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THE BEST OF OLD AND NEW Summit, NJ—Distinctive and spacious, this magnificently designed 17room all-brick Colonial offers over 11,500 sq. ft. of lavish living, 4 levels, 7 fireplaces, 6 bedrooms and period detail throughout set on 1.28 acres. Kimberly “Kim” Cannon, Sales Associate 908-522-3876

$6,995,000

Short Hills, NJ—Set on one of the highest points in Short Hills, this exquisite new estate features every modern amenity. More than 11,000 sq. ft. of lavish living with chef ’s gourmet kitchen, 4-car garage and grand rooms for entertaining. Available for Summer delivery. 800-575-0952 $5,995,000

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WATERFRONT DREAM HOME

Bedminster Twp, NJ—Incomparable 6-bedroom custom home with over 8,300 sq. ft. is situated on 13+ rolling acres in Bedminster. Live extravagantly everyday with three lavish levels. Chef ’s gourmet kitchen, large entertaining rooms and custom appointments at every turn.

Brick, NJ—If anything is more impressive than this Mediterranean-inspired villa it would be its resplendent waterfront setting. Exceptional appointments plus, pool, private beach and dock. Spectacular bay views. 800-575-0952 $4,295,000

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ENGLISH COUNTRY MANOR Mendham, NJ—One-of-a-kind, custom-built English Country Manor home on 4+ acres with 6 bedrooms, 7+ baths and a 3+ car garage. Complete with fieldstone, imported Russian rustic pinewood flooring, granite and many wonderful architectural details. Pauline Derrick/Pamela “Pam” Tishman, Broker/Sales Associate $3,575,000 973-543-2552

MAGNIFICENT CUSTOM MANOR Saddle River, NJ—Lakeside custom manor home, 5 bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, 7 fireplaces, all constructed with the highest quality and finest materials. Great school system and low taxes! Kenneth “Ken” Baker, Sales Associate 201-327-8305

$2,990,000

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Bernards Twp, NJ—The best that Bernards Township has to offer is found in this picturesque setting that will exceed your expectations. Build your custom-designed dream home in a private setting with lavish interiors up to 15,000 sq. ft.

Ridgewood, NJ— Offering exceptional refinement, this vintage 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath English Tudor exudes a breathtaking blend of timeless architectural design infused with the finest finishes! The .95-acre property offers privacy, old Ridgewood history and garden house/studio.

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$2,900,000

GRAND NEW CONSTRUCTION Short Hills, NJ—New construction in Hartshorn on over .5 acre of property with stunning views! 6-Bedroom, 5.5-bath elegant home offering spectacular entertaining space with gourmet kitchen open to impressive great room. Opulent master suite with fireplace. Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail. Stephanie Mallios, Sales Associate 973-376-5200

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FRENCH PAVILION ESTATE Franklin Lakes, NJ—Beautiful French Pavilion style-estate home on approximately 2 acres, gorgeous! High ceilings, 2-story great room and foyer, stunning kitchen, beautifully decorated by NYC designer owner. Carole “Lynn” Brescia, Broker Sales Associate 201-891-6700

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Mendham, NJ—Sun-drenched, 5-bedroom custom home on cul-de-sac. Sweeping views welcome you to this 5-acre professionally landscaped property with lighted DecoTurf tennis court.

Norwood, NJ—Custom 5-bedroom family home is spectacular living at its finest. Open and spacious rooms easily transform from casual living to gorgeous entertaining spaces. Resort setting offers in-ground pool and lush landscaped grounds. 800-575-0952 $2,285,000

Pauline Derrick/Pamela “Pam” Tishman, Broker/Sales Associate 973-543-2552 $2,499,000

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Madison, NJ—This stately 5-bedroom French Country manor is located in the Prestigious Hill section of Madison. Set on nearly .75 acre of professionally landscaped property, this home is nestled on the end of a cul-de-sac, making this the perfect private retreat. Susan Oldendorp/Stacy Schuessler, Sales Associates 973-377-4444

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WATERFRONT VICTORIAN Little Silver, NJ—Builder’s own 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath custom Victorian featuring gourmet kitchen, huge master suite, elevator, wrap-around porches and newly painted exterior, plus deep-water docking. Pauline Poyner, Sales Associate 732-842-3200

Mendham, NJ—A stunning departure from the ordinary on 5 prime, lushly landscaped acres. Easy one-floor living with walk-out lower entertainment level. Curved window-walls gracefully transition indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Rumson, NJ—Truly a rare find, this gorgeous English Tudor in Rumson has been updated and expanded while preserving its architectural integrity. This entertainer’s dream home also includes a gracious carriage house with 3 bedrooms. Mary Loux “Dubie” McDonnell 732-842-3200

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Basking Ridge, NJ—Superbly designed 17-room, 6-bedroom estate offers a huge great room, den, living room, 2 offices and a bedroom on the first level; a spacious master-bedroom suite on second floor. Ideal for entertaining. Premier Basking Ridge location is close to everything.

