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Partial Demolition of 41 Olmstead Road Approved Plus Big Sales

41 Olmsted RoadAfter over a year of deliberation the owners of a Tudor style home at 41 Olmstead Road built in 1931 received permission to demolish 51% of the home. The family was originally denied permission to demolish the entire house by the Committee for Historic Preservation in September 2015. They returned to Village Hall in July 2016 with an application to demolish 51% of the house in order to enlarge and modernize it, but since only 4 of the 7 members of the Committee for Historic Preservation were present, their application was denied as the 3-1 vote was not sufficient to approve their application.

Subsequently they appealed the ruling to the entire Board of Trustees who held a hearing on November 9th. Architect Roz Young and attorney Lucia Chiocchio of the law firm Cuddy and Feder of White Plains were both present. Young showed that substantial renovations to the home in 1958 had significantly altered the original design and presented plans to renovate the home and carefully match the style of the façade.

The attorney presented her arguments as to why the home did not meet criteria for preservation. It should be noted that the record showed that descendents of John Quincy Adams resided there in the 1930's but there was no record that they were historically significant.

Reading the resolution at the November 22 meeting, Trustee Carl Finger said that the Board of Trustees had reviewed all criteria for preservation and found that the house was not associated with a historical event, not sited in a historic district and was not listed in the Cultural Resources Survey that identified homes with historical significance. They said that the architect Stanwood Phillips was not a master.

12DolmaRoadThe Board of Trustees voted 5-1 in favor of the resolution clearing the way for the renovation of the house.

An appeal to demolish a home at 12 Dolma Road that was denied by the Committee for Historic Preservation will be heard by the Committee of the Whole of the Board of Trustees on December 13.

Also this week, there were more big sales. See below:


12 Cooper RoadSales:

12 Cooper Road

Stone Georgian Colonial set on 1.78 acres in Murray Hill with specimen plantings and stone patios includes a built-in BBQ, pool, pool house with a kitchen and bath, and a pergola. The entry hall has a 27 foot ceiling, double sweeping staircases and custom millwork. Many of the first floor rooms have antique stone fireplaces and French doors, which access the grounds. There is a chef's kitchen with a Viking stove, Subzero refrigerator, two Miele dishwashers, a warming drawer and a breakfast area. The second floor has five bedrooms, four baths, and a family room. The lower level has a media room, den, wine cellar and powder room. There are high ceilings, speakers and a Creston system throughout. In addition, there is a first floor guest room.

Sale Price: $6,250,000
Assessed Value: $6,525,000
Taxes: $170,321

2 Rectory Lane2 Rectory Lane

Fully landscaped 2013 Fox Meadow Colonial has seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, high ceilings (10 feet on the first floor), extensive millwork, wall coverings, and a flat, private backyard. The entry hall has a view of the yard. There are two fireplaces, an eat-in kitchen with a Wolf range and a breakfast banquette and an adjacent family room with built-ins. On the second floor, there is a master suite with a Juliet balcony, a custom dressing room and master bath, laundry, four additional bedrooms and three baths. The third floor has a bedroom/office and a full bath. The lower level has a playroom, gym, bedroom, and one and a half baths.

Sale Price: $3,450,000
Assessed Value: $3,175,000
Taxes: $73,143

20 Dolma Road20 Dolma Road

Murray Hill, Walter Collet built and designed English Tudor residence has museum quality restored stained glass windows and an authentic railing from a Parisian movie theatre in the family room. This house is sited on 1.46 acres of professionally manicured, level lawns with a stone bordered pool and separate whirlpool.

Sale Price: $3,094,000
Assessed Value: $2,975,000
Taxes: $91,749

5 Barker Lane5 Barker Lane

Completely renovated stone and cedar contemporary home situated on a level acre on a cul-de-sac. Details include a two-story entry, a double-sided stone fireplace, sliding glass doors to a two-tiered deck/swimming pool/hot springs spa and landscaped grounds. The living room has a built-in flat screen TV and Crestron sound system. The eat-in kitchen has two dishwashers, two sinks, a double wall oven, a wine refrigerator and a desk. The first floor master bedroom has walk-in closets, a bathroom with double sinks, and a separate tub and shower. There is a 2,400 square foot lower level recreation room with access to the pool. There is a well system for the pool and lawn. There is also a full house generator.

Sale Price: $2,350,000
Assessed Value: $2,675,000
Taxes: $59,171

226 Mamaroneck Road226 Mamaroneck Road

Contemporary Colonial in Heathcote with renovated eat-in kitchen/family room with sliders to the patio/yard, a living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room, plus a an office and powder room. The second floor features a master bedroom and renovated bath with several closets, three more bedrooms and an updated hall bath. The lower level boasts a renovated recreation room with access to the yard, ample storage and utilities. There is a fenced, private, level yard, a detached one-car garage, a hot water heater installed in 2016, a roof installed in 2010, and an updated heat and air conditioning system updated in 2000.

Sale Price: $1,150,000
Assessed Value: $900,000
Taxes: $26,806

27 Castle WalkEdgemont:

27 Castle Walk

This Edgemont Colonial on cul-de-sac has a Rutt kitchen with granite and stainless steel, adjacent to a great room. Both open to a wrap-around deck. There are a formal living and dining room and a home office. There are four bedrooms, including a master suite with a marble bath, walk-in closets, and a separate sitting room, nursery or office. The lower level amenities include a sauna, whirlpool, indoor lap pool, two steam showers, a kitchen area, and a patio. Recent improvements include new exterior and interior paint jobs.

Sale Price: $1,555,000
Taxes: $45,629

6 Robin Hill Road6 Robin Hill Road

Tudor, built of solid masonry with decorative half-timbering and stained glass windows, features a living room with a fireplace, a music room, a formal dining room, a first floor family room with built in bookshelves, storage and a large built-in work station, and a kitchen with a granite center island. There are five bedrooms with five total baths, hardwood floors throughout and a private, flat backyard.

Sale Price: $1,277,000
Taxes: $29,272

196 Ferndale Road196 Ferndale Road

This colonial has a marble floor entry, which leads into a formal living room with a wood burning fireplace and a picture window facing out to the backyard. Through the living room is the den/office with a stone floor and fireplace. To the right of the entry is the dining room that opens to the kitchen. The kitchen, with stainless steel appliances, is open to the family room, which has a wall of built-in cabinets and sliding doors to the outdoor deck. The second level features a master bedroom/bath, two family bedrooms and a hall bath.

Sale Price: $910,000
Taxes: $30,611

44 Cohawney RoadOpen Houses:

44 Cohawney Road, Scarsdale
Sunday, 11/27, 2:00-4:00pm

Sprawling Colonial perfectly set on almost a half acre of lush, private property on one of Fox Meadow's HoulihanLivinginScarsdaleprettiest streets. Natural light streams in morning and afternoon through the extra large brand new windows and gives a warm glow. This home features central air, hardwood floors, eclectic tile detailing on stairs, private master suite, new refrigerator, first floor laundry/mudroom, charming enclosed porch with swing, gorgeous level property, and large flagstone patio perfect for outdoor entertaining. Located just a few minutes walk to Hartsdale village, Metro North train, Scarsdale High School, elementary, and library. You can comfortably live in this home as is, or expand to meet your needs. Enjoy everything that Scarsdale has to offer. For more information, click here.

List Price: $1,675,000

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