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welcome to present our fall selection of Previews® luxury properties for sale spanning the tri-state area.



Previews International is the luxury division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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At Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, we know that there are few financial decisions that compare to the investment in, or sale of, a home. Through continued development of new technology, we ensure that our clients are kept informed and have access to tools that help save one of their most precious resources—time. Recently, we introduced the new Coldwell Banker Online Showing Report that allows our sales associates to provide clients with a real-time snapshot of the online activity for their properties. These activity statistics are generated from and—as well as Realtor. com and a host of other key real estate sites—in one convenient report. Coldwell Banker Previews clients also enjoy the convenience of viewing all documents and activities regarding their buying or selling transaction through our HomeBaseSM online management system, accessible 24 hours a day through a secure, encrypted, password-protected site. Exceeding expectations through supreme customer service is a top priority for Coldwell Banker Previews International, and we continue to look for ways to make our clients’ experiences rewarding and enjoyable. Sincerely, 6300 Jericho Turnpike, suite #1 Commack, NY 11725 866-283-9636


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Timeless elegance Old Brookville, NY—Delightful pool, pond and sport court, gym and billiard room completes this estate. There is a lavish guest suite with private entrance and baronial-sized entertaining rooms, including elegant living room, banquet dining room, gourmet eat-in kitchen, den with built-ins and covered patio. 866-283-9636 $4,998,000

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Declare sanctuary Indulge in these spa-like amentities to help bring serenity home

Experience a day spa at home with the Jentle Ped from MTI Whirlpools, starting at $928. The heated foot spa features four high-flow jets that can be adjusted for maximum comfort. It comes in more than 50 colors.

Part of the Istanbul Collection by Ross Lovegrove for VitrA is the wall-hung toilet, $2,000. Its white pedestal base is highlighted by a translucent seat that is set aglow with LED lights. Inspired by the aquatic animal after which it was named, the Whale massage tub from SSWW is a clever take on a traditional bath element. The compact jetted bathtub maintains a constant temperature, and its waterfall showerhead resembles a tail. Price available upon request.



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The Starck X washbasin by Philippe Starck for Duravit, $1,995, redefines the conventional sink as a sculptural form. It comes in floor-standing and wall-mounted versions in four sizes. (Shown with Hansgrohe Axor Starck X single-lever faucet.)

Part of the Julien Bathroom Suite by Troy Adams Design, the stainless-steel and teak soaking tub, $18,425, was inspired by Japanese ofuro tubs. The collection also includes a bath console, a bench toilet and bathroom furniture.

Stretch out in the Tevere bathtub by Boffi. Designed by Claudio Silvestrin and constructed of white Corian, the 360-degree tub measures more than 6 feet across. Price available upon request.

Carved from a single block of white onyx, the Urban vessel sink by Stone Forest, $1,070, exemplifies the natural beauty of the gemstone. It’s also available in multicolored onyx. previews 17



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Magnificent Remsenburg Long Island Estate is a mark of excellence with grandeur and comfort THE SHEER ELEGANCE AND architectural precision of this morethan-7,400-square-foot residence adds a new definition to luxury. Introduced by the sophistication of a circular drive and surrounded by lush, resort-like grounds spanning nearly 1.5 acres, this custom 17-room cedar home features seven bedrooms, six full baths and two half baths. Principal rooms are embraced by complementary luxury featuring a grand foyer with soaring ceilings, custom wainscoting and glistening hardwood flooring that sets the stage for distinction. The formal living room is warmed by a marble-surround fireplace, the comforts of built-in cabinetry and the stunning ambience of coffered ceilings. The spacious formal dining room reveals more of the finest millwork, for a perfect frame of fine dining, and features French doors and hardwood floors.



The state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry is a masterpiece of convenience, allowing for easy preparation of elaborate and everyday meals thanks to two Sub-Zero refrigerators, a Viking/Wolf stove, expanded countertops and a center island with vegetable sink—all underscored by pristine hardwood flooring. An adjoining and spacious breakfast area offers separate dining and flows into an elegant sunroom wrapped in floor-to-ceiling windows ushering in the glow of the day or night. Two master suites further highlight the uniqueness of this prized home. The first floor master suite showcases a fireplace and an adjoining office. The second floor suite offers matching comforts and both feature custom master baths with custom cabinetry and spacious dressing areas. Other highlights include two additional second-floor bedroom


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suites; a private guest wing with a private entrance, two bedrooms and a full bath; and spacious laundry room, mud room and two powder rooms. The fully finished lower level is the ultimate destination for at-home entertaining and features a playroom, bedroom, full bath, gym and storage room. The home also features eight-zone heating, smart house technology and a music system, among numerous luxurious amenities. Exterior highlights continue the flow of unique grandness, with a gated and heated 22-foot by 46-foot gunite pool with canvas gazebo. Following suit is a five-car garage with tiled flooring. This private and tranquil estate is enriched by the history of its West Hampton location and convenience to select shopping and dining, a yacht club and the harbor, as well as access to major highways and New York City transportation.

For more information about this exquisite property located in Remsenburg, New York, contact Previews, the Luxury Division of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, at 866-283-9636.