Little Silver, NJ—Spacious 5-bedroom custom Colonial with 7000+ sq. ft. of living space including the finished walk-out basement and large bonus space above the 3-car garage.

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CUSTOM FARMHOUSE WITH MODERN APPEAL Franklin Twp, NJ—5-bedroom custom farmhouse is sited on over 115 lush acres with 2,000 feet of river frontage and rolling countryside and mountain views. This wonderful retreat incorporates rustic architectural details throughout and is ideal for year-round entertaining. 800-575-0952 $1,795,000

INDIAN FOREST ESTATE Westfield, NJ—Stately 11-room Colonial on .7 acre with gracious entertaining rooms, eat-in kitchen with granite island, wood-paneled library and more. Set among towering oaks in desirable Indian Forest. Close to topranked schools and an easy commute to NYC. Frank D. Isoldi, Broker Sales Associate 908-233-5555

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OUTSTANDING VICTORIAN MANSION

CUSTOM COUNTRY HOME

Plainfield, NJ—Extraordinary 34-room 1886 Victorian in Van Wyck Brooks Historic District, beautiful period details. This 15-bedroom, 11-bath home hosts 12,000 sq. ft. of living space, all completely restored. Four-family for extra income, or easily convert back to single family.

Middletown, NJ—French Colonial country home on 2.6 acres with Navesink river docking rights. Offering 4 bedrooms, designer kitchen and finished basement with wine cellar. A commuter’s delight! 800-575-0952 $1,499,000

Cynthia Alexander, Sales Associate 908-233-0065

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Kinnelon, NJ—Professionally decorated throughout, this 6 bedroom, 4.5bath beautiful house is truly a home with a wonderful floor plan ideal for casual living and formal entertaining. Gourmet kitchen, conservatory with mountain views and 2.3 acres of landscaped property. 800-575-0952 $1,425,000

Manalapan, NJ—Magnificent, stately contemporary Colonial incomparably bringing together unequalled interior design with the finest amenities in South Manalapan’s sought-after “Gold Coast” estate area. 800-575-0952 Price Upon Request

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Old Westbury, NY—Exquisitely decorated by a famed Manhattan designer, this spectacular grand Colonial warmly celebrates stately splendor, including 8 bedrooms, 4.17 stunning acres, a pool and Jericho schools. 866-283-9636 Price Upon Request

Sands Point, NY— Superb Manhattan skyline views over water are the unforgettable backdrop of this spectacular waterfront residence, on 2.92 stunning acres with a pool, cabana, decks, tennis court and dock. 866-283-9636 $7,200,000

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Old Brookville, NY—Paradise found! Here 3.41 extraordinary acres with a pool, waterfall, pond, gazebo and sport court create an inspired setting for this magnificent 9,500-sq. ft. stone manor home. 866-283-9636 $4,998,000

Remsenburg, NY—Supremely custom, this magnificent 7-bedroom masterpiece celebrates traditional excellence with every imaginable amenity, two master suites, a private guest wing, pool and more. 866-283-9636 $3,195,000

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Muttontown, NY—Magnificent! This brick, 5-bedroom center-hall Colonial opulently crowns 2.77 elegantly gated, park-like acres. Enjoy 3 horse paddocks, a sparkling in-ground pool and 6-car garages. 866-283-9636 $2,998,000

Old Westbury, NY—Pristine drama fills this luxuriously redone 5-bedroom residence with an opulent spa room and more amid 2 superb acres on a lovely street in the Jericho school area. 866-283-9636 $2,998,000

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Manhasset, NY—Spectacularly adjoining the Great Lawn of the splendid Gracewood clubhouse, this supreme 14-room Hamptons-style home is a decorator’s showcase with every imaginable amenity. 866-283-9636 $2,995,000

Great Neck, NY—This stately young Colonial epitomizes luxurious living. Custom architectural design is reflected in the state-of-the-art chef ’s kitchen and dramatic formal rooms along with the impressive landscaped grounds. 866-283-9636 $2,850,000

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Manhasset, NY—Rare perfection in a 24-hour gated community, this exceptional, spacious Stone Hill residence includes an extraordinary 2-story living room, exquisite grounds and an in-ground pool. 866-283-9636 $2,750,000

Brookville, NY—Bright, soaring, pristine: This 5-bedroom custom modern home openly enjoys striking design, an enormous deck, opulent master suite, a pool and 2.57 Jericho school district acres. 866-283-9636 $2,595,000

