboration with designer Ray Garcia, is well known for quality workmanship, reliability, experience and vision. You will love working with them and their seasoned team of building professionals to make your vision of a dream home a reality! $1,250,000 • WEB ID 3C5NFH Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 17

Croton-on-Hudson, NY Spectacular Mid-Century Modern home designed by renowned architect, David Henken, in classic mid-century style. Walls of glass and cypress become one with the natural, wooded landscape. This sophisticated home is as fresh today as when it was built. The impressive St Charles kitchen with stainless steel cabinets and countertops is a joy to cook in and entertain friends and family. Clerestory windows maximize the light from every angle. Whether living here full time or as a weekend retreat, this house will not disappoint. Additional 500 sq.ft. in basement. $1,175,000 • WEB ID KT34Q8 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

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Old Oaks Cortlandt Manor, NY Lot 6 will be built on a gloriously private 2.15-acre piece of property, set back from the road with beautiful views, and integrated with nature, rock outcroppings and mature trees. The location is ideal, both for its beauty and proximity to the train station (five minutes) as well as for the ideal fortyeight minute express commute to New York City. This impressive cedar colonial also has fieldstone pillars and an inviting front porch, opening to a spectacular 4,222 square-foot distinctive home. Light and airy with an open floor plan, nine-foot ceilings, oversized windows, transom windows and French doors all blending to create a decidedly sun-filled and dramatic feel, From the soaring two-story entry, to the large eat-in chef ’s kitchen with fabulous pantry and huge center island, the interior spaces of this home are designed to respond to the needs of today’s home owners. Don’t miss this opportunity to customize your dream home (with a gorgeous pool site) on these beautiful and idyllic pieces of property in Old Oaks. $1,150,000 • WEB ID QHLKJH Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 19

Millwood, NY This stately home, which has withstood the test of time, predates the American Revolution. Wide board floors and a stone fireplace remind us of times past. Relax by the pond or waterfall. Hide away in the retreat up the hill. Practice your swing on the three hole golf course. Go back to nature in the glorious gardens. Check out your six cars, safely garaged. Live the good life amidst a most romantic setting. $1,200,000 • WEB ID T9YMV8 Croton Office 914.271.5115

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Carmel, NY Local historians believe that Stonecrest Farm dates back to the 1740’s when the first settlers came to Putnam County. The classical Dutch house and barns were probably built in the later half of the 1700’s by Deacon Solomon Fowler, who homesteaded the land. The barn and stable are one of two remaining Dutch barns in Putnam County. Stonecrest Farm was featured in an historical exhibit, “Putnam County Rediscovered,” and is eligible for historical landmark status. The house retains the basic Dutch layout with four rooms on each floor around a large central hall (10’ x 35’) that goes from front to back. Additions and extensions have been added over time. The thiry-eight foot living room has original hand-hewn beams and two large stone fireplaces. Enjoy the fishponds, trees and lilac gardens, stone walls, verandas and patios, koi ponds, and horse stalls and rings. A serene private place with a park-like atmosphere that reflects the love of all who have lived here before. $1,100,000 • WEB ID FGS42D Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 21


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Extraordinary home in coveted Hidden Hollow, overlooking the neighborhood’s private lake and beach. A fabulous full-time nest/country home/weekender, this gorgeous New Castle renovation offers sophisticated custom design and luxurious amenities including marble, granite, and onyx, elaborate moldings, vaulted ceilings, French doors to multiple decks and balconies, walls of windows, and much more. Double-height entry, hardwood floors throughout, highend finishes and details. An ideal lifestyle, close to all with rare Tara Lake and beach access, as well as amazing views. Steps from Gedney Park, North County Trail, town tennis courts, shops and restaurants. Easy forty-eight minute express train from Chappaqua to NYC. A magnificent lifestyle awaits. $998,000 • WEB ID VGFCH6 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

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Cold Spring, NY This home is a great example of modern architecture inspired by Richard Meier. The attention to craftsmanship and style throughout the home is timeless and evident at every level. A balance is achieved in every room allowing nature and light to enhance the spaces with magnificent views. The living area features a woodburning stove that is a center piece for those cool winter nights. The great room functions as the dining area with open loft-like kitchen. $995,000 • WEB ID SVR6TE Croton Office 914.271.5115 24 •

