Friday, Sep 30th

Not Another Tear Down

treesWhen we saw piles of downed trees in front of 5 Heathcote Road we feared both the trees and the house were being torn down. The house is the former home of NY Times foreign correspondent Seymour Topping who said he paid $80,000 for the 13-room home in 1967.

However, a call to the Engineering Department revealed that the trees were being taken down legally, and that the house would be renovated, not razed. Phew!

The market is hot, hot, hot with multiple bids for scarce listings and price wars raging. See below for homes trading at more than a miillion dollars above their assessed values.

Here is what sold this week:

36 Herkimer Rd36 Herkimer Road
Enjoy breathtaking views from this stunning shingle and stone colonial that exceeds exceptional standards for luxury construction. An impressive entry foyer with custom millwork and soaring ceilings sets the tone for this immaculate residence. Built in 2016 by Scarsdale premier builder, this stately home offers 8,000+ square feet of sophisticated style. 1st floor open concept allows for easy living and seamless entertaining with access from the gourmet kitchen to the Mahogany deck ideal for al fresco dining with picturesque views. There is also a home office and en suite bedroom on the first floor with mudroom and access to 2car garage (3-car with lift). 2nd floor boasts well proportioned rooms including primary suite with 2 oversized walk-in closets and luxurious bath, 4 additional ensuite bedrooms and laundry room. Walk out lower level to pool, Spa and expansive fenced in yard. Unique opportunity to enjoy year round views ideally located near Quaker Ridge Elementary, clubs, houses of worship and Parkway.
Sale Price: $3,812,500
Assessed Value: $2,653,000
Real Estate Taxes: $67,328

11 stonehouse road11 Stonehouse Road
The ultimate in suburban living just minutes from urban conveniences. This 5000 square foot young colonial offers a spacious open layout with plenty of spaces to work, relax and enjoy the outdoors. The interior space offers a gourmet kitchen with a fleet of upscale appliances that will test your culinary skills while enjoying gatherings in the adjacent family and living rooms with French doors to the outdoors. The formal dining room welcomes gracious dinner parties as do the fireplaces in the living, family and dining rooms. There is also a 1st floor bedroom suite and home office and easy access to the garage. The spacious owner’s suite has 2 walk-in-closets, an office area and Juliette balcony. There are 3 additional bedrooms and laundry on the 2nd floor. The lower-level playroom is ideal for indoor recreation with high ceilings. Enjoy a beautiful backyard with professional landscaping. Ideally located only 1 block from Scarsdale village, train, shopping and close to SHS, tennis, track and more!
Sale Price: $3,300,000
Assessed Value: $2,125,000
Real Estate Taxes: $53,597

42 Brite Avenue42 Brite Avenue
Fully renovated classic Georgian Colonial in the heart of Fox Meadow! This bright and spacious home boasts an oversized living room with fireplace and bay window, screened-in porch and expansive family room with 10' ceilings and extensive windows showcasing the flat, private backyard. The open kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, dining room, first floor bedroom with en-suite bathroom and powder room complete the first floor. Make yourself at home in the primary bedroom featuring a walk out balcony, renovated en-suite bath and walk-in closet. Continue down the hall to three large bedrooms (one with balcony) and a spacious hall bath. The walk-out lower level has an oversized playroom with built-in kitchenette, new laundry, windowed guest suite and full bath. Ideally located on 0.4 acres, this house has it all - amazing curb appeal and a perfect location for walking to the newly renovated library, the elementary school, the high school and Scarsdale Village.
Sale Price: $2,548,500
Assessed Value: $1,600,000
Real Estate Taxes: $40,356

