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

    maho250 miles north of New York City lies a land of shade, sunsets and accessible seclusion. Framed by lush, rolling hills, Lake Mahopac is central to life in its namesake community, which despite its post-war transition to a year-round community still retains some of its historic spirit as a laid-back summer resort town. While the gentle puttering of motorboats has long since replaced the grand paddlewheelers that once plied the lake between its towering Victorian hotels of the 19th century, the draw to the area has only grown.

    Mahopac is a place where there's truly something for everybody. mahopac_1867The 22-mile North County Trailway, occupying the old railroad which ferried vacationers in from the city, cuts right through town, with a natural cafe in the old freight house standing by to refuel hungry bikers. Two golf courses, Putnam National and the lakeside Mahopac Golf and Beach Club, offer a combined 36 holes of links. You might see local teenagers strumming acoustic guitar at Brooklyn Coffee House while sipping blended iced chais into the night. The height of summer might mean boating into town for a "Float-In" Movie Night (the nautical equivalent of the drive-in, of course) at Mahopac Marina, or dinner at Dish Bistro & Wine Bar—just a short distance from shore.

    3 Tennis Court Road is the opportunity to own a spacious home on two acres with 194' of lake frontage, complete with a private dock and beach. The contemporary residence, sited high above the water, invites views into a two-story atrium living room through oversized windows, opening to a three-level deck outside. Stone pathways lead down to a 20 x 40' heated gunite pool, private tennis court and the water. Close to work and permanently at play, this is the perfect home for a leisurely lifestyle that's near it all.

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