Croton-on-Hudson, NY This elegant and spacious Arrowcrest colonial has Hudson River views. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Magnificent windows flood the spaces with abundant natural light and provide vistas to lovely surroundings and beautifully landscaped grounds as well as the Hudson River and valley beyond. High ceilings and an open flow blend with the classical characteristics of a colonial home. Every room manages to be welcoming and expansive at once. Everywhere, this lovely home is illuminated with wonderful light that plays across the gleaming surfaces. An ideal retreat from today’s hurried and hectic life, this is exactly what a home should be. $900,000 • WEB ID 84MX8Y Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 25

Wonderfully wooded, sunny and bright classic colonial, only minutes to town and school in a sought-after neighborhood convenient to train, shops and all. Updated and move-in ready. Open kitchen/family room with sliders to backyard and patio, facing the woods, feels like acres of privacy. Spacious master suite with open loft/office and expansive attic space above. Finished lower level offers great multiuse space, with separate full bath and plenty of storage plus room for nanny/guests. Freshly painted exterior and interior, new carpet in lower level.

Chappaqua, NY

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$899,000 • WEB ID PJPTEY Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Briarcliff Manor, NY A “turn-key” modern home. Enjoy beautiful updates in this four bedroom, three bath home in the heart of Briarcliff Manor. Great flow, gorgeous gourmet eat-in kitchen, new bathrooms, hardwood floors, high ceilings, skylights, fireplace, glass doors from kitchen and family room to private deck with retractable awning, a lower level recreation room and two-car garage. Relax on the rear deck, enjoy the professionally landscaped garden. Located on a peaceful cul-de-sac street, close to shopping, town recreation and pool. Five minutes to Scarborough Metro North train station. $860,000 • WEB ID TEV9SR Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 27

A sweeping drive is the prologue to this showpiece designer’s home and detached studio (with great income potential) that has been totally refurbished in the last nine years. Every system has been upgraded, every room buffed. Three new bathrooms are sparkling jewels. There’s a new and glowing kitchen and inviting lighting. All this in a house whose first floor has a grand, warm and welcoming open floor plan, a beamed and planked ceiling, and a wall of windows and doors with views over one of its large decks to the extensive, manicured grounds. AND THEN there’s the studio apart from the house! An open two-story sky-lit space flooded with light, additional facilities on the main level and a private loft area with a full bath. So many uses! So very SPECIAL!

Ossining, NY

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$849,000 • WEB ID 4643270 Croton Office 914.271.5115

This “To Be Built” four bedroom, two and one half bath home in Croton on Hudson is a perfect opportunity for buyers looking for a new home with customizable potential. With a front porch, colonial design, two car garage and expansive rooms, this house offers so much. Situated on a mostly level lot near to shops and restaurants and the MetroNorth Harmon Line (forty-six minutes to Grand Central on the express train), the builder has thought of every comfort. The high end kitchen will feature Quartzite counters and a six burner GE Monogram stove, and will be open to the family room. The home will also feature nine foot ceilings on the main level, select-grade oak flooring, and a large master bathroom featuring double sinks and a jetted tub. The full-size basement is expected to be a walkout to the backyard. All this, plus the opportunity to customize certain aspects of the home! Contact us for blueprints, floor plans, and more information.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

$839,000 • WEB ID BSKT5D Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 29

One of a kind corner duplex in the historic main building at Valeria. Crafted in the 1920s from site-quarried stone, this grand building was re-imagined in the 1980s as luxury condos, with thick stone walls and classic architectural details carefully preserved. Updated to the 21st Century, this apartment features a 920 squarefoot living room with fourteen foot ceiling. Beautifully proportioned windows welcome the ever-changing light and offer tranquil views of Dickerson Pond and surrounding landscape. Located near enough to NYC for a last-minute getaway, or a regular commute. Hiking trails wind through more than 600 acres of conserved land, with the clubhouse and resort amenities at your doorstep, the Hudson River and endless delights of the Hudson Valley just minutes away. Experience the grandeur and grace of Valeria today. $825,000 • WEB ID LHKQ6P Croton Office 914.271.5115

