April 23th, 2021 – Newsletter

Best of the Week

It’s been a good week mid-century modern enthusiasts!


This week we are thrilled to bring you a variety of mid-century, contemporary, and destination homes. We would like to start with the grandeur of 161 Hickory Kingdom before taking you to the lakeside retreat of 153 Lake Shore. The next 2 homes on our tour features the best of suburbia with stunning finishes that never compromise on character. Last, but certainly not least, we bring you to 101 Palmer; a diamond in the rough that needs a little tender love and care to restore it’s mid-century flare.


We hope you have enjoyed joining us on our real estate roller coaster ride this past year. From classic mid century homes to horse farms and estates we’ve seen an expanse of architectural beauties!


As always enjoy our picks, stay safe and if you can, get vaccinated!


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161 Hickory Kingdom Road
Bedford, NY

This striking modern work of art is in Bedford, NY but only minutes to CT on 20 private acres. Architects Ogawa & Depardon designed this 13,000 sq foot custom retreat that was built in 2009 with advanced & technologically sophisticated materials. A long serpentine drive leads to your steel & granite uber sleek fortress less than an hour from Manhattan. The cantilevered living room floats in space with its floor to ceiling windows that invite nature into your light filled home. It’s grand open spaces are intended for entertaining! All stone floors are radiant heat. The wood floors are IPE aka Brazilian Walnut. 5 bedrms, 7.5 baths, indoor pool & spa, wine cellar, 3 fireplaces, reflecting pool & koi pond, gym, theater, Padel court. This property is extremely popular and sought after for photo shoots, commercials, print advertising and TV!

*Courtesy of Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agent Elizabeth Audet with Douglas Elliman Real Estate


153 Lake Shore Drive
Rock Hill, NY

Expansive and bright lake front home with great layout in the Emerald Green private community in Rock Hill. This newer home boasts tons of space with super high cathedral ceilings in the main living space and an ideal layout with the bedrooms separated by an ample and open living, dining, and kitchen area. And, being on municipal water and sewer makes it extremely easy to maintain! Enter through the front covered porch and into the main living space which includes an updated kitchen with plenty of counter space and a large island. The kitchen is open to the dining and living space which includes a wood-burning fireplace with a strong blower that practically heats the whole house and keeps everyone warm and toasty in the winter. The living room has an entire wall of oversized windows that look out onto the lake behind the house and sliding glass doors that open onto the large deck that runs the length of the back of the house and is the perfect spot for outdoor living, grilling, dining, etc. The primary bedroom is huge and includes a recently renovated en-suite bathroom with double sinks, glass enclosed shower, and deep soaking tub, as well as two walk-in closets and a linen closet. The bedroom also has sliding glass doors that open onto the back deck. A hallway leads to the separate laundry closet and also accesses the 2-car garage. On the other side of the living room are two additional bedrooms (one that faces the back of the house and has views of the lake and another that faces the front). The bedrooms are separated by a full bathroom with a tub and a large vanity with extra counter space. Downstairs, a semi-finished full walkout basement nearly doubles the square footage of the home (not included in 2,208 sq ft total). The home is located in Rock Hill just 10-15 minutes from restaurants and shops in Wurtsboro and Mountaindale, 10 minutes from hiking and other outdoor activities at Neversink River Unique Area and skiing at Holiday Mountain, 20 minutes to more hiking and fishing at Bashakill Wildlife Management Area, 25 minutes from Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Forestburgh Playhouse, and more shopping and restaurants in Middletown and Port Jervis, and under 90-minutes from NYC.


*Courtesy of the Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agents Danny Romero and Megan Brenn-White with The Upstate Real Estate Team of Keller Williams Realty Hudson Valley North


35 York Avenue
Rye, NY

The ultimate summer staycation fun-filled alfresco living with a California-cool vibe! This private .75-acre retreat is peacefully nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac with heated fenced pool, cabana shower & stunning outdoor entertainer’s kitchen with built-in Evo & Lynx grills, refrigerator & granite cocktail bar. A one-of-a-kind ranch home that redefines laidback living ? enjoy the ease of a 2,360 sq ft single-floor, plus an additional 2,000 sq ft walk-out lower level. This palatial space is showstopping – playroom, rec room, gym area, kitchenette with bar, French chateau-like wine room, games area and tv lounge. Freshly painted interiors and hardwood floors flow from sunlit chef’s kitchen and family room that open poolside, to designer chic living room and high-style dining room. Four bright bedrooms, master with WIC and ensuite, plus an office and mudroom leading to 2-car garage. Pure tranquility, soccer-field like lawns walk to Rye Golf Club & Harrison train.


*Courtesy of the Hudson Gateway MLS  & Listing Agent Patti Neave with Compass Greater NY, LLC


5 Davis Drive
Armonk, NY

THIS IS IT! This gorgeous contemporary home sits on 2.7 acres, is set back from the road with the most glorious land with heated pool and spa and minutes to everything. This custom home, built and designed by these current owners, makes for easy living. The flow is traditional and the natural light is abundant in every room. These owners created an open floor plan before the open concept was a trend. They incorporated many thoughtful details in their design from the large walk in pantry to the front and back staircases to the double sided fireplace which warms the dining and living rooms to the wall of windows overlooking the deck, pool and yard. The chef’s kitchen has double Thermador wall convection ovens, a six burner Wolf gas cooktop, a beverage cooler and a large center island. Upstairs are the four bedrooms, including a large suite with a walk in closet the size of a bedroom! The lower level is tremendous storage and includes two new above ground oil tanks. Welcome Home!


*Courtesy of the Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agents Amy Sroka and Joanna Rizoulis with Julia B Fee Sothebys Int. Rlty


612 RIver Road 
Newburgh, NY

RIVERFRONT Custom Built Contemporary One Owner Home with over 5700 Square Feet built-in 1967 and updated throughout the years on Almost 3 Acres. The first floor has Two Story Great Living Room has two-story beamed ceilings and large enough for two grand pianos two sitting areas, a home office, Master Suite w/Master bath Formal Dining room, Eat-in Kitchen with breakfast area, laundry room, 1/2 bath, and two large decks all with river views. The upper level has 2 sitting areas and 4 very large bedrooms, two full bathrooms between the bedrooms. The lower level has a slider walk-out to patio large family room, a home gym, a large cedar closet, a full bath, and a storage/workshop area. Two car garage and expansive grounds and newly landscaped. A very special property!!


*Courtesy of the Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agent John Chewens with Howard Hanna Rand Realty

Diamond In The Rough



101 Palmer Lane
Thornwood, NY

Authentic Mid-Century Modern home will delight fans and aficionados of the popular architectural movement seamlessly blending today’s amenities to stunning effect. Embracing casual living, the layout is open, creating a relaxed comfort. Poured cement floors, easy one-level living, and a large primary bedroom suite. Invite nature inside. Enjoy the expansive flat property and large lawn. Upgrades include new roof, new bedroom windows, ductless heat and A/C. Updated electrical panel. A special offering.


*Courtesy of the Hudson Gateway MLS & Listing Agent Amy Singer with Houlihan Lawrence Inc.

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