8 Timber Trail, Rye
The stats: 5 bedrooms 5 baths 5,825 square feet
The price: $2,895,000
The skinny: If you’re one of the many who think Westchester is the land of Colonials, think again! Contrary to that popular belief, this unique California-style ranch is proof positive of the vast diversity of Westchester homes. Custom built in 1963 for one-level living, this mid-century modern masterpiece delivers 12 spectacular light-filled rooms (thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings, and skylights), including five bedrooms and five baths. Set on more than three private acres, the property pairs the illusion of a sparsely populated countryside with the reality and convenience of being close to Rye shopping, dining, and train station and just 35 minutes from Manhattan. Not only does every glass-walled room—from the expansive living room to the master bedroom suite sanctuary—reflect an inspired open and airy design, but each offers an easy natural access to the outdoors through sliding glass doors. Says listing agent Nancy Lawton, “It also has the advantage of being on an incredible street. Each home is set on a large piece of property that can’t be subdivided.” Other bonuses: gazebos (yes, more than one), wisteria-covered pergola, pool, pool house, tennis and paddle court, even a tree house.
The agent: Nancy Lawton, (914) 260-1788, www.houlihanlawrence.com