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CortlandtCarmel, Manor, NY

Croton-on-Hudson, NY New home in Croton-on-Hudson, built with attention to detail and every upgrade possible. This four bedroom, two and a half bath home is .8 miles from the Croton train station and just blocks from restaurants and shops. Under final construction-- still time to customize some details! The first floor has nine foot ceilings. The large, open kitchen features marble counters, as well as GE Monogram appliances. The kitchen flows into the dining room and family room with gas fireplace. Full attic and two car garage complete the picture. $819,000 • WEB ID DLXJ59 Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 31

Stroll home from the Chappaqua train or pub to your Mid-Century Modern style no-step ranch on a flat shy acre. Completely renovated with new kitchen, baths, AC, septic and more, so there is nothing for you to do but move in and make it your own. Architecturally distinct with beamed cathedral ceilings, slate radiant heated floors, walls of windows, open flow spaces opening to your expansive patio and gorgeous perennial gardens. Your own babbling brook, stone walls, and flowering trees make this a magical place all year long. It’s hard to find this kind of hip, easy living this close to town - and a flat yard!

$798,000 • WEB ID XNCH9E4 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

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Chappaqua, NY

Legal two-family house finished with the highest quality from top to bottom while maintaining the original character of the vintage building. Over 3,000 sq ft of finished space, four full bathrooms and seven bedrooms. First floor apartment is bright with an open kitchen, new bathroom and two comfortable bedrooms. The second level is a house of its own; elegant kitchen was done with the expectation that the owner would never move away. One flight up finds additional spaces: offices, walk-in closets, laundry rooms and a large bedroom with bath. The lowest level has yet more finished space and a summer kitchen. View Manhattan from the upper floors. All this plus a back yard area or off-street parking. Renovated inside and out, new electrical, roof, insulation and more. Close to restaurants, shops, parks and public transportation. $778,000• WEB ID 4S2WPZ Croton Office 914.271.5115

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Montrose, NY

Carmel, NY Rolling lawns and rock gardens surround this front porch colonial with hardwood floors. On 7.2 partly wooded acres with pond, truly a nature lovers dream. Double story entrance opens to living/dining room and den. Large chef ’s kitchen with cherry cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances including gas cook top and wine cooler. Large family room with fireplace and sliders to patio. Gracious staircase leads to the private quarters: You definitely feel you are in the countryside, but only five minutes to the train station, schools and shopping. $749,000 • WEB ID RVC6NY Croton Office 914.271.5115

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Enjoy the finest resort lifestyle every day at Half Moon Bay, Westchester’s best kept secret. This Hudson Riverfront gated townhome community nestled between two parks at the widest part of the river offers exquisite beauty and easy living in every season. Imagine: your jitney picks you up right outside your home for the five-minute ride to MetroNorth Station, watch the light beam off the water riding into the city and traveling home again. At home, relax by the fireplace in winter, grill on the patio in summer. Enjoy riverfront sunset walks, or water activities from the Half Moon Bay Marina. It doesn’t get better than this!! No one above or below, attached two car garage, expanded patio, two pools, two clubhouses, two tennis courts, bike/walking trails, jitney to railroad. forty-five minutes to GCT. Truly extraordinary!

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

$748,000 • WEB ID P8B783 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 35

Charming and sophisticated country contemporary home at the end of a quaint country lane. Total privacy, yet minutes to train. This bright brick and stone home has hardwood and terra cotta floors, large living room with vaulted and beamed ceiling, wall of windows, and a wood-burning fireplace. Spacious dining room with floor to ceiling windows and door to slate patio with built-in fireplace, fantastic for entertaining. Master suite with cedar walk-in closet and tray ceiling. Lower level has family room, bedroom, full bath and sauna. 2.4 acre property has room for pool/tennis court or both. There is a neighborhood swimming pond.