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Dix Hills, NY—2 full acres crowned with ponds, a pool and 7,000+ sq. ft. of luxurious living. A grand entry, formal living room and dining room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen, pub room, home theater and 2 family rooms. 866-283-9636 $2,300,000

Great Neck, NY—This magnificent 6-bedroom Colonial enjoys the pool, tennis and clubhouse privileges of the enviable Harbor Hills, plus spacious elegance, staff quarters and a fabulous kitchen. 866-283-9636 $2,200,000

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LUXURIOUS WATERFRONT

Old Westbury, NY—Magnificent copper beeches decorate the 2-acre cul-desac setting of this tranquilly dramatic 10-room residence, with its pool, pool house, privacy, stone fireplace and greenhouse wall. 866-283-9636 $2,200,000

Babylon, NY—Spectacular award-winning architectural and landscaped designed 3-story residence offers 8,000 sq. ft. of gracious living with 6 bedrooms, 7 baths, private beach, pool, 4 boat slips, 1.3 acres. 866-283-9636 $1,999,900

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Manhasset, NY—On extraordinary park-like grounds in Strathmore Vanderbilt’s country club area, this elegantly gracious 6-bedroom Tudor is a masterpiece by a consummate design professional. 866-283-9636 $1,995,000

Manhasset, NY—Amid lush, spacious grounds, beautifully renovated elegance fills this gracious Plandome center-hall Colonial, with its elegant formal rooms, 5 bedrooms, office, family room and more. 866-283-9636 $1,825,000

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Great Neck, NY—This stately, spacious 6-bedroom Colonial boasts elegance, details, fine formal rooms, a grand entry, new eat-in kitchen, redone lower level and superb grounds in a coveted area. 866-283-9636 $1,800,000

North Hills, NY—In the gated Links community, this luxurious 3,600-sq. ft. freestanding ranch home enjoys superb formal rooms, an ultimate kitchen, main-level master, a gym, media room, office and tranquil yard. 866-283-9636 $1,749,000

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North Hills, NY— In The Links, a gated North Shore luxury community with pool, tennis and club privileges, this superb 4+ bedroom “Cromwell” stands separately on a desired interior location. 866-283-9636 $1,748,000

Old Westbury, NY—2.46 Jericho school acres on a quiet cul-de-sac surround 4 bedrooms and 2 dens, with a formal dining room and living room with fireplace, a pool and cabana set high upon a hill with circular driveway. 866-283-9636 Price Upon Request

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North Hills, NY—This 4,400-sq. ft. designer’s own luxurious 5-bedroom home boasts a new kitchen, new baths, 2 fireplaces, a deck overlooking a glistening pond and a remarkable finished lower level in the gated Links community. 866-283-9636 $1,678,000

Roslyn, NY—The amenities of the luxurious, gated Links community accompany this impressively beautiful, freestanding 4-bedroom “Regency” condominium townhome, 25 minutes from Manhattan. 866-283-9636 $1,536,000

GRACIOUS ELEGANCE

COUNTRY POINTE

North Hills, NY—Enjoy the recreational facilities of The Links, a coveted gated community, where this 3,600-sq. ft. condominium townhome is beautifully designed from elegant entry to last detail. 866-283-9636 $1,448,000

Dix Hills, NY—On a lovely Country Pointe cul-de-sac, this elegantly pristine 5-bedroom residence enjoys a granite kitchen, opulent master suite, private yard, hot tub and many superb features. 866-283-9636 $1,299,000

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A ROMANTIC HIDEAWAY

ARCHITECTURAL DRAMA

Greenwich CT—Interior designer stone and shingle home in the midcountry with extensive modifications and additions, new kitchens, baths and pool, Crestron monitoring system and California Closets.

Darien, CT—Extraordinary millwork and details embellish this 7,900sq. ft. Colonial on 2 acres. A cherry paneled library, gourmet kitchen and 5 bedrooms en suite reflect substance and style.

Tamar Lurie 800-767-0078

Joan Gallagher 800-767-0078

$5,495,000

$5,300,000

SASCO HILL ESTATE

PERFECT COUNTRY RETREAT

Fairfield, CT—Georgian-style estate in prestigious Sasco Hill with 21 rooms replete with period details. 4.57 acres of pristine grounds with guest house and views of Long Island Sound.

Greenwich, CT—Refined elegance radiates throughout this expansive home with a magnificent great room and 7 double bedrooms, all with en suite baths, on 4+ gated park-like acres with pool, tennis court and guest house.

