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Location: Bedford Hills, N.Y.
The Skinny: Built in 1983, Twin Ponds was the vision of Robin Roberts, the late interior designer who founded the legendary Manhattan fabrics and wallpaper firm Clarence House in 1961, and designed and built by architect Milton Klein. At the time, Geoffrey Bradfield (now he's an AD100 designer whose own Manhattan townhouse is on the market) and his partner, the late Jay Spectre, completed the interiors, though one would never know it from these unfurnished listing photos. That's because the property's current owners have never actually lived here, according to a recent piece in the Post, preferring, instead, their other home nearby. Today the glass-and-concrete home has impressive floor-to-ceiling windows and six bedrooms; on the grounds are Japanese gardens, an outdoor pool, two large ponds (its namesake), and a roulotte, or Gypsy wagon, which (as a trace of a 1999 Arch Digest story suggests) Roberts once used as a teahouse. If Twin Ponds sells for its $30M ask, it will smash Westchester County's residential real estate record, held by Devonshire, a Bedford Corners home that just sold in December for $21.5M. That's a massive, 21,000-square-foot Georgian estate on 100 acres, though—Twin Ponds is 8,400 square feet on 21 acres.
· 55 Springhurst Road, Bedford Hills, N.Y. [Zillow]