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cartesanroad Despite the floor area ratios (F.A.R.) rules that govern the maximum size of homes in Scarsdale, many new, big and bigger houses keep going up. Whether it’s just the lack of trees, or the owners or builders receiving variances, here are a few houses that appear to be too large for their locations.

On Brewster Road, a ranch, set on one acre was torn down after many heated village meetings. Three houses are set to be built on the site – one is up, the second is underway, and the house across the street has a for sale sign in front. Can you blame them?

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For Sale on Brewster
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New On Brewster Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Going Up On Brite Avenue

In Fox Meadow on Brite Avenue another reconstruction is in process. The builder appears to have big plans and the house looks to be far larger than the one it replaced.

A diminutive house once stood on this plot at 10 Montrose Road, directly across the street from the Greenacres field. Though we don’t have a picture of the original home, you can’t miss the new one which is set on a high lot and looms over the field and neighboring homes.

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10 Montrose Road

The house shown above on Carstensen Road has been under construction for as long as we can remember and has grown quite close to the property lines on the right, left and in the rear. It appears to exceed the maximum far ratio which requires that a house be no more than .43 percent of the size of the lot.

Are any bonus size homes going up in your area? Take a photo and share it with the readers at Scardale10583 by emailing pictures to scarsdalecomments@gmail.com

 

 

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22roundhill
22 Roundhill Road
In another strong week of sales, buyers rushed to close before the opening of school after Labor Day. Homes large and small, new and old closed in Edgemont and Scarsdale. Edgemont: 22 Round Hill Road: New construction on .65 acre in Edgemont. Quality built with five bedrooms, four full and two half baths. Elegant rooms with crown moldings and high ceilings. Chef's kitchen and breakfast room, master suite, family room, and covered porch. Extensive stonework on landscaped property.

List Price: $2,850,000

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Kitchen 22 Roundhill Road

Sale Price: $2,550,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

18 Wyndham Road: Old Edgemont Arts and Crafts home with original architectural details throughout. Tasteful renovations include kitchen, large adjoining family room, master bath. Other features include Ludovici red tile roof, screened porch, rocking chair front porch and upstairs balconies off family bedrooms. An Arts and Crafts treasure.

 

18wyndham
18 Wyndham Road
List Price: $1,699,000
Sale Price: $1,622,000
Real Estate Taxes: $31,000

12 Withington Road: Light-filled Tudor in the Cotswold section of Edgemont. This six bedroom beautifully maintained house is located right in the center of this storybook development. Lovely architectural details throughout.

List Price: $1,400,000

12withington
12 Withington Road

Sale Price: $1,325,000
Real Estates Taxes: $33,043

Scarsdale
2 Fairview Court
: Windmill Acres: Spectacular 7,133 sq. ft. custom built Tudor set on a private cul-de-sac in The Grange. Incomparable craftsmanship and architectural design. Beautiful crown moldings, oak flooring, 9' ceilings. Impressive master bedroom suite with balcony. Gourmet eat-in kitchen with island. Large family room with fireplace and French doors to large deck. Finished lower level.

2fairviewcourt
2 Fairview Court

List Price: $2,925,000
Sale Price: $2,635,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

91 Garden Road: Dutch Colonial in Greenacres situated on a level .98 acre with gardens, landscaping and grape arbors. Pillared entrance set well back from the road with a circular drive. Versatile open floor plan. Seven bedrooms, 4.1 baths. Large patio for summer entertaining. Large windows for light and views. Two fireplaces. Three-car garage.

91garden
91 Garden Road

List Price: $2,465,000
Sale Price: $2,450,000
Real Estate Taxes: $34,190

6 Elm Road: Charming sun filled 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home situated on a lovely dead end street in Greenacres. There is a large modern kitchen with a built-in desk and large eating area. Living room with fireplace, oversized formal dining room and heated sunroom. Master with bath, three additional bedrooms and bath on second floor. Third floor has large office or play area, bedroom and full bath.

List Price: $1,049,000

6elmroad
6 Elm Road

Sale Price: $1,024,000
Real Estate Taxes: $21,611

32 Graham Road: Warm Tudor with lovely architectural details and character. Versatile floor plan. Living room with beamed, vaulted, ceilings and stone fireplace. Builder to install kitchen per buyer's selections. Freshly painted. Beautiful oak refinished hardwood floors.

List Price: $974,900

32Graham
32 Graham Road

Sale Price: $960,675
Real Estate Taxes: $20,792

9 Dobbs Terrace: Turn of the century treasure waiting to be lovingly restored. Large rooms and great flow make it perfect for entertaining both in and out on the wrap around porch.

 

9dobbs
9 Dobbs Terrace
List Price: $799,000
Sale Price: $945,000
Real Estate Taxes: $18,180

 

 

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29whigroadThis week, closings have slowed down on the home front as summer comes to a end. Here are this week’s sales: 29 Whig Road: Old world charm and craftsmanship. Classic and elegant solid brick Center Hall Colonial in the heart of Fox Meadow features gracious and generously proportioned rooms, custom moldings and staircase, and beautiful hardwood flooring, three fireplaces. Level landscaped property with patio within short walking distance to Fox Meadow Elementary School and Scarsdale High School.

List Price: $1,750,000
Sale Price $2,010,000
Real Estate Taxes: $40,495

150 Highland150 Highland: Highest quality new construction with contemporary features including custom crown, chair rail and base moldings, tray ceilings, recessed lighting, Brazilian cherry floors, five full bathrooms, three car heated garage, Trex deck and front porch with Hardiplank exterior. In kitchen, stunning granite counters and cherry cabinetry, and GE Profile stainless steel appliances. Marble bathroom counter tops throughout. Edgemont schools.

