This week’s properties are a four-bedroom in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., and a six-bedroom in Hopewell, N.J.
Mercer | 179 Stony Brook Road, Hopewell, N.J.
19th-Century Country House
A six-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath, multi-wing house built in 1860 and expanded to include formal living and dining rooms, a great room, an updated kitchen, a library, a guest wing with a separate entrance and a finished basement with a game room and wine cellar, plus two detached garages for six cars, a barn and a dollhouse, on 31.4 acres. Jane Henderson Kenyon, Callaway Henderson, Sotheby’s International Realty, 609-828-1450, sothebysrealty.com
Taxes: $61,774 a year
The great room has a beamed cathedral ceiling, a built-in aquarium and a massive stone fireplace, and it opens to a sunroom and outdoor patio. The wood-paneled library, with its rough-hewed beams, built-in bookshelves and lower and upper reading nooks, evokes the home’s 19th-century roots. The open property provides sweeping views of the countryside.
The finished basement has no windows. The ceiling in the living room, part of the original structure, has lower head clearance.
Westchester | 77 Holly Place, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
A four-bedroom, five-bath, 5,341-square-foot, two-story house built in 2003 with three fireplaces, an open floor plan featuring a formal living room, great room and dining room with wood and stone accents; an eat-in kitchen with a center island, breakfast area and desk space; a first-floor primary bedroom suite with two full baths and an oversized walk-in closet with stained glass windows; a family room; a summer kitchen; and two stone patios, a side deck, a grassy area and a two-car garage, on 0.94 acres. Janet H. Brand, Houlihan Lawrence, 914-391-1409; houlihanlawrence.com
Taxes: $43,576 a year
The layout flows, with spacious rooms and stylish extras including mahogany-inlaid oak floors, wood-and-glass pocket doors, motorized window treatments and radiant-heated floors. The heating and cooling systems were recently upgraded. Large picture windows offer views of the tastefully manicured property.
A runoff channel crosses the front of the property.
Given the fast pace of the current market, some properties may no longer be available at the time of publication.
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