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

    These days, luxury buyers have high expectations when  searching for estate properties and attributes like beautiful architecture, great privacy and plentiful recreational amenities are all "must-haves" . But nothing sets a home apart like a classic estate  garden where  the artistry that is found within these spectacular homes spills out  to the magnificent landscape.    Here are a few examples taken from our luxury homes for sale that will make you green with envy.

    Landscape and architecture blend to stunning effect at newly constructed  Bedford House in Bedford where designer L. Scott Johnson used an astonishing collection of flowering plants, specimen shrubs and sparkling fountains to create this botanical paradise.

    The late philanthropist Brooke Astor is believed to have planted over 30,000 daffodils on the hillside of her 65-acre country estate in Briarcliff Manor, Holly Hill , which boasts extensive formal gardens surrounding the Willian Adams Delano-designed stone manor.

    Noted English landscape architect Simon Johnson created glorious gardens to complement this totally renovated 1930's manor in Purchase, which is introduced by a graceful drive lined with linden trees.

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