This newly built home was inspired by the the Chianti region of Tuscany and is located at 79 Pleasant Ridge Road in Harrison, NY. The villa is situated on 1 acre of land and boasts 7,500 square feet of living space, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, Terra cotta style roof with a two piece system, Cobble stone circular driveway with a Front gate entrance, radiant heat throughout, custom wiring for a smart home, double bridal staircase with custom railing, Tuscan style walnut Kitchen with brick oven, wine cellar, walnut floors, swimming pool w/cabana and more. It is listed at $3,869,000.

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  • Tigurinn

    How come has this site become totally unvisitable in Chrome? I type in the url and hit enter – but othing happens, the ‘area’ is still white and nothing is happening




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    • Grrrowler

      I’m viewing it in Chrome right now, and have posted hundreds of comments to the site, using Chrome.




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  • Daniel

    The exterior is awful, and it isn’t because of the COMPLETE lack of landscaping. The rear elevation looks just as odd, and the pool pavilion looks like it was built in the 1970s.

    Interior rooms look very low, though the kitchen and closet are beautiful. Overall the home looks like a remodeled home from the 70s, and not a built-in-2010 house.

    Also, what does “two-piece system” mean with regards to the roof?




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    • Grrrowler

      I think it’s similar to “two piece and a biscuit”, but I’m not exactly sure what it is.




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      • Daniel

        LOL. Um…doesn’t really help but thanks anyway!

        I guess it’s the way the roof is laid on the house? Either way, this place is ugly.




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  • Mak

    Maybe I need a break from rich people’s homes. I’m so damn jaded that I can’t see (or say) anything nice about these houses.

    I think the front facade is terrible. No symetry at all, no landscaping, no focal point. The roof line completely baffles me as from the front it looks as if the house settled one one side and bought the roof line down about 10 feet. The back is incredibly sad. Honestly, it looks unfinished. The whole house does.




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    • Daniel

      I was just curious about which style of home you like, or a particular example of a house you consider perfect or nearly perfect. Grrrowler seems to like casually rustic homes, Barney likes small post-modern homes, and I love Mediterranean or French-inspired homes in Palm Beach. As far as I can recall, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you compliment a home. Just wonderin’…




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      • Grrrowler

        I do like casually rustic houses in general, but not exclusively. I would say I prefer “casually elegant” over most other styles. What I do want to see in a house is superb design, both architecturally and interior design-wise, very high quality materials, and obvious thought that went into the house overall. Some of the really extravagant houses we’ve discussed have those qualities and they stand out for me. It doesn’t mean I want to live in those houses, but I definitely appreciate them. What I see lacking in SO many of these houses we discuss is good taste and common sense.




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      • Mak

        I love well executed, finely detailed traditional vernacular styles, whatever the style may be. I like sensible, well crafted homes, with real thought given to a rooms’ use (from the family’s perspective). Its why spec homes are so difficult for me. No thought given as to how a home is actually going to be used. Big isn’t better; BETTER is better.

        So many of the homes here are just big, with no real apparent thought given as to how the rooms are to be used.

        Thanks for asking though. Its nice to be asked…




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  • Grrrowler

    I get what they were going for with the exterior. A lot of villas in northern Italy don’t have landscaping right up against the house and will have a gravel or stone courtyard in front. However, there is almost always some type of plants in containers in the courtyard. The idea is that the landscaping frames the house instead of hiding it. This house just fails completely in that aspect. It would look somewhat better with green grass and leaves on the trees, but it just doesn’t work. Both the front and rear facades are unbalanced.

    The inside has some possibilities I think. With the right decorator, it could end up looking rather authentically Italian. However, I just don’t think it’s worth the effort to be honest. I hate the very dark window frames, and I don’t understand the inconsistently-colored baseboard molding. The light fixtures in man of the rooms make the ceilings look low, and the fat columns between the foyer and living room don’t help that effect.




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  • Mak
    • Daniel

      I knew something was amiss!!!! It looks like a remodel; check out the position of the garage and how it has no windows on the eastern wall. Seems as though the fireplace is in the same place as well.

      This is what happens when you keep the existing walls of a 1970s ranch home and attempt to convert it into something Mediterranean. Cheap, cheap, cheap!




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  • organbrett

    I don’t like the front facade either, but I seem to really like the inside for a home this size. I’ve never seen an octogonal kitchen before, but I like it and the closet. This is probably just a remodel, but a good one. I’ve heard of 2 piece roofs that have one laid above the other in case one fails, you still have a single roof to rely on until the top one can be fixed. I don’t know if it is the case here.




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  • Iemand

    They didn’t really thought the foyer out when designing it, did they? Two massive staircases, but then they put them in a (kinda) small foyer with that second story walkway in front. Image which could be nice ruined.




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  • claudia love

    without a doubt the ugliest house on the street. it should be a tear down.




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