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Thanksgiving Sales

9rutlandroadHere are the last November closings: 9 Rutland Road: Gorgeous Cotswold Tudor offers comfort, convenience and easy living. Walk to schools, train and private park. Large, sun filled rooms, many with built-ins. Two large main level family rooms, great six year-old kitchen with ample breakfast area, formal dining room, powder room, new stone terrace, total of six bedrooms and four and a half baths. Two-car garage. Set on lovely property. Lovingly maintained and updated.

List Price: $1,999,999
Sale Price: $1,850,000
Real Estate Taxes: $37,325

11pinecrest11 Pinecrest - Sold by the bank. Sherbrooke Park home on level .35 acre property with four bedrooms and three baths.
List Price: $1,049,000
Sale Price: $1,100,000
Real Estate Taxes: $30,186

22 River Road: Delightful, sunny Colonial in Greenacres set on a picturesque third of an acres. .Pretty decor. Tasteful upgrades throughout including 35 Pella windows. Spacious kitchen with lots of Corian counter space and copious Rutt cabinetry. A walk through the park to the Hartsdale Station!22riveroad

List Price: $699,000
Sale Price: $645,000
Real Estate Taxes: $19,215

14 Sprague Road: A pretty package in Edgewood awaits. This sunny home has an updated kitchen, living room with fireplace, formal dining room and den. The master boasts an enormous walk in closet and new private bath. Gated driveway and lovely fenced yard make it perfect for year round outdoor enjoyment.

14spragueroadList Price: $789,000
Sale Price: $790,000
Real Estate Taxes: $12,224

44Palmerave44 Palmer Avenue: Classic 1928 Heathcote brick Colonial features 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. Entry foyer, living room with fireplace, den, dining room, eat-in kitchen, new marble powder room, master suite with renovated bath and custom closets. Four bedrooms and two renovated hall baths. Full unfinished basement. Private, landscaped level yard and two-car garage. Low taxes.
List Price: $995,000

Sale Price: $927,000
Estimated Taxes: $17,465

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On and Off the Market

8heathcoteroadWith fewer homes sold this week, we’re showcasing a few Scarsdale homes that are on the market. Check these out: 8 Heathcote Road: Unique for its sizeable acreage, amenities and great privacy, this blissful setting features a 60' pool, cabana, tennis court, gazebo, playground, putting green, and gardens. The 1900 Colonial offers striking architecture, 8 fireplaces, grand living and dining rooms, a conservatory and library. In addition to expansive family quarters, a well-designed kitchen, recreation and media room, gym, wine room and ice cream parlor add to the many noteworthy amenities at this illustrious Heathcote estate.8heathcotegarden

List Price: $11,500,000
Real Estate Taxes: $89,170
Listed by Houlihan Lawrence



10cooperoad10 Cooper Road: A lush paradise on coveted street in Murray Hill, this estate is framed in specimen plantings on 1.22 acre with a terrace and pool, motor court and 4-car garage. This extraordinary home opens to a 28' high, grand, domed entry with sweeping, double staircase. Rear gallery highlighted by five, two-story arched windows overlooking terrace and pool. Banquet size dining room and extraordinary living room, both with fireplaces. Upstairs master suite is luxuriously outfitted.

List Price: $7,500,000
Real Estate Taxes: $137,357
Listed by Houlihan Lawrence

18 Butler Road: Magnificent French Normandy Tudor in the heart of Fox Meadow. An architectural masterpiece 18butlermeticulously maintained showcases irreplaceable details and incomparable craftsmanship. This bright and stunning interior opens to an exceptional rotunda entry with a graceful circular staircase, grand living room (34x22) elegant master bedroom suite with barrel ceiling handsome cherry library. Oak floors, Ludivici tile roof, lovely gardens and plantings. House is also available furnished.

List Price: $4,495,000
Real Estate Taxes $35,556
Listed by Julia B. Fee/Sothebys

Recent Home Sales:

52woodslane52 Woods Lane: 1928 Charming 1928 brick side hall Colonial with Vermont slate roof and copper gutters. Full kitchen renovation with new bathrooms, new garage doors, family room addition, Pella double-paned insulated windows, bluestone patio, fenced in backyard. Possible fourth bedroom in attic.

List Price: $1,135,000
Sale Price: $1,100,000
Real Estate Taxes: $26,745

7 Edgewood Road: First time on the market in a generation. Well maintained home in the heart of Edgewood. Prime location, condition, price and sensible layout.

List Price: $765,0007edgewoodroad
Sale Price: 800,000
Real Estate Taxes: $16,129

1 Woodland Road: Estate sale of undervalued center hall Colonial in Heathcote. Three-four bedrooms, plus two baths. Home sits in a cul-de-sac with expansion possibilities. Close to all.

List Price: $800,000
Sale Price: $864,000
Real Estate Taxes: $18,035


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October Sales Roundup

25shawneeroad25 Shawnee Road: New construction completed in 2010. All brick Georgian Colonial with 3 fireplaces, 9 foot ceilings on first floor, tray ceiling in master bedroom, and five bedrooms on one level, Eco-Star slate look roof, oak flooring, herringbone entry with curved staircase, stainless steel appliances, electric Dumb waiter, seperate entrance for maids quarters, slate patio to level yard. Close to elementary, high school, train, and shops.