$739,000 • WEB RKB4HH Croton Office 914.271.2090

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Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Wonderful unique stone colonial lake front estate, circa 1932 with 5.4 acres of beautiful lawn overlooking Lake Gilead (NYC reservoir) The estate includes an in-ground pool with diving board, pool house/cabana with kitchen and bath, large patio and stone barbeque. The home has a grand marble entry, semi-circular living room, original circular curved staircase, detailed stone fireplace, twenty foot ceilings, and five eight foot windows. In the walk-out lower level is a one-of-a-kind bar built into the curved stone wall foundation, a large recreation room and a half bath. Close to the Westchester County line, public transportation, shopping and Putnam Hospital

Carmel, NY

$700,000 • WEB ID DRTEHB Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 37

Sought-after village location with glorious sunsets and seasonal Hudson River views. This three bedroom, two bath raised ranch, is move-in ready, updated and fresh, bright and open. Tastefully appointed living room opens to dining room with sliding glass door to a large patio. Spacious eat-in kitchen and first-floor master bedroom. Many upgrades and improvements including hardwood floors throughout the first floor. Located close to Sunset Park and the Croton Metro North train station with a forty seven minute express train to New York City.

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$599,000 • WEB ID45SGE5 Croton Office 914.271.5115

A unique gem. Perfect for anyone with a good eye for investments. A charming three-bedroom Cape Cod home with a legal income producing rental cottage. Perfect opportunity for a family with in-laws or children home from college, an artist or yoga instructor looking for a quaint studio, a detached home office, or a smart buyer that wants to pay the mortgage from the on-site rental. Sitting on a beautiful corner, surrounded by lovely homes with manicured gardens, just a nine-minute walk to the Hartsdale train station and close to the park and shopping.

Hartsdale, NY

$599,000 • WEB ID H4GERX Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 39

Center-hall colonial on beautiful private road at the end of a cul-de-sac just two minutes from the Taconic State Parkway. Fifty minutes from the city by car or commute by train from the Brewster/Southeast station. Large wrap around party deck, mountain views and huge backyard. Two-story entry hall, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, large eat-in kitchen. Two-story stone fireplace in oversized family room. Finished basement with full bathroom is perfect for guests.

Carmel, NY

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$570,000 • WEB ID QTZQ42 Croton Office 914.271.5115

Amidst the trees and rock outcroppings on a country road near where the towns of Putnam Valley and Philipstown intersect, and the Appalachian Trail crosses Fahnestock State Park, is a tranquil oasis. Only an hour’s drive from Manhattan and just 6 miles from the Garrison train station this modern take on a classic cabin in the woods offers shelter and new delights in every season. Thoughtfully expanded and upgraded, what was once a weekend getaway is now a comfortable year-round home. The open-plan kitchen, dining and living room feature oak and pine floors, a circular fireplace, and a flag stone patio perfect for entertaining or cocooning.

Putnam Valley, NY

$429,000 • WEB ID XTW98B Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 41

Agent Spotlight Croton Paul Leis

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Quick Facts: Resides: Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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Agent Spotlight Chappaqua Anneke Leffel

914.841.6700 Visit My Website Anneke Leffel has lived in Westchester County for several years, from southern Westchester, to central, and currently in Northern Westchester in Yorktown. Originally from South Africa, she has traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and the world. Anneke has had a fruitful career in service-based industries, honing her remarkable resourcefulness and keen awareness of client needs. She excels at finding properties that fulfill the specific requirements and dreams of her clients. Her innate empathy, honesty, and determination make her uniquely enjoyable to work with. She puts her analytical skills to good use in helping homebuyers find their ideal situation. Anneke combines an encyclopedic knowledge of the many attractions of the region and a diligent, no-nonsense approach to fulfilling her client’s needs. Newcomers to the area will find an incredible resource in Anneke. Her ability to really listen to their goals and specific parameters, explore possibilities on their behalf, and represent their best interests before, during and after negotiations makes her an ideal agent. She excels at making the entire process efficient, rewarding and fun. Anneke enjoys a busy household and life , with her two sons, and a menagerie of pets. A dedicated runner and skier, Anneke also enjoys time with the children exploring the rustic beauty of their wooded environs, gardening, and taking long hikes. She maintains her connection to her homeland in part by advocating on behalf of children through South Africa’s Make-A-Difference Foundation

