SCARBOROUGH | 842 Sleepy Hollow Road | $8,900,000
It's always nice when outbuildings match the main structure. It's even nicer when that main house is a pristine specimen by starchitect Mott Schmidt, the master of American Georgian Classicism who rose to fame constructing Sutton Place townhomes for America's gilded age elite. Rabbit Hill is the epitome of Schmidt's trademark style, where grand proportions meet restrained elegance with distinct English Country influences. The home's spacious cabana house boasts fully furnished living space and an adjacent patio seating, offering Western exposure over a cerulean swimming pool to sweeping Hudson River vistas. And we haven't even touched on the 13,000-square-foot manse—with eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms and five fireplaces.
BEDFORD | 168 Hook Road | $7,950,000
When a hilltop home commands sweeping views spanning three states, what better way to take it all in than a bright sun porch? You might have read about this incredible home in The Wall Street Journal, The Journal News or right here on our blog, and it's noteworthy in every possible respect. We're ready to plate a piping hot breakfast in the custom Poggenpohl kitchen and carry it out here on a breakfast-in-bed tray, complete with orange juice carafe and maybe some Veuve, and watch the morning fog rise off the reservoirs.
SALT POINT | 471 Hibernia Road | $2,950,000
There's a mystical quality to Hidden Brook Farm, and one of our favorite spaces within the 67-acre estate on Wappingers Creek is this most cordial conservatory. You'll find it hard to resist the urge to sink into those wicker seats clutching a generously-sized afternoon tea, put on glasses (whether you need them or not) and nosedive into a good book. It looks just as good from the outside, complete with a windowed cupola.
OLD GREENWICH | 50 Binney Lane | $5,995,000
You'll hear seagulls and smell the salt air from this sun-drenched breakfast porch, which opens to an outdoor patio that shares its overlook onto Long Island Sound. The custom Normandy-style home it's attached to is an even greater sight to behold, with brightness blowing through every room like the brisk sea breeze.
MOUNT KISCO | 6 Greeley Court | $1,150,000
Enjoy lounging or a hearty supper on this skylit, elevated porch, with both dining and seating areas along with a staircase down to the backyard. We're thinking a glam outdoor dinner party with Pinterest touches, like Mason jar cocktails and those ubiquitous kitchen towel napkins. The five-bedroom home, located on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, is sited on three acres abutting the 14th hole of Mt. Kisco Country Club.