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

    Sassafras Farm presents a rare opportunity to own one of Lewisboro's finest historic properties.  Built in 1756 by a member of South Salem's founding family, the exquisite Colonial carries a legacy of luxury spanning four centuries, hosting a roster of distinguished residents including a onetime President of a certain 126-year-old real estate brokerage.

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    The grounds of the property in its current iteration reflect an immense 1920s expansion project, which melded 18th century roots with grand-scale amenities, which today include a pool, lighted tennis court, guest house, artist's studio, stables and a five-car garage—along with access rights to Lake Truesdale, which sits a short distance away.  Another notable addition was a dramatic, paneled sunken living room, with oversized windows overlooking the farm.

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    Sassafras Farm—then "Derby Hill"—circa 1967

    The property is as perfect for social gatherings today as it ever was, and it has a lengthy background of hosting them.  "We had musical friends who bought the caretaker's cottage and brought all sorts of interesting people to visit," said Mimi Mitchell, a prior owner of the property. "We had a piano concert, 'Music in the Garden,' one summer with the late Hilde Somer."

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