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New Jersey/New York

Quintessential European Estate

Knoll-Top Property

Saddle River, NJ—Inspired by the chateaux of the Loire Valley, this showplace offers the ultimate in pleasurable living. Privileged 5-acre setting. Approximately 20,000 sq. ft. with exceptional architectural detail. 800-575-0952 $24,500,000

Short Hills, NJ—One-of-a-kind, historic, 7-bedroom, 4-full– and 2-half–bath Victorian stone home on 2.4 park-like acres in prestigious Old Short Hills. Grand reception rooms, tennis and squash courts, pool and pool house. 800-575-0952  $9,950,000

Clover Mill Farm

Custom Country Estate

Tewskbury, NJ—This equestrian estate is set on 108 pastoral acres and features a 7,000-sq.-ft. renovated Victorian farm home, a caretaker’s cottage and a working barn. 800-575-0952 Price Upon Request

Harding, NJ—A magical world of sophisticated living unfolds at this classically elegant 22-room home set on 10 abundantly landscaped acres in an exceptional Harding neighborhood. 800-575-0952 $5,900,000

The Claremont Manor

Navesink Waterfront Estate

Bernardsville, NJ—New-construction English country manor on top of Bernardsville Mountain. 10+ acres, 7-bedroom, 6-bath luxury. The best materials and craftsmanship throughout, ready for your finishing touch!

Middletown, NJ—Custom Navesink River residence features more than 3,000 sq. ft. with beautiful rooms and 1.74 acres, including pool, cabana, boat house, carriage house and 455-foot riparian grant.

Gary Celeste, Sales Associate 908-658-9000, ext.111

Pauline Poyner, Sales Associate 732-842-3200



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New Jersey/New York

Spring Lake Oceanfront

Tenafly Masterpiece

Spring Lake, NJ—Spring Lake oceanfront beach house features 5 bedrooms, master suite with beachfront balcony, beautiful pool, expansive rear deck, front porch. The ultimate beach house awaits!

Tenafly, NJ—Prime location on .92 of an acre on the East Hill of Tenafly. New construction offers 8 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, 2-story great room, gourmet kitchen, walk-out lower level with wine cellar, media room and bedroom. 800-575-0952 $3,300,000

Walter Kimm, Sales Associate 732-449-2777


Watchung’s Masterpiece

Innovative Architecture

Watchung, NJ—Watchung masterpiece! Ultimate 11,000-sq.-ft. European manor home with terraced gardens, premier lake view and indoor pool. Comfortable grandeur on 3 levels with 7 bedrooms and a wine cellar. Jane Cole and Susan Tucker, Sales Associates 908-754-7511 

Bernardsville, NJ—Work closely with one of NJ’s premier builders to create your dream home on 5 acres of woodland privacy. Shopping and NYC trains just minutes away. Scaled-down version available at $2,590,000. 800-575-0952 $3,195,000



Timeless Tudor

Rumson, NJ—This country club–inspired retreat offers 3.57 acres, a pool, tennis court, year-round heated/AC pool house and breezy terraces. The gorgeous Colonial boasts 6 bedrooms and large entertaining rooms, and is ideal for fine living. 800-575-0952 $2,999,000

Madison, NJ—Beautiful one-of-a-kind 1910 Tudor with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, modern amenities. Superior craftsmanship, unspoiled style and close to town on 1.57 acres. They don’t make them like this anymore! 800-575-0952 $2,990,000

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New Jersey/New York

French Normandy Estate

Uncompromising Quality and Design

Kinnelon, NJ—Enjoy luxurious living within the private, gated Smoke Rise community in this elegant and grandly conceived French Normandy estate with fabulous pool and beautifully tended gardens. 800-575-0952 $2,795,000

East Brunswick, NJ—Gorgeous 6-bedroom estate offers main-level palatial master suite, gourmet kitchen and large rooms for casual or formal entertaining. The resort setting includes a heated pool, summer kitchen and putting green. 800-575-0952 $2,750,000

Secluded Gated Estate

Palatial Masterpiece

Woodland Park, NJ—Captivating NYC skyline views from almost every window. This gated mountaintop estate offers privacy, luxury and custom architectural styling throughout. Approx. 15-20 minutes to NYC. 800-575-0952 $2,750,000

Franklin Lakes, NJ—Elegant, palatial custom home with open flowing spaces and beautiful architectural details throughout! Incredible master suite with onyx bath. Stunning 2-story foyer with stained-glass back-lit dome!

Ocean Promises



Sea Girt, NJ—Ocean views are the essence of this custom-built 3-year-old home. Every detail was finely crafted to encourage a casual yet elegant lifestyle. This is a perfect getaway retreat in a quaint seaside hamlet at the Jersey Shore. Linda Romano, Broker Sales Associate 732-449-2777 

Carole “Lynn” Brescia, Broker Sales Associate 201-848-3202

Montclair, NJ—Magnificent pillars flank the entrance of this captivating home. Amazing great room opens to most main-level rooms, promoting wonderful flow for entertaining. Three-bedroom carriage house on the lush property. 800-575-0952 $2,300,000


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Timeless Design and Character


Watchung, NJ—Designed and newly constructed by artists, this timber-framed home boasts hand-painted concrete, heated floors and 21 ft. high stone fireplace. Nestled in the Watchung mountains with large, level backyard. 800-575-0952 $2,295,000

Montville, NJ—A bravado of magnificent architectural detail. A builder/ owner’s dream home in Montville—a Money magazine “Best Places to Live in NJ” choice 2007 and 2009. 800-575-0952 $1,995,000


Custom Lakefront Dream Home

North Caldwell, NJ­—Striking 8-bedroom Federalist mansion on 2.3 acres with pool and carriage house. Grand entry hall opens to large living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, multiroom master suite and finished third floor. Close to NYC. 800-575-0952 $1,950,000

Sparta, NJ­—Lakefront home with captivating water views from every window. Custom, spacious lakefront residence, located in a private, gated community, offers a lavish floor plan ideal for casual or elaborate entertaining. 800-575-0952 $1,799,000

Private Retreat

Georgian Colonial

New Vernon, NJ­—Nestled into 3+ park-like acres, this extraordinary 16room residence boasts an indoor pool with entertainment area, full-size racquetball court, exercise room and spacious decks for outdoor pursuits. 800-575-0952 $1,795,000

Tewksbury, NJ­—Estate with Georgian brick Colonial spans 9.4 acres with 20-mile panoramic views from every vantage point. 5 fireplaces, flowing floor plan, opulent master suite, marble foyer and fine custom detailing throughout. 800-575-0952 $1,770,000

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Simply the Best

Griggstown, NJ­—3-acre private farm overlooks the Delaware and Raritan Canal. The spacious main home, carriage house and 2-story barn have been meticulously restored while maintaining the home’s 18th century appeal.

