The energy of New York City attracts movers and doers in business and the arts where the competition is intense and constant. When the hectic work day is over, finding peace and quiet and a haven to recharge draws many to the small towns outside the city. Chappaqua, only 35 miles by commuter train from Manhattan, is one such town.
Chappaqua was settled in the 1700s by Quakers, mostly dairy farms and later the home of New York Tribune editor and 1872 presidential candidate, Horace Greeley. Today, Chappaqua is open spaces, country lanes and homes on spacious lots attracting business leaders, professionals and celebrities from the big city to raise their children in a laid-back environment with excellent schools where they can enjoy a quiet evening out at a nice restaurant and an after-dinner stroll. It is home to many luminaries such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his Food Network girlfriend, Sandra Lee.
Currently for sale near some of Chappaqua’s famous home owners is an elegant 86-acre estate with a 19,306-square-foot Georgian-style residence designed by Boris Baranovich. The interior includes seven bedrooms and ten baths with large formal rooms, a two-story mahogany library, great room with bar and theatre and a chef’s kitchen with fireplace and seating area and large master wing. There are indoor and outdoor sports courts, pool with pool house, sauna and steam room, gym, tennis and hiking trails. Priced at $17.9 million.
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