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Two More Resign from the Committee for Historic Preservation Plus Home Sales and Featured Listings

6MurrayHillRoadLast week we reported that the Chairman and five members of the Committee for Historic Preservation had resigned. Today we learned that the two remaining members have now added their names to the list. Joyce Hirsch and Barbara Jaffe joined the rest of the committee in a mass resignation that leaves all the committee seats vacant. Here is the letter of resignation from the two remaining members:

Dear Mayor Hochvert and Trustees:

We concur with the rationale presented in the letter of Wednesday, Nov 23, 2017 and signed by the Committee on Historic Preservation Chair William Silverman and four other members of the Committee. One of us - Joyce Hirsch - is one of the longest serving members of the Committee on Historic Preservation with her term ending shortly, and the other of us is one of the newer members - Barbara Jaffe.

Each of us has a long history of community service. We respect the rights of property owners; we are both property owners ourselves. While the rights of property ownership have a high priority, the Village Trustees and Village management have long supported the historic preservation process. The implication is that in limited circumstances certain properties have a higher value than an owner's individual rights due to the importance these special properties provide to the community at large. The home at 12 Dolma is a prime example of this higher priority. The Committee, the Trustees, and very significantly, the Trustees' professional expert, Andrew Dolkart agreed that 12 Dolma should be preserved. That the Trustees reversed themselves on appeal, because the house has lesser economic value as an historic property indicates to the undersigned that the Trustees no longer value preserving homes that play a significant role in the Village's history. Accordingly, the undersigned no longer wish to serve on the Historic Preservation Committee.

Please accept this letter as our official resignation.

Respectfully,
Joyce Hirsch and Barbara Jaffe

28GardenRoadSales

28 Garden Road
Renovated Tudor home in the Grange combines the best of new construction while integrating original details of the 1926 home from the grand beams to a cathedral ceiling entrance which was taken from a battleship frigate used in the War of 1812. 13,185 square foot home on 1.5 acres with eight bedrooms twelve baths. Sold at auction.

Sale Price: $6,250,000
Real Estate Taxes: $122,000

1BurgessRoad1 Burgess Road: Classic, brick Colonial set on over 1/2 acre of gorgeous level property in Murray Hill estate section of Heathcote, with room for pool. The first level features 10 foot ceilings, chef's kitchen with premium appliances and quartz counters, walk-in pantry, spacious sun-filled breakfast room overlooking the well-screened yard, adjacent family room with gas fireplace, study with wet bar and sliders to yard, formal living with gas fireplace, dining room, butler's pantry, two powder rooms, mudroom and 3 car garage. The second level boasts 9.5 foot ceilings, a stunning master suite with tray ceiling and a luxe master bath with radiant marble floor, 2 walk-in closets and a covered balcony, 3 additional bedrooms with ensuite baths, large bonus room and stairs to attic. The lower level has 10 foot ceilings and includes a large recreation room with door to yard (and room for spa or changing area/bath if buyers add pool), media room/gym, bedroom and full bath.

Sale Price: $3,300,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD
Assessed Value: $3,778,375

40Cushman40 Cushman Road: This breathtaking and secluded one acre oasis will transport you from the travails of the work day to a home of total serenity. Enveloped in a wall of tall evergreens, this resort-inspired property features a stunning pool warmed by cascading water from a beautiful spa. Dine al fresco on the generous flagstone terrace. From the dramatic two story entry, view the magical English garden and fountain in the rear of this exceptionally lush and level property. A true Hamptons-inspired sanctuary.

Sale Price: $2,800,000
Real Estate Taxes: $78,400
Assessed Value: $2,825,000

26FoxMeadowRoad26 Fox Meadow Road: Fox Meadow home with a wonderful layout conducive to all lifestyles! Enjoy your morning coffee or entertain friends and family on the lovely patio in your spacious and private backyard. The interior first level features a beautiful living room with fireplace, large eat in kitchen, formal dining room, family room and a quaint sunroom with sliding glass doors to patio. The master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, three additional bedrooms and a hall bathroom complete the second level. Full basement with ample storage capability.

