The housing market in NYC’s suburbs has gone into overdrive, with many homes selling within days of coming on the market. With suburban home value growth beating that of urban homes, the luxury houses across Westchester and Connecticut are finding new owners fast.
If you want to find the home of your dream in NYC’s suburbs, we have three unique listings to consider. Each home has a story and stunning architectural details, including a classic lake-front Mark Finlay-designed estate, an English manor home by famed Wilson Eyre Jr., and a Greenwich Church that has been remodeled into a modern dwelling.
688 North Wilton Road, New Canaan, CT
Designed by the esteemed Mark Finlay, the extraordinary estate overlooks sparkling John D. Milne Lake. The property features the gated grounds complete with sweeping terraces and a heated pool, and the impressive Shingle Style manor accented with trademark towers, eyebrow windows and fieldstone. There is a 2-story entrance hall with a regal staircase, exquisite formal rooms, a stunning kitchen with a breakfast room, a 2-story family room, a solarium, and mahogany office. All the main rooms boast water views and open directly to the terrace and pool. Equally memorable is the view-filled primary suite, a private guest wing, a lower level with a temperature-controlled wine room and multiple recreation spaces, and a 3-car garage. This superb waterfront manor is listed for $7,600,000 with Melissa Engel and John Engel.
573 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY
This English manor home was designed by Philadelphia architect Wilson Eyre Jr. Originally built in 1910 for John Andrus, a chemicals tycoon and former mayor, the home was modeled after country homes Eyre had seen on an 1895 trip to England. It boasts casement windows with stained glass schooners, wooden brackets carved as caryatids, slate roof tiles and a herringbone brick terrace. In 2007, a developer sought to purchase the historic home, knock it down and build multiple homes on the .6 acre property. Thankfully, it was purchased by James Trosino and Robert Alan who oversaw an award-winning restoration of the home. Nancy Strong and Stacey Oestreich have a listing of this $2,500,000 home.
1035 North Street, Greenwich, CT
Homeowners Santiago and Bonnie Suarez bought this 19th-century structure, once home to a Baptist congregation, to remodel it into a stunning home. The couple hired architects Gray Organschi to do the task after seeing the firm’s adaptive reuse experience. Anchoring the home is a free-floating birch pod above the kitchen. Curvatious shapes and ship-like aesthetics can be found throughout the home, including in the primary bathroom. A massive Venetian chandelier shipped from Murano is the centerpiece of the grand main living area with 20-feet of vertical wall space and 16′ tall windows. The white cedar front door, a replica of an admired sushi bar in Japan is a work of art. This eclectic home is listed for $1,800,000 with Liz Forrest.
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