The romance of a retreat

This month, we offer a glimpse into two properties that offer an escape, from Serenade Lake in Brewster, where nature inspires every day, to One Singular Sensation, the luxurious Bedford estate of the late composer Marvin Hamlisch. Read on…


One Singular Sensation

Supremely private 4.6-acre gated estate with spectacular views of  New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.

Sited upon one of Westchester’s highest points in a premier Bedford estate area.

4,600 square feet, four bedrooms, four baths, one powder room and three fireplaces.

Spectacular Poggenpohl kitchen accented with a mural by acclaimed muralist Alex Traturo.

Expansive stone terrace and heated pool.


• Bedford

• 4,686 square feet

• 4.6 acres

• Bedrooms: 4

• Baths: 3 full, 1 half

• Price: $7.95 million

For more information, contact David Turner of Houlihan Lawrence’s Bedford Village Green office at 914-234-9099, ext. 22365, 914-953-6010 or


Serenade Lake

A spectacular 134.5-acre estate on pristine Serenade Lake, surrounded by extensive natural woodlands, open fields, meadows, rolling hills, thousands of trees and miles of private trails.

The 6,800 square-foot residence is a one-of-a-kind custom-built log house crafted with Florida cypress set right at lakeside and graced with an easy flowing layout and dramatic lake views from nearly ever room.

Highlights include a huge great room with fireplace, a new kitchen designed by MarkJames & Co. with a Lacanche range custom-built in France and a library with fireplace. Also, there’s a stunning indoor pool with a full wall of glass overlooking the lake.

A one-bedroom guest house and 1840s barn round out the property, ideally located close to shopping, major roadways, a Metro-North Railroad station and New York City, some 60 miles away.


• Brewster

• 6,800 square feet

• 134.5 acres

• Bedrooms: 4

• Baths: 5 full, 1 half

• Price: $4.9 million

For more information, contact Robert P. Morini of Houlihan Lawrence’s Brewster brokerage at 845-279-6800, ext. 222, 914-906-7947 or

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