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30murrayhillThe Scarsdale School District experienced a dramatic increase in home sales in the third quarter of the year. From July 1st through September 30th, there was a 93.8% increase in the number of homes sold over the previous quarter. In the third quarter, 93 homes sold compared to 48 in the second quarter.

For the year-to-date, the increase is also impressive. In the first three quarters of 2009, 117 homes were sold, while for the same period in 2010, 169 homes sold, representing a 44% increase.

A home in Scarsdale was on the market for an average of 167 days and the average sale price was $1,520,044. The average home had 5 bedrooms and 4.22 bathrooms with 3,446 square feet. The price range with the most homes sold (17) was in the range of $1,000,000 to $1,249,999.

The fastest selling neighborhood was Greenacres where homes were on the market for an average of 117 days. Fifteen homes sold at an average selling price of $1,329,960, with sales ranging from $737,000-$2,635,000.

Edgewood was next with homes on the market for an average of 120 days. Seventeen houses sold at an average selling price of $886, 971 with sales ranging from $465,000-$1,557,500.

Homes in Fox Meadow were on the market for an average of 158 days. Twenty homes sold, at an average price of $1,758,700 with the balance ranging from $570,000 to $4,100,000.

In Heathcote homes were on the market for an average of 177 days. Twenty houses sold at an average price of $2,041,284 with the others ranging from $945,000 to $5,025,000.

Homes in Quaker Ridge were on the market for any average 239 days with 21 houses sold at an average price of $1,444,595. The total price range for Quaker Ridge sales was $697,500 to $3,700,000.

This report is provided by Jennifer Constantin, a transplanted Bostonian who, with her husband and two sons, has lived in the Greenacres section of Scarsdale for more than 12 years and loves it. She started her career in real estate while living in Manhattan selling apartments and brownstones then worked in commercial real estate in the Union Square/Gramercy Park market area. She effectively guides her clients (buyers and sellers) through the real estate process to reach a satisfying conclusion for everyone. Contact her at:

Data based on information reported in the Westchester-Putnam Multiple Listing Service. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

This Week’s Sales:

7cornell7 Cornell Street: 8.900 square foot home on .92 acres. Eight foot mahogany front doors and 2-story foyer in a magnificent new colonial with sweeping views of Bonnie Briar Golf Club. Among many amenities are: living room with coffered ceiling; master bedroom suite with freestanding whirlpool and heated floor in bath, fireplace and balcony; flagstone patio with custom wrought iron railings; circular drive with Belgian Block insets; 5-zone hydro-air heating; heated garage; 10' ceilings on the first fl.; 9' ceilings-basement and 2nd fl.; hi-tech A/V/Internet wiring throughout.

List Price: $3,595,000
Sale Price: $3,225,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

22hamilton22 Hamilton Road: Renovated Colonial on quiet street- Featuring gorgeous gourmet chef's kitchen with granite counters, premium appliances and custom designed cabinets. Beyond the sunny living room and dining room is a cozy den. Master suite and three large bedrooms are upstairs with stairs leading to office and bonus sitting room with half bath. Freshly refinished hardwood floors.

List Price: $875,000
Sale Price: $870,000
Real Estate Taxes: $15,675

125saxonwoodsroad125 Saxon Woods Road: Amazing architect's home overlooking Saxon Wood Park offers Zen-like views and utmost privacy. Part of the property is in Scarsdale, allowing for choice of schools with minimal taxes. Thoughtful design allows for maximum flexibility with Master suite on first floor, two bedrooms and a bath on second floor and a separate guest suite on the lower level. Vaulted and beamed ceilings, skylights and fireplaces, make this a house to see.

List Price: $979,000
Sale Price: $850,000
Real Estate Taxes $18,725

155briteavenue155 Brite Avenue: The sophisticated exterior of this Tudor belies the easy family living space inside. There is a cozy sunken living room, dining room , family room with access to the patio and fenced level yard. Brand new eat-in kitchen with a center island, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, breakfast nook with built-in benches, a marble covered baking station, honed granite and custom cabinetry. Upstairs is master bedroom with bath plus 3 bedrooms and hall bath.

