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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    The spring market is blooming. Keeping with annual tradition, we green-thumbed through our current portfolio to find the best listing gardens we could, from Westchester to Woodstock:

    SCARSDALE | 12 Cooper Road
    1.78 acres in Scarsdale's Murray Hill section is quite a sought-after situation, and this magnificent modern stone Colonial makes the absolute best of them. Outdoor entertaining possibilities couldn't be more beautifully framed: specimen plantings surround a spacious backyard with outdoor kitchen, pool and pool house with kitchen and bath, stone patios and a pergola. Even as modern construction and convenience, this is a property truly on par with the great estates of days gone by.

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    CHAPPAQUA | 95 Old Roaring Brook
    Rocky Hills represents one of the premier private specimen gardens not only in Westchester, but the entire United States. Created by the property's longtime owner, Henriette Suhr, over the course of 50 years, this Eden in the woods boasts primula, extensive fern gardens and a kaleidoscopic rock garden, with winding paths coursing around stewartia, dogwood, magnolia, conifers, rhotodendrons, tulips, alliums—the list goes on. Beyond a babbling brook and meadow, an antique shingle house lies magically set back with a wisteria-covered arbor and private balconies.

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    BRONXVILLE | 28 Valley Road

    Transcendent grounds are essential to frame a one-of-a-kind French Country estate, built anew in the 21st century using stone from an 18th century Bourgogne convent and container loads of other authentic architectural imports. The gardens at Le Capucine complete the enchanting setting of a resplendent home walking distance to Bronxville village, with formal boxwood knot, pleached Linden trees, Hornbeam hedge and topiary Yews joining forces with a velvet lawn, flowering fruit trees and native grasses.

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    BEARSVILLE | 201 Cooper Lake Road
    There are many draws to this Catskills compound, but this time of year none seem more colorful and standout than its prized rose gardens, planted with provenanced specimens imported from revered British breeder David Austin Limited. The blooms are best taken in from the home's incredible artist's studio (which includes a potting bench), custom designed by Andre Tchelistcheff. The main residence, a melange of rustic minimalism and mid-century modern sensibilities, boasts retractable walls leading to a spacious patio overlooking the property's floral highlights, sweeping mountain vistas and custom-built, natural-filtration swimming hole.

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