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

    With Sunday fast approaching, we scoured our listings for the most fatherly features we could find.  From man caves to baseball diamonds, here are our top picks for paternally-compatible properties:

    A RAISED BAR | 233 Pine Road, Briarcliff Manor

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    If not for the flat screen, you might feel inclined to wax your mustache and rack your chapeau before sitting to sip libations at the cocktail den within this bright c.1902 manor home, complemented by the essential billiards table, swivel chairs and downstairs wine cellar.  Take your drink outdoors to sit poolside, explore the gardens and greenhouse or spike some wickets into the croquet lawn for a drinking game fit for the most demure of dads.  Extra credit: The four-acre property was formerly farmland owned by businessman, hotelier and carpet importer Walter Law, "father" of the Village of Briarcliff. MLS 4403390, $4,975,000

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    ON A ROLL | 19 Rockshelter Road, Waccabuc

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    Possibly the pinnacle of patriarch-appealing properties in our portfolio, this custom newer construction is so effusively XY it might turn even heads watching the most gripping moments of the Rangers Stanley Cup Finals.  Outside, there's a full baseball diamond, contrasting a classy limestone terrace with arbor, pool and spa.

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    But the real prize is inside: a billiards room with enviable built-in bar, home theater, arcade, and above all, a scaled-down roller hockey rink—complete with its own locker room and adjacent kitchen to feed famished Lundqvist and Gretzsky-aspirers after a hard game.  It truly has everything a father could want to enjoy both with and without the kids, complete with an address in Northern Westchester's hottest hamlet you'll have to spell out to literally everyone (#firstworldproblems). MLS 4418966, $3,995,000

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    TERROIR-TORIAL | 59 Old Oscaleta Road, South Salem, NY

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    If its lakefront setting and refined aesthetic weren't enough, the guest house at this South Salem estate, christened Wingfield, is merely the cork to its defining feature: an unrivaled wine cellar.  Crafted of Austrian brick by noted artisan Fritz Gruber, this labyrinthine subterranean space boasts both storage and entertaining areas, vaulted ceilings and custom fittings.  Swirl your glass in the domed tasting chamber over hors d'oeuvres staged in the adjacent kitchenette, then freshen up in the powder room (or dab out that stubborn Merlot stain) before feasting in its dining area.  And if you drink through all 15,000 bottles in its racks (we don't recommend it), fear not: you can always wind your way back upstairs, exit through the handmade copper door and grab a Gewürztraminer from the 500-bottle wine room in the main residence.  Also: patio cannons. MLS 4411984, $6,500,000

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