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    Generations of north-of-NYC'ers have relished the timeless thrill of being able to be whisked out of Metropolis to a waterfront retreat—to the banks of the mighty Hudson, the sparkling shores of Long Island Sound or the great lakes of the North Country—in close enough proximity to return for work the next morning. Whether for full-time or summer weekend residence, our current listing portfolio includes ample options for those lusting for fluttering masts, the tantalizing touch of golden sands between the toes and the simple pleasures a life on the water offers.

    RYE | 14 Philips Lane | $6,200,000
    A sustainable neighbor is the best kind, especially in the trending sense and when the sea is next door. This LEED-certified masterpiece epitomizes contemporary coastal living with sophisticated Hamptons-Modern sensibilities, implementing geothermal and solar systems, reclaimed wood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass to frame its surreal views. A sparkling lap pool and adjacent patio are prime for outdoor entertaining, flowing to an expanse of green grass cresting the coastline. Launch a kayak off the rocks, or light up the grill to sear the catch of the day. An association dock affords mooring possibilities for your vessel of choice.

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    MAHOPAC | 420 North Lake Boulevard | $3,695,000
    In a landlocked corner of Putnam County exists a curious place more akin to the Adirondacks than New York City's suburbs. Lake Mahopac, has been a waterfront resort for a steady span of four centuries, boasting in its heyday a designated railroad branch and paddle-wheel steamboat to ferry city-dwellers to the grand Victorian hotels along its stores. 420 North Lake captures the romance of that legacy in a home fit for today's living. The c.1900 stone and shingle residence boasts massive interiors with walls of windows framing views of the lake and 1+ acre grounds, with amenities impressive by any standard. Stone terraces cascade to open lawn beckoning views across the waterfront, with a dock, stone boathouse and sandy beach to complete the experience. Set sail from your private boat slip and cruise to town for dinner at Dish, a popular wine bar, or a "Float-In" movie at the nearby marina.

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    GREENWICH | 30 Oneida Drive | $4,895,000
    1.42 acres of prime waterfront property seems hardly common these days, especially in the heart of Greenwich. This 1896 English-style fieldstone carriage house is set directly upon a cove of Long Island Sound yet craftily sequestered by flora and fauna, offering kaleidoscopic vistas from inside out while maintaining privacy. Fieldstone verandas flank the timeless home, leading to a spacious lounging patio capable of upstaging even that of fine dining establishments in the area. Its inclusion in Indian Harbor Association boundaries add additional exclusivity.

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    DARIEN | 10 Pine Point | $3,095,000
    Rowayton, a quintessentially New England dockside village with character far exceeding its size, boasts an enchanting mix of historic and modern seaside adobes. This sophisticated home by Bruce Beinfield brings together the best of both worlds on Fairfield County's Sound Shore. A classically Connecticut shingled exterior reveals dreamy interiors, a meticulous interplay of rustic minimalism and modern sophistication infused with plastered walls, salvaged hardwood and beyond-stunning floors. It doesn't disappoint with elements of pleasant surprise.

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    ULSTER PARK | 69 River Road | $1,100,000
    Kingston. New York: An immensely historic city dating to Dutch Colonial times that's worn the hats of first state capital, gateway to the Pennsylvania coalfields via the Delaware & Hudson was something besides a Michelin-starred Brooklyn farm to table restaurant and gateway to the Catskills. Just south of town in Ulster Park, you'll find this wonderful riverfront home, offering direct Hudson River access unobstructed by railroad tracks. A deep water dock, private beach and tiki bar afford endless fun, with views afforded in virtually all indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces. Train service across the river to Rhinebeck, and the New York State Thruway in Kingston, puts it within easy reach of Manhattan, with both of the latter towns providing plentiful shopping, dining and cultural lures.

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