List Price $1,095,000
Sale Price: $1,015,000
Real Estate Taxes: $26,576



12rutlandroadHere are the latest closings with a few new sales this week.  12 Rutland Road: Majestic county English Tudor with grand rooms and stunning decor set on a beautifully landscaped and private .4 acre in Cotswold. 12 sunny rooms, 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. Fine architectural detailing. Special features include new leaded windows, Vermont slate roof, amazing family room/entertainment center, wine cellar, gourmet cook's kitchen with top appliances, new baths, three patios, three fireplaces, lovely garden areas and much more. Edgemont's finest!

List Price: $2,495,000
Sale Price: $2,300,000
Real Estate Taxes: $43,411

9authenreith9 Autenreith Road: Classic Colonial with great potential in Fox Meadow. Large living room, dining room, family room and eat in kitchen with good flow. Six bedrooms, three and a half baths. Hardwood floors and two fireplaces.

List Price: $1,095,000
Sale Price: $999,999
Real Estate Taxes: $23,493

3southwoodslane3 Southwoods Lane: Nestled on a quiet lane in Edgewood, this completely refreshed sunny four bedroom Colonial offers it all...fabulous kitchen with granite countertops, premier appliances, two sinks plus large island; cozy family room with access to stone patio and gardens, traditional large formal dining room and living room, and paneled study. All new windows, leaders, gutters and garage doors and new a/c in 2008.

List Price: $1,275,000
Sale Price: $1,259,500
Real Estate Taxes: $27,688

20Vanderbilt_Road20 Vanderbilt Road: Totally renovated Heathcote Tudor. Many new updates include: HVAC-CAC, Pella windows, spectacular kitchen, and hall bath, CAT 5 wiring thoughout, and surround sound, slate patio. Finished basement with bedroom or media room, gym, and playroom or office. Attached garage. Great privacy.

List Price: $1,395,000
Sale Price: $1,325,000
Real Estate Taxes: $33,548

19elmroad19 Elm Road: Sunny Tudor with old-world charm. Step-down living room with beamed ceiling and fireplace, large kitchen surrounded with windows; Redone baths, master bedroom with fireplace. Private yard with patio. Attached garage. Quiet, dead-end street.

List Price: $1,150,000
Sale Price: $1,150,000
Real Estate Taxes: $21,180

20kingston20 Kingston Road: Sparkling and spacious four bedroom home with perfect layout. Ideal for entertaining and family living with first floor family room adjoining eat in kitchen, living room with fireplace and formal dining room. Second family room on lower level. Ideally located. Deep, level, landscaped grounds with gate to school play fields.

List Price: $1,125,000
Sale Price: $1,045,000
Real Estate Taxes: $27,553

PetitTrianonVersailles in New York: Twinight, the six-acre Centre Island estate said to be based on the Petit Trianon chateau at the Palace of Versailles, has just come on the NY real estate market for $25 million.

Located on six acres in Centre Island on Long Island Sound Twinight is simple and elegant, architecturally correct, and highly original. Essentially an exercise on a cube, the estate attracts interest by virtue of its four facades, each thoughtfully designed according to that part of the estate it would face.

Playing with words, owner Richard Baron Cohen, a well-known European porcelain collector coined the name Twinight for his house while enjoying the delicate pink of twilight, his favorite time of day, on a beautiful beach near his house.

Built in 2005 the 18,000-square-foot home features a full movie theater and a two-story library.

Cohen says he is selling because he wants to buy a Manhattan town house to be closer to his mother and his brother and where he can open a museum to house his porcelain collection, also named Twinight.

For additional information please contact Engel and Völkers Scarsdale Real Estate, 300 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 at 914-723-5555

18berwickMany more home sales recorded for the beginning of September, as buyers find that Scarsdale is now affordable.  Check these out:  18 Berwick Road: Renovated five bedroom home in Fox Meadow with high end updates: 4 zone Hydro Air heat/CAC., new electrical, new gourmet kitchen with honed marble, professional appliances, two dishwashers, two refrigerators. New Waterworks baths, two fireplaces (gas/wood), Pella windows, two tiered slate patio, terra cotta floors in sunroom. Custom closets throughout.

