Real Estate: Demolitions and New Home Permits Decline in 2019: Plus Sales and Featured Listings

5QuakerCenter5 Quaker Center was demolished.Though the Scarsdale Village Trustees did not address changes in the Village Code to address home teardowns, it appears that the number of home demolitions and new building permits fell for the second consecutive year.

Perhaps market forces, rather than preservation laws, have influenced development in Scarsdale.

According to the Scarsdale Building Department, last year, home demolitions or teardowns declined. In 2017 there were 31, in 2018 the number fell to 26 and in 2019 there were just 18 home demolitions.BuildingStats

Permits for new homes followed suit. In 2019, permits for new homes fell from 32 in 2017, to 28 in 2018 to just 20 in 2019.

Changes in the tax law and the higher prices of new homes as compared to existing homes, may have deterred buyers and discouraged builders from embarking on new projects.

19 Ogden Road19 Ogden Road
Fox Meadow Expanded Ranch/Colonial completely updated: freshly painted and floors refinished. This home features six large bedrooms with six full baths. Huge custom-designed gourmet chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and granite countertops. The adjoining family room and formal dining room offer easy entertaining. The second floor has an expansive master bedroom and second huge bedroom or master suite possibility, each with its own bath.

Sale Price: $1,600,000
Assessed Value: $1,725,000
Real Estate Taxes: $42,852

10 Split Tree Road10 Split Tree Road
Mint condition Contemporary on half-acre of picture-perfect and level park-like property on a beautiful cul-de-sac. Updated kitchen and bathrooms. Five-bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Open floor plan with kitchen/family room. Over 3700 interior square feet and five bedrooms, central air. First floor: living room with fireplace, formal dining room, screened-in porch, modern eat-in kitchen/family room with sliding doors to deck, master bedroom with two large walk-in-closets, master bath, two additional large bedrooms on first floor with hall bathroom. Second floor: two bedrooms with hall bath. Lower level: playroom, powder room, laundry, and two-car garage.

Sale Price: $1,390,000
Assessed Value: $1,350,000
Real Estate Taxes: $32,290

7 Withington Raod7 Withington Road
This home is on a tranquil street in the heart of Edgemont's Cotswolds and set on a level 1/3 acre of beautiful gardens and lawn. A lovely central hallway leads to a large living room with fireplace, dining room, redone eat-in kitchen, bedroom/ office space, and bath. Back stairs off the kitchen lead to the second floor. French doors provide several easy accesses to the patio and grounds. Guest suite/bath, a master suite with fireplace, updated bath, and two more large bedrooms complete the 2nd floor. Includes exquisite slate roof, replaced windows, and central air conditioner.

Sale Price: $1,350,000
Assessed Value: $1,325,000
Real Estate Taxes: $60,684

75 Griffen Avenue75 Griffen Avenue
Set on an expansive and private half-acre lot in the desirable Quaker Ridge neighborhood, this classic Colonial offers a great layout for everyday living and grand spaces for elegant entertaining. The first level features an entry foyer, stunning formal living room with a fireplace, family room with sliders to patio, eat-in kitchen and powder room. The second floor boasts a master bedroom with walk-in closet and en-suite marble bath, two bedrooms with jack and jill bath, and a bedroom with en-suite bath. The lower level contains a great playroom, multi-purpose room with full bath and door to beautiful, level yard.

Sale Price: $1,180,000
Assessed Value: $1,325,000
Real Estate Taxes: $33,053

21 Sprain Valley Road21 Sprain Valley Road
Spectacular custom stone and cedar shake Colonial with 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, and attached 2-car garage sits on .48 acres of landscaped property. Renovated in 2009, this remarkable home features a copper roof, rich hardwood floors, exquisite trim and molding, vaulted ceilings with reclaimed wood timbers, Marvin windows and skylights, and a gorgeous 16’ floor-to-ceiling back-to-back fireplace between the living room and dining room. The updated gourmet kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances including a Wolf range, Sub Zero refrigerator, marble counters, copper sinks, 2 wine refrigerators, and a lovely breakfast nook overlooking the sunlit deck. Upstairs is a luxurious master bedroom suite featuring 2 walk-in closets and a Travertine tile bath with Kohler fixtures, 3 additional bedrooms, and 2 more full baths. The lower level encompasses a family room, au pair/guest bedroom with private full bath, mudroom, pantry, and stunning rec room with sliders to the beautiful bluestone patio in the private back yard. It also includes 5 heating zones, 2 furnaces, custom outdoor lighting, and speaker system.

