Third and final day of #ICNY! We saw some amazing speakers yesterday, especially this panel on independent brokers innovating like crazy. (at Grand Hyatt New York)
An aerial advantage. http://bit.ly/15Sh0reRd
A front row seat isn’t just about the location, the views. It’s more about the memories that form when you absorb your surroundings, something you won’t ever forget. 505 Alda Road in Mamaroneck is a front row seat for the ages, featuring technicolor harbor views that’ll leave a lasting imprint with each and every sunset. http://bit.ly/505Alda
Properties like 72 Old State Road tend to speak for themselves. Thirty-two acres set among Hudson Valley’s signature rolling hills. A Post-modern Colonial offering 6,000-plus square feet of space and glimpses of the Hudson River. Such uncommonness hardly elicits one to ask “what else?”, but beneath the tangible offerings of this Wappingers Falls, New York estate lays a unique story that only adds to the distinct character of the home.
Once inhabited by a man recognizable by his first name alone, 72 Old State Road is the current estate of Kenneth Battelle—or simply “Kenneth”—famed celebrity hairdresser who passed away in May. It was by Kenneth’s hands that Jackie O’s legendary “bouffant” defied gravity and Marilyn Monroe’s blonde locks glistened in the lights of Madison Square Garden as she sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to Jack Kennedy in 1962.
“To represent the home of the icon ‘Kenneth’ is truly a privilege,” listing agent Dianne Minogue says. “The Camelot days hold such intrigue, which could be felt immediately upon entering the home.”
Known as the first celebrity hairdresser, Kenneth’s life was immortalized in the New York Times obituary “Kenneth Battelle, 86, Hairdresser to the Stars, Dies.” His estate not only serves as a historical timepiece to his craft, but as homage to his life in Dutchess County, as well. In an Architectural Digest piece that ran in 2004, Kenneth states, “This house is a repository of all the things that have meant something to me.”
A piece of fame itself, 72 Old State Road’s long and winding driveway escorts visitors to this private country estate, featuring 5 bedrooms (plus a Guest Cottage) and 4-and-a-half baths. The spacious kitchen with breakfast bar includes one of the home’s three fireplaces, all of which contribute to its warm atmosphere.
“My understanding is that Kenneth desired comfort, peace and quiet,” Dianne says. “Looking over the 32 acres of rolling hills, it is easy to see why he found that at this special country home, his escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Glance into the home’s inviting sun room for picturesque views of the property; lush perennial and rose gardens offer an extra touch of botanical beauty, with an in-ground pool and accompanying pool house providing an outdoor escape on a warm summer day. Distant river views top off the property’s tranquility, a slice of paradise awaiting those who enjoy a more laidback lifestyle and close access to just about everything.
In the spirit of leftovers. http://bit.ly/23StoneHollow
Sunday brunch in the books. http://bit.ly/505Alda
A backyard, barnyard retreat. http://bit.ly/220Byram
When modern meets magic. http://bit.ly/19Finn3y