Harding Township, NJ—This classic home enjoys a setting of privacy, convenience, plus low Harding taxes. 3.43 acres of spectacular property abuts parkland. 800-575-0952 $1,699,000

Heidi A. Hartmann, Sales Associate 609-921-1411


Grandeur on the Fairway

Exquisite Private Retreat

Basking Ridge, NJ­—This 3-level duplex by celebrated builder Bruce Bocina borders a golf course and offers 13 luxurious rooms including a dramatic foyer with butterfly staircase. 800-575-0952 $1,699,000

Delaware Township, NJ—Magnificent 26-acre private estate. Circa-1750 stone Colonial, which has undergone a sophisticated renovation, is an entertainer’s delight. Vast grounds include guest cottage, pool, spa and historic barn. 800-575-0952 $1,699,000

Mountain Majesty

Splendor on the Water

Kinnelon, NJ— Gated estate with fabulous gardens and a waterfall features a 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath custom home on more than 3 private acres. Custom features include a gorgeous great room, wine cellar and tasting room. 800-575-0952 Price Upon Request

Oceanport, NJ—Enjoy captivating water views from inside this magnificent riverfront custom home with dock and boathouse. Large party rooms, generous bedrooms and a finished lower level. Just minutes to the beach. 800-575-0952 $1,525,000

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Summit’s Unique Retreat

Elegant Colonial

Summit, NJ—This exceptionally maintained architectural jewel offers 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and views of its lush wooded setting from each of its 12 rooms.

Colonia, NJ— Distinctive 6-bedroom residence in a prime Middlesex County neighborhood boasts 3 levels of lavish living. Generous rooms seamlessly transform from casual spaces to wonderful entertaining destinations.

Doris Schneider and Rita Maher, Broker/Sales Associates 908-522-1800 

Arlene Milcsik and Mukund Parikh, Sales Associates 732-494-7700



Custom Oasis

Greek Revival

Kinnelon, NJ—Elegant 6-bedroom, 6.5-bath custom home, with elevator, is located within a prestigious gated community. Large rooms offer wonderful options for entertaining. Resort setting includes in-ground pool with spa. 800-575-0952 $1,495,000

Sparkill, NY—Majestic pillars and a balcony enhance a wonderful stone porch. Custom 5-bedroom, 5-bath Colonial estate on a lush 1.5 acres boasts a library, 2 fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen and every luxury. 800-575-0952 $1,450,000

Wheatsheaf at Morris Township


Morris Township, NJ—Offering 3- or 4-bedroom styles, the townhomes of Wheatsheaf provide approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of living space with gourmet kitchen, spacious family room and magnificent first-floor master suite. 800-575-0952 $1,289,000

Marlboro Township, NJ—Spectacular estate home under construction on 2 lush acres nestled on a quiet cul-de-sac. Large entertaining rooms, huge conservatory, chef ’s gourmet kitchen and 3-room master suite. 800-575-0952 Price Upon Request

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Supreme Waterfront

Estate Elegance

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

Old Westbury, NY—Flawlessly classic, this spectacular 3-acre gated estate in the East Williston school district offers 8,000 sq. ft. of grace, true elegance, a pool and new exquisite guest house. 866-283-9636  Price Upon Request

Modern Romance

Ultimate Waterfront

Sands Point, NY—Created by Romantic Modernist architect Norman Jaffe in a magnificent setting with a pool, this 7,000-sq.-ft. stone masterpiece beautifully redefines unique custom excellence. 866-283-9636 $3,650,000

Northport, NY—A rare dream: 3.42 stunning Northport Bay waterfront acres with a 440-foot sandy beach, 120-foot dock, 11,000-sq.-ft. home, indoor pool and racquet court. Some finishing touches await. 866-283-9636 $3,300,000

Tranquil Luxury

Custom Magnificence

Old Westbury, NY—This property is enhanced by a glorious pool, cabana and 2.09 picturesque acres backed by a golf course. Entertain in the exquisitely renovated 5-bedroom, 2-den custom home in the top Jericho School District. 866-283-9636  $3,200,000

Remsenburg, NY—Supremely custom, this magnificent 7-bedroom masterpiece celebrates traditional excellence with every imaginable amenity, 2 master suites, a private guest wing, pool and more. 866-283-9636 $3,195,000

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Gracewood Supreme

Country Compound

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

Old Westbury, NY—Elegant 6-bedroom, 5.5-bath center-hall Colonial situated on breathtaking property with pool, waterfall and spa. Surrounded by horse trails in the heart of Old Westbury in Jericho School District. 866-283-9636  $2,798,000

The Ultimate Classic

Classic Drama

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  $2,750,000

Old Brookville, NY—Graciously designed and elegantly appointed with extraordinary custom details, this completely redone 7-bedroom classic impeccably blends tradition’s best with today’s bright, soaring drama. 866-283-9636  $2,095,000

