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Before and After

saxonwoodshouseDespite economic woes, increased flooding and Village regulations, Scarsdale homes continue to get bigger and bigger. Here are two before and after photos of homes that have grown on their lots. Do you have new construction sprouting on your street? Take a photo and share it with our readers:

140 Saxon Woods Road: A group of residents argued that the original home on the site had historic importance as it was one of the last relics of a community of freed slaves who moved to Scarsdale in the mid 19th century. However, the Committee on Historic Preservation did not find it historically significant and the demolition of the original home was allowed to go through. Take a look at the size of the house (above) that is now going up on this .19 acre lot, wedged between two existing homes.

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Original Home at 140 Saxon Woods Road
47 Greenacres Avenue: Some were surprised when this beautiful Greenacres home with a wide front porch sold for a very reduced price this past summer. An addition to this 3,100 square foot house on almost 1/3 of an acre was approved in September, 2011 and now it looks as if it is almost double the original size.
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7Wayside_copyRecent Sales: 7 Wayside Lane: Remodeled Fox Meadow home with hardwood flooring, top of the line finishes and built-ins. Professional Viking kitchen and custom marble master bath. Quiet tree-lined Scarsdale street.

Sale Price: $1,355,000
R.E. Taxes: $27,048


33 Barry Road:
English brick Colonial with sunny, expansive floor plan smartly designed for easy living and entertaining. Fabulous great room adjacent to 33Barrykitchen and many improvements. Gourmet kitchen with Wolf range and new appliances, granite counters. New baths and new 2-zone central air. New roof in 2005, upgraded electric, gas heat. Romantic detailing includes two separate fireplaces, crown moldings, chair rails, window flower boxes, arched doorways. Private yard with terrace.

Sale Price: $1,250,000
R.E. Taxes: $25,700

10Overhillroad10 Overhill Road: Arts and Crafts style Colonial in Fox Meadow, a block from Scarsdale's Village Center. Recently painted, floors refinished. Lovely details including bay windows, a grand staircase and two fireplaces. Five bedrooms, two full baths and a powder room. 624 more square feet on the third floor.

Sale Price: $744,600
R.E. Taxes: $17,891



124 Ferndale Road
: Stone front three bedroom Colonial conveniently located on a quiet dead end street with a short walk to Greenville Elementary 124FerndaleSchool. House has new boiler and is nicely maintained. Great value in the sought after Edgemont school district.

Sale Price: $455,000
R.E. Taxes: $15,741

 

 

 

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HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 32 School Lane, Scarsdale
32SchoolLane
Scarsdale: Classic brick Center Hall Colonial set on private landscaped .29 acre property. Beautifully maintained home with grace and detail within a short walk to village and train. Highlights include an entry Hall with circular staircase, library and separate guest wing with private entrance. Many updates throughout.

List Price: $1,499,000
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HLChristieSmallFeaturd Listing: 57 Midvale Road , Hartsdale: 57MidvaleRoad
Gorgeous four bedroom Colonial totally renovated and expanded in 2005 on a beautiful half acre property overlooking Scarsdale Golf Course. This home has a fabulous high-end kitchen, living room with fireplace and dining room opening to yard plus two family rooms. Wonderful master suite with tray ceiling and luxurious bath.

List Price: $1,595,000
Learn more here:

 

 

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0 #6 James G. 2012-07-01 16:53
What nobody has brought out yet is Scarsdale's reassessment will most likely result in expediting more tear downs of beautiful existing smaller homes in Scarsdale with a more than willing Architectural Review Board looking to put in monster size houses on small lots where they barely fit, catering to outside real estate contractors looking to make a financial profit in our town. The board seems to be only concerned with making more tax money per square footage with no regard on how this affects the living environment and scenery for Scarsdale residents. This practice in Scarsdale results in making Scarsdale residential homes look crowded, inconvenience residents with construction noise, construction materials not being adequately varied and making residents feel squeezed in.

The reassessment will likely result in increased tax for older homes and lowering the tax for new houses thus making it more desirable for people to want future new houses at the expense of more tear downs of existing homes in Scarsdale. The end result will give the Architectural Review Board an even bigger green light to increase tear towns of homes in Scarsdale.

If the public would like to see a couple of examples of the Architectural Review Board's policy to keep this tear down / replace with over-sized houses in affect, they can view two houses on White Plains Post Road (Route 22) between Edgewood Road and Grand Blvd (you can practically pass a cup of sugar to the neighbor on the upper floors of both houses). Or see the monster sized house replacing a recent tear down that sits right next to its neighbor on Wynmor Road across from the park. This size house does not even blend in with any of the other houses in the immediate blocks. Property space in the Scarsdale neighborhoods are so diminishing that the scenery is looking more like developments and condominiums due to the close proximity of these over-sized new houses.

If you think the tearing down of homes and reassessment is not practical for Scarsdale, I urge you to write the Scarsdale Village Hall Board of Trustees, Acrhitectural Review Board and the Scarsdale Manager and express your feelings.

James G.
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0 #5 Greenacres homeowner 2012-02-14 19:26
I walk by the supposed MacMansion at 47 Greenacres every day. The new owners have maintained the original facade, and have essentially doubled the size of the house with the addition on the back of the house. However, the detail put into the addition looks appropriate for the neighborhood and the house fits the lot very nicely. If the house sold at a reduced price, it probably needed a lot of work (as so many of the house do around here since people never seem to fix up anything) so why not make the best of a great location in a great community? It also makes all or our properties look better. Now if we can just get that re-val done and equalize the taxes for this community!
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0 #4 Get a life! 2012-02-07 00:31
You are over reacting. Put your effort into reducting our taxes!!!:sad:
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0 #3 wtf 2012-02-06 01:02
These are sad times for our community. It just keeps metastasizing. It's happening in my neighborhood too. Small lots with big new houses built right to the allowable limits. Many trees are being cut down so these new houses can be shown off. Backyards lit up without screening. There's really no character to many of these new houses. Sadly, what can we do? Nothing but take the pain of progress? The horror, the horror,........
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0 #2 rps 2012-02-03 02:44
couldn't agree more with the above ! Mac Mansions , most with anachronistical ly tiny window panes are going up near me as well. There seems to be an ongoing competition : who can build the ugliest house !!
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0 #1 McMansions are back?! 2012-02-02 07:56
Typical of this next generation...te ar down or destroy what was the essence of Scarsdale and build outward or outdo the surrounding neighbors even if it means infringing on the original beauty of the neighborhood... but the blame is with the town that grants such permits for such atrocities...bu t what the heck...it's more tax dollars for Scarsdale!! Oh, by the way, I have seen it in my neighborhood all too frequently and I'm tired of always seeing construction vehicles parked all over the place with outhouses to boot!!!:sad:
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