5 Stunning Contemporary Homes For Sale in Westchester

A look at the County’s against-the-grain offerings.

$9,995,000

1209 Greacen Point Rd, Mamaroneck
6 bedrooms | 6 full and 2 half baths | 8,000 square feet 

What’s to like? If location means everything in real estate, then this 8,000-square-foot serene oasis has the winning strategy cornered! Surrounded by the Long Island Sound, its location couldn’t be more ideal. With a light, bright, airy, and open design, the elegant contemporary commands attention at every turn—from the inviting entry hall through to the expansive stone patio with its extraordinary panoramic views and all the delightful surprises and amazing amenities in between. That includes a gourmet chef’s kitchen with marble countertops, a massive center island, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, wet bar with wine cooler, and two seating areas; a restful living room outfitted with wide plank wood flooring, a feature fireplace flanked by built-in display shelving; and a plush first-floor master bedroom suite with its own entrance to the patio and a Sound-facing in-ground heated pool/spa. Other outdoor features: outdoor sound system, built-in gas grill, landscape lighting, beautiful stone sea wall, and private dock. And no worries when weathering a severe storm—this property is storm-ready with a built-in generator and hurricane-resistant windows.

What’s not? A first-floor master bedroom separate from the remaining bedrooms may not work for some.

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Fran Klingenstein, (914) 772-4203, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty; sothebysrealty.com

 

$5,900,000

7 Deer Ridge Ln, Armonk
5 bedrooms | 5 full and 1 half baths | 6,500 square feet

What’s to like? This property’s new owner will acquire an original work by award-winning New York architect Robert A.M. Stern, who’s known for bridging the modernist and traditionalist worlds. This modern masterpiece—thought to be Stern’s first in New York—is set on property that once spanned 300 acres (and may have had a Lehman Brothers connection) and now reigns over 28 acres at Armonk’s highest point. Renovations have kept the 1975 home’s trademark features intact: 25-foot ceilings; curved walls and geometric angles that add warmth to the minimalist style; walls of glass, skylights, and clerestories carefully positioned to maximize natural light and bring nature in; and honed bluestone slate inside and out. There’s also no shortage of relaxing spaces from the rec room/home theater to the pool and cabana that anchor the outdoor sanctuary—perfect for lounging or a dip. This property has it all, including plenty of parking in two garages—one attached for two cars and another detached for four.

What’s not? The home’s post-modern style may have targeted appeal. 

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Paul Sarlo, (646) 522-9488, Coldwell Banker; coldwellbankermoves.com

 

$2,495,000

3700 Purchase St, Purchase
6 bedrooms | 6 baths | 5,937 square feet 

What’s to like? Living the life of luxury comes easy in this light-filled contemporary gem in the heart of Purchase’s estate territory. The distinctive custom design pulls you in right at its defining entrance with blue cobalt curved front stone steps and its signature red front door that pair together beautifully. The visual interest and sophisticated playfulness continue inside with unique angles, curved walls, and cutouts, along with wall-to-wall windows with stunning views from all sides. And, who would want to leave the self-contained master bedroom suite with massive closet space and a sitting room that can do double duty as an office? Also included in the second-floor private living space are two ensuite bedrooms and two Jack and Jill bedrooms. The sprawling 2.5-acre pristine private grounds—featuring a spectacular pool, spacious deck, flowering gardens, and putting green—round out the resort feel and create a calming outdoor oasis that works wonderfully, whether relaxing alone or entertaining many. 

What’s not? It may be time to do a little updating.

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Fran Klingenstein, (914) 772-4203, Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty; sothebysrealty.com

 

$1,575,000 +/-

Indian Hill Rd, Pound Ridge
4 bedrooms | 3 baths | 2,800 square feet 

What’s to like? Sometimes, the best properties are the ones not yet built. Whoever gets on board with this yet-to-be-built eco-friendly modernist home by the green design and build company Blu Homes will be in for a treat. Features will include a custom open, flexible, and highly functional floor plan with 900 square feet of finished space on the lower level; sophisticated, chic design; soaring ceilings; clean lines; floor-to-ceiling windows; integrated technology functions; sustainable, formaldehyde-free materials, including a low-maintenance cedar exterior; and a green energy efficiency and indoor air quality that will have neighbors green with envy. “The land owners, Rob Knorr of Nordic Construction—the local builder—and I were drawn to offering this very modern eco-friendly product because we thought it would look beautiful and also appeal to the Pound Ridge buyer,” says listing agent Susan Berman. And who is the ideal buyer? In Berman’s view, someone who appreciates modernist architecture and “relates well to the smart, functional space of these homes.” The listing price of the Breezehouse model (shown below as built in Copake, New York) includes the land (one of five available lots), site development, and a completely finished house, but could increase if the buyer adds more custom features. 

What’s not? The compact design that delivers a smaller footprint for greener living also means rooms on a slightly smaller scale. But what the interior loses in scale, it makes up for in volume thanks to higher ceilings (up to 16 feet) giving each room a spacious feeling.

Susan Berman, (914) 441-8631, Houlihan Lawrence; houlihanlawrence.com; Blu Homes, bluhomes.com

 

$850,000

78 Marlborough Rd, Briarcliff Manor
4 bedrooms | 3 full and 1 half baths | 3,700 square feet

What’s to like? This serene property set on 1.5 tree-lined landscaped acres offers the best of two worlds—an abundance of privacy and quiet that’s within walking distance to the train station and mere minutes from Sleepy Hollow Country Club and Trump National Golf Club, possibly making it an unusual combination for a property its size. Its interior (completely updated in 2005) is no less striking with spacious rooms, cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, fireplaces (including a double-sided version between the dining area and living room), and walls of windows that bring nature in and deliver serene, mesmerizing views in every season. Adding to the vacation feel are the luxurious master bedroom suite with a spa-like master bath and a massive dressing room with built-ins; wiring for sound and SiriusXM radio throughout; and an entertainment-ready layout with sliding glass doors leading to the hot tub and a sprawling patio with fire pit overlooking a spray pond.

What’s not? There’s nothing this property doesn’t have except a basement.

Valerie Cascione, (914) 424-6903, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty; randrealty.com

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