Real Estate: A Super on Call in Scarsdale, Plus Home Sales and Featured Listings
- Real Estate
- Published on Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:34
- Joanne Wallenstein
Though I don't miss living in an apartment in the city, I do miss having a super in the building to call when things go awry. And from the number of discussions I hear in the dale about finding someone to fix the washer, touch up the paint or haul off an old couch, I know that many of my neighbors feel the same way.
Enter Shawn Singer, a property owner and manager and 17-year Scarsdale resident who was often asked why he couldn't help out his Scarsdale neighbors the way he assists his tenants in Manhattan and the Bronx. After pondering the idea, he realized that many homeowners in the area would welcome help with home repairs and maintenance and would be willing to pay a house manager to do it.
Last year, Singer founded Palace Guards Residential Concierge Services to "make private homeowner's lives easier by taking the stress of home management and putting it on his shoulders."
Palace Guards does all the things you hire others to do – like changing air filters, power washing, fixing leaks, installing light fixtures, dealing with your sprinkler system and more. They call on reliable service people that are trustworthy and have been thoroughly vetted. Customers pay a flat monthly fee and get a discount on all their requests – or decline the monthly fee and pay a bit more for each service request.
Whether you don't know where to turn or don't have the time to take care of the issue, Palace Guards can lend a hand.
Singer says that Palace Guards performs a wide range of services from working with realtors to get homes ready for people moving here from out of town to assisting people who are moving out with de-cluttering, staging and essential home repairs. Current clients use Palace Guards to keep an eye on their homes when they're away and to serve as handymen for odd jobs around the house.
What was one of the strangest requests Singer remembers? Recently, a couple was relocating to Scarsdale with six pianos and wanted to know if the six instruments would fit in the den together and whether or not the floor of the den could bear all the weight. Singer determined that yes, the pianos would fit and the floor would hold.
Singer says that he "Likes to get his hands dirty," and is enjoying meeting and helping so many locals. Find Palace Guards at their office in Eastchester where they promise to entertain all your requests, no matter how difficult!
54 Park Road
This home is on 2.55 acres with a pool, tennis court, koi pond and a separate cottage. The main house features a front to back entry foyer, formal dining room, living room with fireplace, new kitchen with an adjacent family room, a screened porch, an additional family room, a study, and a powder room. The second level has a master suite with a dressing room, master bath, and a porch, five additional bedrooms, three additional baths plus laundry. The third level includes a rec room, storage and a bathroom. The cottage contains two separate residences.
Sale Price: $4,750,000
Assessed Value: $4,450,000
109 Carthage Road
This new stone and clapboard home is on .73 acre with more than 9,200 square feet on three levels. The family room with the adjoining gourmet kitchen opens to a deck overlooking the property and an in-ground swimming pool.
Sale Price: $4,275,000
Assessed Value: TBD
31 Parkfield Road
This renovated Colonial in Fox Meadow has a living room with a stone fireplace, a formal dining room with two built-in china cabinets and doors out to a deck, a new kitchen with adjoining family room, high end appliances, and a center island. The first floor bedroom has a full bath. The second floor has a laundry room. There is also a renovated master bedroom and bath with a walk-in closet. The walk-out lower level has a playroom, exercise room, workshop, wine cellar and walk-in storage room. Features include hardwood floors, built-in speakers, and Solar Tube on the staircase and in the master bathroom.
Sale Price: $1,455,000
Assessed Value: $1,250,000
56 Carthage Road
This Heathcote four bedroom, three and a half bath center hall Georgian Colonial has a formal dining room, living room with a fireplace, and a new kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and new cabinets. There are also a breakfast and family room with two skylights and two bay windows overlooking the landscaped, fenced-in backyard, an adjacent mudroom with a side entrance and a powder room. There is also a porch and a patio. The second floor has en-suite master bedroom, a second family room (which was the original master), two additional bedrooms, and two more bathrooms. There are hardwood floors throughout. The third level offers a guest studio/fourth bedroom, and a separate lounge/TV room with two windows and two skylights. There is also a full basement.