List Price: $2,489,000
Sale Price: $2,375,000
Estimated Real Estate Taxes: $35,500

235 Old Colony Road, Hartsdale: Dramatic sun-filled contemporary in highly desirable Edgemont. Luxury and privacy in prime location. Walk to train village, shops, restaurants, school and Scarsdale Golf Club. Spacious rooms, vaulted ceilings, patios, balconies, and windows galore set the stage for grand entertaining. Set on quiet cul-de-sac with lushly landscaped property.235oldcolonyroad

List Price: $1,089,000
Sale Price: $999,999
Estimated Real Estate Taxes: $29,737

29 Farragut Road: Spacious Colonial with lovely yard, located on dead end street. Convenient location: walk to Heathcote Elementary School, Heathcote Five Corners, town pool, fields and parks. Entrance foyer, living room, formal dining room, family room with fireplace, door to deck, Modern eat in kitchen with mudroom, laundry and powder room. Second Floor: Master bedroom with two walk-in closets, bath, two bedrooms with hall bath, up a few steps to bedroom and unfinished bedroom or studio.

29farragutroadList Price: $995,000
Sale Price: $962,500
Real Estate Taxes: $24,725

7 Cotswald Way: Spacious Tudor is a diamond in the rough. Oversize living room with fireplace leads to a dining room with built-ins. French doors to sunroom. Slate patio with BBQ. Vintage eat-in kitchen. The third floor has two bedrooms, a full bath, study and storage, including two cedar closets. Hardwood floors. Large basement has washer/dryer, workrooms and possible wine cellar. Edgemont Schools.

List Price: $850,000
Sale Price: $782,0007cortswaldway
Estimated Real Estate Taxes: $31,798

October Sales Statistics for Scarsdale: A total of 15 houses were sold in Scarsdale during the month of October 2010. The lowest priced house sold was a three bedroom, three bath house built in 1926,with estimated taxes of $13,102.This house is located on 46 Carmen Road in Edgewood across from Davis Park and is in need of TLC. It was listed for $529,000, stayed on the market for 177 days and was sold for $500,000.

The most expensive house that was sold during the month of October 2010 was a seven bedroom, nine bath, 8,900 square foot house built in 2007, with estimated taxes of $58,871. This house is located on 7 Cornell Street in Quaker Ridge. It is a new colonial on one acre with sweeping views of Bonnie Briar Golf Club. The house was listed for $3,595,000, stayed on the market for 266 days and was sold for $3,225,000.

7cornellStatistics provided by Sarit Orlofsky of Engel and Volkers, Scarsdale. Click here to contact Sarit.




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Greenburgh Town Hall on Central Avenue Retail Vacancies

forent3A Town Hall meeting was called by Paul Feiner to discuss the future of Central Avenue on Monday night November 8th. The Town Board, the Planning and Zoning Boards, and the Planning Department were on hand to discuss issues with local realtors and property owners.

The purpose of the meeting was to brainstorm ideas on what Greenburgh could do to fill the vacant storefronts on Central Avenue, which have caused declines in tax revenues and mean less funding for school districts, fire district and town governments.

Approximately 50-60 people attended the meeting that was chaired by Town Supervisor Paul Feiner.

The loss of tax revenue from the vacancies is costing the town approximately $5 million per year. Those who spoke complained that parking restrictions are too stringent and need to be updated. They also reported that White Plains and Yonkers require fewer available spots per the size of the location as determined by the floor area ratio. They stated that the application process for variances need to be coordinated among Village Boards as it is now time consuming and frustrating for applicants.

In discussing the lack of restaurants, distance parameters from the street for fast food establishments along Central Avenue were cited as an obstacle. In addition, since Greenburgh requires a special permit to open a restaurant on Central Avenue, there is a long approval process that may discourage potential tenants.

Even more red tape prevents retailers from opening on sites where there are steep slopes, such as the Dilmaghani property that has been vacant for years. It was suggested that the steep slope ordinance be waived for properties along Central Avenue.

To make the street easier to navigate, some suggested that Central Avenue needs to be more pedestrian friendly and proposed the addition of sidewalks to make it easier to walk between retail malls.

In order to attract new businesses, attendees suggested that Greenburgh promote itself to the business community as a place where it is easy to do business. Others discussed the need for the town to balance tax revenues against the rights of residents who reside close to Central Avenue.

A new Comprehensive Plan for the area is in the works and portions of it are available for review on the town website at



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Time for a Low Cost Home Makeover

redo3Adjusting to an empty nest can be difficult but Lori Falow and Debbie Fink, Scarsdale residents and recent empty nesters, are using their newfound time to create beautiful nests for others.  Both women are currently licensed real estate agents in Scarsdale and have a passion for beautiful homes. With backgrounds in interior design they drifted into home staging projects which has evolved into the Redo concept. In essence, home staging for those preparing to sell but also for those wishing to remain in their home.

redo2They’ve joined together to offer budget conscious design expertise to others. Lori spent eight years working as an interior designer at Milly Sugarman Interiors in Scarsdale.  She has decorated some of Scarsdale's most beautiful homes.  Deborah has worked in interior design in both Manhattan and Southampton. She has an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology in addition to a degree in Fine Art. Both women believe that any home can be beautiful and comfortable with thoughtful organization and the right accessories.

We Do Re Do, will unclutter, restyle, update, and accessorize just one room or an entire house thereby creating clarity from clutter. Most jobs can be done in just a few hours.  Talented design skills make a huge difference, especially in tough economic times when many want to use what they have and stick to a modest budget.  Lori and Deborah know how hectic life can be and take pride in creating calm, soothing environments for their clients.

redo1Most homes do not need expensive furniture purchases or major renovations. We Do will rearrange and enhance what you already own with the understanding that some people enjoy decorating but lack confidence and need just a little help.  Others find home decor stressful and overwhelming and want someone else to take care of every detail. Whatever your project or goal, We Do ReDo will make your home feel fresh and up to date.  Treat yourself to a home makeover.  Call them at (914) 420-5647 or email for a complimentary consultation.



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