 Sale Price: $1,300,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,411
Assessed Value: $1,150,000

453FortHillRoad453 Fort Hill Road: Unique expanded Cape Cod in Edgemont. This 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house with central-air and hardwood floors, boasts a detached garage and a semi-circular driveway, private, beautiful landscape-enclosed backyard with adjoining step-down patios. A spacious, fully renovated modern open-kitchen, adjoins the light-soaked dining room and living room. A glass-paneled door privatizes the downstairs bedrooms (or bedroom/office combination) and 2 renovated bathrooms. The second floor has two bedrooms with storage space and a generous hall bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

Sale Price: $849,000
Real Estate Taxes: $22,145
Assessed Value: $710,900

204BrewsterRoad204 Brewster Road: Calling all builders! Incredible opportunity to purchase a home in an incredibly desirable neighborhood. A perfect tear-down and rebuild.

Sale Price: $740,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,285
Assessed Value: $1,077,348




Featured Listings:


116FoxMeadowRoadKitchen116 Fox Meadow Road
, Scarsdale

Privately set Fox Meadow Colonial offers open floor plan and brand new ultra-modern kitchen. Walk to train location on large, level property. This home has it all. Stunning entryway to greet your guests, wonderful flow for entertaining, high-end 2017 chef's kitchen. Lots of space with everything in the right place. Learn more here: HoulihanLawrence2017


List Price: $2,750,000

799WilmotRoad799 Wilmot Road, Scarsdale
Amazing curb appeal. This inviting well maintained Colonial set on a 1/4 acre lot welcomes one and all. Thru Center Hall leads into a spacious living room with fireplace and door to screen porch, formal dining room, modern eat-in kitchen with door to breezeway and garage, and a guest powder room. Learn more here:

List Price: $689,000HoulihanLawrence2017

Open House:

16ClarendonRoad
16 Clarendon Road, Scarsdale

Public Open House Sunday 12/03/17 1:00 PM-3:00 PM

New Construction in Edgemont! Great opportunity to own one of two custom built homes by premier Edgemont builder. Center Hall Colonial features a welcoming front porch, cedar shingle exterior, 9 foot ceilings on the first floor, hardwood flooring, and custom trim throughout. Energy Star home. Centrally located near bus, shops, restaurants, school. The perfect blend of quality and location! Learn more here:HoulihanLawrence2017

List Price: $1,649,000

Comments   

0 #6 Resident 2017-12-13 10:06
So the trustees are the ones paving paradise to put up mc mansions. Actually over-ruling the historic society’s ruling. The developers know whose pockets to line.
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+1 #5 anonymous 2017-12-04 13:32
Quoting Long time resident:
I agree with J. Tabbs- Builders and developers are putting up house after oversized house- just look at Fox Meadow Road. Builders are able to put structures at sizes no private owner would be allowed to do. It’s completely ridiculous.

How can you say that a private owner wouldn't be allowed to do the same. The zoning laws apply to everyone. If anything, the Village is much more restrictive to Developers than to owners.
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+5 #4 Long time resident 2017-11-30 18:01
I agree with J. Tabbs- Builders and developers are putting up house after oversized house- just look at Fox Meadow Road. Builders are able to put structures at sizes no private owner would be allowed to do. It’s completely ridiculous.
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+5 #3 dc 2017-11-30 16:31
The board members have a right to feel that they can't get anything done but honestly these people tried to sell the house but for over 2 years and couldn't... they lived there and brought up their children there, it was never designated a historic property, nor did they get any tax relief for it being one, but when they want to sell it, the board goes on a rampage to try to save the last Collette house in town.. well if he was such a master builder, why did the other 20+ homes designed by him get torn down as well. He might have been a great builder of his time but in 2017 the families wanting these large estate houses, want a different floor plan and it's not fair to the homeowners to be left holding and carrying a house for that long because the board decides it wants to preserve at least one of these Collette houses!
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+4 #2 R. Marks 2017-11-30 09:22
The irony of it all is im sure these board members would be up in arms if their homes were designated historic, forced to maintain a deteriorating state while unable to sell it.

True hypocrisy
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+17 #1 J. Tabbs 2017-11-28 12:23
What a mess! Now what are the Mayor and trustees going to do?
Maybe the mayor needs to stop obsessing on how the Village should charge us for cutting trees in our backyards and focus on tear downs and McMansion building.
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