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Cool Listings, Upstate

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An architect’s Hudson Valley home with soaring ceilings, glass walls, and multiple terraces can be yours for $5.9 million. Designed by a Westchester-based architect, the unique property at 18 Bramblebush Road in Croton-on-Hudson is perched atop a hillside and boasts a glass facade, allowing for uninterrupted river and mountain views.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

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This 3.41-acre hilltop retreat in the village of Dobbs Ferry, NY, only 22 miles from NYC, offers a stunning contemporary home with panoramic views of the Hudson River and Ramapo Mountains as well as landscaped patios, a roof deck, a gunite pool and pool house. The six-bedroom home with a distinctive barreled metal roof, on the market for $3.8 million, sits on land that was once part of a 200-acre estate purchased in 1929 by Joseph Patterson, publisher of the New York Daily News.

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Events, Features, NYC Guides, Top Stories, Upstate

The 7 best places to see fall foliage outside NYC

By Rebecca Fishbein, Fri, October 1, 2021

A downside to living in a thriving city is that air pollution makes for poor fall foliage, though some spots in town—Wave Hill, Pelham Bay Park—still boast colorful leaves at the end of October. But if you take a short trip outside the city limits, you can see some beautiful autumn colors, all within a day’s drive. Ahead, we’ve rounded up our seven favorites, from Mohonk Mountain House to Bear Mountain to the Storm King Art Center.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

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Less than an hour north of Manhattan, you can own your own “Adirondack-style” lodge for just $920,000. And this is not a little cabin; the log house is nearly 3,000 square feet and sits on one-and-a-half acres. Located in the lovely town of Chappaqua, the property is full of woodsy charm, including antique heart pine floors, soaring beamed ceilings, a stone fireplace, and, of course, loads of log walls.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos by Greenwich Photo

Architect Lewis Bowman was raised in Mount Vernon and started his career as a draftsman for McKim, Mead and White. Bowman would go on to become well-regarded for the stately residences he designed in Bronxville, ranging in style from Jacobean to Tudor. He chose the latter style for his personal home in the Westchester commuter suburb, which was built in 1922. The mansion is now on the market for $8,500,000 and it retains all of its grand appeal, from beamed ceilings and oak-paneled walls to hand-carved fireplace mantels and leaded glass diamond windows. And of course, the grounds are truly magical, with hidden paths, tranquil fountains, magical gardens, and a dreamy pool.

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Cool Listings, Upstate

Listing photos by Alon Koppel

Fourteen acres is certainly a lot of land, but this “family compound” in Stuyvesant, New York makes very good use of it. To start, the 138-year-old barn (which was originally home to the horses that pulled blocks of ice cut from a winter-frozen Hudson River) has been restored and converted into a soaring home, complete with 25-foot beamed ceilings. Also on the property are a 2,500-square-foot studio, a walled garden with a greenhouse and dining area, a 72-foot salt water pool, and a writer’s cottage, all set against a Catskills backdrop. It’s on the market for $2,750,000.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Actress Arlene Dahl–who achieved fame in the 1950s for her roles in Journey to the Center of the Earth, Slightly Scarlet, and Three Little Words–and her husband, renowned perfume bottle designer Marc Rosen, bought and restored this beautiful upstate Italianate Victorian 40 years ago. After decades of hosting many star-studded events at the home, including their son Lorenzo Lamas’ wedding and an 80th birthday party for Helen Hayes, the couple has decided to list the Sparkill, New York property for $4,950,000. Known as Treetops, it was built in 1859 and has six bedrooms, eight original fireplaces, and plenty of period details.

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Features, History, Landscape Architecture, Upstate

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Located just over an hour from Grand Central Terminal on Metro North’s Hudson line, the renowned Untermyer Gardens is a 43-acre historic park in Yonkers that features a Persian Paradise garden, a small amphitheater, a classical pavilion, the “Temple of Love,” and a “Vista” staircase. The park was developed in the early 20th century by philanthropist Samuel Untermyer, who purchased the estate in 1899. For 40 years, Untermyer transformed the sprawling greenery into some of the most acclaimed gardens in the United States, known today as “America’s Greatest Forgotten Garden.” Following his death, the property was not well maintained and fell into disrepair. For the last ten years, the Untermyer Garden Conservancy has worked to restore the site to its former glory and to provide a beautiful public space for all.

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Cool Listings, Historic Homes, Upstate

All photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

An enchanting estate in Upstate New York that has 160 acres of land and a residence constructed in 1775 is asking $15,000,000. The property, dubbed White Bridge Farm, is located in Old Chattam, a historic hamlet in Columbia County. In addition to the 18th-century home, which has been renovated but maintains some original detail, the farm includes multiple converted barns, horse stables, and a stunning pool and pool house, all surrounded by a landscape that looks like it was pulled from the pages of a storybook.

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Architecture, Green Design, Upstate

All photos courtesy of Brad Dickson / River Architects, PLLC

Located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains overlooking the Delaware River Valley, the world’s first Passive House-certified cidery is now open. The Callicoon-based Seminary Hill Orchard & Cidery was designed as a low energy-use structure, with an air-tight thermal envelope, triple pane windows, and photovoltaic solar panels. Designed by River Architects, the structure is not only sustainable but architecturally appealing, flaunting gapped wood siding, interiors clad with reclaimed wood from the pilings of the original Tappan Zee Bridge, and lovely views of the apple orchard.

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