Getting a BIG bonus this year? Here’s some of LoHud’s most expensive real estate for you to consider:
“Rosewood is a magnificent country estate, less than one hour to Manhattan, with every amenity and impeccable craftsmanship. The gated entry sets the scene for something extraordinary. The main house is grand with intimate informal living spaces. Each room was thoughtfully designed and appreciates the surrounding exterior landscape. Amenities include indoor basketball court, outdoor sport and tennis courts, pool cottage and landscaped gardens. On 87 acres with a lake complete this package.”
Best feature: The pool! The pool house. And the flowering pergola. Just gorgeous.
Address: 1 Castle Road in Piermont.
Asking price: $7,000,000
Honestly, it’s a castle. Take a look
Here’s the listing from Ellis Sotheby’s Realty: “Extraordinary c.1892 stone castle designed by McKim, Mead & White, America’s largest & most successful architectural firm at that time. 15,000 sq ft, 30+rm Beaux-Arts style residence, located on 18+ acres & offers a separate cottage, 2 story barn w/classic cupola & in-ground pool. Features traditional architectural details including ornate moldings, coffer ceilings, outstanding palladium window, grand staircase, 18th or 19th century Italian Renaissance paneling & elevator.”
Interesting details: This castle like home has a huge old style walk-in safe and a walk-in ice box room. This is a look at the very grand foyer and staircase.
Address: 55 Springhurst Road, Bedford Hills
Asking price: $30,000,000
The house and gardens were featured in “Architectural Digest” and no wonder:
Here’s the listing from Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty: “A chance to live in a Masterpiece-a funtional work of art!Bedroom & bath count include the outbuildings.The landscape is constantly changing w/the seasons. Orchards, a lake stocked with Koi, Japanese gardens w/walking paths thru out,specimen trees & perennial gardens.Outbuildings: a 2 BR,2 bth Cottage, heated Barn/Garage, 2 BR,4 bth Cabana w/gym/hot tub,Pool house w/full Kitchen/Bar/Billiard Room.Tennis Ct w/stone pavillion,slate decked pool.”
Address: 220 Hommocks Road, Larchmont
Asking price: $12,950,000
It’s the ultimate waterfront retreat. Just look out the front door:
Here’s the listing from Houlihan Lawrence: “One-of-a-kind spectacular 4 acre Waterfront Estate with priceless views of Long Island Sound and Larchmont Harbor. Secluded 4 acre peninsula with nearly 1/4 miles of waterfront property, beautiful swimming pool with poolhouse. Regulation size grass tennis court, gym, and carriage house with 4+garages. A charming arbor and sweeping picturesque lawns and terraces fan out in all directions providing a sense of privacy and panoramic water views. A rare opportunity for the discerning buyer.”
Best feature: It’s a toss up between the tennis lawn and this beautiful gazebo which leads to a deepwater dock
Address: 310 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye.
Asking price: $12,900,000
Here’s the listing from Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty: “The best of the best accurately describes this incredible new construction masterpiece set on 1 acre of magnificent waterfront property with its own dock and expansive panoramic views of Long Island Sound that stretch as far as the Manhattan Skyline. No expense was spared in the construction or design of this custom built gem offering style, sophistication, every conceivable amenity & exquisite natural beauty. An unmatched waterfront home & lifestyle that exemplifies the best Rye has to offer.”
Best feature: Location. Location. Location. As in, right on the water.