Sale Price: $1,445,000
Assessed Value: $1,300,000
120 Brite Avenue
This Green Acres Mediterranean style Center Hall Colonial has hardwood floors, a master bedroom with a porch, an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new windows, a two year old roof, and a six year old boiler.
Sale Price: $1,295,000
Assessed Value: $1,100,000
21 Gorham Road
This Greenacres home has arched doorways, leaded glass sidelights, a fireplace, claw foot bathtub and newly refinished oak and pine floors throughout. In addition, there are six bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a powder room, and a recently renovated Cook's kitchen with granite counters and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances. There is an addition of a family room and mudroom, both with radiant heating. The home has a two car garage with new garage doors and the interior of the home has been freshly painted.
Sale Price: $1,100,000
Assessed Value: $1,025,000
50 Carthage Road
This Heathcote Tudor has an entry vestibule with slate floor, foyer, sunken living room with original wood floors, a picture window and a wood burning or gas fireplace, paneled study, formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with side door access to a gas barbecue and a powder room on the first floor. The second level has a master bedroom with dressing room, an en-suite renovated bath, three additional bedrooms and a hall bath. The lower level includes a playroom with a door to the yard, laundry, workbench and access to a two car tandem garage. The yard is fully fenced and there is a walk-up attic.
Sale Price: $1,100,000
Assessed Value: $1,000,000
105 Underhill Road
The original home has a kitchen that is open and accessible to every room while integrating with the family room, and features Quartz countertops, a PRO-48 Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Thermador 6-burner range and ovens. There is a protected, outdoor family room wired for television, with a fireplace and coffered ceiling, and additional tiers of built-in seating. There is a private mahogany deck off the master bedroom. An enclosed breezeway leads to a guest house with vaulted ceilings and a full bathroom.
Sale Price: $1,449,000
15 Greenville Road
This five bedroom, three and a half home offers 4,360 square feet of space on a cul-de-sac. There is a 300 foot drive that leads to this private center-hall colonial on over a half acre of level property.
Sale Price: $990,000
454 Ardsley Road
This contemporary colonial has two fireplaces, skylights, built-ins, hardwood floors, an updated kitchen with granite countertops, an adjoining family room with skylights and sliders to the deck and yard.
Sale Price: $960,000
2 Hickory Lane, Scarsdale
Come visit this impressive light-filled Colonial, completely re-built and expanded in 2000 to an uncompromising standard of excellence, set on a gorgeous acre of level land in the heart of Fox Meadow with a stunning pool! This home is ideally located in a well-established neighborhood on a sought after tree-lined street, walking distance to schools, Scarsdale public library, Metro North train, and downtown Scarsdale and Hartsdale. The first level features formal entertaining rooms built using the finest craftsmanship and detail, in addition to a phenomenal layout for everyday living in the open plan kitchen/family room overlooking the beautifully landscaped and private grounds. The second level boasts an expansive master suite containing a bedroom with a fireplace and tray ceiling, luxurious bath, office, three walk-in closets plus four additional bedrooms and three full baths. The lower level includes a great playroom, wet bar and half bath. Don't miss this Scarsdale gem! For more information, click here.
