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

    Nestled atop a dramatic hilltop perch overlooking Byram Lake, Top of the World couples modern sophistication with the natural serenity Northern Westchester is renown for. The Myron Goldfinger-designed residence sits sequestered by 225 acres of neighboring nature preserve, adding distance of mind to a place not-so-distant from the bustle of New York City.

    Through its 20 years of ownership by two successful producers, the home has been a refuge for artists, performers, actors, musicians and scientists alike. Its walls have witnessed good company: A certain astrophysicist and a pioneering astronaut have stargazed through the home's domed rooftop telescope. The custom screening room has played hosted to annual gatherings of celebrity guests to view Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award telecasts. Even on an ordinary day, however, Top of the World is extraordinary.


    The property captures a sophisticated. post-modern summer camp feel. Warm weather means hikes along the neighboring 225-acre nature sanctuary, fishing on the lake, tennis matches, swimming contests and oversized chess games with life-sized pieces. S'mores sessions at the natural bedrock fire pit cap off the evening with sweeping views from the property's promontory, spanning water, woods and mountains. There's a free-form pool with cabana, appropriately sharing the sweeping mountain and lake views.


    Open, loft-like interiors are flanked with walls of glass, framing the ambient vistas and flooding the home with natural light. Terraces are brilliantly integrated into the home's design; private crow's nests over the flowing, terrestrial landscape. Even the children's rooms are standout, with custom murals and built-in theming elements.

    We'll let you watch and experience the rest for yourself:

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