WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Although the weather this winter has been wet and gross, Westchester residents don't necessarily need to catch a flight in order to go for a swim. In fact, thanks to several unique listings by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, doing a cannonball can be as easy as putting on a pair of trunks and walking downstairs.
'Longmeadow', the estate at 41 North Broadway in Irvington, sits on one of the largest lots overlooking the scenic Hudson River. The 17,000 sq. ft. home is surrounded by 12 acres of land, which ranges from untouched woods to manicured arboretum. The Georgian-style manor contains eight bedroom, 10 bathrooms and an astounding two-story library. Best of all, the house's indoor pool offers homeowners the chance to go for a swim, no matter the season.
Looking for a more modern retreat in the privacy of Northern Westchester? 161 Hickory Kingdom Road in Bedford combines high rise luxury with a natural escape. Built in 2009 by the award winning Ogawa/Depardon Architects, the 13,000 sq. ft. home's floor to ceiling glass exterior invites light and the outdoors in. Built with entertaining in mind, the house contains a koi pond, wine cellar and state-of-the-art movie theater. Looking to relax after a long day's work? The home also features a glass-covered indoor pool and spa, which give the impression of swimming outdoors, regardless of the season.
Finally, it's not all that meets the eye at 177 Clinton Avenue in Dobbs Ferry. From the street, the stately two story home reveals nothing of the surprises found within. However, around the back of the house, homeowners can experience ultimate privacy thanks to a terraced backyard oasis. In addition to a large patio, the home features an indoor pool completely protected from surrounding homes. Inside, the five bedroom house features a lofty rooms, a restaurant-quality kitchen, formal dining room and beautifully exposed wooden beams.
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