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

    Tudors are to Lower Westchester what Levitt split level is to Long Island—and we couldn't be happier for it. Their pre-war proliferation defined entire communities, where New York City commuters could escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to homes that looked straight out of a storybook. From leafy lanes with sidewalks to large-lot country club settings, here are some of the most enchanting offerings in the style currently on the market:

    NEW ROCHELLE | 255 Lyncroft
    Straight out of a Thomas Kinkade canvas, the lines of this Wykagyl Park classic couldn't be more picture perfect, and the curb appeal is merely a preview. The entire c.1926 home has been meticulously brought up to 21st standards in comfortable, amenity-filled living, the most standout example of which is a poolside, all-stone covered patio complete with a wood-burning fireplace, outdoor kitchen with Viking grill and custom artisan benches.

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    RYE | 14 Lake Road
    While Tudors are hardly strangers to leafy lanes in sidewalk-lined commuter neighborhoods, waterfront examples are much less common. This graceful specimen sits high over Rye's Van Amridge Pond, framing sweeping vistas that offer a perfect vantage point for sunsets by the sea, whether you're inside, on the top-level patio or below by the pool.

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    BRONXVILLE 31 Edgewood
    Close to one of the most Tudored villages of them all, this turreted beauty is a dream waiting to be lived. Defined by casual, warm elegance, meticulous period details contrast a new kitchen with oversized Carrara marble island, leading to a spacious terrace framed by landscaping perfection.

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    MOUNT VERNON 31 Elmsmere
    A suburb bordering city limits seems like the last place to find "the country model," but this Mount Vernon masterpiece, set on more than an acre of lush grounds, is the real deal—just miles closer than you'd expect it to be. Besides the park-like backyard, other highlights include a formal dining room for 16+, and wood-paneled family room with a wet bar.

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    HARRISON |  27 Archer Road
    Equidistant to golf courses and Harrison's vibrant quasi-urban downtown, this sophisticated Tudor manor may well be in Cornwall. Balancing cathedral ceilings, custom millwork and other sought-after details have been a series of significant expansions and renovations, including a gourmet kitchen, mahogany-clad library, new bathrooms, a family room with bar and practical additions like a 20 KW generator.

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    SCARSDALE | 54 Old Orchard
    Scarsdale is perhaps the epicenter of all things Tudor, and considering the town's origin with the Heatchcote barony, it's only appropriate. This Fox Meadow example showcases the beloved look of stone, herringbone brick and timber overlaid in whimsical harmony, yielding a result as dignified as it is heartwarming.

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