Upstate

August 25, 2021

Hollywood legend Arlene Dahl’s Hudson Valley Victorian hits the market for $5M

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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August 24, 2021

Take a tour of Untermyer Gardens, one of the world’s finest Persian gardens, just north of NYC

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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July 23, 2021

For $15M, this 160-acre Upstate estate dates to 1775 and has amazing restored barns

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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July 9, 2021

Apply for 95 affordable apartments at stylish high-rise in New Rochelle, from $1,082/month

A housing lottery opened this week for 95 affordable apartments at a newly constructed rental tower in the "city outside the city." Located at 14 LeCount Place in downtown New Rochelle, the 27-story luxury building is the latest mixed-use development to rise in the bustling Westchester city. Eligible applicants must earn 50 or 70 percent of the area median income, between $44,650 annually for a one-person household and $89,250 annually for a four-person household. Applications are now being accepted for studios, one-, and two-bedroom apartments, ranging in price from $1,082/month to $1,953/month.
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June 25, 2021

The world’s first Passive House-certified cidery opens in the Catskills

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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June 24, 2021

Upstate’s 16-acre Sloan Estate lists for $11M, a rare chance to own a historic mansion

In 1864, railroad magnate Samuel Sloan Sr. and his wife Margaret commissioned an estate in Garrison, New York to serve as their country home. Originally known as Oulagisket or Lisburne Grange, the 16-acre property consisted of an enormous main house plus beautiful gardens and vistas by renowned landscape architect Fletcher Steele. In fact, some garden "ruins" still exist, as does the iconic swimming pool grotto. Today, the estate consists of a grand, Greek-Revival facade, six bedrooms, an outdoor dining pavilion, and a spa complete with a steam room, sauna, and saltwater hot tub (to name a few amenities). After undergoing a renovation in 2014 that designated the residence a Passive House, it's now on the market for $11,250,000.
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June 21, 2021

Designed by Paul Mayén, this $4.2M upstate oasis sits on 14 acres with a waterfall and indoor pool

Spanish architect and industrial designer Paul Mayén is perhaps best known for working with Frank Lloyd Wright on the design for Fallingwater, as well as for his modernist furniture designs, many of which are in the permanent collection at MoMA. At WaterRun, a 14+ acre estate in Garrison, New York, all of Mayén's expertise is on display. The 7,500-square-foot contemporary home employs Wright's penchant for bringing the outdoors in, and it is full of lighting and built-in furniture personally designed by Mayén. But the home is most famous for its landscape, where you'll find perennial gardens, pavilions, grottos, obelisks, ponds, winding streams, and even a cascading waterfall.
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June 10, 2021

Kate Pierson of the B-52s lists her retro Catskills compound for $2.2M, kitschy furnishings included

B-52s lead singer Kate Pierson and her wife, artist Monica Coleman, bought this 6.5-acre Catskills property in the early 2000s, turning it into a retro "love shack." With a total of 10 guest accommodations, the motel called Kate's Lazy Meadow is just outside Woodstock, New York. It was, coincidentally, built in 1952, and Pierson and Coleman outfitted the cabins with mid-century furnishings, bright colors, and loads of kitschy decor--all of which is included in the $2,200,000 sale.
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June 8, 2021

Mid-century home in Westchester designed by David Henken asks $1.4M after new renovation

A three-bedroom home in Pleasantville, New York, designed in 1951 by Frank Lloyd Wright-disciple David Henken, is on the market for $1.4 million. It recently underwent a renovation that includes a new kitchen, refinished cypress walls and vaulted fir ceilings, and modern upgrades like electric heated floors and cedar-lined closets--all of which preserves it mid-century charm.
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May 21, 2021

For $1.95M, this Hudson Valley mansion has Tiffany stained glass windows and intricate wood paneling

This historic mansion in the Hudson Valley has lived many lives, starting in 1906 as a hunting lodge for an heir to a soap fortune to most recently, a bed and breakfast decked out with antiques. Today, the seven-bedroom property at 317 Allen Street in Hudson, New York, now dubbed Tiger House, is on the market for $1,950,000, giving the new owners a chance to shape the unique home's next chapter.
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March 26, 2021

Mary Tyler Moore’s former upstate estate turned equestrian center asks $3.9M

An 85-acre estate with one of the best equestrian facilities in Dutchess County is on the market for $3.95 million. Not only is the property at 23 Altamont Road in Millbrook a haven for horse lovers, but part of it also once belonged to late actress Mary Tyler Moore. Now known as Grace Hill Farm, the estate includes a barn with an indoor heated arena, a 14-stall stable, a viewing lounge, an outdoor jumping area and field, as well as a four-bedroom farmhouse.
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March 23, 2021

‘The Simpsons’ actor Hank Azaria lists Westchester farmhouse for $3.25M

Actor and comedian Hank Azaria--best known for voicing "The Simpsons" characters like Moe Szyslak and Chief Wiggum, as well as his guest-star roles in "Mad About You" and "Friends"--has put his antique Westchester farmhouse on the market for $3,250,000. Located in the hamlet of Bedford Corners, the main house was built in 1890 and sits on four acres. After purchasing the home, Azaria added a beautiful pool and a poolhouse meant to evoke an 18th-century barn.
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March 19, 2021

A former brickyard in Kingston is now luxury hotel cabins on the Hudson River

For years, New Yorkers have been drawn to the Hudson Valley city of Kingston for its rich history, arts and culture, and proximity to nature, ideal for both a weekend getaway and year-round residence. A new hotel just north of New York City is set to open this spring that will offer 31 individual cabins across 73 acres of lush landscape, providing a coronavirus-safe escape for city dwellers. Located on the site of a former brick factory, Hutton Brickyards has been transformed from a manufacturing property into a laid-back but luxurious riverfront resort with private cabins, a spa, restaurant, and events space.
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February 24, 2021