Jessie Ferris 800-767-0078

Patricia Brecher 800-767-0078

$5,195,000

OLD QUARRY WATERFRONT

$4,995,000

A TRANSCENDENT CLASSIC

Guilford, CT—A Nantucket Shingle–style classic set on 3.68 acres is an unusual masterpiece of open design, warmed by fireplaces and thoroughly embracing the compelling presence of the sea.

Westport, CT—This casually elegant work of art is a peerless blend of vintage and modern, enviably equipped throughout, with resort-quality gardens, pool, spa and outdoor kitchen.

Joe Piscitelli 800-767-0078

Joni Usdan 800-767-0078

$4,900,000

$4,795,000

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POT ISLAND MEADOW ESTATE

WATERFRONT RETREAT Rye, NY—On gated Manursing Island, this waterfront retreat with Long Island Sound views features a gourmet kitchen, family room with stone fireplace, guest suite, private beach and dock rights.

Branford, CT—1880 former hotel on Pot Island in The Thimble Islands with 6,300 square feet, 11 bedrooms, 5½ baths, 1.71 island waterfront acres with great views, beach and potential deepwater dock.

Sula Pearlman 800-767-0078

Joe Piscitelli 800-767-0078

$4,700,000

STERLING RIDGE ESTATE

$4,450,000

TIMELESS COUNTRY ESTATE

Harrison, NY—New Sterling Ridge estate featuring a mahogany library, first floor master with spa-bath and family room opening to the gourmet kitchen. 1 acre with pool and outdoor kitchen.

Westport, CT—10,000± sq. ft. estate on 1.85 acres with 10-ft. ceilings, handcrafted archways, mahogany library, 8 full and 2 half Euro baths and 5 en suite bedrooms including a master with dual baths.

Michele C. Flood 800-767-0078

Gail Lilley Zawacki 800-767-0078

$4,200,000

PRISTINE BEACHFRONT MASTERPIECE

$3,875,000

EXCEPTIONAL ESTATE

Madison, CT—Beachfront home on Long Island Sound combines quality construction with exquisite design featuring a gourmet kitchen and 5 bedrooms, including a master suite with seaside balcony.

Noank, CT —This almost-new estate with unrivaled waterfront views features a living room with stone fireplace, palatial master with private deck, finished lower level and private beach.

Lorey Walz and Meg Walz Newcomb 800-767-0078

Yolanda Carroll 800-767-0078

$3,600,000

$2,995,000

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WATERFRONT ARCHITECTURAL SHOWPIECE

ENCHANTING & PRIVATE RETREAT

Guilford, CT—Designed by a revered architect, this waterfront home showcases magnificent water views from all rooms and features a wraparound deck, association beach and tennis club.

Stamford, CT—On 2.44 private garden acres, this storybook, one-of-a-kind, 6,230-sq. ft. French Normandy Colonial lodge is a comfortably updated 1925 romantic gem.

Andrea Woolston 800-767-0078

Jack Mulrooney 800-767-0078

$2,875,000

MANATUCK FARM

$2,749,000

HUDSON RIVER ALLURE

Weston, CT—A unique blend of antiquity and 21st-century living, this tastefully renovated home is on 4 acres with a horse barn, cottage, pool, vegetable gardens and slate patio with fireplace.

Dobbs Ferry, NY—Panoramic views of the Hudson River and the Palisades are enjoyed from this duplex penthouse with high ceilings, limestone floors, a gourmet kitchen and up to 5 bedrooms.

KMS Partners 800-767-0078

Therese Militana Valvano 800-767-0078

$2,749,000

$2,500,000

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MASTERFULLY CRAFTED COLONIAL

MAJESTIC ESTATE

Rye, NY—Spacious Colonial built in 2008 close to town. The exceptional layout features a gourmet kitchen, family room with fireplace and a master suite with dual walk-in closets.

New Canaan, CT—This magnificent estate with courtyard, pool and pond highlights grand living and dining rooms, a well-equipped kitchen, firstfloor master with terrace, and a wine room.

Kathryn Delaney 800-767-0078

Lauren Napoli-Burdo 800-767-0078

$2,495,000

$2,300,000

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ARCHITECTURAL ELEGANCE

ON HAMBURG COVE

Bedford, NY—Victorian Colonial built in 2001 to the highest quality. French doors, dentil and crown moldings formalize the gracious interior. On 10 private acres with a stone terrace.

Lyme, CT—Hamburg Cove waterfront on 2.2 acres with dock and mooring. First floor master suite, gracious formal rooms bathed in light and views. Boaters dream.

Lucille Liang 800-767-0078

Judy Schaaf and Joe Rhodes III 800-767-0078

$2,095,000

AN UNCOMPROMISING WATERFRONT SETTING

$1,975,000

STRANDHOLM

Clinton, CT—Unsurpassed waterfront panoramas encompass this 9-room home. French doors open to a 3-tiered deck over the water for consummate entertaining and blissful seaside repose.