Harbor Hills Classic

Luxurious Waterfront

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 terrific kitchen. 866-283-9636  $2,050,000

Babylon, NY—Award-winning design and landscaping create 8,000 sq. ft. of supremely gracious living with 1.3 waterfront acres, 4 boat slips, a private beach, pool, cabana and staff apartment. 866-283-9636  $1,999,900

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Lattingtown Harbor Beauty

Classic Colonial

Lattingtown, NY—Enjoy this gorgeous waterfront community’s sandy beach and club house. This new center-hall Colonial boasts a 2-story foyer, elegant formal rooms, sumptuous master suite, chef’s kitchen and so much more! 866-283-9636  $1,995,000

Lattingtown, NY—Enjoy an elegant and comfortable lifestyle in this custombuilt Colonial sited on 2 park-like acres, offering architectural moldings, radiant heat, 2 fireplaces and more, plus a private beach and golf rights. 866-283-9636  $1,950,000

Inside The Links

Decorator’s Showcase

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

North Hills, NY—Rare style by a glistening pond: This decorator’s own 4,400-sq.-ft. masterpiece embraces every luxury, plus a new kitchen and baths, remarkable lower level and scenic setting. 866-283-9636  $1,678,000

The Links Classic

Colonial Excellence

North Hills, NY—This elegant, master on the main “Vanderbilt”-style 3-bedroom townhome enjoys superb recreational amenities at The Links, a luxurious 24-hour gated North Shore community. 866-283-9636  $1,479,000

Roslyn Heights, NY—Richly appointed details distinguish this spacious, 6-bedroom Hampton-style Colonial home, gracefully custom built with its own in-ground pool within the Wheatley school district. 866-283-9636  $1,450,000

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Magnificent Victorian

Northport, NY—Every luxury accompanies this superb 5,500-sq.-ft. home: fireplaces, a 2-bedroom guest suite, pool, finished lower level, home theater, hot tub, patio and wonderful outdoor cooking center/bar. 866-283-9636 $1,249,000

Northport, NY—Amid 3 country club–style acres, this outstanding 5bedroom Victorian enjoys a heated pool, sports court, pony paddock, renovated kitchen, luxurious master suite and more. 866-283-9636  $1,199,000

Classic Grace

Grand Historic Lakeview

Setauket, NY—Enviably set in Tinker Bluff on .92 cul-de-sac acres, this perfectly beautiful 4,000-sq.-ft. postmodern Colonial enjoys the village’s tennis, playground, beach and mooring rights. 866-283-9636  $1,100,000

Brightwaters, NY—In a storybook setting overlooking tranquil Brightwaters Lakes, the stately original Phelps Manor home is a supreme, artfully restored 1890 Colonial with today’s luxuries and a pool. 866-283-9636  $1,000,000

Singular Brilliance

Award-Winning Beauty

West Hills, NY—Singular brilliance! This builder’s own 5-bedroom masterpiece home enjoys an outdoor paradise with a large enclosed lanai, wet bar, patios, a superb pool, cabana and bocci court. 866-283-9636  Price Upon Request

Dix Hills, NY—Finest post-and-beam design blends open elegance with traditional flair for this dramatic 4-bedroom residence and pool, amid award-winning landscaping on 1.12 acres in the tip of a cul-de-sac. 866-283-9636  Price Upon Request

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New York/Connecticut

Beachside Avenue

Preeminent Luxury

Westport, CT—A 16-room main house built to the ultimate standards, separate 2-bedroom guest house and 2-bedroom gatehouse complete this private compound with 215 feet of sandy beach.

Purchase, NY—Unrivaled 17,000-sq.-ft. stone estate in an enviable enclave with exquisite mahogany details on a magnificent 2.87-acre landscape with enchanting gardens, a 50-foot pool and outdoor kitchen.

Darlene Letersky 800-767-0078  

Michele C. Flood 800-767-0078


The Flemish/Belgian Country House


French Normandy Estate

Greenwich, CT—Custom lakeside country home in the mid-country with beamed ceilings, antique wood and limestone floors, a separate studio and floor-to-ceiling French doors and windows framing water views.

Katonah, NY— Extraordinary 15,200-sq.-ft. gated French Normandy estate on 30+ acres abutting several hundred acres of Bedford Audubon open space.  

Suzan Rose 800-767-0078

Mady Wengrover 800-767-0078


Michael Greenberg Masterpiece


Architectural drama

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

Rye/Port Chester, NY—Sound panoramas reign in this magnificent, uncompromising 9,000-sq.-ft. direct waterfront, stone-accented Newport Shingle–style residence and pool.

Darlene Letersky 800-767-0078

Ken Boucher 800-767-0078



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New York/Connecticut

Landmark Shoreline Residence

A Romantic Hideaway

Madison, CT—Captivating 5-bedroom home with Long Island Sound and golf course views with deeded beach rights. Completely renovated with new Gedney kitchen and finished third floor.

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.

Joe Piscitelli 800-767-0078

Tamar Lurie 800-767-0078



Historic Coastal Connecticut Living

“Homewood” circa 1865

Darien, CT—Tastefully restored and expanded 1867 Victorian with views of Long Island Sound and Goodwives River features original details, a heated pool, guest suite and restored original barn. 

Ridgefield, CT—This vintage mansion is in a class by itself, featuring 14 fireplaces, a state-of-the-art kitchen and majestic ballroom on 3+ acres with a heated pool and pool house. 

