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

    647 Milton Point Road is an experience that can only be truly by understood by being there. Set on a hilltop perch overlooking Rye's sleepy yacht harbor, this extraordinary property represents two centuries of thoughtful, progressive renovations that culminated in a recent 13-year-long renovation by local architect Paul Benowitz. Wandering through meticulously groomed gardens and hedgerows, you enter the home through the front porch, where you're instantly greeted by the timeless warmth of wide-plank pegged floors, custom cabinetry and natural sunlight. Walk one direction to find yourself in the home's entirely glass conservatory living room, constructed imported English components, a crow's nest nautical life. Pass through the spacious 40 foot eat-in chef's kitchen through the adjacent dining and family rooms and you'll find something truly magical: the entrance to a two level, walk-in-closet, hosting its own staircase for a shortcut into the master suite above. Four additional upstairs bedrooms and an office share the home's priceless views, reached via a main central staircase.

    It's only right that such a spectacular property would be augmented by grounds of parallel stature, and 647 Milton's bucolic backyard doesn't disappoint. Through brilliant design, the home's .44 acres seem exponentially larger. Stone pathways wind their way up the hillside behind the home to a sparkling pool, flanked by a stone terrace that overlooks the home from its raised elevation. Out front is a pleasantly quirky feature: an immense viewing deck peering out over the harbor, perfect for people watching or toasting over the town.

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