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EXCEPTIONAL RIVERFRONT SETTING Deep River, CT—Set on the banks of the Connecticut River, this home of elegance and grace offers luxurious living and tranquil views from every room. Combining the best of Old World charm and today’s state-of-the-art amenities, the property is located across from the Selden Creek Wildlife Preserve and has a substantial dock with electronic lift. Mary McDonald, Diane Gregory and Roger Parkman, 800-767-0078 $3,639,000

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Like a rock A timeless classic in Purchase, New York

MASTERFULLY CONSTRUCTED ENTIRELY of stone quarried on its

site in 2005, this stately manor home sits behind private gates on one of the most coveted country lanes in Purchase. Meandering streams with scenic footbridges, rare specimen plantings and formal gardens create beautiful views in every direction throughout the 2.87-acre grounds. Breathtaking beauty is seen throughout each of the interior rooms. From the front-to-back, three-story entrance hall with beautiful Jerusalem limestone one can see through gracious arched doorways with lavish hand-carved moldings to rooms that are richly detailed with Brazilian cherry. Coffered ceilings and mahogany paneling enhance the opulent dining room and spectacular library, which is accented by a fireplace. The exquisite family room has a vaulted ceiling and flows effortlessly into the gourmet kitchen, but both rooms are defined as separate living spaces by the striking floor-to-ceiling fireplace they share.

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A wall of windows embraces the breakfast room and a handsome adjoining butler’s pantry completes this area. The attention to detail continues throughout the secondfloor living space, which is accessed by two staircases. The central loft area has been finished into an attractive office/ sitting room and overlooks the family room below. The master bedroom suite with marble fireplace includes a charming sun-drenched sitting room plus a fully equipped service center and five family bedrooms, each with private bath. The finished lower level offers high ceilings throughout, a breathtaking wine room with mahogany barrel ceiling and antique brick floor, an expansive exercise room, recreation room, full bath and a suite of rooms ideal for staff or guests. Outdoors, an extraordinary 3,000-square-foot terrace adjacent to the 50-foot pool and sheer-descent waterfall enhance the back of the property. A spectacular outdoor kitchen with fireplace and wet bar plus separate children’s playground with playhouse will please one and all. With its state-of-the-art systems, remarkable detailing, and an attached 4+ car finished garage, this home offers a truly rare opportunity to own a home of overwhelming beauty.

Purchase, New York Offered at $11,750,000 Michele Flood at 800-767-0078

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NEW JERSEY

ELEGANCE REDEFINED

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

INCOMPARABLE SOMERSET COUNTY ESTATE

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

Jaqueline Rossi, Broker Sales Associate 973-543-2552

$4,989,000

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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NEW JERSEY

BUILD YOUR COUNTRY DREAM HOME

QUINTESSENTIAL IN RIDGEWOOD

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.

Jaqueline Rossi, Broker Sales Associate 973-543-2552

Rebecca “Becky” Boomsma, Sales Associate 201-891-7600

$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

$2,595,000

$2,699,000

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

$2,499,900

PEACEFUL RETREAT

GORGEOUS INSIDE AND OUT

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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NEW JERSEY

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CUL-DE-SAC ON “THE HILL”

UNLIKE ANY OTHER

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

Carol Fanning, Sales Associate 908-766-0808

$2,100,000

$2,250,000

AUTHENTIC ENGLISH TUDOR

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.

$1,995,000

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

Price Upon Request

SPACIOUS AND DISTINCTIVE

CUSTOM COLONIAL

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.

Bruce Yeager, Sales Associate 908-766-0808

Pauline Poyner, Sales Associate 732-842-3200

$1,895,000

$1,899,000

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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

$1,699,900

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

$1,600,000

GRANDVIEW ESTATES BEAUTY

ELEGANT ELTON POINT ESTATE

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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ELEGANCE AND COMFORT

SUPREME WATERFRONT

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

PARADISE FOUND

CUSTOM MAGNIFICENCE

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

THE ULTIMATE CLASSIC

COUNTRY COMPOUND

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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GRACEWOOD SUPREME

ROYAL ELEGANCE

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

STONE HILL RARITY

MODERN DRAMA

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

A RARE FIND

SPECTACULAR COLONIAL

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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IDYLLIC DRAMA

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

TUDOR ELEGANCE

PLANDOME ELEGANCE

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

CLASSIC AND STATELY

LUXURY AT THE LINKS

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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INSIDE THE LINKS

TRANQUIL ELEGANCE

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

DECORATOR’S SHOWCASE

LINKS MAGNIFICENCE

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

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$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-

ARCHITECTURE BY IAN MCDONALD TEXT BY KEITH FLAMER PHOTOGRAPHY BY JEFF HEATLEY

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

LANDSCAPE DESIGN BY SUSAN COHEN TEXT BY DENISE DIFULCO PHOTOGRAPHY BY BETSY PINOVER SCHIFF

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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. AZUMA SUSHI

farmer’s market ingredients in his comfort

LUCA RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Fresh fish reigns supreme for the sushi purist

creations like pot roast and chicken and

This small space turns out big Italian flavors,

at this Japanese mecca. Somewhat stark

dumplings. A fieldstone fireplace and wood-

and diners delight in homemade pasta and

décor lets the authentic preparations shine,

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specialties like osso bucco. The wine list is as

and fans say it’s as close to Tokyo as you can

Powers Court, Westport, CT; 203-226-1114

extensive as the menu. 142 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT; 203-563-9550

get without a plane ticket. 219 East Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, NY; 914-725-0660