List Price: $3,750,000
6a Carstensen Road, Scarsdale
Built in 2007, this majestic Tudor is just 5 blocks from downtown Scarsdale and its shops, restaurants and the railroad station. This is a wonderful location if you have visitors from NYC who can get off the train and simply walk to this home, or if you just choose to stroll to the Village for a leisurely lunch on the weekend. Designed and built by one of Scarsdale's prestigious developers, this house has 7 bedrooms, which include a guest room suite on the first floor, and a guest or au pair suite at the above ground lower level. With 6 full bathrooms, each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom. The master bedroom is a two-room suite with a fireplace, soaring ceiling and the sumptuous master bathroom. A stunning and finely appointed chef's kitchen is defined by an expansive center island and a wall of lighted cabinetry for your best china and glass display, and it opens to a 2-story family room with a fireplace and built-ins and French doors to the private backyard slate patio. Completing this first floor is an impressive entry foyer, the formal dining room with walls of wainscoting, the formal living room with its large fireplace, and the multi-purpose library with fine wood paneling and another fireplace that can be a separate relaxing area away from the family room or can be used as an office workspace. Many of these rooms have French doors that lead to the slate patio and the two-tier level and tranquil backyard space, where the summertime BBQ can be fired up and entertaining can easily flow between indoors and outdoors. The lower level meets the au pair's needs plus it has a 43 by 35 foot playroom that is perfect for the children's game room or media room, and there is the walk-out to a charming covered slate patio and the backyard.
This impressive and well-priced home is worth the visit! For more information, click here.
List Price: $3,675,000
8 Murray Hill Road, Scarsdale
Sunday, 11/6/16, 1:00-3:00pm
Great price, great opportunity on this grand Murray Hill estate. One year home warranty included. Walk to High School and Library; five minute drive to Village. Gracious entrance hall, formal grand sized living room with fireplace, formal dining room, library with wet bar, custom Chef's kitchen with all high end appliances and Granite counters. Six bedrooms, six full and two half baths. Master bedroom suite with his and her spa bath and rainfall shower, fireplace, dressing room, walk in closet, office/sitting room. High ceilings, distinctive period details and abundant windows throughout. Convenience of elevator and two sets of back stairs. Living room, dining room and library lead to deck for ideal flow for entertaining. Two car attached garage. Five zone heating and three zone air conditioning. Beautifully landscaped .7 acres with private fenced-in yard, salt water, self-cleaning, heated Gunite pool, professional putting green and expansive double tiered deck. Great opportunity to live in highly desired Murray Hill. For more information, click here.
List Price: $2,395,000
7 Hillandale Drive, New Rochelle
Sunday, 11/06/16, 1:00-3:00pm
Brand new center hall Colonial on .34 acre. This home has amazing sunlight with 4475 interior square feet including five bedrooms with four and a half baths. Entry foyer, living room & formal dining room with butler's pantry, gourmet eat-in kitchen with Center Island and separate breakfast area and expansive family room with wood burning fireplace and doors to deck - level property. Off the kitchen is a fantastic mudroom with cubbies and storage, plus two car garage and first floor laundry room. 2nd floor: master bedroom with tray ceiling and two walk-in closets, spa-like master bath complete with two sinks, soaking tub and separate shower. Additionally, bedroom with en-suite bath and two additional bedrooms with generous closets that share a Jack and Jill bathroom. The lower level has a large finished space which can be divided as needed, as well as a guest room with a full bath. Nine foot ceilings on first and second floors. Very convenient location. This house has it all. Still time to do some customizing. Available November 2016. For more information, click here.
List Price: $1,495,000
42 Milton Court, Port Chester
Sunday, 11/06/16, 2:00-4:00pm
This turn-key Townhouse located in Lyon Farm Village has it all. New renovations to the kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, central air conditioning, and furnace make this the perfect move-in ready home. The first floor offers an open layout featuring an eat-in chef's kitchen with marble floors, granite countertops and brand new top-of-the-line appliances. You'll also find a beautifully renovated powder room. Enter into the formal dining area, which looks into the bright living room featuring a custom stone-faced gas fireplace and sliding doors that open to a double sized deck. Second floor: master bedroom with an updated master bath. New washer and dryer conveniently located upstairs, and a loft area that can be used as an additional bedroom. Experience the stress-free lifestyle in your new maintenance-free home. Take advantage of the wonderful amenities including the beautiful pool, tennis court, or Club House available for private parties. Steps away from Lyon Park, close to Metro North. For more information, click here.
List Price: $467,500