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Cool Listings, Upstate

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Situated on over two acres in Orangetown, NY, the Sickles-Tallman House at 231 Sickletown Road, built in 1770, greets the 21st century as a red stone Dutch Colonial home. With amenities you’d expect in a contemporary mansion–a saltwater pool and jacuzzi, pergola, pool house, and outdoor kitchen, to name a few–this 3,300 square-foot, five-bedroom historic Rockland County homestead is asking $1,598,000.

Take a stroll around the grounds

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The top rooftop hotel pools in NYC offering day passes

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, May 26, 2022

Photo courtesy of The Williamsburg Hotel

Coming soon: Summer heat and dreams of poolside vibes. Some lucky apartment dwellers count a pool among their building’s amenities. Otherwise, your local options include public pools or pricey pool clubs and gyms. One more way to dive in this summer is to snag a day pass to a pool atop one of the city’s trendy hotels. Usually reserved for hotel guests, some hotels allow visitors to pay by the day–often with surrounding restaurant and bar privileges. Some venues host events like pool parties with DJs, live music, and drink specials. Read on for cool pools with day rates.

Everyone in the pool

Cool Listings, Hamptons

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This idyllic waterfront compound at 74-80 Cedar Lane in the secluded Southampton hamlet of Remsenburg was once a 19th-century hunting lodge. In far more recent days, complete restoration and renovation have bestowed this charming property–it’s currently the hamlet’s most expensive listing at $17,500,000–with some top-tier modern additions like an elevator, a guest house, a pool and tennis court, a porte-cochere and a five-car garage with hydraulic lifts, a boathouse, a fitness room, and a wine cellar. And in case you forget the laid-back Hamptons vibe, there’s even an old-fashioned windmill on the property.

Tour this amazing waterfront property

Cool Listings, Hamptons

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The East Hampton home at 12 Koala Lane owned by Peloton founder and CEO John Foley is now on the market for $4,450,000. In a secluded spot on 2.17 wooded acres, the contemporary three-level farmhouse offers six bedrooms, six baths, a double infinity edge gunite pool, a ball court, a home theater, a wine cellar, and, of course, a gym.

Guess what’s in the gym

Cool Listings, Upstate

 Photo courtesy of Houlihan Lawrence.

Perched a thousand feet above sea level with seemingly endless views of the Hudson River and the surrounding Hudson Highlands, the extraordinary contemporary home at 20 Windy Ridge was designed to complement the area’s natural beauty. Asking $6.25 million, this 6,607-square-foot four-bedroom home is wrapped by retractable walls of glass that open onto terraces on three levels and a deep-water gunite pool set into a bluestone patio.

Check out the views in every direction

Connecticut, Cool Listings

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In a verdant spot that’s seriously away from it all in Redding, CT, this 3,484-square-foot contemporary home–and 3,000-square-foot heated barn–on two acres is asking just $899,000. A veritable country estate for less than $1M, the property also features an Olympic-sized pool, a solarium, and a winery. The main house has been renovated with new flooring throughout.

Tour the house and barn

Connecticut, Cool Listings

Listing photos by CT Plans

Located in Easton, Connecticut, just 60 miles from NYC, this incredible Tuscan-style villa was built in 1990 by the late Arnie D’Angelo, credited with inventing the idea of the “tea chest” for Bigelow Tea. He created a true entertainer’s paradise, complete with a 500-bottle wine grotto, “Jackson Hole”-themed game room, a “car club” garage complete with a bar and pit crew lounge, and a Mediterranean-style backyard and pool deck. The home, which is nearly 9,000 square feet and sits on three acres, is on the market for $1,725,000.

Take the tour

Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

This modern, solar-powered home in Montauk was built in 2018 and designed by Anastasia Ratia, who infused the interiors with a mix of rustic and contemporary aesthetics. But the best part has to be the infinity pool, perched at cliff height with incredible water views. The six-bedroom, seven-bath mansion also has 125 feet of ocean frontage, as well as fun perks like a barre studio, wine closet, home theater, and salt rock sauna. It’s on the market for $24 million.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons, Quirky Homes

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

Wow with a capital-W. This home, listed for $7,250,000, on Long Island’s Moriches Bay is set on 15 acres filled with themed gardens like a manicured rose garden, sculpture garden, an entire koi pond paradise, and even a tunnel of vines. It has over 850 feet of water frontage, along with a bayside esplanade and private dock, a deck with a solarium, a rooftop viewing area, huge pool, a gazebo, and a guest house with a second pool. Another wow factor is that the home was transformed into this stylish estate over 25 years by fashion industry icon Rose Marie Bravo, who’s credited with turning Burberry into an international luxury brand.

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Cool Listings, Hamptons

Listing photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

Less than a block from the Atlantic Avenue Beach, this Bates Masi-designed home is a modernist treasure. Built in 2017, the property consists of a huge main house complete with three outdoor decks, as well as a spacious two-bedroom guest cottage, both of which were designed in the architects’ signature contemporary seaside style. But like most Hamptons homes, it’s the outdoor space that takes the cake. Here, there’s a gunite swimming pool, firepit area, two outdoor showers, and one outdoor foot-wash (for when you’ve just come off the beach). It’s on the market for $8,895,000.

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