Groton Long Point, CT—Universally accessible 3-level home with deepwater channel access and a private beach featuring an elevator, openconcept kitchen, 4 bedrooms, a roof deck and water views throughout.

Steve Adkins and Wendy Hopwood 800-767-0078

Yolanda Carroll 800-767-0078

$1,875,000

WATERFRONT ARCHITECTURAL DISTINCTION

$1,875,000

TIMELESS ELEGANCE

Fairfield, CT— Contemporary home on Long Island Sound with walls of glass for unrivaled panoramas. Dramatic living spaces, a gourmet kitchen and dock potential offer the ultimate shoreline lifestyle.

Madison, CT—Walk to the beach from this stately Federal. The elegance of the past with modern quality of today: This 4,086-sq. ft. home has the best of both worlds.

Kimberly Gomes 800-767-0078

Lorey Walz and Meg Walz Newcomb 800-767-0078

$1,825,000

$1,700,000

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betting the farm An architect’s gamble pays off with a Shelter Island showcase

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WHEN IAN MCDONALD MOVED FROM Manhattan to tiny Shelter Is-

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land, he had visions of a simple farmhouse befitting the area’s rich rural history. But the home he built there wasn’t for his own use. Instead, the architect wanted a portfolio showcase that would serve as the foundation of his new eponymous firm. So even without a buyer secured, McDonald purchased 1.1 acres and built a nearly 3,000-square-foot farmhouse—what he calls a “quintessential Shelter Island residence” with roots in the early 20th century. “There was a lot of financial risk,” he says of his company’s first complete residential project, “but the house was the best advertising for a new office.” And it was a gamble that paid off, with a buyer, new clients, numerous inquiries and the Vetter Inspired Project Award for Best Custom Home (less than 3,000 square feet), which was judged by members of the Boston Society of Architects. The buyer was Jim Offutt, vice president of Coach factory stores, who was drawn by the casualness of McDonald’s design. The home also reminded Offutt of the farmhouse in the South where his mother was raised. An avid boater, the Manhattan resident had been looking for what he describes as “a laid-back, friendly place with a country feel and access to water.” And thanks to McDonald, he found it. The architect replicated themes found in typical Shelter Island farmhouses, which feature a main house, a porch and other detached additions or barn-like structures. His version includes four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and a wraparound porch, as well as a barn, which is used as a garage. “Even though I scaled this farmhouse up for contemporary use, I was trying to make it look old and like it had been added onto,” says McDonald, who considers himself a contextualist. “A lot of people can’t believe it’s new construction.” Indeed, clever design tricks create an aged effect starting right at the front door. The off-the-shelf item was dressed with a mahogany sill to make it look traditional. And instead of clad windows, McDonald chose a Vetter wood for a more old-fashioned look. Inside, he used beams procured from an old factory in Kingston, New York, and a Rumford fireplace, surround and threshold were constructed from reclaimed brick. The floors are made of 4-inch-wide white oak planks with a Jacobean finish. In the kitchen, shaker-style Plain & Fancy cabinetry, inset doors and a green slate countertop are classic touches. Still, the residence has a contemporary flavor, with almost every room painted a different color. Adjacent to a simple staircase,

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the entry hall appears larger, with two large pocket doors flanking the main-floor master suite. This “flex room” is suitable for a den, office or first-floor bedroom. Throughout, McDonald experimented with natural light, dimensions, depth and perception. Ceiling heights are juggled to evoke different experiences. While the living room showcases a 16-foot cathedral ceiling, the first floor’s height drops to 9 feet and the powder room and kitchen goes down to 8 feet to set the tone for a more intimate feel. And multiple windows in virtually every room guarantee brightness. It’s a contemporary take on the traditions passed down through generations of Shelter Island residents. And even a newcomer can appreciate that history. Says Offutt, “The house has simply surpassed all my expectations.”

Plans for this new-construction Shelter Island home were based on the traditional architecture of the area’s farmhouses.

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divine intervention An architect saves an Allendale home from darkness

ARCHITECTURE BY MODESTE SOBOLTA INTERIOR DESIGN BY PATTI SMITH TEXT BY KEITH FLAMER PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELABEE M. MILLER

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The breakfast nook incorporates large windows overlooking the 2-acre property. The eating space flows from the kitchen into a sitting area.

