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The numbers are looking up. A recent real estate report shows that 39 homes have been sold in Scarsdale this year, in comparison to only 25 homes from January through May 19 in 2009. Here are a few that recently closed: 24 Greenacres Avenue: Elegant Georgian Colonial beautifully set on spectacularly landscaped .86 acre. Distinctive architectural details throughout. State-of-the-art kitchen. Enticing 40 x 24 heated pool with a charming poolside patio plus an additional brick patio close to the house perfect for barbecuing and entertaining.


List Price: $2,500,000
Sale Price: $2,100,000
Real Estate Taxes $43,819





15 Cooper Road: Unique 1907 Victorian Colonial set on an acre and a half in Murray Hill. Large rooms: 6 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, 2 fireplaces and charming center hall with lead windows. Private front patio, set among magnificent trees.
List Price $1,970,000
Sale Price $1,795,000
Real Estate Taxes $36,252



10 Wayside Lane: Country English home, sited on .56 acres of property with room for a pool, in a prime Fox Meadow location. Special features include three detailed fireplaces, stained, leaded glass windows, hardwood floors, light and open kitchen and breakfast room, wonderful spacious dining room with French doors to patio and sweeping garden views.
List Price $1,390,000
Sale Price: $1,380,000
Real Estate Taxes $27,930




26 Elm Road: Totally renovated 1924 colonial with a two-story addition on a quiet cul-de-sac just 3 blocks from the train. Everything brand new in 2008; heating, electrical, roof, plumbing, exterior siding, windows, and two-car garage. The new addition consists of a large, fabulous kitchen with family area and fireplace: a master bedroom with private entrance and his and hers closets and a bath with double vanities, a whirlpool and a separate glassed-in shower.
List Price: $1,495,000
Sale Price: $1,347,500
Real Estate Taxes: $24,279

5 Carman Road: Beautifully renovated in 2006, this Edgewood home has a granite and stainless kitchen with adjoining family room and sliders to patio and yard. Great mudroom with hooks, cabinets and laundry, leading to kitchen. Second floor includes master with walk-in closets, luxurious master bath, three additional bedrooms and two more full baths. Stairs to large usable attic space, 1,300 sq feet of finished basement makes great play space or gym. Hardwood floors throughout.

List Price: $1,200,000
Sale Price: $1,180,000
Real Estate Taxes: $24,067

Recent Sales: 1 Highview Drive: Split level home in the Edgemont School District with two additions to the original home. Open floor plan and master bedroom and bath on the main level. The heart of the home is the kitchen that opens onto the dining room with sliders to the patio and backyard. It measures 24' X 24' and has two skylights and plenty of storage. The house is bright and spacious home is located on a quiet street, and has hardwood floors throughout and an automatic sprinkler system.
List price: $850,000
Sale price: $825,000
Real Estate taxes: $20,430

25 Taunton Road: Classic Colonial in Crane Berkley with arched doorways, beautiful moldings, hardwood floors and two fireplaces. Private, quiet property with heated greenhouse, vegetable garden and waterfall. Across the street from lovely pond.. Eat-in kitchen, indoor gas grill, and random width pegged oak floors. New Vermont slate roof with copper flashing and gutters.

List Price $1595,000
Sale Price $1,275,000
Estimated Tax $26,983

69 Griffin Road: Elegant Colonial on over a half-acre of beautifully landscaped, private property. The house has been lovingly updated but retains traditional details. It boasts a new gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and extremely generous sun filled rooms. The house sits on a private road and is picture perfect.

List Price: $1,325,000
Sales Price:$ 1,330,00)
Estimated Tax: $28,374

On the Market

55 Morris Lane: Everything old is new again in this one-of-a-kind Murray Hill home. Modeled after a 1797 New England home, much of the woodwork, and hardware were secured from 18th Century Rhode Island homes and refitted into this 4,500 square foot house built by famed builder Walter Collet in 1952. The house includes seven original historical rooms and a stunning central foyer and staircase, lined with woodwork from the Colonial era. Set on 1.2 acres, you’ll find a lovely private pool and magnificent gardens and stone terrace. Mowbra Hall is a unique home, ready for a discerning buyer.

Asking Price: $3,950,000

All the homes in Scarsdale and Edgemont are not traditional Colonials and Tudors. Sprinkled here and there are contemporary and mid-century homes, with unique designs and layouts. Many boast large windows, plenty of light and beautiful settings. Here are a few homes that integrate the outdoors with the indoors and offer a diversion from the usual housing inventory.


