Demolition Slated for Neglected Home in Murray Hill
- Category: Real Estate
- Published: Thursday, 23 March 2023 08:48
- Jordi Wiener
A neglected 1950’s ranch house on 1.09 acres in Murray Hill will be demolished. The house at 21 Richbell Road was purchased by neighbors Ruth and Sandor Frankel who live at 17 Richbell Road, who said they purchased the property to prevent another McMansion from going up next door. Property records show that the sale price was $2,675,000
The house was owned by the estate of Berenice Oettinger and was unoccupied since her death in 2003. During that time the house was not maintained, a rear roof fell in, and real estate taxes were unpaid since 2010. Both electric and water service had been cut off. According to Frankel, though Oettinger’s daughter visited the house from time to time, the estate simply let the house go. It was not until the Village began foreclosure proceedings that the estate agreed to sell the house. At the time of the purchase Frankel says $1.2mm in back taxes was paid to Scarsdale Village.
The house was built in 1956 and designed by architect John C. Merrill from White Plains, (no relation to Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.) It is 3,200 square feet with four bedrooms and five baths.
Since it did not meet criteria for preservation, the Committee for Historic Preservation approved the application to take it down on March 21, 2023.
Also at the meeting, applicants adjourned a hearing on an application to take down 20 Heathcote Road, presumably because only five of the seven committee members were present. Applicants wish to tear down the 10,500 square foot house and replace it with a new one.
An application for 7 Tyler Road was also adjourned to the April meeting, perhaps for the same reason.
In other preservation news, on Monday March 20, 2023 the Scarsdale Board of Trustees deliberated on an appeal to allow the demolition of 76 Birchall Drive which was turned down by the Committee for Historic Preservation. A decision is expected to be announced at the March 28, 2023 meeting of the Village Board.
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