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Lakefront Armonk Home Features Native American History

The view from the deck of 26 Carolyn Place, overlooking Wampus Lake. Photo Credit: Contributed
A tennis court is just one of the amenities of this home. Photo Credit: Contributed
The oversized deck, overlooking Wampus Lake. Photo Credit: Contributed
26 Carolyn Place in Armonk. Photo Credit: Contributed

ARMONK, N.Y. -- Located deep in wooded Armonk, surrounded by Wampus Lake and Whippoorwill County Club, a recently-reduced mid-century ranch offers country living in a little-known piece of American history. 

26 Carolyn Place in Armonk is currently listed by Pamela Schwartz of Houlihan Lawrence for $1,750,000. The 1958 lake house features a tennis court, heated pool and a lofted deck overlooking Wampus Lake. 

"This home is very secluded and offers one of the best views in all of Armonk," said Schwartz. "Whether hanging out by the pool or heading down to the lake for kayaking or swimming, this home features plenty of options."

A natural spring, the body of water was known as Wampus Lake Reservoir and for many years was part of the New York City water supply. Named after the Native American who lived on the land until its purchase in 1696, the lake currently is open to the public. Visitors can enjoy row boating, kayaking or simply relaxing by the water. Recent discoveries of Wampus Lake indicate that early 20th-century rock shelters, several Native American artifacts and remnants of historically significant residential developments were found within or near the lake.

"There is an interesting back story regarding the historical significance of the lake, it's one that homeowners may be very interested in discovering," said Schwartz. 

For those seeking peace and quiet, 26 Carolyn Place features a great room complete with a fireplace and a private study. The first floor also features a spacious kitchen overlooking the lake and a master bedroom with sliding doors that lead to an outdoor garden. "With a large kitchen, wine cellar, tennis court and family room with a fireplace, entertaining is encouraged at this home," said Schwartz. 

A private retreat with lakefront views, 26 Carolyn Place is located near the Armonk town center, the Whippoorwill Country Club and the North White Plains train station. 

For more information on this home, or other Houlihan Lawrence listings, click here. 

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