List Price: $1,299,000
Sale Price $1,290,000
Real Estate Taxes $31,000

116 Potter116 Potter Road:Lovely Edgewood Tudor full of character and meticulously maintained. This home features hardwood floors, two stone fireplaces, high ceiling in living room, Pella windows throughout. Upstairs are three bedrooms, hall bath and powder room. Private terrace and a great backyard. Fabulous location.

List Price $599,500
Sale Price$ 599,500
Real Estate Taxes: $13,900

 

 

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32myrtledale
More homes closed this week --check out the ranches, or mid-century homes as they are now called -- as well as the variation in the real estate taxes between neighboring homes on Colonial Road. 32 Myrtledale: Completely renovated and expanded center hall Colonial located on a quiet cul de sac in Quaker Ridge. Grand entry foyer leads to renovated kitchen with Thermador cooktop, sub zero, miele dishwasher, subzero wine cooler, honed granite counter tops , two sinks and large island. First floor: living room, dining room and family room with double sided stone fireplace, mudroom off kitchen. Second floor: master bedroom and bath and four addtional bedrooms and two waterworks baths.

List Price: $2,695,000
Sale Price: $2,550,000
Real Estate Taxes: $46,916

 

6brittanyclose
6 Brittany Close
6 Brittany Close: New home in 12 house subdivision off Griffen Road. Top of the line enhancements and amenities plus advanced technological capability. Picturesque views of pond, woodlands and adjacent to golf course.

List Price: $3,950,000
Sale Price: $3,700,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

 

14pennblvd
14 Penn Boulevard
14 Penn Boulevard: Totally renovated spacious Colonial in mint  condition on .42 acres. Specimen landscaping. State of the art oversized gourmet Rutt kitchen with center island and dual appliances and renovated baths

List Price: $1849,000
Sale Price: $1,695,000
Real Estate Taxes: $37,833

 

10 Oak Way: Mint Greenacres home on a quiet cul de sac. Sundrenched and beautifully appointed 3300 square foot four bedroom home offers charming Victorian flare with a wrap around front porch, 10 foot ceilings, beamed accents, oversized windows, stone fireplace and original hardwood floors. Tasteful renovations include a custom designed kitchen/family room both w/Pear and Mahogany cabinets and built-ins with access to large Mahogany deck and rear gardens.

10 Oak Way
10 Oak Way

List Price $1,575,000
Sale Price: $1,530,000
Real Estate Taxes: $27,797

 

25 Donellan Road: A most charming and bright Greenacres Center Hall Colonial. Living room and dining room with beamed ceilings. Beautiful random width oak floors. Interior freshly painted. Wonderful new, spacious kitchen. Two fireplaces, fabulous master suite.

List Price: $895,000

25donellanroad
25 Donellan Road


Sale Price: $950,000
Real Estate Taxes: $19,837

 

43paddingtonrod
43 Paddington Road
43 Paddington Road: Four bedroom cape on .47 acre in the heart of Fox Meadow. Center hall, living room with fireplace and porch, well proportioned dining room, updated eat in kitchen with granite counters , hall bath, two bedrooms (one is panelled as a den with built-ins), master bedroom and full bath. Upstairs: bedroom and bath as well as storage room. The basement has a laundry, playroom with windows and door to two-car garage

List Price: $1,065,000
Sale Price: $935,000
Real Estate Taxes: $28,320

19colonialroad
19 Colonial Road
19 Colonial Road: Sun-filled Colonial on cul-de-sac with beautiful level 1/2 acre property. Entrance hall to large living room with bay window, formal dining room, updated kitchen, large family room with vaulted ceilings and wood beams, door to garden, two bedrooms, office with built-ins, updated hall bath, large laundry/mud room. Second floor - Master bedroom plus two additional bedrooms, updated hall bath. Golf course views.

List Price: $779,000
Sale Price: $810,000
Real Estate Taxes: $14,381

21colonialroad
21 Colonial Road
21 Colonial Road: Expanded Ranch in Colonial Acres. Located at the end of a cul-de-sac, adjacent to the Quaker Ridge Golf Course. Spacious home is on a level half acre and features 5 bedrooms and 3 baths, huge family room (with attached office/bedroom), new kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, open layout to dining room, first floor master bedroom with new bath, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, two additional second floor bedrooms and new bath.

 

List Price: $750,000
Sale Price: $697,500
Real Estate Taxes: $16,370

 

 

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taxesThe results of our Tax Revaluation survey are in and 65.8% of respondents believe there should be a village-wide reassessment.

Of those that completed the survey, 97.5% live in the Village of Scarsdale and 98.7% own their own home. The self-selected group that elected to provide their answers is highly aware of the issue and 90.2% knew that Village management is considering a total reassessment of properties in Scarsdale.

Though the group favored the revaluation, it is interesting to note their response to the following question: If the village conducted a reassessment, do you think your taxes would increase, decrease or remain the same. Over half, or 56% believed their taxes would remain the same, 35% believed they would go down and 9% thought their taxes would go up.

However, when asked if they thought their current tax assessment was unfair, 48% answered yes. So perhaps, some of the 56% who thought their taxes would remain the same after a revaluation believe that Scarsdale homeowners overall are too highly taxed. More than a quarter, or 26.8% of respondents appealed their assessment this year, and 65% of respondents said they would permit an assessor to enter their home to inspect.

Respondents were less certain about regularly timed reassessments after the revaluation. When asked, “Do you think reassessments should be done on a regular basis? (every four years), 51.8% agreed, 33.7% said no and 14.4% were unsure.

In the comments section, many complained about high taxes and the proposed $1.750,000 million it would cost to do the revaluation.

In total, only 85 users responded so that survey results cannot be used to gauge Village-wide opinion, but do serve as an indicator of resident’s beliefs.

 

 

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