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

    After a particularly long and snowy winter, there are few things that warm the body and lift the spirit more than a glass raised or a meal enjoyed out of doors. Where to dine al fresco is a hot topic come Springtime, and homes that extend the living space beyond the back wall are ever so appealing this time of year.

    Here are just a few spectacular spots from our listings to sip, taste and savor in fresh air:

    RYE | 508 Brevoort Lane
    Open-air entertaining is a snap at this English-style stone and shingle waterfront, where French doors off the designer kitchen lead to a fantastic two-tiered stone terrace and pool. Around the bend, salty air from the Sound adds a kick to gatherings in the laid-back loggia. See more

    GARRISON | 21 Aras Ridge
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    Sporting possibly the most modern and stylish pergola on the local market, this Frank Dushin beauty overlooks a sparkling pool and enjoys spectacular Hudson Highlands views. Not to be outdone, however, by the elevated dining terrace aside the breath-taking spherical greenhouse kitchen. See more

    MAMARONECK | 1411 Flagler Drive
    The rhythm of clinking class and conversation seems to echo in the air on the posh terrace of this Mediterranean villa at the rim of shore in gated Edgewater Point, once the estate of Palm Beach forefather Henry Morrison Flagler. The dwelling space is equally matched in luxury with eye-catching carved stone columns and imported Sevillan tiles. See more

    MILLBROOK | 474-482 Deep Hollow Road
    On the gently rolling grounds of this captivating 1810 estate, a wisteria-draped pergola overlooks the pool and tennis court, and seems to yearn for chic get-togethers of its own. Additionally, French doors open from the bright and airy living room to a broad stone patio that is rustic and attended by towering pines. See more

    SOMERS | 7 Todd Lane
    It’s marvelously apropos that this Normandy-inspired dwelling should boast an inviting pergola that, with a glance, conjures images of lively gastronomic feasts in the French countryside. Draped with flowering wisteria, it mirrors the home’s interior, equally open with an extra serving of natural light. See more

    BEDFORD HILLS | 644-646 Harris Road
    A rarely seen upper level pergola, built into the brick walls of this sprawling Northern Westchester manor, beckons sophisticated repasts, and overlooks sparkling David’s Brook. Down below, rows of French doors lead to multi-tiered bluestone terraces for entertaining at water’s edge. See more

    GREENWICH | 1 Indian Chase Drive
    Embracing Connecticut's Gold Coast to its fullest, the glorious waterfront terrace of this 1913 Mediterranean villa affords spectacular Long Island Sound vistas with every bite. The vibe of old-world luxury continues indoors with gleaming parquet and onyx floors, and exquisite marble fireplaces. See more

    DARIEN | 33 Beverly Place
    Nature’s consummate party room sits on a peninsula overlooking Scott’s Cove with space for everyone. The expansive bluestone terrace aside this stunning brick and shingle Colonial features a firepit, and steps to a private dock. Indoors, mesmerizing liquid views decorate every corner. See more

    SCARSDALE | 23 Bradford Road
    This classic stone and clapboard Colonial in Scarsdale’s Quaker Ridge neighborhood comes to life in the clement months with not one, but two broad mahogany decks that play host to a sleek indoor/outdoor wet bar and a sky-covered stainless-steel kitchen. See more

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