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

    One of the most interesting estates we are currently marketing for sale is Cassiobury in Bedford, a magnificent brick Georgian built with architectural elements reclaimed from one of England's great historic homes.

    The original Cassiobury House in Watford, England was the home of the Earls of Essex for more than 250 years and dates back to the 1500's.

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    Once one of England's great historic homes, sadly Cassiobury fell into disrepair and was torn down in 1927.  But much of the Elizabethan-era rose colored bricks, fireplace mantels, staircases and fine old woodwork were preserved and subsequently offered for sale.

    England's loss was our gain when some of  the bricks and antique woodwork traveled across the Atlantic and was incorporated into the classic Bedford house that stands today.

    Set on almost 24 acres with twin gatehouses, a barn and pool, the Bedford residence offers 6700 square feet of classical beauty, completely renovated for 21st century living. From its stately facade crafted with 16th century bricks to its serenely beautiful grounds,   Bedford's Cassiobury more than lives up to its illustrious roots.

    Read more about Cassiobury on Britain's  Country Life Magazine's website,  the UK's premier resource for luxury real estate.

    For more information on Cassiobury, please contact Linda Gracie at our Bedford Brokerage, 914.234.9099, lgracie@houlihanlawrence.com, or visit us at www.houlihanlawrence.com for a preview of all our luxury listings.