WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Air conditioning, iced drinks and fans are nice, but everyone knows the real way to beat the summer heat is by going for a swim. However, with overcrowded beaches and so few swimming pools available, cooling off can be a challenge. Thankfully, taking a dip is as simple as walking out the back door at these summer gems currently listed by William Raveis Real Estate.
Located just off the Saw Mill Parkway and minutes from downtown, 28 High Ridge Road in Mount Kisco transports residents to a private hilltop retreat, while still keeping them near the action. Surrounded by woods, the gated 2.5 acre lot features a sprawling lawn and stunning backyard oasis. The two-tiered patio and deck were designed with entertainment in mind, while the inground pool offers a tranquil setting for homeowners to cool down and relax. The 6,438 sq. ft. home is a 2001 build, and offers four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
For those seeking a home designed for entertaining that's still highly livable, 5 Charles Court in Chappaqua offers the best of both worlds. Encompassing 8,464 sq. ft., the home features a stunning entryway and vaulted ceilings, which although elegant, aren't overbearing. A newly renovated kitchen anchors even the largest dinner party, while the home's deck, patio and pool shine during the summer months. A lower level game and entertainment room allows the party to continue indoors, while the master bed and bath offer spa-like relaxation.
At 11 Valley Ridge Road in Harrison, history and convenience come together in one unbeatable package. Located just 35 minutes by train from Midtown Manhattan, the 1930s colonial is located in the highly sought after Sterling Ridge neighborhood. Sited on 1.45 acres of private property, the six bedroom home contains an updated chef's kitchen complete with granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Outside, the property features expertly manicured gardens and an inground pool, providing homeowners a lush summertime escape from the city.
Looks can be deceiving at 33 Hemlock Hills in Chappaqua. When viewed from the street, the 6,000 sq. ft. home appears to be beautiful, but nothing out of the ordinary. However, due to the lot's downward slope, the house offers owners a hidden paradise for play. Designed by award-winning landscape architect Steven Krog, the home's backyard includes a level play area, heated inground pool and a patio area complete with a built-in kitchen and grill. Inside, the home's stunning master bathroom was named one of the best in the county by Westchester Magazine.
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