Trends show smart home technology rising, and this home has plenty of it to offer. This modern house has Crestron and Lutron systems, Enviro Care detailing, iPhone security apps, LED lighting, video cameras accessed by your devices, Neff cabinetry, solar panels for pool and hot water, and Boffi fixtures are masterfully integrated with walls of glass, steel, lustrous maple, and imported Spanish Korten metallic ceramic tile. The property also has a heated driveway and an automatic snow melting system.
Prepare to have your breath taken away with the views of the pool and hilltop lake behind the house. This home has floor-to-ceiling windows illuminating the space and it is equipped with a yoga/exercise room, sauna and jet spa, steam shower, and tennis court.
Modern meets comfortable with this homes simplistic style and private backyard. Imagine sitting in the full sized library room while reading a book and looking out the large glass windows to the lake. The built in performance stage flows into the rest of the home to add an artistic value. The creative nature and vibe of Bedford can be felt not only throughout the home, but also throughout the town, a haven for artists, fostering innovation and inspiration.
Bedford, in Westchester Country, New York, is globally known for its privacy, security, serenity, abundant nature, as well as its excellent schools, fine restaurants and yet is under one hour from NYC.
Hence, Bedford has become a destination of choice for a wide range of celebrities over recent years, including Michael Douglas, Richard Gere, Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively, Bruce Willis and Martha Stewart.
Top of The World is the finest, new contemporary offering in the region. TOTW brings with it a legacy established over the past 20 years as a refuge for artists, performers, directors, actors, musicians, scientists (first American woman in space, astronaut Sally Ride, astrophysicist and Cosmos TV series host Neil deGrasse Tyson) and environmental activists (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr).
While only one hour or less from midtown NYC, Top of The World feels a world away and provides a respite for all who have come.
One of its owners founded Camp Broadway 20 years ago, an immersive summer camp program in Manhattan to introduce kids to Broadway Theater. In this same spirit, Top of The World has an elegant, exclusive ‘camp’ feel to it, with all the requisite activities available to its guests. And yet it is entirely private, secluded, surround by 225 acres of nature sanctuary and overlooks a never-to-be-developed 2-mile-long lake.
At the very first party at TOTW, an open house for friends and family, the owners offered hikes throughout the surrounding nature sanctuary on its marked trails, accessed directly from the property, rowboat rides and fishing on the giant, secluded and undeveloped Byram Lake out front, tennis matches, basketball games, giant, near life-size chess board matches, trampoline demonstrations, swimming contests, and an evening capped by roasting s’mores at the natural bedrock fire pit on the promontory of the property, overlooking the lake and surrounding nature sanctuary.
Other annual parties over the years featured July 4 fireworks visible from several neighboring communities all at once, annual gatherings of celebrities to watch the Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award telecasts, stargazing parties from the rooftop observatory dome (one of the owners produced Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey for Fox and National Geographic Networks) and various environmental and other civic fundraising events.
Most of all, the home was a country refuge for Broadway artists, Broadway in Bedford.
Producers, directors, actors, singers, dancers, composers, lyricists, designers, professionals from all quarters of theater, television series and film have been guests of Top of The World, artists who have been part of On Your Feet!, The Story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Evita, Beautiful, Jersey Boys, Book of Mormon, Thoroughly Modern Mille, Legally Blonde: The Musical, Shrek, Cabaret, and Half Time, a hip hop musical, and The Prom, both coming to Broadway next spring, TV series including Glee, Everybody Loves Raymond, How I Met Your Mother, as well as movies including Dirty Dancing (Executive produced by the owners), The Bourne Series, Spy Kids, and many others.
The energy, vitality of all their work is instilled forever in what Top of The World has to offer its new owners.