Big and Tall
- Real Estate
- Published on Thursday, 14 May 2015 08:16
- Joanne Wallenstein
New homes seems to be growing in width as well as height. We noticed this home under construction on Brewster Road in Greenacres. The roofline looms over the neighboring homes, dwarfing its neighbors.
We wondered if there were height restrictions on Scarsdale homes and asked Village Planner Elizabeth Marrinan for clarification. She said that yes, "The zoning code regulates the maximum permitted height to 35 feet as measured from the existing or proposed grade (whichever is lower) to "a point midway between the peak and the plate of the highest section of roof".
We also asked if the grade level could be raised by the builder, which is sometimes done using fill from the excavation of the original house. Surprisingly we learned that it's permissible to raise the grade, "as long as the grade changes are part of the approved storm water and building permits." That seems to be a very vague standard.
Can anyone tell if the roof peak on this home exceeds 35 feet? If so, let us know!
Then and Now:
A modest Tudor home at 42 Huntington Avenue, on a third of an acre next to the Greenacres School is being torn down. In its place a 7-bedroom home with 5.1 bathrooms and 10 foot ceilings on the first floor is going up. The original home sold for $1,050,000 in November 2014 and the asking price for the new house is $3,150,000.
20 Cayuga Road
Center hall Colonial set on a quiet street. Living room, formal dining room, large eat in kitchen, door to private back deck, mudroom/laundry room, door to attached 2 car garage, convenient back staircase, family room with fireplace and sliding glass door to deck, and powder room. On second floor there is a large master bedroom, walk in closets, dressing area and master bath with skylight, 4 additional bedrooms plus 2 full baths and huge unfinished space for bonus room or exercise room. Lower level, there is a finished playroom, glass doors to back property, huge walk in cedar closet, utilities and massive storage space. Expansive level back garden set on almost 1/2 acre.
Sale Price: $1,700,000
Real Estate Taxes: $42,508
274 Mamaroneck Road
Split level home set on nearly half an acre of park-like property in the Heathcote. Living room with fireplace and views of the level back yard. Brand new eat-in-kitchen with custom cabinets and Viking appliances. Renovated bathrooms. The formal dining room provides access to the enclosed porch and deck. Panelled library, ideal for a home office or den. Master bedroom features a bathroom and his & hers closets. Finished lower level family room space with access to the 2-car garage and utility room.
Sale Price: $1,342,500
Real Estate Taxes: $29,681
76 Huntington Avenue
Tudor situated on a flat .25 acre property. Sun-filled 1926 5-bedroom, 3.2 bath home that combines classic detail with modern amenities. Expansive and open gourmet kitchen, breakfast room, and family room combination. The family room includes a fireplace, skylight and built-ins. Oversized deck. Attached 2 car garage, alarm, and hardwood floors. There is also a level lot and private flat backyard.
Sale Price: $1,072,500
Real Estate Taxes: $27,535
164 Lyons Road
Spacious Colonial on a quiet Edgewood street.Original architectural details combined with modern updates throughout. Special features include high ceilings, wood-burning fireplace, hardwood flooring, and second floor porch. Updated eat-in kitchen with hand-glazed backsplash and windowed dining area. Tree-shaded fenced yard.
Sale Price: $1,035,750
Real Estate Taxes: $19,653
85 Sprague Road
Colonial with big level backyard. Generous-sized kitchen with vaulted ceiling and skylight opening to family room also with vaulted ceiling and skylight and doors to deck and fenced-in backyard with stone patio. The living room and dining room are perfect for entertaining and the bathrooms have been updated. Large master with generous closet space.
Sale Price: $815,000
Real Estate Taxes: $18,133
203 Secor Road
Contemporarywith two-story entry. Spacious living room and dining room. The kitchen with a center island leads to the family room with sliders to private deck and yard. First floor also offers a powder room and door to 2-car garage. Move upstairs to the master bedroom with its own bathroom featuring Jacuzzi tub, shower stall and laundry. Two additional bedrooms and hall bath.
Sale Price: $730,000
Real Estate Taxes: $24,083
7 Skytop Road
Masterfully renovated unique 4BR/3.5 bath split-level with modern design for practical living. Open living room and dining room. flows Family room with skylights, wood-burning fireplace and sliders to the 2-tiered deck. The master suite sits a few steps up from the 3 family bedrooms and has its own entry foyer into a grand, double height ceilinged room. The spa-like bathroom w/whirlpool tub, glass-enclosed shower, double sinks w/all granite counters, built-in speakers &fully outfitted walk-in closet, complete the space. Recently updated professional landscaping, new bluestone paths, steps and elegant front portico.
Sale Price: $945,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,408
228 Delhi Road
4 bedroom, 3 full bath Colonial. Hardwood floors on first floor. Wood burning fireplace. Many built-ins and custom closets. Doors to screened in porch from large living room and first floor den which can be used as office or 5th bedroom. Modern first floor hall bathroom with jacuzzi. First floor master suite with full, modern bath. Modern eat in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Formal dining room. Second floor features 3 additional bedrooms and full, modern hall bathroom. Recently landscaped.
Sale Price: $800,000
Real Estate Taxes: $24,635
Solidly built Tudor with large entry foyer, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, formal living room with fireplace, enclosed porch with wall of windows and full bathroom. Second level offers three bedrooms and main bath. Hardwood floors. Unfinished basement, great for storage. Three car garage with potential to be converted to a six car garage with modifications.
Sale Price: $676,000
Real Estate Taxes: $17,383
2 Split Tree Road, Scarsdale PO, Mamaroneck: Fabulous restored contemporary on .74 of a majestic acre with pool, hot tub and pool house. The exterior completely refaced in 2014. New kitchen 2014. Fabulous open first floor with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors from the living room, dining room and family room onto an entertaining patio and park-like backyard. Hardwood floors throughout. Generator. Tribeca meets the Hamptons. A fantastic move-in home. Beautiful private neighborhood. Renovations have turned this home into the luxurious sleek space todays buyers crave. Learn more here:
List Price: $2,495,000
7 High Point Terrace, Scarsdale PO, Greenburgh: This striking, brick Colonial is located on possibly one of the most exquisite parcels in Edgemont. The private and level 1.74 park-like acres beckon for grand entertaining or Kennedy-like football games. The original house, built in 1942, was redesigned, expanded and rebuilt to accommodate the wonderful families of two brothers who wished to raise their children alongside each other. Currently the "Library" is used as a bedroom. But its location, at the end of the first floor hall is also an ideal spot to display collections of books or other memorabilia. Superimpose your own vision for this grand home and enjoy a very special retreat. Learn more here:
List Price: $2,395,000