39 Penny Lane: Collector Bauhaus contemporary. Gated estate on 1 acre of private property in Egdemont School District. This unique residence is one of the few examples of Bauhaus School in Westchester. Two story entrance hall, dramatic living room with walls of glass displaying views of the stunning property. Featuring 6 spacious bedrooms on the second level including a grand master suite with master bathroom and dressing area, balcony and abundant closets and two additional bedrooms on first level.
List Price: $1,850,000

1070 Post Road: Special mid-century contemporary home lushly landscaped and set on a little over an acre with beautiful Shoreline Pool and spa with retractable cover. Open floor plan with floor to high ceiling windows overlooking the property and pool help make this a great entertaining home. Close to the High School and Library.
List Price: $1,995,000







101 Sheldrake: Expanded ranch set majestically on park-like 1.4 acres with a pool in Heathcote. Gracious open floor plan, skylights, and views of property. Family room with quality custom cabinetry. Extra large first floor master bedroom with wall of glass and private terrace.
List Price: $2,995,000







24 Murray Hill Road: Custom-designed and built home on 1.57 acres in the heart of Murray Hill. Sophisticated and elegant home in a private setting. Master suite on first floor includes the bedroom, a 12'x 18' office or library, the master bath with radiant heat and entrance to the indoor pool room that overlooks the extensive backyard with a small fish pond and waterfall. The outdoor patio runs the length of the back of the house.
List Price: $3,499,000

176 Brewster Road: Classic five bedroom Colonial on private level .45 acre in the heart of Greenacres. Beautifully maintained inside and out. Many improvements including a new slate roof and third floor with a home theater, recreation room and a sunny office or studio. Large new windows bring in lots of light. Views of nature preserve.
List Price: $1,395,000
Sale Price: $1,315,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,947



45 Paddington Road: Split level home with open entry leads with unobstructed view of back garden thru floor to ceiling glass in living room. In Fox Meadow, this updated and very well maintained home offers beautifully proportioned rooms and easy access to outdoor spaces. Lower level includes large playroom and study. New master bath, smart looking kitchen and updated bathrooms.
List Price $1,425,000
Sale Price: $1,375,000
Estimated Tax: $30,220



69 Griffen: Colonial on over a half acre of beautifully landscaped, private property. The house has been lovingly updated to reflect traditional details. It boasts a new gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors and extremely generous sun filled rooms. The house sits on a private road and is picture perfect.
List Price: $1325,000
Sale Price: $1,330,ooo
Estimated Tax: $28,374

On the Market:

1 Pinecrest: Stone and stucco Walter Collet Tudor on level .29 acre with a pool. There are five bedrooms and four baths on the second floor. Features include an oak fireplace, graceful archways, random-width planked oak floors and dark natural woodwork. The master bedroom has a magnificent curved ceiling. Fine architectural detailing. Lovely landscaping. Located in beautiful Sherbrooke Park. List Price: $1,250,000












6 Walworth: Exquisite architectural details in this charming sunny Greenacres Tudor on .41acres. Magnificent wood moldings in living room with fireplace, large dining room with fireplace and pocket style doors, original glass fronted cabinets. Spectacular landscaping with in-ground sprinkler system. List Price $1,695,000


55 Griffen: Contemporary home with open floor plan. Two-story entry, family room with vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and large windows. Eat-in kitchen with wonderful light. Spacious deck overlooks .64 acre property and attractive inground pool. Additional 2,000 square feet in the walkout lower level with media room, wet bar, billiard room, office/5th BR and sauna. List Price: $2,497,777

How did first quarter sales of homes in Edgemont compare this year over last? The data shows that the market has made a dramatic improvement. Last year, from January through March, 2009 only 4 homes in Edgemont were sold. This year, there were nine sales during the first three months of the year.

However, from the chart below, you’ll see that many of the homes were on the market for a long time – some for almost a year. The good news for sellers is that there are buyers; but from the data below it looks like you may need to be patient.

2009 STATISTICS: There were 4 properties sold in the first quarter of 2009.

Selling Price Range                       Quantity                     Average Days on Market
$600,000 thru $649,999                      1                                     74
$650,000 thru $699,999                      1                                     86
$700,000 thru $749,999                      1                                   172
$1,000,000 thru $1,249,999                1                                     96

2010 STATISTICS: There were 9 properties sold in the first quarter of 2010.

Selling Price Range                      Quantity                      Average Days on Market
$650,000 thru $699,999                      1                                    519
$750,000 thru $799,999                      1                                    194
$950,000 thru $999,999                      2                                    230
$1,250,000 thru $1,499,999                1                                    348
$1,500,000 thru $1,749,999                1                                    200
$1,750,000 thru $1,999,999                1                                    354
$2,000,000 thru $2,249,999                1                                    182
$4,000,000 thru $4,249,999                1                                    255

Information provided by Barbara Pollack, Engel and Volkers of Scarsdale

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