EMILIO RISTORANTE Start with a selection from the antipasto cart

MALABAR HILL

BARCELONA RESTAURANT AND WINE BAR

before enjoying homemade pasta and sea-

Favorites like tandoori chicken and lamb

sonal Italian specials from this 30-year-old

vindaloo share menu space here with lesser-

Taste the flavors of Spain and Portugal with a

favorite. The Colonial house setting ensures a

known southern Indian specialties.

sampling of tapas, like warm octopus salad

romantic dinner. 1 Colonial Place, Harrison,

Vegetarians and vegans enjoy numerous

and chorizo with sweet and sour figs. Those

NY; 914-835-3100

options as well. 145 East Main Street,

with bigger appetites can enjoy entrées such

Elmsford, NY; 914-347-7890

as paella and churrasco. 63 North Main Street,

EQUUS

South Norwalk, CT; 203-899-0088

Superb cuisine with an environ to match. New

MULINO’S OF WESTCHESTER

American and French meet in an 1897 stone

Tradition lives on with northern Italian fare

BLUE HILL AT STONE BARNS

castle set on a hill overlooking the Hudson

served in an old world atmosphere. Offerings

Fresh ingredients straight from the former

River. Three dining spaces, the Garden Room,

include rigatoni in a homemade bolognese

Rockefeller farm are the stars at this New

Oak Room and Tapestry Room, lend a differ-

sauce and sautéed veal with porcini mush-

American restaurant. A converted barn is the

ent feel. 400 Benedict Avenue, Tarrytown, NY;

rooms and white truffle butter. 99 Court

setting for prix fixe meals that change with

914-631-3646

Street, White Plains, NY; 914-761-1818

the four seasons. 630 Bedford Road, SONORA

Pocantico Hills, NY; 914-366-9600

Ceviche, paella and tapas are all up for order BUFFET DE LA GARE

at this Nuevo Latino spot, with margaritas

Owners Gwenael and Annie Goulet bring a

and mojitos to match. Finish with

bit of France stateside with classic bistro fare.

a dessert sweetened by dulce de leche.

The quaint setting features a 100-year-old oak

179 Rectory Street, Port Chester, NY;

bar, but the dishes like cassoulet and escargot

914-933-0200

are the real draw. 155 Southside Avenue, SPLASH

Hastings-on-Hudson, NY; 914-478-1671

A wraparound deck of a historic inn overlookCHING’S TABLE

ing the Saugatuck is the perfect spot to enjoy

Fare that’s truly fusion is on the menu here,

fresh seafood, including pan-roasted lobster

where duck fajitas get an Asian twist with

and ceviche three ways. Don’t miss the popu-

shiitake mushrooms. Dumplings are served up

JEAN-LOUIS

lar Sunday brunch. 260 Compo Road South,

several ways, and noodle dishes never

Referring to his style as “la nouvelle clas-

Westport, CT; 203-454-7798

disappoint. 64 Main Street, New Canaan, CT;

sique,” chef Jean-Louis Gerin brings a mod-

203-972-2830

ern eye to French classics. His efforts have

SUSHI MIKE’S

won him the James Beard Award for Best

Inventive rolls and imaginative specials spice

COROMANDEL

Chef in the Northeast. 61 Lewis Street,

up the menu at this tiny Japanese spot. From

It may be named after the southeast coast of

Greenwich, CT; 203-622-8450

teriyaki to tempura to tekka maki, dishes

India, but this spot explores cuisine from

appeal to a variety of palates. Live jazz on

across that country, showcasing the diverse

LA CREMAILLERE

Mondays adds to the fun. 146 Main Street,

spices and styles of cooking. Orders are

A converted 1750 farmhouse serves as a

Dobbs Ferry, NY; 914-591-0054

adapted to each diner's heat tolerance.

backdrop for elegant French country cuisine.

30 Division Street, New Rochelle, NY;

A world-class wine cellar pairs perfectly with

TELLURIDE

914-235-8390

the constantly changing menu. Don’t miss the

Southwestern is the name of the game here,

house ice creams and sorbets. 46 Bedford-

and you’ll find offerings fresh from the range,

Banksville Road, Bedford, NY; 914-234-9647

including pork chops and rack of lamb. There

CRABTREE’S KITTLE HOUSE Dine on New American dishes at this long-

LA PANETIERE

wine list. Décor inspired by the 19th century

Jackets are required for this elegant French

complements the inn's beautiful grounds.

restaurant in a country inn–type setting.

TENGDA ASIAN BISTRO

Enjoy live jazz in the tap room. 11 Kittle Road,

Prepare for a contemporary take on carefully

Take your pick from the pan-Asian dishes

Chappaqua, NY; 914-666-8044

crafted, classic fare. Owner Jacques Loupiac

inspired by Thailand, China and Japan, with

sets the tone for the gracious service. 530

offerings that include pad thai and sushi. The

Milton Road, Rye, NY; 914-967-8140

trendy scene is fueled by exotic drinks and

Chef Michel Nischan goes organic, using local

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Bedford Street, Stamford, CT; 203-357-7679

flights of sake. 286 Katonah Avenue, Katonah, NY; 914-232-3900 P

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