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Teardowns Increasing in Scarsdale

3SherbrookeNo – you're not imagining it – more homes were torn down in Scarsdale this year that last. Lynne B. Clark, an associate real estate broker with Houlihan Lawrence in Scarsdale, tallied up just how many homes were cleared for demolition by the Committee for Historic Preservation over the past three years.

And, as we suspected, the number is on the rise.

Here are the counts:

2014: 41 demolitions
2013: 35 demolitions
2012: 37 demolitions

According to Clark, "Prices are soaring on land as builders scramble to buy and build. New construction seems to be favored by buyers."

So though current residents don't like to see houses in their neighborhood torn down, new buyers seeking homes in Scarsdale prefer them. It's a conundrum!

Sales:

80CarthageRoad80 Carthage Road: 1937 Colonial on .22 acres on a lovely tree lined street in sought after Heathcote location. Over 3700 interior square feet includes: Entrance hall, updated powder room, Living room, Den/office, Dining room with skylight, new top of the line eat- in kitchen/skylights and family room with fireplace, Mudroom to 2 car garage, Bedroom with bath, Deck off the kitchen. 2nd Floor: Large master bedroom with walk in closet and bathroom, 3 additional bedrooms with 2 hall baths. Lower Level: finished playroom and game room plus laundry.

Sale Price: $1,727,500
Real Estate Taxes: $31,145

Edgemont:

34OvertonRoad34 Overton Road: Story book expanded cottage colonial beautifully renovated--blending classic with new to create all the must haves for today's modern lifestyle. 3,000 + square feet. True attention to detail. Incredible and abundant versatile space from lower to 3rd floor suite-compete with full baths. Open Kitchen, FR and MBR suite addition. MBR with Palladian window and cathedral ceiling, bathed in sunlight creating character, charm, and comfort. Gracious custom walk-in master closet. Luxurious Spa Bath with steam shower, whirlpool, and heated towel rack. Kitchen/Family Room leads to a screened in porch overseeing magnificently landscaped property. Wood deck under a canopy of trees and sky, enjoy morning coffee in the sun, and evening gatherings under the stars. Custom stone patio, enchanted gardens, professionally landscaped grounds and private flat backyard.

Sale Price: $1,350,000
Real Estate Taxes: $32,739

Featured Listings:

HoulihanLogo20144 Burgess Road, Scarsdale: Beautiful five-bedroom Colonial 4Burgesson a level .60 acre with a fabulous patio and a 20' x 40' pool with Jacuzzi. Perfect home for everyday living and entertaining. Renovated and expanded in 2000. First floor has a lovely entry with beautiful staircase, living room with fireplace, dining room, large kitchen with island, breakfast area and sliding doors that lead to large patio. A study, office, and full bath complete this level. Walk to high school, Scarsdale Village, and public bus. Free school bus to elementary school. Slate roof and permanent generator. Learn more here:

List Price: $2,695,000

HoulihanLogo201427 Aspen Road, Scarsdale: Bright and spacious five-bedroom home27Aspen in Quaker Ridge with generously sized rooms. New kitchen (2009) with granite counters and high-end appliances, furnace/HVAC (2009), hot water (2011), roof (2012), windows, lower level tile floor, master bedroom with built-ins and new master bath, as well as new hall bath and lower level bath. Located near Aspen Park on a .38 acre level property with private back yard and two patios. Learn more here:

List Price: $1,299,000

Comments   

-1 #8 Resident 2015-02-08 21:33
Hey Non Scarsdalian
If your so happy not to have ended up here, then why do you find the need to comment on a village for which you don't live in.
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+1 #7 Non-Scarsdalian 2015-01-20 14:48
Listen to you people. So, so glad we didn't end up in Scarsdale.
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+4 #6 Bob 2015-01-02 01:05
Tear down the village hall and there will be less problems.
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0 #5 Only in Scarsdale 2014-12-19 21:07
Only in Scarsdale can you buy a house for over a million, knock it down, build a new one and sell it for 3+ million while still making a profit.....poor people!!!
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+21 #4 Just Reaction to Corruption 2014-12-16 07:24
Quote sounds like a true builder talking who only cares about making a fast buck while making tons of noise, mess and traffic problems in our town. A good number of which tear the houses down only to decide not to build for a couple years due to changing their minds as to what size house is safer to sell in the current market. Quoting Overreaction:
Nothing lasts forever. Pipes corrode, sewer pipes fail, electric wires fray, foundations crumble, etc. Houses get old and it's more economical to teardown and build new. If you want to save an old house buy it and keep it the way you want. Otherwise stay out of other people's business.
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-24 #3 Overreaction 2014-12-15 23:47
Nothing lasts forever. Pipes corrode, sewer pipes fail, electric wires fray, foundations crumble, etc. Houses get old and it's more economical to teardown and build new. If you want to save an old house buy it and keep it the way you want. Otherwise stay out of other people's business.
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+32 #2 What a Scam 2014-12-13 00:58
Committee for Historic Preservation... what a joke. Whose paying them off?
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+36 #1 Scarsdale Neighbor 2014-12-11 19:51
I live in a 1950's Ranch- a house builders would love to get their hands on to knock down. No joke, I get 1-2 letters a month asking if I would be willing to sell. They also knock on my door. I feel like I am being harassed to sell. One of them even told me, why would I want to live in this tear down? I told him to leave and I was calling the police. This is my home, and its in great condition. Just because it isn't a 6,000 sq.ft Colonial doesn't make it a tear down. I think builders are getting desperate for homes, and houses you would never consider to be a tear down are going down. I know buyers prefer new construction, and I firmly believe in "to each their own" but just leave me alone! I like my house the way it is.
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