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Quick Facts: Resides: Yorktown Heights, NY Favorite Movie: Good Will Hunting Favorite Music: Anything from Classical to Queen Hobbies: Running, Gardening Painting Favorite Eatery: My own kitchen with loved ones and a glass of wine Favorite Book: The Linnet Bird • 43

Rustic country charm in Croton village! Across the street from Black Rock Park overlooking the Croton River and its waterfall, this three bedroom contemporary will win you over with its tranquil privacy, green natural setting, abundant wildlife and proximity to walking trails and the village’s swimming beach, just downriver at Silver Lake. Inside enjoy the expansive great room with cathedral ceiling and wood-burning fireplace, and the large master bedroom with its wide deck and view of the river. Close to schools, the public library and shops. Five minutes to the Croton-Harmon train station, a forty-seven minute commute to Grand Central and rights to two resident station parking permits. $529,000 • WEB ID PGPBWB Croton Office 914.271.5115

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Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Applehill condominium complex is located close to the village of Chappaqua, with only fifty-six townhouses on a 37-acre wooded and manicured site with apple orchards, cherry trees, and a serene pond. Unit owners have exclusive use of their patios and can enjoy the condominium’s swimming pool and tennis courts. This sought-after end unit in a choice location has a ground-floor entry, eatin kitchen and dining room, living room with wood burning fireplace and cathedral ceiling, multiple closets on both floors, and eave and walk-up attic storage.

Chappaqua, NY

$515,000 • WEB ID VMX6WF Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090 • 45

This expansive raised ranch home with a legally built accessory apartment offers wonderful opportunities. It combines the best of quiet country living with being in the heart of a neighborhood and just a short drive from the downtown of the village of Croton. The main floor has a large, open living room and dining room, a comfortable master bedroom with attached bath and a large 2nd bedroom and family room. Bright hardwood floors flow throughout most of these rooms. The cozy, retro kitchen, bedroom and living room provide plenty of space for extended family or for a tenant helping to pay the bills. All this significant, customizable space plus an easy to care for back yard make this home one to see.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

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$525,000 • WEB ID TW8NN3 Croton Office 914.271.5115

This wonderful, spacious home has been lovingly maintained and updated by its owners - with a great kitchen, convenient central air, new insulation, landscaping and more. Enter on a newly refinished driveway, park in the spacious 2 car garage and meander up the master crafted stone stairs to the main entrance. Inside, find all 1 level living with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths on the main floor. The soaring ceiling in the living room opens the space, which leads to a dining room that flows out to a beautiful deck with views out to your 1 acre + wooded oasis. One flight down, find a second deck and relaxing hot tub! Upstairs, the eat-in kitchen has been redone with granite counters and maple cabinets. The master bedroom has a convenient bath. $489,000 • WEB ID LR4HCP Croton Office 914.271.5115

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Magical country retreat only minutes from destination locales such as Millbrook Winery, historic Rhinebeck and antiquing. This is the tranquil farm-to-table lifestyle you’ve dreamed about! Garden, hike, fish in the river or listen to the sound of nature and quiet, less than ninety minutes from NYC. This custom built home offers a rustic log cabin feel with modern amenities: kitchen with granite and stainless steel, great room with cathedral ceiling, main level master suite with spa bath, radiant heated floors, and California closets. Pristinely maintained and updated. 1,600+ square feet of multilevel decking overlooking perennial gardens on almost two acres, adjacent to many more acres of private undeveloped land. Feel a part of New York’s history, with horse farms, stone walls, trails, and architectural interest.

Pleasant Valley, NY

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$488,000 • WEB ID QQJ2QZ Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Spacious and charming colonial set back from the road, private and peaceful with great land. Tastefully renovated eat-in kitchen, tumbled marble counters, stainless steel appliances, gorgeous marble floor and sliders to a fabulous oversized deck. Impressive family room with beautiful floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplace, hardwood floors and cathedral ceiling. First floor office with sliders to deck, large living room and formal dining room. Hardwood floors throughout. Great location, close to shopping, schools, parks, restaurants and highways. Five minutes to the train station and under a sixty minute New York City commute.

