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

    Last week, Christie's landmark auction of Elizabeth Taylor's jewelry and clothing collection set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewelry in auction history and also set a new bar for the most valuable private collection of fashion ever offered at auction.

    As the exclusive affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate for Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, Houlihan Lawrence was pleased to see the huge success of the sale.

    Six of the celebrated actress's jewels garnered over $5 million each. On the first day of the auction, the 33.19-carat diamond ring given to Ms. Taylor by Richard Burton sold for $8.8 million alone! If you missed out at the auction or if jewelry is not your passion, there's always real estate to consider.
    Here's a selection of luxury homes for sale that are offered in a similar price range.

    Edgewood 11 Edgewood Lane, Purchase, NY offered at $8,500,000, is one of the area's most spectacular estate properties set on 22 acres with a stately Mott-Schmidt-designed brick Georgian residence, a guest house, pool, tennis court and pond.

    The Lodge at Loch Lyall 100 Sunny Acres Dr Garrison, NY, offered at $8,900,000, is a 116-acre estate with a private lake surrounded by thousands of acres of Fahnestock State Park Preserve. The main residence, a former gentleman's hunting lodge that has been elegantly transformed into a sophisticated lakeside retreat, shares the pristine setting with an Adirondack-style guesthouse, pool, pool house, tennis court and stone dock.

    Bedford House 332 South Bedford Rd Bedford Corners, NY, offered at $7,850,000, features a newly constructed main residence, a guest house, pool and pool house highlighted by breathtaking gardens, rare privacy  and proximity to nearby scenic Howland Lake.

    For more information on our towns visit our town guides for Bedford Real Estate and Garrison Real Estate.

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