Here, Have a Private Peninsula in Larchmont, NY (House of the Day)

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Waterfront home, Larchmont, NY

The city or the suburbs? Despite Census data last year showing that many cities were growing at a faster pace than their surrounding suburbs, voters in our #housepornthurs contest this week overwhelmingly chose the suburbs. This fabulous waterfront manor in Larchmont, N.Y., north of NYC, handily trumped a chic, modern condo in the Big Apple's famed Tribeca neighborhood. Hey, we all need to get away from the city sometimes.

Houseporn thursday logoAnd the Larchmont home is the perfect place to retreat to. Perched on a private peninsula overlooking the Long Island Sound and Larchmont Harbor, the 7,259-square-foot home is a serene getaway unlike any other. With seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, it's a spacious Colonial with sparkling water views. There's a private dock, a staircase to the shoreline, stone seawall and private deep-water mooring, according to the listing. But don't let the uber-private 1.33-acre estate fool you: The home is a convenient walk away from the village center, where there are shops, restaurants, transportation and schools. Privacy plus convenience? That'll cost you. The home is on the market for $12.7 million.

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