Valerie Mesedahl 800-767-0078

Maureen Kozlark 800-767-0078


Waterfront Estate


A Riverfront Sanctuary

Old Lyme, CT—Magnificent and private 4.3-acre Connecticut River compound features 7,200-sq.-ft. main house, 2-bedroom guest house, heated gunite pool and deep-water dock. Superb quality! 

Old Lyme, CT—With sweeping views of the Connecticut River and Lord’s Cove, this 13-room contemporary features an eat-in kitchen, spacious first floor master and a freeform heated pool. 

Joe Rhodes III 800-767-0078

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New York/Connecticut

Milton Point Elegance

Exceptional Riverfront Living

Rye, NY—Meticulously renovated center-hall Colonial with updated kitchen and baths, 5 bedrooms and rebuilt heated pool on a lush acre in Milton Point near schools and clubs.

Weston, CT— Exceptional 16-room Colonial overlooking the Saugatuck River in a prestigious neighborhood features a gourmet kitchen, pool, tennis court and rolling lawns stretching to the water.

Michele C. Flood     800-767-0078  

Bunny Mostad and Deb Alderson 800-767-0078


“Roadside” Country Estate


Extraordinary Waterfront Living

Danbury, CT—51-acre country estate with stone reflecting pool, barn, gazebo, space for 8 cars and a meticulously maintained 1925 15-room Colonial with designer kitchen, deluxe master suite and countryside vistas.

Westport, CT—Renovated waterfront contemporary with walls of glass throughout framing Long Island Sound and Yacht Club vistas. Features cathedral ceilings, exposed beams, updated kitchen and pool.

Joan O’Neill 800-767-0078

Emily Gordon and Jessie Ferris 800-767-0078 


Custom-Designed Residence


Timeless Brick Georgian Residence

Rye, NY—Impeccably maintained brick Colonial on 1.85 lush landscaped acres convenient to everything. A gourmet kitchen with breakfast room opens to a terrace and heated pool.

Irvington, NY—1930s brick Georgian home with a library opening to a covered porch, dining room with fireplace, kitchen with premium appliances and a large brick terrace on 2 acres.

Kate Emanuel 800-767-0078

Therese Militana Valvano 800-767-0078



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Otter Cove

Madison, CT—Vintage Gambrel Colonial restored to enjoy the understated elegance of the past and conveniences of today. Breathtaking views of Long Island Sound and the salt marsh. Walk to beach.

Old Saybrook, CT—Renovated antique home on the Connecticut River features a 100-foot dock, in-ground pool, guest house, caretaker’s cottage and an architecturally designed addition with first-floor master suite.

Marie Lee 800-767-0078

Evan Griswold and Jodi Strycharz 800-767-0078



Hudson River Vistas

Sophistication and Grace Harrison, NY—Completely upgraded 6,000-sq.-ft. home featuring a new gourmet kitchen, grand family room with fireplace, 6 bedrooms and a terrace with outdoor kitchen and fireplace.

Irvington, NY—Gated architectural masterpiece in an estate area with panoramic Hudson River views throughout features spacious living areas, a modern kitchen and riverside in-ground pool. 

Joanne Tambascio and Richard Breglia 800-767-0078

Pamela Eskind 800-767-0078



The Burr-Jelliff Mill House

Remarkable Compound

Southport, CT—Historic home with views of Mill River, Southport Harbor and Long Island Sound. Open renovated living spaces feature original flooring and mullioned windows surveying the waterscape.

Wilton, CT—Mature plantings welcome you to this gated compound with an elegant country home; a 4,000-sq.-ft. carriage barn that is fully wired and a technological marvel; pool; spa; and pergola.

Marylou Jamieson     800-767-0078  

Ginny Miller 800-767-0078



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Hudson River Allure

Lyme, CT—As featured in CT Magazine: 26-acre estate with pastures, ponds, 2 new luxury barns, a pool and an updated and expanded antique home with walls of glass and superb built-ins.

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.

Maddy Mattson and Lucretia Bingham 800-767-0078

Therese Militana Valvano 800-767-0078


Architectural Grandeur


Landmark Shoreline Residence

Weston, CT—Updated 6,900-sq.-ft. Colonial with a multi-story great room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, custom gourmet kitchen, new designer baths, professional landscaping and pool.

Madison, CT—Captivating 5-bedroom home with upscale amenities, Long Island Sound and golf course views, an open front porch, new Gedney kitchen, finished third floor and beach rights.

Susan Resch 800-767-0078

Alison Gould and Amy Kirst 800-767-0078


Rainbow’s End Farm


Exquisite Boniello Estate Home

Marlborough, CT—55-acre equestrian compound with pastures, barns, riding rings, a guesthouse and a 10-room estate with a gourmet kitchen and stunning views throughout. Subdivision potential. 

Amawalk, NY— Exquisite Boniello estate home features a 2-story foyer, epicurean kitchen, master suite with marble bath and a finished lower level with an antique bar and wine-tasting room. 

Margaret Wilcox and Dorothy Ogden 800-767-0078

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Sophisticated Contemporary ColonIAl  

Luxurious and Peaceful

Bridgewater, NY—Sophisticated contemporary Colonial with a commercial-grade kitchen, 2-story great room with floor-to-ceiling fireplace, mahogany pub, wine cellar, pool and Jacuzzi.

Woodbridge, CT—Private luxury rests on 6.18 peaceful acres in this architecturally designed 14-room custom home with 8,210 sq. ft. of visual drama convenient to Yale University and New York City.