NO ONE WOULD MISTAKE the large home on Powell Road in Allendale, New Jersey, for a cathedral. But certain similarities are there: a dramatic peaked rooftop, a clerestory, high ceilings, fresco paintings and enough windows to show residents the light. It was sunshine, not religion, that inspired architect Modeste Sobolta, principal of Elkin/Sobolta & Associates in Rutherford, to transform the previously traditional Swiss chalet–style home. His contemporary, free-flowing design invites natural light to bless the 15-room structure, which features six bedrooms and four bathrooms in 5,500 square feet of living space. The owners—a married couple with four boys—wanted more openness, so Sobolta introduced many enhanced-view features: large geometric windows, light-reflecting mirrors and a clerestory. He even turned the house around, moving the front entrance from the street to a tree-lined side. Now when visitors step into the center foyer, they can enjoy clear views of the living room to the right and the dining room to the left. The unobstructed sight line from one side of the home to the other was achieved by eliminating barrier walls between the spaces. Adjacent to one side of the dining room is the kitchen, which leads into a breakfast nook and sitting area. On the other side is a great room with 24-foot ceilings featuring a solid timber frame and exposed beams and trusses. It quickly became a favorite of the family’s and used often for entertaining, including an annual Christmas party. The space—along with the sitting area and PREVIEWS

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“I like surprises like the oval buffet mirrors and the striped chairs on the subtle geometric carpet”

dining room—overlooks the patio, pool and 2 acres of land. “One of the challenges was to open the back of the home so that the family could take advantage of the views and more light,” explains Sobolta, who also eliminated a freestanding garage that blocked the backyard view, relocating it underneath the great room. “Because of the setting, we placed the majority of large windows in the rear overlooking the rest of the property. It brings the outside into the house.” Designer Patti Smith of P. Smith and Company in Ridgewood filled the interior with soft, uncluttered accents and streamlined furniture to complement the flow of the home’s open architecture. “I like a clean look with surprises like the oval buffet mirrors and the striped chairs on the subtle geometric carpet,” she says. The modern design continues in the downstairs master suite, where the bed sits rotunda-style beneath a tray ceiling with discreet lighting and prominent draperies. A similar octagonal tray ceiling rests above the master bathtub, which is anchored by a semi-octagon of vertical windows. Upstairs, the original “maze of bedrooms with a hallway down the middle,” as Sobolta describes it, was completely leveled. In its place, four bedrooms are neatly tucked in the corners of the house. On one side between two bedrooms is a guest room with a large oval window that sits over the front entrance, and there’s a study inside one of the home’s multiple hipped dormers. Between the two bedrooms on the other side are bathrooms. Dual hallways wrap around a central overlook, with views down to the first-floor alcove or up to the 35-foot-high clerestory. There, the ceiling features a reproduction of the Sistine Chapel fresco “The Creation of Adam.” Illuminated by light-reflecting windows and mirrors, the image also can be seen from the first floor, where another wall is adorned with a fresco mural, this one of Venice.

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The great room of this Allendale, New Jersey, home now features a 24-foot ceiling with exposed-wood framing, trusses, beams and planks.

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grounds for approval Friendly inspiration sets a garden growing in Greenwich

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WHEN GOD HANDED DOWN THE commandment not to covet another person’s land, He couldn’t possibly have meant to include their gardens. If He had, then perhaps we’d all be condemned. Who hasn’t envied, at one time or another, a neighbor’s brilliant arrangement of perennials or a shower of roses cascading from an arbor? Or even a stately procession of trees? The object of a Greenwich, Connecticut, homeowner’s desire was a particularly colorful border in the garden of her good friend, landscape architect Susan Cohen. The homeowner had long admired Cohen’s insouciant mix of pinks, purples and blues. So when she and her husband built a shingle-style house overlooking Long Island Sound, she knew exactly whom to turn to. “We had the same vision of a garden,” says the homeowner. “Simple, flowing, soft colors.” Cohen—who worked on the property’s landscape design together with architect Robert Lamb Hart of New York—planned for her friend what is essentially a larger version of her own border garden. But while the plantings clearly bear Cohen’s signature, they also reflect the desires and tastes of the homeowner, who is Swedish. In fact, the homeowner invited Cohen to accompany her to Sweden to see some of her favorite Scandinavian gardens. They visited palaces, country gardens and even Stockholm’s Skogskyrkogården (the Woodland Cemetery), which is world-renowned for its landscape architecture. Together they admired one garden in particular that sloped down toward the sea.“I told her, ‘This is exactly the feeling you’re going to have overlooking the garden at your house,’” Cohen recalls. “And she replied, ‘That’s why I wanted you to come to Sweden.’” Construction took about three years to complete. One of Cohen’s challenges was designing the slope leading from the house down to the water. That’s where she decided to install the softhued medley of shrubs and flowers that includes Bonica roses, coreopsis, blue salvias, Alchemilla mollis, Six Hills Giant nepeta and Johnson’s Blue geraniums. The garden traces the rear of the house, fanning out into a shallow S-curve that averages 20 feet in