Asking $4M, this historic carriage house in Snedens Landing was once home to Mike Wallace

An incredible home in the exclusive enclave of Snedens Landing that was once home to award-winning journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace has hit the market for $3,995,000. Situated on nearly a full acre, the 5,000-square-foot home is made up of a carriage house built in 1880 and a modern addition completed in 2020. As the listing states, it has the largest pool in Snedens Landing, "where Laurence Olivier, Ava Gardner, and Kirk Douglas entertained when Mike Wallace owned the property."
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February 19, 2021

For $446K, a restored 150-year-old cottage in Kingston with waterfall views

Here's an opportunity to live in the booming "creative capital" of the Hudson Valley. A restored 150-year-old cottage in Kingston has hit the market for $445,555. Located at 1143 Sawkill Road, the incredible property was built in 1870 and comes with an adjoining artist's barn. The two-bedroom, two-bath home measures about 1,250 square feet and sits on one acre of land, surrounded by the nearby woods and waterfalls of the Bluestone Wild Forest.
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January 26, 2021

A former artists’ compound in exclusive Snedens Landing asks $3M

A Palisades estate owned by the late artist Grace Knowlton is now on the market for $2.99 million. The property was transformed into a compound for artists by Knowlton, who was known for her spherical sculptures and lived at the site for nearly 50 years. Located in the secluded enclave of Snedens Landing, the four-acre estate includes a restored barn that serves as the main residence, a cottage, an industrial machine shop, and a pottery studio, all across the landscaped gardens.
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January 25, 2021

For $398K, this Cold Spring cottage is full of cozy character

A charming cottage on the edge of Cold Spring can be yours for $397,500. What the two-bedroom, one-bath home at 337 Main Street lacks in space it makes up in character. Constructed in 1890, the saltbox home features wide-planked floorboards, built-in shelves, and a reading nook. Plus, the property includes a large fenced-in backyard with a fire pit, outdoor deck, and a unique barrel sauna.
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January 21, 2021

The 5 best ski slopes near New York City

Sure, you'll find more snow and more serious skiing if you fly to Colorado or even drive up to Vermont, but there are plenty of ski hills located in New York State, including several located within a one-and-a-half to three-hour drive of Manhattan. To be frank, the main thing these hills have on their side is their proximity to New York City. If you want to reenact a trip to the Alps or Aspen, you’re going to be disappointed, but if you want to plan an affordable day or overnight ski trip, skiing in the Catskills region can be a great option. Gov. Andrew Cuomo last fall gave ski resorts the go-ahead to reopen, seen as a safe outdoor activity during the coronavirus pandemic. However, there are COVID-19 restrictions at each resort, including mask mandates, social distancing and disinfection requirements, and 50 percent capacity limits indoors. Ahead, we break down five of the best ski resorts less than 150 miles from NYC, along with everything you can expect when hitting the slopes this year.
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January 13, 2021

This Adirondacks treehouse was the year’s most popular Airbnb rental for New Yorkers

To wrap up 2020, Airbnb released the top 50 most wish-listed unique rentals across all 50 states. The properties range from an Alaskan log cabin under the Northern Lights to a pirate-themed cottage in California. Here in New York, those looking to get away were most taken with a luxury treehouse in the Adirondacks, complete with a cable bridge, outdoor fire pit, and waterfall. The property in the town of Remsen rents for $498 a night, but it's booked solid through March 2022!
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January 8, 2021

2020 luxury home sales rose 270% in some upstate New York counties

It's not news at this point that throughout 2020 the suburbs of New York City were flooded with new home buyers, pushing up prices and leading to unbelievable bidding wars. But what is news is just how much certain upstate areas saw a rise. According to Houlihan Lawrence's Q4 2020 Market Report, Putnam and Dutchess counties saw a 269-percent increase in home sales $1 million and over. And in Westchester county, sales $2M and higher grew by approximately 53 percent.
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January 4, 2021

Running from NYC to Canada, 750-mile Empire State Trail is now complete

The longest multi-use state trail in the United States officially opened in New York last week. Running from New York City north to Canada and from Albany to Buffalo along the Erie Canal, the 750-mile Empire State Trail offers off-road trails for cyclists, hikers, runners, cross-country skiers, and snow-shoers. The Trail, which connects 20 regional trails to create a continuous statewide route, will be open year-round.
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December 29, 2020

In Woodstock, a round house on 400 acres with panoramic mountain views asks $2.7M

A mountaintop round house in Woodstock has hit the market for $2.7 million. Located on nearly 400 acres atop the Ticetonyk Mountain, the property at 229 Cold Brook Road offers incredible views from nearly every room. The custom home with cedar shake siding contains four bedrooms, four baths, a wrap-around sundeck and covered porch, and south-facing solar panels.
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December 22, 2020

$1.7M cliffside Colonial in Nyack has a two-story watchtower facing the Hudson River

Near a cliffside overlooking the Hudson River, a Colonial-style home is on the market for $1.695 million. The property at 57 Tweed Boulevard is located just south of Nyack, a village in the Hudson Valley about 20 miles from New York City. Surrounded by wooded state parks, mountains, and water, the home's two-story turret-like watchtower is perfect for taking in all of those scenic views.
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December 18, 2020

For $1.2M, a 19th-century Hudson Valley castle with Tiffany fixtures and river views

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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December 10, 2020

The best places to live in Westchester

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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November 30, 2020

Broadway producers behind ‘Chicago’ list their showstopping Westchester estate for $13.2M

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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November 19, 2020

For $3.5M, a Westchester farmhouse with smart technology, swimming pool, and 19th-century barn

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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