A 4-bedroom modern in the Sterling Ridge part of Harrison that is on the sector for $2.495 million, characteristics grounds made by the landscape architect Armand Benedek in 1970 and then reshaped by one more gifted landscape designer who purchased the house in 2004.
Benedek, who lived in Pound Ridge and died in a scuba diving incident in 2004 although vacationing on Grand Cayman Island, was very best regarded for his collaboration with the landscape architect David Engel on the style of the Japanese Gardens at Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate in Pocantico Hills.
“All of his ideas were being handed to me when we purchased the home, and then I uncovered out he was world renowned,” states backyard garden designer and homeowner Carole Chaimowitz, who lives in the dwelling with her husband, Ron.
“I’m guessing he even experienced a hand in the placement of the property,” she claims. “It’s brilliantly positioned into the cliff, and the light all working day keeps this household bright.”
Sterling Ridge is all “cliff, all rock,” she suggests. “The property is crafted into the rock — it’s just married to the cliff. It has such a solid sensation, almost like a tree.”
The 4,041-square-foot residence has four bedrooms, 3 total bathrooms and one particular partial bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are presently employed as household offices. The household sits on a 1.71-acre whole lot.
Features consist of a heated and connected two-vehicle garage, a basement gym, a complete-home generator, a massive rear patio, a flat lawn, a absolutely free-form heated gunite pool with Japanese gardens around it and a 2012 pool household that follows the design of a Japanese tea household.
“It’s a extremely Zen-like home,” says listing agent Jill Caird, of William Pitt/Julia B Fee Sotheby’s Intercontinental Realty. “You see various views all of the time. It’s really calming, extremely stress-free, extremely quiet.”
“Armand Benedk experienced a vision and she noticed that vision when she seemed at the house,” Caird suggests. “From the property, you have panoramic views of the back garden all yr round.”
Both the residing and eating rooms as very well as the main bed room suite have ground-to-ceiling walls of glass that confront out to the fantastically planted gardens.
“I’m big on the community period, what you see when you generate by, and the private phase—your paradise, what is in your back again garden,” Chaimowitz claims.
“I’m deer fenced in the back,” she adds. “It’s pure salad if they could get in.” And she depends on deer-resistant crops for the front yard.
After closing on the residence in 2004, the Chaimowitzes undertook a to-the-studs intestine rehab and modernization.
“We did a whole lot of personalized cabinetry,” she says. “All of the woods are personalized, selected for their textures, their personalities.”
“It’s got a wonderful circulation to it,” Chaimowitz adds. “It’s a good entertaining home.”
As part of the plant palette for her yard, she has a assortment of Japanese maples as properly as viburnums and hydrangeas.
“The total concept is to have four-time desire, and in addition it’s truly important to me, in the depth of winter season, to have seed heads and factors that maintain their individual,” she states. “I have trees and shrubs that maintain the snow properly.”
Sterling Ridge is “beautiful, and walking or biking in this neighborhood is a visible treat,” Chaimowitz states. “That will be really hard to go away.”
“This house is outstanding,” she suggests. Right after viewing the drone footage which is now on the listing, “I seemed at my spouse and reported we ought to acquire this residence.”
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Handle: 12 Clinton Lane, Harrison
Price tag: $2.495 million, with estimated yearly taxes of $37,176
Educational facilities: Harrison
Agents: Jill Caird and Connie Sobrino, William Pitt/Julia B Cost Sotheby’s Worldwide Realty