$479,000 • WEB ID 5L9LER Croton Office 914.271.5115

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This utterly charming four bedroom Cape Cod, has been entirely refreshed and remodeled while still maintaining its original character. An attractive new entry leads to a bright living room with gleaming hardwood floors. The dining area and kitchen have been completely refurbished with beautiful ceramic tile floors, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinetry and all new lighting. The first floor bath gleams. The upper level features a redesigned master suite with two adjoining rooms and a brand new master bath. The expansive grounds are ideal for relaxing or entertaining - your own private oasis – and so much more!

Cortlandt Manor, NY

$475,000 • WEB ID 739HCJ Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 51

Interesting building for multiple uses including two store fronts with storage rooms, a floor of offices and a three bedroom apartment in the heart of Peekskill. Basement level provides abundant storage running the length of the building. Back rooms for both store fronts can be used in a multitude of ways and there are additional private offices/bonus rooms in the rear of the building. Income generated from any combination of rentals can easily pay taxes and the mortgage and create a positive cash flow. Built around the turn of the century and added on to and improved over the years, the building is ready for your vision.

Peekskill, NY

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$425,000• WEB ID 00001 Croton Office 914.271.5115

Traditional side-hall layout has been opened up on the first floor, and life flows easily through spacious living, dining, and kitchen areas, indoors and out. Whatever the season, whether you are relaxing at the end of a busy day or entertaining a crowd, all you need is here. Upstairs, four bedrooms offer privacy, peace, and quiet. Outside, beyond the beautiful bluestone patio and pool, there’s plenty of space on this one-acre lot for garden and play. Lovingly maintained by one family for more than thirty years, this home features many recent upgrades.

$423,500• WEB ID 3KFH82 Croton Office 914.271.5115

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A lovely bridge to a winding driveway leads to the four+ acre property with expansive lawn and sparkling inground pool surrounded with lush specimen shrubs and trees for total privacy. The expanded four bedroom, three bath Cape Cod-style home has an open floor plan with living, dining, and lounging areas, and hardwood floors throughout. Multiple windows bring the outside in and afford great light and brightness. Large multi-tier decking with Pergola is ideal for entertaining. The freshly painted, brightly lit lower level with sliders out and new floors is ideal. Close to major highways, shopping, just over the Westchester border and only one mile from the Taconic State Parkway.

Putnam Valley, NY

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$390,000 • WEB ID C6CN3F Croton Office 914.271.5115

Stylish, sophisticated, in-village co-op, renovated to perfection and move-in ready. This elegant apartment in desirable River Edge has it all! A shrub-lined path welcomes you to the front door of this delightful building, on an historic street full of charm. Filled with fabulous features, this co-op has a gracious open-plan entry foyer to Living Room/Dining Area. The chef ’s kitchen has stainless steel appliances, custom cabinets and granite counters. New everything! Crown moldings, top of the line finishes, spa baths, a chic NYC-style apartment with all that Hastings has to offer. 180 degree river views to the Tappan Zee Bridge and NYC! Enjoy the Metro North train trip to Grand Central Terminal in NYC. $380,000 • WEB ID DD6W27 Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Hastings-on-Hudson NY

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Easy living in a beautiful, park like complex. Briarcliff Woods is a comfortable community located just minutes from downtown Ossining and a very short drive to Route 9A or to the Croton Metro North station. This sun filled two bedroom, two bath unit has been freshly painted. Move right in! With the exception of the kitchen, every room has a built-in air-conditioner. Storage space is abundant, with several oversized closets in both bedrooms and the hall. The living room centers around a beautiful fireplace and has a tree nestled balcony through sliding doors. The master bedroom has an updated bathroom and walk-in California closet. Comfortable with wall-to-wall carpeting. All this plus a large community pool, tennis and basketball courts. There is ample visitor parking and an assigned space for this unit. If you are looking for comfort, value and community, this is it. $279,000 • WEB ID 2FVM92 Croton Office 914.271.5115

Ossining, Putnam Valley,NY NY

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No detail was spared in the renovation of this sunny and bright one bedroom condominium. The new open kitchen includes granite countertops and a stainless-steel sink. The breakfast bar is open to the dining area, perfect for those who love to cook and entertain. The massive living room with skylight has custom sliding glass doors to the private balcony. Wide plank floors, solid wood doors, custom hardware, and numerous closets for lots of storage. All within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, train and hospital, and near all highways.

