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“The Realtor said she had a house to show me, so off we went. From the minute we went past the picket fence around the circular drive and onto to the porch, we were in love. It just kept getting better and we bought the house the next day.”
Set amongst a rural backdrop in northern Westchester, the 2-acre restored Colonial has that kind of effect on people. Beginning with a solid mahogany wrap-around porch through the front door, 152 Post Office Road embodies the essence and character of an iconic American hotel like The Breakers, The Greenbrier or The Beverly Hills Hotel.
Airy and bright, its rooms give way to 12-foot tall ceilings inviting abundant sunlight to compliment decadent light fixtures made possible by Hudson Valley Lighting and jef designs. Herringbone floors from Exquisite Surfaces and Stark, Schumacher, and Company C. provide elegant pathways from room to room. A special treat lingers beneath the surface in the form of a large wine cellar, mirrored gym, sauna, spa bath steam-room and a summer kitchen.
A masterpiece kitchen wrapped in Carrara marble is equipped with all the right tools for prepping, cleaning and cooking food. A custom 72-inch Lacance Sully Range, Sub Zero refrigerator, breakfast bar and freezer with an oversized Rohl farm sink with Watermark Designs faucets and fixtures highlight a chef’s dream.
The combination of elegance mixed with southern charm emanates both in and out—carpet roses cascade toward the gunite pool, honeysuckled-draped pergola, stonewalls covered in hydrangea, lilac-lined drive and ironwork gazebo tie it all together outside.
Having relocated, the owners hope that whoever will occupy 152 Post Office Road will appreciate its warm, luxurious feel as they have.
“This house truly has everything. It is a warm family home that has luxuries throughout. The details are one of a kind and you just keep discovering them.”
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This week’s cover photo is of 25 Haights Cross Road in Chappaqua.
The Town of Bedford is located in the northeastern part of Westchester County, and contains the three hamlets of Bedford Hills, Bedford Village, and Katonah. Bedford is dedicated to preserving much of their land. In fact, there are several community organizations whose mission is to protect and preserve large portions of land in the Bedford and surrounding areas. Herein lies many of the reason to love Bedford.
- The Westmoreland Sanctuary is a 625-acre nature preserve with 8 miles of hiking trails, a variety of organized activities, and environmental education programs. Trails are open dawn to dusk
- Explore 4,315 acres at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Westchester County’s largest park. Take a brisk walk or a 5.6 mile hike; camping, fly fishing, and picnic areas are also available.
- Caramoor is the legacy of Walter and Lucie Rosen, who established the estate and built a great house as its centerpiece, filling it with treasures collected on their travels. Walter Rosen was the master planner, bringing to reality his dream of creating a place to entertain friends from around the world. Their legendary musical evenings were the seeds of today’s International Music Festival that is held annually on the estate.
- Two well-known restaurants call Bedford home: La Cremaillere is a charming French country restaurant, nestled in a 1750 white clapboard farmhouse. The Bedford Post Inn, a Relais & Chateaux property, features a 110-seat formal restaurant, The Farmhouse, and 50-seat bakery/café The Barn.
- For history and architecture buffs, the John Jay Homestead, where the first chief justice of the Supreme Court lived his last 28 years, is a restored 1820s estate furnished with original pieces. The home includes a gallery with rotating exhibits and 62 acres of woodland, meadows, and gardens on which to wander and picnic.