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Location: Chappaqua, New York
Located a 45-minute drive north of Manhattan, this circa-1901 house offers a distinct blend of scale, warmth, and architectural detail. The highlight of the 5,400-square-foot home, which the listing describes as a “French Electic/Normandy” style, has to be the soaring great room, which features 18-foot ceilings, huge arched windows, restored hardwood floors, and hand-chiseled beams.
The first floor also contains a spacious dining room that can accommodate up to 40 guests, an updated chef’s kitchen with a handcrafted French La Cornue stove, and an enclosed porch with access to the rear courtyard. An elegant curved staircase leads you up to the more intimate, yet nonetheless well-lit upper living areas, including a library loft overlooking the great room, and the master suite with garden views.
Speaking of the garden, the 1.2-acre park-like grounds are truly a beaut. There are stone walls and arches, vegetable gardens behind a wrought-iron gate, not to mention the saline pool and hot tub surrounded by rock formations.
- 51 Granite Court [North Country Sotheby’s]