$275,000 • WEB ID BS47BX Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Mount Kisco,NY

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Vacant Land Lake Woodrock, a beautiful lake community on a private road. Tranquil and picturesque. Custom build your dream home. Last lot in a three lot subdivision. Conveniently located close to shopping, entertainment and MetroNorth train.

Cortlandt Manor, NY

$189,000 • WEB ID 2MJGCX Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Build your dream home, then launch your kayak from your own waterfront property on the Croton River! 100’ (appx) of shoreline at the foot of a sloping half acre in a prime village location. A great opportunity, just minutes to the train and a forty five minute express commute to Grand Central. Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Fantastic opportunity. House on the property can be torn down to build your new custom construction dream home on this amazing parcel of land. Desirable location, conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, entertainment and Interstate 287. White Plains, NY

$125,000 • WEB ID BJPCEX Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

$145,000 • WEB ID S4VXE7 Croton Office 914.271.5115 Come build your new dream home on this lovely choice lot. Desirable location, conveniently located near shopping, restaurants, entertainment and Interstate 287. Easy access to White Plains MetroNorth train station with a forty minute commute to Grand Central Terminal.

White Plains, NY

$100,000 • WEB ID 7GYXFV Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

Thirty foot deep water boat slip on the Hudson River only twenty five miles from NYC. Truly a Hudson River Reverie come true. Marina amenities include everything from WiFi to on-shore picnic area, plus glorious views of the Palisades! Restaurants, supplies and other recreational facilities are in the village, a short bike or taxi ride away. Spectacular setting offering full amenities including floating docks, wireless, electric and fresh-water services. Season April thru November.

Boat Slip

Croton on Hudson, NY

$42,680 • WEB ID FV4Z53 Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 59


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Bedford Corners, NY Rental Gated driveway leads to an elegant, charming colonial, built in 1925. Expansive home -- lives large! Four fireplaces, six full baths (including an en-suite master). Master suite with two dressing rooms and a private “sleeping” porch. Separate area for nanny/guest suite. Heated inground pool. Lovely 6.8 acres.

$8,800 per month • WEB ID 7JW7C7 Chappaqua Office 914.238-2090 • 61

Croton-on-Hudson, NY Rental Perfect home, perfect location. Imagine a lifestyle this gracious within minutes’ stroll to restaurants, parks, and the best riverfront trails in Westchester! The grand entrance welcomes you home to evenings on the deck overlooking glorious sunsets and your wooded backyard. Open flow and expansive spaces make entertaining a joy.

$8,500 per month • WEB ID VCPW2G Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

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Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Exceptional waterfront townhouse in Half Moon Bay, a premier riverfront gated community, featuring clubhouses, pools, tennis courts, gym, and jitney to train. Enjoy the gorgeous direct views of the Hudson River. Spacious living room with cathedral ceiling open to dining area and kitchen. Second floor master suite with spa tub and separate office/den. Lifestyle resort living at its best.

Fantastic four bedroom, three bath contemporary raised ranch. This home boasts cathedral ceilings, skylights, hardwood floors on the second level, a Florida room with fireplace, two car garage, updated kitchen and central air. The spacious deck overlooks a lovely flat backyard with fruit trees. Less than five minutes to the Metro North train station and under sixty minutes Grand Central Terminal.

$4,000 per month • WEB ID Q7NRLJ• Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

$3,550 per month • WEB ID GE2SQ7• Croton Office 914.271.5115

Valhalla NY

Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Renovated and charming two bedroom, two bath ranch. Convenient location; close to all. Corner lot, partially fenced. Deck off kitchen for easy outdoor dining. Storage shed: electric snow blower, lawn mower, and garden tools available for tenant’s use.

Lovely four bedroom, three bath village colonial on a tree-lined street with a forty two minute express train commute to NYC. Immaculately maintained sunlit home with seasonal Hudson River views. Large deck off the kitchen to a deep backyard.

$3,400 per month • WEB ID 5ECQBE Chappaqua Office 914.238.2090

$3,400 per month • WEB ID YR4P5E Croton Office 914.271.5115 • 63

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