List Price: $2,299,000
Sale Price: $2,299,000
Real Estate Taxes: $35,818

24hampton24 Hampton Road: Classic stone and shingle Center Hall Colonial in the heart of Fox Meadow on a private park-like .5 acre. Fine architectural detailing including bead board wainscoting and custom cabinetry and shelving. Inviting gathering spaces with a 29'x 15' gourmet kitchen/family dining area, a large entertainment/family room and a 45'stone patio. 8 versatile bedrooms, 4 full baths plus powder room. Two fireplaces.

List Price: $2,150,000
Sale Price: $2,070,000
Real Estate Taxes: $46,997

15hampton15 Hampton Road: This beautifully maintained stone and shingle Colonial, situated in the heart of Fox Meadow, has many updates inside and out. With generously proportioned rooms and a wonderful layout, this 5 bedroom home offers hardwood floors and large windows overlooking the tranquil setting plus 2-car garage off the updated kitchen, a cozy den with wide-plank pegged floors and bright family room.

List Price: $1,419,000
Sale Price: $1,360,000
Real Estate Taxes: $31,961

15highpointerrace15 High Point Terrace: Pastoral setting. Over one and a half acres of flat land surrounds this charming cape in Edgemont. A lovely pool in the back and a beautiful perennial garden completes this most attractive picture.

List Price: $1,377,000
Sale Price: $1,415,000
Real Estate Taxes: $28,764


2 Berwick Road: Four bedroom, four bath house built in 1951

List Price: $1,175,000
Sale Price: $1,165,000
Real Estate Taxes: $32,156

63GriffenAve63 Griffen Avenue: Expanded Ranch with wood floors throughout, is located on a spectacular one plus acre property bordering a serene private lane. New two zone heating system installed in 2006.

List Price: $1,395,000
Sale Price: $1,200,000
Real Estate Taxes: $40,251


6claremont6 Claremont Road: Classic Center Hall Colonial with spacious living room. formal dining room and eat in kitchen with nook/greenhouse. Large sunroom with skylights leads to private level backyard. Beautiful two-story staircase. Master bedroom with bath that leads to additional large bedroom. Two more bedrooms and bath on second floor plus two bedrooms and bath on third floor. Two-car garage.

List Price: $1,185,000
Sale Price: $1,075,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,152

5robinhill5 Robin Hill Road: Private, level half acre on Seely side in Edgemont. Home has many updates including: new windows, furnace, A/C, 200 amp electric panel, refreshed kitchen, and new roof. Lower level has optional separate entrance.

List Price: $999,999
Sale Price: $950,000
Real Estate Taxes: $28,906


26mountjoyave26 Mount Joy Avenue: Exquisite Edgemont English Tudor. Bright, oversized living room, with stone fireplace and French doors to side yard. Formal dining room, new powder room, eat in kitchen with new GE profile appliances, great room, newly paved patio, beautifully landscaped. Second floor has two family bedrooms, walk up attic, new hall bath, grand size Master with new bath.

List Price: $999,999
Sale Price: $930,000
Real Estate Taxes: $22,744

9Stratton9 Stratton Road: Sparkling Center Hall Colonial with Vermont slate roof on picturesque, beautifully landscaped property in Quaker Ridge. Sun-drenched living space. Ackerman built. Many pencil and crown moldings. Renovated kitchen. Laundry on first floor. two fireplaces. two family rooms. Secluded deck. California Closets. Freshly painted and many floor areas refinished in 2010.

List Price: $999,000
Sale Price: $950,000
Real Estate Taxes: $18,776

51sycamore51 Sycamore Road: Inviting Quaker Ridge Ranch featuring a living room with fireplace, dining room, den and 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. A large screened porch and an expansive lower level with a large office, library and bedroom with an adjacent sitting room and bath with a separate entrance. Level .38 acre property.