Sale Price: $1,175,000
Assessed Value: $988,000
Real Estate Taxes: $33,926

372 Central Park Avenue Unit2U372 Central Park Avenue Unit#2U
This beautifully updated one bedroom one bath Coop is located in the Edgemont School District. This unit features a spacious living room with brand new carpets and doors leading to a large private balcony, dining area, fabulous kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Quartz Countertops and cabinet with Wine Cellar, well-maintained bathroom, and spacious bedroom with a large walk-in closet. Hardwood floors underneath the living room carpets and generous closets. Amenities include a pool, fitness center, kids play area and walking distance to Nature Center. The unit comes with one assigned parking spot. Brand new Intercom system will let you open the lobby door via phone from wherever you are. Laundry room on the same floor.

Sale Price: $177,000

Featured Listings
8 Dolma Road8 Dolma Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Storybook 1926 brick Georgian Colonial with slate roof set on a private 1.18 acres in the estate section of Murray Hill. Enter into the two-story foyer with its elegant curved staircase and detailed millwork. The first floor boasts a spacious living room with fireplace, a large sunroom, a study, a beautifully renovated eat-in kitchen that opens to the family room, and a massive mudroom with laundry and full bath. The luxurious master suite features his and hers master dressing rooms with custom built-ins, enormous master bathroom, and private study. Three additional bedrooms complete the 2nd level. There are another 2 bedrooms on the 3rd level - one acts as a play space and the other an office with custom built-ins. Additional finished space over the garage boasts an impressive fitness center, guest bedroom, and full bath. The basement features a large recreation area, wet bar, and 3400 bottle capacity wine cellar. The backyard showcases a stunning Shoreline beach-entry pool and hot tub with a full outdoor kitchen. This impressive estate has the best of everything: modern ease and classical charm.
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Listing Price: $5,950,000

217 Beverly Road217 Beverly Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
You'll embrace this charming Center Hall Colonial once you see all of the extras it offers. Offers a level third of an acre. The area that precedes the entry hall would make a perfect mudroom; just put up hooks and cubbies. A covered porch off the living room offers views of the private yard; a perfect setting for reading a good book, al-fresco dining, or just relaxing. Modern eat-in kitchen with granite counters offers Jenn Air stainless appliances featuring convection range and microwave plus warming drawer along with an instant-hot faucet. A dressing area leads to the large master bedroom with open office space adjacent to a large walk-in-closet and en-suite master bath. Quality built shelves adorn many rooms. Renovated and expanded in 2008, this home's style of the period was maintained, while offering what today's buyers want. Choice of a leisurely walk to the commuter bus to the Scarsdale train station or a short drive to park at Hartsdale train station.
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Listing Price: $878,000

Open Houses
20 Jenkins Ct Ossining 001 OF 2020 Jenkins Court

Ossining, NY
Open house Sunday, 2/2 1-3PM
Nestled atop a hill, this beautifully appointed Colonial sits on .21 acres of manicured grounds overlooking a cul-de-sac. The gracious entry foyer leads you into a formal dining room and renovated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to a spacious living room perfect for entertaining small or large gatherings. Large windows in every room create a light-filled interior. Enjoy private wooded views from the deck off the kitchen or simply take in the beauty of nature. Mature flowering shrubs encompass the home providing a peaceful and tranquil setting. A master bedroom en-suite, three nicely sized bedrooms and hall bathroom complete the second level. The home features hardwood floors, two-zone cooling system, four-zone heating, up-lighting, in-ground sprinkler system and much more. Lower level offers an enormous amount of storage space. Convenient location to all transportation, shopping, school, and parks, make this a perfect place to call home.
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Listing Price: $535,000

36 Augusta Dr Cortlandt NY large 041 031 038 1500x1000 72dpi36 Augusta Drive

Cortlandt Manor, NY
Open house Sunday 2/2 12-2PM
Luxurious townhome living in desirable Hollowbrook Mews. The open floor plan of this gorgeous two-bedroom, two and one half bath unit will suit any lifestyle whether it be formal or casual. The spacious dine-in kitchen flows into the living area with a fireplace and glass doors out to a lovely patio. The magnificent staircase leads to an open loft work/office space. The generously sized master en-suite features a gas fireplace, two walk-in closets, and a private balcony. The oversized second bedroom provides a tranquil space for family or guests. The lower level also provides an additional multi-purpose entertaining area with ample storage. The Clubhouse amenities include a billiard and reading room, full-service kitchen for parties in the main room and a heated swimming pool. Nearby residents can enjoy the Hudson River and Parks for sailing, jogging, biking or long leisurely walks. It does not get any better.
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Listing Price: $525,000