Tuesday, Aug 09th

Demolition Derby on Dolma Road

19DolmaRoadThe quest to tear down some of Scarsdale’s most beautiful homes continues this month with an application to raze 19 Dolma Road, a Colonial Revival home built in 1935. The home is just a few doors down from 11 Dolma Road where an application to tear down the house has been winding its way through NYS courts for a few years.

Steve Duke, the prospective buyer of 19 Dolma Road retained Lucia Chiocchio of Cuddy and Feder to file the application to demolish the home on his behalf. She argues that “there is nothing historically significant about this house. While Walter J. Collet, a prominent builder in Scarsdale in the 1902’s owned the property until 1926 he did not build the house at 19 Dolma Road. The property remained undeveloped until 1935 when the Whitsitts purchased the undeveloped lot. Similarly, the fact that a former Village Trustee and Mayor, Robert E. Christie, owned the property is no historically significant as the property was undeveloped when he owned it.”

The Village asked Andrew Scott Dolkart, an architectural historian, to provide his views on its historical significance.

He reviewed the homes’ notable owners which included Vincent P. Whitsitt, who spent his entire career at the Life Insurance Association of America where he rose to the position of manager and general counsel. Dolkart says, “The Whitsetts typify the successful business and professional people who moved to Scarsdale in the early decades of the 20th century at the time when the village was being transformed into one of New York City’s premier suburban communities.” Dolkart calls Dolma Road “one of the finest residential enclaves in the village,” and says, “it was cited as a significant architectural ensemble in the 2012 Cultural Resource Survey.”

About the house, Dolkart says, architects “Hall and Puafve designed a handsome Colonial Revival style brick house that remain almost entirely intact.” He says it is “beautifully proportioned,” and “symmetrical.” He says the house is a quintessential example of the Colonial Revival style with it s symmetrical massing, steep sloping roof, leaded glass entry and other features all adapted and indeed expanded in scale to the meet the lifestyle of an affluent suburban household in the first half of the twentieth century.

He concludes, “The Whitsett House at 19 Dolma Road retains its integrity to a high degree. It exemplifies the type of architecture that provides Scarsdale with its special character and it should be preserved and renovated so that it can provide housing with the community for many decades to come.”

The Committee for Historic Preservation will consider the application to raze the house at their meeting on Tuesday May 31, 2022 at 7 pm in Village Hall. See more about the house here.

111 Brambach Road111 Brambach Road
Luxury new construction on a tranquil lane in Fox Meadow. Wonderful flow for easy living and entertaining. Hardwood floors, custom millwork and carefully executed details throughout. Dream kitchen with center island, premium stainless appliances and breakfast area with door to deck and level backyard. Adjacent large family room with fireplace. Sumptuous primary bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and luxury bath. Central vacuum, alarm, recessed lighting, convenient second floor laundry, and heated, attached two-car garage to outfitted mudroom. Large closets and storage throughout. Professionally landscaped with lawn sprinkler. High end components by one of Scarsdale's finest builders. Conveniently located a short walk to Scarsdale Village, shops, restaurants, Hyatt Field park/playground and train to NYC.
Sale Price: $2,350,000

44 corell road44 Corell Road
Sunlight streams into every room of this stately Quaker Ridge Colonial. Bask in the sun-filled dining room. Enjoy cooking in the spacious renovated kitchen with breakfast area. An office/bedroom with full bath enhances the first floor. Upstairs there are 2 lovely large bedrooms with a hall bath. The owners suite is large and has ample closets and room to expand this beautiful home in Secor Farms. Walk outside and you have what everybody is looking for, a screened in porch to entertain during the warm weather months and add an outdoor heater for the cool weather months! Rounding out this exceptional home is the fenced and level backyard.
Sale Price: $1,635,000
Assessed Value: $1,045,000
Real Estate Taxes: $26,520

25 brite ave25 Brite Avenue
This contemporary mid-century modern home was built by well known architect, Milton Klein in 1965. Klein highlights the classic elements of the style with its brick exterior, low pitched pebble roof and front courtyard. The courtyard looks into the oversized and sunken living room and blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings and an open concept living and dining room create an airy and spacious feeling. Additional mid-century design elements include oversized travertine tiles, an asymmetrical brick wall dedicated to the fireplace and hearth with additional built-in seating, along with a tucked around the corner "madmen" style bar. The open concept 2 level main living space is separated by a long, low, built-in credenza style buffet. The 1st floor primary bedroom is well apportioned with an adjoining den/office or nursery.
Sale Price: $1,635,000
Assessed Value: $1,175,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,636

1A fairview road1 A Fairview Road
Completely renovated 3 bedroom plus den/guest room, 2.1 bath mid-century Ranch style home at the end of a private driveway in the Greenacres section of Scarsdale. This hip home features an open concept with soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling panels of glass and oversized windows. There are doors leading out from all social spaces to a covered patio, an open stone patio and the yard, seamlessly blending the indoors with the outdoors. Gorgeous kitchen complete with a large marble waterfall center island, marble tiled backsplash, SS appliances, and smooth marble countertops. The primary bedroom features 2 walk-in closets and a luxurious en-suite bathroom with marble tiled floors and countertops, a cool stainless steel double vanity, separate shower and soaking tub. Additional features include a lower level family room located close to the kitchen, beautiful hardwood floors, central air, Sonos system, Nest system and high quality finishes. With a beautiful, flat .33 acre private property and a convenient location, this home has it all.
Sale Price: $1,400,000
Assessed Value: $875,000
Real Estate Taxes: $22,225

18 magnolia road18 Magnolia Road
Updated expanded Scarsdale home in tranquil neighborhood with private, level backyard. Ideal spacious layout for entertaining with open floor plan and beautiful appointments throughout. This sun-filled 5 Bedroom home has been very well maintained. Upgrades include: New Anderson windows (2014), new flooring, new HVAC with 3 zones, new electrical panel and the roof have all been updated. The second floor boasts idyllic master suite with stylish new bath with Jacuzzi tub and separate stall shower and another bedroom perfect for a home office. The lower level is a huge bonus room with tons of natural light and walk out to the backyard. There is tons of storage and laundry/mudroom that leads to two car garage. There is a bus to all Scarsdale schools that stops right in front and a short walk to Corell Park.
Sale Price: $1,305,000
Assessed Value: $1,000,000
Real Estate Taxes: $24,857

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