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In New Windsor, a 19th-century stone castle is on the market for $1.225 million. Located on two acres of land overlooking the Hudson River, the Roe Brewster Castle at 11 Oak Ridge Drive was constructed in 1870 and features fixtures designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The 8,400-square-foot estate has six bedrooms and seven baths but has operated as a multi-family rental property.

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The best places to live in Westchester

By Devin Gannon, Thu, December 10, 2020

Moving to the suburbs after growing out of a New York City apartment is not a new phenomenon. But after many New Yorkers spent the early days of the coronavirus pandemic cooped up inside small spaces, trading in city life for country living has become more attractive than ever. Westchester County continues to draw new residents with its affordable and spacious homes, access to nature, proximity to Manhattan, and abundant public transit options. But with six cities, 19 towns, and 20 villages, choosing where to live in Westchester can be daunting. Whether you’re looking for walkable urban areas with a reputable school system, artsy towns with waterfront access, or rural villages with more horses than people, there’s a home for you in this diverse county.

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Broadway producers Fran and Barry Weissler, known for their work on “Chicago,” “Annie Get Your Gun,” Pippin,” and other shows, are selling their impressive country estate in Westchester for $13.2 million. Described by the Tony Award winners as the house that “‘Chicago’ built,” 35 Schoolhouse Road in Waccabuc sits on over 18 acres and contains a four-bedroom main residence, a four-bedroom guest house, a sculpture garden, and a custom-built amphitheater.

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A contemporary farmhouse in Westchester County that has been designed as a modern country retreat is currently asking $3.5 million. The home at 9 Post Office Road is located in Waccabuc, a hamlet in the town of Lewisboro. Constructed in 2018, the home successfully mixes a traditional wood siding exterior with sleek interiors and smart, energy-efficient finishes.

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The listing calls this home “one of the most unique, private and ‘feel good’ estates” in Westchester, which seems evident just by looking at the listing photos. Located in the affluent town of Harrison, the 12,150-square-foot residence sits on three acres and was designed in a mid-century-modern aesthetic that takes inspiration from both Prairie and Southwestern styles. Double-height rooms, built-ins everywhere, and an indoor pool are just some of what you’ll find here. For the first time since the owners built the home in 1994, it’s now for sale asking $3,295,000.

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Photo credit: Andrea B. Swenson for Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty

As a partner in the Beaux-Arts architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, Stanford White designed the Washington Square Arch, the Villard Houses, and the Gould Library, among so many others. He also designed the most private residences of the three men, including this late-19th century, shingly Colonial in Rockland County. Located in the Hudson River-front town of Piermont, the four-bedroom home has a striking semi-circular window, tons of original paneled woodwork and doors, and four beautiful fireplaces. After remaining in the same family for four generations, it’s now up for sale asking $1,275,000.

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In Germantown, a converted post and beam barn has hit the market for $3.6 million. Presently a three-story home with three bedrooms, the property at 114 Best Lane offers an eclectic take on the classic farmhouse, with high, wood-beamed ceilings and four massive fireplaces. Constructed in 1865, the Hudson Valley home has been restored as an artistic indoor-outdoor living oasis, which also includes an adjacent “guest barn” and nearly 15 acres of land.

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If you want to reconnect with nature, be neighbor-free, and happen to have $4.685 million on hand, this stunning lodge-style home in Dutchess County may be a perfect fit. Located at 112 North Farm Way in Stanfordville, the three-bedroom home sits on 125 private acres, including a five-acre lake stocked with fish. Adding to its seclusion, a mile-long driveway leads to the home.

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From 1995 to 2013, Mariano Rivera was a pitching legend for the New York Yankees, ultimately becoming in 2019 the first player ever elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. When he and his family moved from Panama in 2000, they relocated to Westchester, not far from the Bronx Bombers’ stadium. Now that his three sons are grown, he and his wife Clara have decided to sell their home in Rye, listing it for $3,995,000. The 13,050-square-foot mansion has nine bedrooms and eight-and-a-half bathrooms, as well as perks like a home theater, gym, rec room, massive pool deck, and a gated motor court and four-car garage.

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We’d be lying if we said we haven’t dreamt of throwing in the 2020 towel and escaping to a secluded island. And while this private island that’s up for sale is just 45 minutes from NYC, it still manages to feel like a magical oasis removed from the rest of the world. Asking $4,900,000, Oak Island is more than half an acre on Premium Mill Pond, overlooking the Long Island Sound. The main residence is a Mediterranean-style mansion built in 1917, and you’ll also get a pool/hot tub, separate two-car garage/pool house, and gorgeous lush landscaping. Read more

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