Christine Fairchild 800-767-0078

Judy Cooper 800-767-0078


Limitless Views


A Home of Distinction

West Hartford, CT—California Tudor with limitless views of the Hartford skyline and beyond features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, finished lower level with theater and tiered terrace. Susan Brine 800-767-0078 $1,500,000

Gracious Living on the Gold Coast

Simsbury, CT—Captivating views encompass this 16-room estate with soaring ceilings, inspiring panoramas, great room with 2-story fireplace, gourmet kitchen and exceptional landscape. Katie French 800-767-0078


Perfect Country Retreat

Madison, CT—Tastefully renovated home on Madison’s “gold coast” features a stately living room, professional-grade kitchen and a deluxe master suite. A short walk to Seaview beach. 

Avon, CT—Equestrian estate at the foothills of Avon Mountain featuring a 5,070-sq.-ft. Colonial with 5 en-suite bedrooms, a heated 3-stall barn and outdoor fireplace on 5+ acres.

Alison Gould and Amy Kirst 800-767-0078 

Christine Carollo and Sherri-Lynn Milkie 800-767-0078   $1,249,000


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The brick exterior of this 13,500-square-foot Georgian home features a Doric portico, a Palladian window and a slate roof.

s in Greenwich The estate had it all—save for a house CLOSE TO TOWN IN GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT, a grand allée of mature trees edged a long driveway

that culminated in front of a pool house, pool and tennis court. But where was the main house? It was exactly the lack of such a structure on the nearly 4-acre property, which had been carved from the late Estée Lauder’s estate, that sold the homeowners on the site when they found it. The recently married couple, high school best friends who reconnected later in life, had been residing in a New England–style farmhouse in Greenwich’s “back country” and had grown tired of the 25-minute ride to town. But after looking at existing houses in their desired location, they found that something was always missing—like his-and-hers bathrooms, says the wife. The site’s previous owner introduced the couple to architect Douglas VanderHorn of Hilton-VanderHorn Architects, the Greenwich firm that had designed the pool house and drawn up plans for a main dwelling


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that had yet to be built. The wife, a commercial realtor, and the husband, an entrepreneur who had sold his car air-freshener business to Quaker Oil, liked VanderHorn’s work and asked him to create new plans for a Georgian country house. The couple wanted an elegant and comfortable home for themselves and the husband’s two children, as well as the newest family member, their bichon frise. “The property is in the pricey part of Greenwich, so for investment purposes as well as personal preference, they wanted to put a proper home—not a spec house or a builder’s Georgian—on the property,” says VanderHorn. His firm has a reputation for fine historic reproductions, one he likes to qualify by adding, “We don’t actually copy a design, but it doesn’t look like it’s done in the year 2000 either.” The house VanderHorn created has 13,500 square feet of space. That’s large, the wife says says, but not too large. “You don’t visit and say, ‘This must be another living room they don’t use,’” she explains. “To me, it feels like a fabulous Manhattan townhouse. As large as it is, two people could be fine or eight people could be fine. It just works.” Loyal to the design of the Georgian period, named for the consecutive reigns of England’s four King Georges from 1714 to 1830, the exterior of the brick house has such classical details as a Doric portico, a Palladian window, a slate roof, five chimneys (serving six fireplaces) and a semicircular service wing (including a four-car garage and the husband’s office) topped by a cupola. Interior rooms flow from hallways built in the shape of a cross. The 21-foot–high entry hall with Doric columns, raised-panel wainscoting and nearly seamless marble floors leads to a winding stairway on the left and an oak-paneled library on the right. In front lies the elegant living room. At the hall’s far end, under a leaded glass fanlight window, the guest suite can be seen. As for the rooms, VanderHorn notes, “There’s one of everything,” singling out a home theater, a billiards room, the wife’s painting studio, a kitchen and breakfast room with a walk-in butler’s




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The dining room, opposite, features Chinese red wall color, silk draperies and an antique Persian rug. The chinoiserie table dates from 1910. In the kitchen, above, a series of antique schoolhouse light fixtures were replated in nickel and hung above granite countertops.

pantry, a master bedroom suite with his-and-hers dressing rooms and baths, a first-floor guest suite with a private porch and four additional bedroom suites on the second floor. The wife calls the home’s interior style “formal but comfortable and inviting.” French Louis XV furniture provides the “formal,” while the “comfortable and inviting” come in overstuffed chairs and couches upholstered in serene earth tones. The design scheme started with the floors and carpets, with the rest based on that. In the living room, a Sultanabad carpet’s burnt orange, deep blue and cream colors are complemented by burgundy couches and chairs. And the richly detailed woodwork throughout the home plays a prominent role. “The house is so beautiful,” the wife says, “that if you didn’t put any furniture in it, it would still be beautiful.” And her favorite room? Her private bath, of course.


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in perfect harmony

Between the ocean and a field, an Amagansett garden carves out its natural niche



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Working with native plants and trees, landscape architect Thomas Balsley created a Long Island property that is at one with nature.

Nestled in a field of lavender and wild grasses at the end of a

landscape architecture by Thomas Balsley text by Donna Boyle Schwartz photography by Betsy Pinover Schiff

