Three cheers for the red, white and blue! As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, it’s time to take a step back and appreciate all the freedoms and opportunities of this great nation we call home. Here are some fabulous residences throughout Connecticut and Westchester County that display their patriotic pride every single day with bold accents of red and distinct shades of dazzling blue.
This lovely contemporary Colonial proudly stands with its bold, burnt red façade on a quiet drive at 454 Ardsley Road in Scarsdale, N.Y. In addition to its patriotically
colored exterior, the home is also ideal for Fourth of July entertaining, with its expansive, bright open floor plan and wonderful yard. Fire up the grill on the property’s BBQ deck area, and add some accents of blue and white to complement the surrounding walls of red! Country Living shares 10 creative ideas for throwing a laid-back picnic party, and what better place to do so than at this peaceful Westchester County home?
A Touch of Blue
Resting on over three acres of land in the town of New Canaan, Conn., lies a private country estate with a classic stone Colonial style. The custom-built home, which is located at 1480 Ponus Ridge, features exquisite millwork and architecture, as well as great attention to detail both inside and out, including its choice in subtle blue shutters. This calming color adds to the residence’s overall charming appeal, and of course, its patriotic vibe. A stone Colonial with white paint and blue shutters—it doesn’t get more old-world “Americana” than that! 3 East Trail in Darien, Conn., is another timeless stone Colonial with blue shutters. This antique home was built in 1928, providing a beautifully preserved piece of American history, while catering to all the modern amenities needed for today’s lifestyle, and a successful celebration at home.
A Patriotic Welcome
Superbly built in 1924, 11 Cornell Place in New Rochelle, N.Y., offers a gorgeous Mediterranean style with a one-of-a-kind first impression! Upon entrance, guests are immediately greeted by a show-stopping, bright red front door against a neutral exterior, displaying the perfect shade to match the red of our beloved Old Glory. All that’s left to do is test your hand at an American-inspired DIY wreath, which Good Housekeeping shares crafty ideas for here. The residence also boasts an ideal setting for summer entertaining, with picturesque views of the nearby Paine Lake. This holiday, go for a stroll to the water, and head back for some outdoor relaxation and an ice cold drink on the property’s extensive stone patio—the perfect way to celebrate what America’s all about.
Indulge in your favorite meal and the color red this Fourth of July at 152 Cheesespring Road’s traditionally styled dining room. The elegant space fits the overall classic atmosphere of this four-bedroom Colonial home, featuring red-patterned wallpaper, bright red curtains and even a red center rug! A fireplace, intricate architectural moldings and double archways leading to the home’s grand foyer and living room complete this space.
Roof with a View
Imagine looking out your window and seeing views of the Hudson River, Henry Hudson Bridge, Upper Manhattan and the Palisades every single day. Now imagine doing this, but from a 700 square-foot rooftop patio while fireworks light up the night, sparkling against the surrounding water. At 2287 Johnson Avenue #15G, a luxury, sun-drenched condo in the town of Riverdale, N.Y., this American dream is nothing but reality. Celebrate the day atop the unit’s expansive terrace complete with an outdoor TV, speakers and a front-row seat to some of the best firework shows around!
Happy 4th of July, Everyone!