Tuxedo Park – Beautiful Homes, Low Prices, Close to NYC, Endless Nature

Tuxedo Park, NY

Tuxedo Park, NY home of 1stdibs.com founder Michael Bruno.

Just 35 miles from New York City there quietly sits a nationally registered landmark area rich in history, incredible homes and acres of natural beauty – Tuxedo Park, New York. Yup, that’s where the name for the fancy penguin suit originates from, too.  It was love at first sight for 52-year-old Michael Bruno founder of the antiques, jewelry and fashion website1stDibs.com.  He just can’t seem to resist (or believe) all that Tuxedo Park has to offer.  “The real estate here is so reasonable it’s like playing Monopoly,” he says.  The area was the first gated community in the U.S.  Check out this fabulous NY Post article about Michael Bruno and a short on the area with some great vintage film and a bit of history. If you want to check out a beautiful 4,000 square foot Italianate home which sits on  6 beautiful private acres in the heart of Tuxedo Park, click here now!  It’s a gem for under $1M.  It would be worth the drive out from NYC.  While you’re there, grab a cocktail at the The Tuxedo Club next to Tuxedo Lake.






Treasures of New York – Stanford White


I’m obsessed with the stories of New York City and passionate about architecture, so there was no way I could avoid discovering Stanford White who transformed New York City in the Gilded Age.  He was one of the most prominent architects of the 19th and 20th Century, larger than life, a genius, and quite eccentric … his story is a New York story. Dick Cavet hosts an episode of the marvelous WNET series  “Treasures of New York” featuring the life and work of Stanford White. You won’t want to miss this.  [Sotheby’s International Realty]