Real Estate: City Dwellers Seeking Short-Term Rentals, Plus Sales and Featured Listings

kidsapartmentHow do you buy or sell a house in a pandemic? Not easily! This spring market is like none other in Scarsdale. See observations on carrying on business from two realtors below. One says that city dwellers are looking for short-term rentals and another is using Zoom for a online open house.

(From Elise Flagg at Houlihan Lawrence) As real estate agents we were mandated to work from home as were many other New Yorkers. The Empire State Development Agency's directives are evolving so we are waiting to get clarification on the most up to the minute new guidelines.

We are still working and doing what we can for our clients …. answering questions, sending relevant information as we receive it and updating them on issues pertinent to their situation.

One thing that has emerged in this unprecedented time is that many of our NYC and Brooklyn clients are asking for short term, furnished rentals. They are finding working from home with small children to be quite onerous. These (rentals) are difficult to come by in the best of times. However, we are trying to be creative and look for solutions if possible.

We are looking forward to brighter days ahead when we can once again be fully immersed in the real estate business.

(From Anne Moretti at Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s) For sure, real estate as we know it has completely been up-ended, and how we are getting from contract signing through closings is actually quite interesting. I’ve spent entire days on Zoom calls and meetings, trying to become informed on all the changes and then helping to inform my clients and others. I spent a half hour online with a delightful client in her late 70’s yesterday, getting her up to speed on Zoom and how to use the phone, so she could do the video walk-though tour for the buyers and the agents all together on the Zoom call.

21 cayuga road21 Cayuga Road
On Cayuga Pond, with captivating views of nature and Fenway Golf Course. This totally renovated 5,868 square foot Center Hall Colonial sits on .6 acre in the Heathcote section of Scarsdale and offers breathtaking water views from almost every room with quality upgrades that encompasses the needs of a modern lifestyle. Beautifully renovated, features include the new gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters and center island, oversized windows, renovated bathrooms, custom millwork, and three fireplaces. You will love spending time around the pool with an outdoor shower and cabana and expansive new Bluestone patio. Completely prewired for home theater.

Sale Price: $2,125,000
Assessed Value: $1,575,000
Real Estate Taxes: $39,031

6 Burgess road6 Burgess Road
Fabulous Colonial on .46 meticulously maintained and level acres with mature plantings and much curb appeal. This sun-lit six-bedroom home is the perfect for everyday living and entertaining. Entry hall leads to a living room with fireplace and doors to yard, sunporch/den, dining room, kitchen with island, breakfast room and doors to patio, family room, mudroom, and two powder rooms. The chef's kitchen features stainless steel appliances and concrete countertops, Subzero refrigerator, Viking Stove, 2 Miele dishwashers, and a warming drawer. The butler's pantry has a refrigerator. There is a master bedroom with bath, and three additional bedrooms with two baths on the 2nd floor. The third floor has two bedrooms and a bath. The basement features a Gym, Playroom and Cedar Closet. Potential room for a pool. New roof in 2015. Square footage includes 975 sq. feet in basement.

Sale Price: $1,988,500
Assessed Value: $1,775,000
Real Estate Taxes: $43,378

33 moorland drive33 Moorland Drive
Just completed, luxury home seamlessly balances streamline details and timeless design. A sophisticated modern two tone kitchen with quartz countertops and spacious center island overlooks the family room for the open concept that has become a staple in the industry. The center island seats 4 people comfortably. The sunny living room has pocket doors that lead to an inviting family room with warm cozy fireplace and access to the rear yard. The finished lower level offers an au-pair suit, recreation room, and full bath. The 2nd floor encompasses 4 spacious bedrooms and 3 full baths with free floating vanities. Included is a Master Bedroom suite with vaulted ceiling, his and hers closets and a spacious ultra luxurious Master Bath with 48"x48" tiles/floating vanity. All 3 levels have 9' ceilings, 7' doors. Approximately 100 recessed lights. All this on a beautiful sunny corner lot with a 2-car garage and additional parking on the driveway.

Sale Price: $1,425,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

9 maple ridge court9 Maple Ridge Court
Young custom built Edgemont School District Colonial on premier cul-de-sac a few blocks from elementary school and commuter bus to train. Chef's kitchen with high-end appliances adjacent to family room with stone fireplace all overlooking large deck and mature landscaping. Master bedroom suite with 2 walk-in closets and luxurious bath. Lower level has great potential with 9ft ceilings, natural light and sliding door to yard, measuring approx 2000 square feet. In addition to 4 bedrooms on the second level, there is a large bonus room that can easily be finished plus abundant storage. Other highlights include open layout, spacious sun-lit rooms, beautiful hardwood floors, first floor office (or guest room), freshly painted inside and out, and repaved driveway.

Sale Price: $1,176,250
Assessed Value: $1,517,900
Real Estate Taxes: $50,460

Featured Listings


26 Cooper Road
Scarsdale NY, 10583

Signature home by Scarsdale most prestigious builder, KOSL Building. This new stately brick and stone Colonial with slate roof is set on a private, park-like 1.09 acres in the estate section of Murray Hill. Designed with superior quality, craftsmanship, millwork and the finest finishes.10' ceilings on the first floor, 9' ceilings on the second and basement floor. kosl.logoOutdoor entertaining spaces include a pergola with outdoor fireplace and in-ground 20x40 heated pool surrounded by extensive specimen plantings. One of Scarsdale’s most prestigious streets and only 30 min from NY city.
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Listing Price: $7,450,000

56 Brite avenue56 Brite Avenue

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Stately new construction in the heart of Fox Meadow. Renowned architect Alisberg Parker designed this perfect home for the needs of modern lifestyles with a respect for historical precedent. This Contemporary interior features 10' ceilings on the first and second floor with 8' doors throughout the house. The 21' double foyer entry invites you inside to a fabulous flow for 1st floor entertaining. The incredible gourmet kitchen features two sinks, 2 Bosch dishwashers, Wolf range with hood, sub-zero refrigerator, French door access to patio, sliding doors off breakfast/dining area to patio, large pantry, large island all flowing into a large family room with linear gas fireplace. Formal living room with French doors to side property. First floor has a guest suite, and a large mudroom off the garage. Upstairs: 3 en-suite bedrooms, Master suite with two walk-in closets, and spa bathroom. Balcony with gas fireplace overlooking private yard. Fabulous finished lower level with bedroom, bath, and access to yard.
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Listing Price: $3,425,000

248 Clayton Road248 Clayton Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Stunning young Colonial set on a private half acre in the Edgemont School District, perfectly located close to the elementary school and commuter bus to Scarsdale train. Bright and open layout with spacious rooms, skylights, beautiful windows, three fireplaces, and many updates. Some of these include: newly updated hall bath, some floors refinished, and interior painted. The great cook's kitchen has custom white cabinets, high-end stainless appliances, granite counters, and a large eat-in area with door to deck and yard. This five bedroom home has an additional bonus room on the first level that is perfect for guests or a large playroom. The expansive master suite has a fireplace, two large walk-in closets, and updated luxurious master bath with radiant heat floors. Relax, play, or entertain on the large wrap around deck and gorgeous level property.
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Listing Price: $1,295,000