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A lawn sloping down to the Long Island Sound creates a perfect canvas for a soft-hued medley of flowers and shrubs.

depth. Pink New Dawn roses clothe a tall stone wall behind the garden. “The size of the garden had to balance the size of the house,” the designer says. “It had to be a big gesture. You couldn’t just have a few flowers.” To create a terrace on the other side of the house, Cohen erected a low curved stone wall, raising the grade of the lawn and making it level. From the bluestone patio, it’s a short saunter to the adjacent outdoor spa. Both social areas feature soft-gray powder-coated metal furniture by McKinnon and Harris—an elegant and formal counterpoint to the garden’s casual air. The area beyond the spa along the back of the house is filled with one of Cohen’s favorite plant palettes: Blue Princess holly, Cunningham White rhododendron and native dogwood. Pachysandra ground cover weaves together the plantings. “I like that I can stand on my balconies and look down on the garden,” the homeowner says. It’s much the same way she and Cohen looked down upon that garden along the Swedish coast. But the thing that is most special to her about her garden, she says, is that “it was designed by my friend.”

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the view’s the thing An elegant floor-through highlights a Central Park panorama

INTERIOR DESIGN BY GALO VERDESOTO DESIGN TEXT BY DEBBIE BOLLA PHOTOGRAPHY BY PAUL WHICHELOE

DESIGNERS WORK WITH what they’ve got, and when they’ve got glory, the good ones let it shine. That’s the challenge Galo Verdesoto faced recently when asked to design a Central Park West apartment with stunning views of the park and Manhattan’s skyline through tall French doors with juliet balconies outside. The homeowners, both longtime New Yorkers, yearned to live in a high-rise with Central Park and city views—so much so that they waited nearly a year for an opening in a building that offered both. The 17th-floor find had a classic configuration of four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a dining room, gallery, plus entry foyer— and a blank canvas. On all sides, instead of windows, there were 20 original French doors, most with flanking glass inserts. “The clients like both classic and modern, and I’m not afraid

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to mix the two,” explains Verdesoto, principal of the Manhattan firm that bears his name. “It creates tension, which works here because there is enough space between the pieces.” Verdesoto’s solution for the ethereal 3,000-square-foot space was to keep the background quiet, with photographer’s white paint on the walls and microshades mounted on the French doors. This created a blank continuum that is interrupted only by the greenery and cityscape that shine through the glass doors. He then juxtaposed pieces from different design periods to make the spaces sing. The master bedroom blends a 19th-century Swedish sleigh bed with a cream leather Dakota Jackson chaise longue, Donghia end tables and a midcentury J. Adnet table. A 1950s Italian

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metal, wood and glass dining table paired with Greek-inspired vintage walnut chairs creates an elegant formal dining area. For the adjacent living room, the designer grouped custom upholstered seating from couture sofas, a French deco coffee table, a 19th-century Scandinavian lamp and an original Edward S. Curtis print from the early 20th century. The designer pulled the project together in a mere nine months—less time than it took the homeowners to find the place. The serene interior now pays proper homage to its inspiration: the views of Central Park and the city. “It’s the mix of things that makes it interesting,” says Verdesoto, “just like the city.”

“The clients like both classic and modern, and I’m not afraid to mix the two.”

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restaurant guide If you’ve got a craving, there’s a dining establishment in the area that will satisfy it. Turn to this listing next time you want a wonderful meal out. AMANDA’S A beautiful brownstone provides a romantic backdrop for a New American menu paired with a well-edited wine list. Those in the know head here for the $14 prix fixe earlydinner special, and brunch continues to be a top draw. 908 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ; 201-798-0101 BERNARDS INN The 960 wine bottles on display only hint at the 11,000-plus cellar of this American favorite. Jazz pianists in the clubby bar add to the romantic environment, while two formal dining rooms provide the perfect backdrop for a night out. 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, NJ; 908-766-0002

FREELANCE CAFÉ & WINE BAR Relax in this art deco bistro as you choose from small and large plates of New American fare. A noteworthy wine list is complemented by a revolving list of by-the-glass options. Note: No reservations accepted. 506 Piermont Avenue, Piermont, NY; 845-365-3250

ORIGIN The dining room may be tight, but the flavorful Thai dishes make it worth the squeeze. Familiar favorites like pad thai are complemented by dishes with a French fusion flair. 10 South Street, Morristown, NJ; 973971-9933

IL MONDO VECCHIO The crowds and tin ceiling aren’t the only reasons this place is humming: Diners are abuzz over the Italian fare. Bring your own bottle of wine to sip as you dine on homemade pasta or grilled lamb chops. 72 Main Street, Madison, NJ; 973-301-0024