winding garden path is a crumbling stone tower covered in moss, its falling arch topped with vines of blooming wisteria. The scene could easily be mistaken for Tuscany or Normandy instead of its Amagansett, New York, locale—and that’s exactly the idea. It was on a trip to southern France that Bob and Margo Alexander met landscape architect Thomas Balsley through mutual friends. They would later hire the prinicipal of Thomas Balsley Associates in New York City to design the grounds for the new home they were having built in Long Island. The husband, a sixtysomething owner of a marketing firm specializing in the entertainment industry, and his wife, a retired senior executive in financial services, make their primary residence in upper Manhattan but have maintained second homes in the East Hampton area since 1973. In 1990, they purchased the 1.5-acre Amagansett property after falling in love with its location on a bluff overlooking the bay. Balsley calls the parcel “an extraordinary site, caught in a wonderful dialogue between ocean and field, and [the Alexanders] cherish the field as much as the ocean. The property is very much in tune with nature.” Design and construction of the house and the garden proceeded jointly, with the total cost of the entire project coming in at more than $2 million. Architect Robert Barnes, principal of Barnes Coy Architects in Bridgehampton, designed the 3,500-square-foot, five-bedroom home to be the perfect respite for the Alexanders along with their two adult sons, who are frequent visitors, and the couple’s Maltese. The contemporary structure comprises several towers joined at the second level by an enclosed glass platform, which grants views of both the bay and the field. Below the second floor, a terrace leads to the pool deck, creating an easy flow from the interior living area to the outdoor space. Crafting a pool area that would satisfy safety codes—which require a 4-foot–high enclosure—without obstructing the panorama was a challenge, Balsley admits. The solution: Elevate the pool deck and surround it with a low natural stone wall that sits about 18 inches above the terrace but is actually 4 feet above ground level. On the one corner where the ground slopes up to meet the pool, Balsley added a previews

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The home’s floor-to-ceiling windows, below, offer expansive vistas of the fields and bay. The natural beauty is complemented by a lily pond, left, which serves double duty as a pool enclosure. Trailing away from the house, a garden path, bottom left, winds its way to a wisteria-covered arch.

lily pond, creating a barrier that is both attractive and effective. The deck wall is lined with stone planters that overflow with an ever-changing variety of annuals and perennials, although this year the Alexanders filled the boxes with lettuces and other edible plants. On the ground side, the wall is edged by masses of lavender, which grow well in the sandy soil. This purple border transitions into ground-hugging junipers and a grassy garden path, which meanders toward the artfully constructed “ruined” tower at the edge of the property. The vista remains clear beyond that border, with the adjacent 2 acres under a conservation easement and a 5-acre field behind the house that is deeded to the town of East Hampton. The Alexanders worked with the town and with Balsley to integrate these segments into the overall design. In fact, the reclamation of the natural field, although technically not part of the property, was incorporated into the project. “It was overgrown with more than 2,000 cedars, which we dug out and distributed to the community,” Balsley explains. “We then replanted the field with all of the native grasses, including butterfly grass and bearberry.” Some of those cedars also went toward helping screen the front of the property from the road, while several old rhododendrons were replanted near the pool tower and in front of the house. These were complemented with even more native plants, such as catmint and American holly, for ornamental effect. The result is a spectacular vista complete with roaming fox, pheasant and herds of deer. “So often, gardens and landscapes are manicured to perfection, but we wanted this home to be at one with the natural environment,” explains the owner. “We don’t fool with Mother Nature—we just help her along a bit.” p r e v iews

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The den of this Westfield, New Jersey, home is elegant yet comfortable enough to accommodate a family of four. Built-in cabinets display books and mementos, and the entire space is awash in natural light filtered through layers of curtains. The basement was re-outfitted as a wine cellar. Rustic barn boards now hold approximately 3,000 bottles.

THINK OF AN ANTIQUE COLLECTOR’S HOME, and you might imagine tiptoeing through sacrosanct rooms. But that’s not what it’s like when you visit the owners of this Westfield, New Jersey, home—a married couple with two daughters and a cockapoo. Instead, they wanted their home to be warm, comfortable and lively. “We’re very casual,” says the wife. “We love to collect antiques, but we also live with them. None of our rooms are off-limits.” After a renovation of their circa-1929 house doubled its size to 6,000 square feet, the couple needed help with finishing touches. Recommendations from friends led them to designer Jennifer Watty of Jennifer Watty Interior Design in Westfield. Her task: to integrate the couple’s existing furnishings and complement those with new purchases. The $150,000 project was completed in about a year. “The way I work is to interpret the clients’ style,” Watty explains. “It’s all about them and their homes—I work with their current pieces and bring in resources from all over the world.” The designer started by adding color to bring balance and continuity to the home. For inspiration, Watty turned to the couple’s collection of antique textiles and rugs. Drawing


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on their palette, she selected a handcrafted Venetian plaster finish in three tones of green to create a layered effect in the kitchen. Green also appears in other rooms and is paired with yellow hues, along with accents of blue and red. Throughout the home, Watty fashioned vignettes that mix antiques and new pieces, layering elements for visual interest. Take the living room, where Chinese textiles from the Ming Dynasty hang above pillows constructed of John Rosselli fabric that is block-printed by hand. The space also includes a handcrafted antique redwood coffee table and a side table reconstructed from a 15th-century Spanish dining table, both by “modern primitivism” furniture designer Tucker Robbins. The den features built-in cabinetry, a British Khaki desk, a hand-enameled lamp from McGuire and two layers of curtains that filter light. For the final detail, Watty, a lover of greenery, enlisted floral designer Jerry Rose to create a lush plant display. In the entryway, a 16th-century Venetian desk and chair from Hartgers Interiors are matched with a hand-blown Venetian glass lamp from Donghia. The breakfast room features a 19th-century French clock from a town hall; a 19th-century French breakfront and armoire adorn the dining room. Even the basement received extra attention, becoming a wine cellar for the husband’s collection. The racks, stacked with about 3,000 bottles, were made from old barn wood, imparting what the wife calls “a lovely vintage feel.” After the home’s extensive renovation, it’s those little details waiting to be discovered around every corner that provided the real finishing touch. “The wonderful thing about this house,” Watty says, “is that the more you stand and look, the more it unfolds around you.”