List Price: $999,999
Sale Price: $925,000
Real Estate Taxes: $24,840

395heathcoterd395 Heathcote Road: Four bedroom, three bath, Quaker Ridge Colonial home. Features include extra large level .31 acre property, a charming family room with built-ins, living room with fireplace, dining room opens to updated kitchen with custom cabinets with granite countertops, inviting sunny solarium off the kitchen, master suite with oversized WIC, beautiful hardwood floors throughout, all new energy efficient custom windows.

List Price: $899,900
Sale Price: $872,000
Real Estate Taxes: $18,465

160bellroad160 Bell Road: Picture perfect center hall Colonial. Light abounds through each and every room. The first floor boasts an exceptional flow for comfort and entertaining. Hardwood floors and moulding throughout add to the beauty. The gracious staircase leads to a second floor with spacious bedrooms and baths.

List Price: $775,000
Sale Price: $778,000
Real Estate Taxes $14,572



50MamaroneckRdStrong sales continue in September with more home closings, priced from $800K-$1.6MM. Check these out: 50 Mamaroneck Road: Long driveway leads you to impressively set, picturesque whitewashed brick center-hall colonial in Murray Hill on lush, level .81 acres. Sought after kitchen and family room layout on first floor.

List Price $1,699,000
Sale Price: $1,655,000
Real Estate Taxes: $36,982

148Brite148 Brite Avenue:. Bright and sunny Tudor with many updates including new kitchen, baths, roof, and central air. Great layout with open feeling. Gracious entrance hall, large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, door to porch, sunroom/den, powder room, large modern kitchen with butler's pantry and breakfast room, laundry room, mudroom. Master bedroom with bath, three bedrooms with bath and third floor with playroom, bedroom with bath and storage closets. Lovely yard and patio.

List Price: $1,675,000
Sale Price: $1,550,000
Real Estate Taxes: $26,450

28stratton28 Stratton Road: Move right in. Ranch on beautiful .45 acre. Walk to elementary school, bus to train and shopping. Great layout: entrance foyer, powder room, living room with fireplace, formal dining room with French doors off the entire back to large deck. 1995 Kitchen with eat in area, skylights and family room. Two additional bedrooms, updated hall bath, second floor: large bedroom and updated bath and stairs to attic for storage. 2 car garage, large open basement and laundry.

List Price: $1,395,000
Sale Price: $1,340,000
Real Estate Taxes: $31,913

236Madison236 Madison Road: Classic center hall Colonial with excellent flow, gracious size rooms. Quality craftsmanship with original details in wonderful condition. Five bedrooms with three full redone baths and new powder room. Lovely new high end eat in kitchen with den and bath, lower level playroom, two-zone heat and air conditioning, radiant heat in kitchen and hall bath, very private backyard with airy screened porch, and large second floor terrace.

List Price: $1,189,000
Sale Price: $1,090,000
Real Estate Taxes: $22,000

6hadden6 Hadden Road: Unique mid-century custom crafted Cotswold contemporary with expansive use of natural light and glass brings art and nature indoors. Stunning living room with soaring ceilings and massive stone-faced fireplace flows seamlessly to sun-filled dining room with views of exquisite specimen plantings and tranquil garden. Breakfast with sunroom is adjacent to kitchen that opens inviting family room with fireplace. Renovated master bath.

List Price $1,149,000
Sale Price $1,089,000
Real Estate Taxes: $38,016

16ridgecreste16 Ridgecrest East: Stunning French Normandy style home with a Ludovici tile roof in a quiet, convenient Greenacres location. Magnificent living room with 12' beamed ceiling and stone fireplace. Charming dining room with corner cabinets, six bedrooms with three full baths plus a powder room. European feel. Sturdy masonry construction. Random width pegged floors. Leaded windows throughout. Lovingly maintained by current owners for 55 years.

List Price: $845,000
Sale Price: $880,000
Real Estate Taxes: $19,046

15taunton15 Taunton Road East: Three bedroom home located on a cul-de-sac in Edgewood. Conveniently located. Room for expansion.

List Price: $865,000
Sale Price: $820,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,000



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?

For Sale on Brewster
New On Brewster Road







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.

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



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