RELISH This former grocery store has been transformed into a gourmand mecca. Its eclectic design matches its equally eclectic food. The menu changes with the green markets, and local resources are always sought out. 4 Depot Square, Sparkill, NY; 845-398-2747 RIVER PALM TERRACE Steak is the raison d’etre for this spot, which also has branches in Mahwah and Fair Lawn. Hand-selected and dry-aged USDA beef is hand-cut every day. And seafood lovers can delight in the freshest fish. 1416 River Road, Edgewater, NJ; 201-224-2013

BIENVENUE A cozy, country charm awaits at this French bistro, where the kitchen turns out classics like cassoulet, duck confit and crème brulee. A BYO policy speaks to the casual atmosphere. 7 East Front Street, Red Bank, NJ; 732-936-0640

SADDLE RIVER INN The converted farmhouse setting may be quaint, but the food reaches sophisticated new heights. For more than 25 years, Swiss-born chef Hans Egg has brought an American approach to classic French cooking. 2 Barnstable Court, Saddle River, NJ; 201-825-4016

CAFÉ PANACHE An ever-changing eclectic menu means you never know what you’ll find at this small charmer, where the emphasis is on fresh ingredients. Signature dishes include braised short ribs with dark beer and black molasses. 130 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ; 201-934-0030 CHEF’S TABLE Don’t let the strip-mall setting fool you: The food here consistently ranks among the top in the region. Chef Claude Baills’ bistro creations are presented with warm service. 754 Franklin Avenue, Franklin Lakes, NJ; 201-891-6644

LATOUR For a decade, Chef Michael Latour has been delighting his diners with signature dishes like beef Wellington. For a true sense of the chef’s capabilities, indulge in the five-course tasting menu. 6 East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ; 201-445-5056

CHEZ CATHERINE Take a trip to Provence, France, without leaving the country, thanks to this bistro serving expertly prepared French cuisine. Dine on classics like escargot a la Bourguignonne and Coquilles St. Jacques, then finish with a chocolate soufflé. 431 North Avenue West, Westfield, NJ; 908-654-4011

LORENA’S Under the leadership of the CIA–trianed Chef Humberto Campos Jr. (who named this charming, revered gem of an eatery in honor of his wife), Lorena’s serves up a delightful menu rich in creative and impeccably prepared French dishes. 168 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ; 973-763-4460

CULINARIANE Reservations are required at this tiny BYO serving a continually changing menu of modern New American fare. In the summer, sidewalk seating gives more diners the chance to enjoy the fresh preparations. 33 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ; 973-744-0533

MARCELLO’S Updated Italian classics, from linguine puttanesca to eggplant rollatini and stuffed veal chops, have been served up for more than two decades at this friendly spot. 21 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern, NY; 845-357-9108

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NICHOLAS Since 2000, Chef Nicholas Harary has been wowing diners with his modern menu and an award-winning wine cellar. Opt for the tasting menu to see the scope of the kitchen’s skills. Those looking for a more casual experience can choose to hit up the bar/lounge. 160 Route 35 South, Red Bank, NJ; 732-345-9977

STAGE LEFT Perfect for a post-theater dinner, this New American scores with an award-winning wine list. An impressive cheese table rounds out the menu, and a fireplace and a patio make it a perfect spot year-round. 5 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ; 732-828-4444 VILLAGE GRILLE Organic goes Middle Eastern at this cozy spot, where belly dancing adds to the appeal. Meats, whether rack of lamb or kebabs, are grilled to perfection, and vegetarians will be happy with baba ghanouj and the like. 65 Old Tappan Road, Tappan, NY; 845-398-3232 WASABI Fresh sushi and sashimi tempt the palate at this upscale Japanese. But not to be overlooked are the inventive small plates and entrées, with offerings that include crispy yellowtail cheeks and truffle gyoza. 110 Main Street, Nyack, NY; 845-358-7977 P

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DAVID BURKE FROMAGERIE Manhattan chef David Burke returns to his culinary roots in the kitchen that helped launch his career. American fare gets an innovative twist, with takes like cheesecake pops with bubblegum whipped cream. 26 Ridge Road, Rumson, NJ; 732-842-8088

SERENADE Husband-and-wife team James and Nancy Sheridan Laird have created a charming contemporary French dining experience in an elegant environ. Cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy a glass from its winning wine list. 6 Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ; 973-701-0303


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Coldwell Banker Previews Northern New Jersey/Rockland edition July 2010  

An Inside Look at Local Luxury Living from the Luxury Division of Coldwell Banker

Coldwell Banker Previews Northern New Jersey/Rockland edition July 2010  

An Inside Look at Local Luxury Living from the Luxury Division of Coldwell Banker