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

    Spring is finally here, and summer is just around the corner. Many of the homes on the market offer outdoor recreational amenities, ranging from tennis courts to swimming pools. Here are a few spectacular pools that come with equally marvelous houses.


    Gorgeous Getaway

    This crystal-clear swimming pool and spa are complemented by a handsome terrace, a beautiful wisteria trellis, and an outdoor fireplace. They are strategically sited beside a classic stone and shingle Colonial on eight acres in a prime Bedford Hills estate area. Five bedrooms include a master suite with outdoor balcony and a separate suite with private entrance.

    A long gated approach leads through a grove of flowering cherry trees to a charming cobblestone courtyard. Acres of rolling lawn and mature perennial gardens of hydrangea, peonies, butterfly bushes, specimen plantings, plus a vegetable garden provide a private oasis.



    9MIlerRoadpoolRelaxing Retreat

    This beautiful Gunite, salt-water pool, spa, and waterfall are surrounded by lush, level lawns and magnificently accessorized by a Nantucket-shingle-style, five-bedroom home, custom-built by the original owners. The 6,361-square-foot residence exudes sophistication and comfort with generously scaled rooms, high ceilings, custom millwork, and wonderful entertaining spaces. Don't miss the magnificent, two-story entry with molded archways and grand staircase. The family room with dramatic floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and French doors opening to a generous patio are perfect for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The formal living room has a fireplace and French doors that lead to a private, covered porch. The gorgeous gourmet kitchen offers plenty of space for more than one cook and dining at the island or the adjoining breakfast area.



    Amba Farms

    This heated pool with terrace and pergola is surrounded by blooming gardens and set on a nearly four-acre, self-sustaining, organic farm. The property delights the senses in every way and successfully expresses the relationship between architectural design and a philosophic approach to a centered life. An ideal locavore setting in the heart of Bedford Hills, Amba Farms includes a beautiful parterre, a series of raised-bed vegetable gardens and cold frames, a greenhouse, large strawberry garden, potting shed, mature fruit orchards, and a delightful, five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot home.