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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. AJI 53 Begin with inspired appetizers like the Blue Crab Fajita or the Garlic Sea Bass, then indulge in this posh Japanese spot’s signature rolls. Among them: the “AJI King,” featuring King crab, avocado and shrimp topped with spicy tuna, yellowtail and the chef’s special sauce. A hip atmosphere adds to the luxurious ambience. 53 East Main Street, Bay Shore; 631-591-3107

European commingle in tasty fare. 36 West

teriyaki. 169 East Park Avenue, Long Beach;

Park Avenue, Long Beach; 516-897-7000


FOUR FOOD STUDIO & COCKTAIL SALON New menus are introduced every 13 weeks at this season-centric hot spot, which features unique design and decor to match its “through the year” theme. Asian-American influences pair with local, seasonal ingredients—and a divine drink menu. 515 Broadhollow Road, Mellville; 631-577-4444



The art of marinating has been perfected at this striking steakhouse, with each cut of meat marinating in a secret brewed sauce for three days. A selective wine list provides the perfect counterpart to any meal. 325 Nesconset Highway, Hauppauge; 631-979-7676 THE PARKWOOD CAFÉ

Come for a meal and you’ll be fed as if you

Spotlighting an oft-neglected cuisine, this

were part of the D’Anna family. Antonio runs

German eatery is far from pretentious, as

the dining room, while wife Mimma works the

attested by the beer steins, wood paneling

kitchen, turning out Italian classics. 246-04

and moose head at the door. 399 Montauk

Jericho Turnpike, Floral Park; 516-352-7418

Highway, West Islip; 631-587-2844

BABYLON CARRIAGE HOUSE Set in a 19th-century carriage house, this beloved eatery offers a Be Your Own Chef menu, where diners can specify the preparation of their meal, from the filet mignon with truffled mac and cheese to the half roasted chicken. 21 Fire Island Avenue, Babylon


Village; 631-422-5161

Dry-aged steaks and fresh seafood are served with expertly crafted martinis at this American

PRIME Enjoy an elegant view of Huntington Harbor as you dine at this romantic waterfront restaurant, which offers an extensive wine list. Select from seafood (including sushi) and dry-aged steaks and chops, or try the “Jet Setter,” a fixed-price menu highlighting cuisine from around the world. 117 New York Avenue, Huntington; 631-385-1515


bistro. Other classic offerings include an ice-

A gourmet take on traditional Mexican cuisine,

berg wedge and jagerschnitzel. 65 North Park

RARE 650

here you'll still find tacos and enchiladas,

Avenue, Rockville Centre; 516-678-7272

It’s not your typical steak house: in addition

albeit stuffed with goodies like achiote-

to favorites like filet mignon and rib steak,

seasoned pork cooked in a banana leaf. Don’t


this eclectic eatery also specializes in sushi

miss the guacamole prepared tableside. 1516

Thanks to a small assemblage of tables and a

and Mediterranean seafood. Dine in one of

Old Northern Boulevard, Roslyn; 516-484-3001

stone fireplace, “warm and intimate” best

many chic spaces, including a plush lounge,

describe the setting of this Irish abode.

sushi bar, and outdoor seating area. 650


Featuring staples such as corned beef and

Jericho Turnpike, Syosset; 516-496-8000

This hideaway explores the cuisine of northern

shepherd’s pie, plus American fare. 131

Italy, with dishes like homemade ravioli

Carleton Avenue, East Islip; 631-277-0007

stuffed with duck and grilled rack of lamb

SRIPRAPHAI Often ranked tops for Thai, this Woodside

with a dark mint sauce. Or try the restaurant’s


spot serves authentic dishes you won’t see

namesake: a whole Mediterranean sea bass

Supremely fresh describes the sushi offerings

offered many other places. And crowds are

served baked or grilled. 152 Union Avenue,

at this Japanese gem. The specialty rolls draw

willing to wait for a seat and a chance to see

Lynbrook; 516-599-6161

rave reviews, as do the fried oysters. But be

how much spice their taste buds can handle.

prepared to wait since no reservations are

64-13 39th Avenue, Queens; 718-899-9599


accepted. 1530 Old Northern Boulevard,

Visions of Frankie, Dean and the rest of the Rat

Roslyn; 516-621-5312

TOURNESOL Feel transported to France in this tiny 40-seat

Pack can’t help but be conjured up at this 21stMALAGUETA

meal with crusty Italian bread and assorted

Dig into Brazilian home cooking at this Astoria

olives as they groove to the sounds of

hideaway. Meat lovers will rejoice with the tradi-

Motown, before feasting on family-style

tional pincanha barbecue, and seafood fans will

portions of Italian favorites. 204 E. Jericho

be tempted by several fresh fish selections. 25-

Turnpike, Commack; 631-543-1400

35 36th Avenue, Queens; 718-937-4821



Fictional Duke Falcon traveled the world in

The small spot turns out top-notch Japanese

the 1930s, and the menu here reflects the

cuisine. Regulars endure the waits and pack

culinary influences he would have picked up.

in to dine on chef Hide Yamamoto’s fresh

Asian, Mediterranean, Caribbean and

sushi creations, crispy tempura and tasty

bistro. Homemade foie gras terrine, escargot and frisee aux lardons are just the beginning to steak frites or cassoulet. 50-12 Vernon Boulevard, Queens; 718-472-4355 WILD HONEY DINING & WINE Located in the building where Teddy

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Roosevelt kept his summer office, this New American is creating history of its own with an imaginative menu. Enjoy the slow-cooked baby-back ribs or spicy sesame prawns. 1 East Main Street, Oyster Bay; 516-922-4690 P


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