12 Vernon Road12 Vernon Road
Stunning renovated five bedroom Colonial on level, manicured .48 acre on prestigious Quaker Ridge street. The generous foyer opens to a chef's kitchen with granite countertops with center island, two Sub-Zero Refrigerators with drawers, new six-burner Thermador range, two Bosch dishwashers, large breakfast area with door to stone patio for ideal grilling and entertainment. The pantry and mudroom boast lots of storage and full freezer. The living room with fireplace has door to screened porch and opens to an amazing family room windowed on three sides, the dining room has custom cabinetry. Upstairs is a large master bedroom, dressing room and spa bath, three bedrooms, new hall bathroom, bedroom and new bath. Among the many not to be missed improvements are: a state of art boiler, generator, updated kitchen, new master bath, legal finished basement, specimen perennial gardens, heated koi pond, Tesla charging station, exterior painting in 2021, whole house water filter, new windows, and much more! 535 square feet in lower level included.
Sale Price: $2,500,000
Assessed Value: $1,460,000
Real Estate Taxes: $37,052

9 eastwoods lane9 Eastwoods Lane
Super bright renovated Center Hall Colonial with great flow on tranquil sought-after street in Edgewood with level fenced yard. Everything has been renovated and improved with great attention to detail and quality. The house has new: windows, roof, three-and-a-half bathrooms, laundry room, sewer line, stone front path, driveway and more! The gracious entrance foyer opens to a large living/family room with prominent fireplace and French doors to enclosed stone terrace, overlooking the front gardens, and dining room. The chef's kitchen with butcher block center island has a SubZero, six burner/griddle Viking stove, dishwasher, wine cooler, breakfast area and remote controlled skylight and door to large deck with gas line. Outfitted mudroom, powder room, home office and media room complete first level. Upstairs, bright master bedroom with walk-in closet, new spa bath, two bedrooms, new hall bath, bedroom with new bath. Lower level includes a playroom with split system HVAC, laundry room with second refrigerator, storeroom and two car garage.
Sale Price: $2,460,000
Assessed Value: $1,400,000
Real Estate Taxes: $34,611

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. 32 minutes to Grand Central Terminal. Free school bus to Fox Meadow Elementary and Scarsdale Middle School.
Sale Price: $2,350,000

7 corell rd7 Corell Road
Classic charm meets modern living in this quintessential Scarsdale home. The thoughtfully renovated and updated first floor of this beautiful home boasts an oversized, sun filled kitchen with an open dining room, a den that connects to a stunning living room with oversized windows and a sliding glass door that leads to the picturesque backyard, an office/potential 5th bedroom, a full bathroom and a large mudroom with pantry. The upstairs of this home is sure to impress even the most discerning buyer with an open loft-like office or play space, a large primary bedroom with a walk in closet and an en suite bathroom, a sunken bedroom with en suite bath, two additional large sun filled bedrooms and a beautiful modern hall bath. The walkout lower level of this home has a rec room, laundry and a large unfinished storage with 9 foot ceilings. The flat and ideal backyard is on .41 acres and is the perfect place to entertain this summer!
Sale Price: $2,050,000
Assessed Value: $1,410,000
Real Estate Taxes: $35,783

21 kingston21 Kingston Road
Two blocks from the Greenacres elementary school and playground. Just minutes to the train station. Enter into this picture perfect Mediterranean home set back on a flat .25 acre lot. This classic home features a Spanish tile roof and arched doorways. An exquisite foyer welcomes you into a large living room with a wood burning fireplace, a formal dining room and a private office/study. Perfect for summer entertaining! An open floor plan, family room with fireplace, kitchen with breakfast area leading to a large private deck. The bright owner's suite with plenty of closets offers beautiful sunlight and a fireplace to enjoy year round. Four additional bedrooms with two baths offers the perfect space for everyone.
Sale Price: $1,900,000
Assessed Value: $1,212,700
Real Estate Taxes: $30,587

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. This fabulous and pristine mid-century home is a true gem from the period.
Sale Price: $1,635,000
Assessed Value: $1,175,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,636

26 claremont road26 Claremont Road
Greenacres Twin Gabled Center Hall Colonial is completely updated, yet oozing with the best of Pre-War charm. You’re greeted by a covered porch where you’ll love to spend summer afternoons. Inside, you'll find a gracious oversized living room and formal dining room for hosting all your holiday events and a modern eat-in kitchen with center island. The family room has easy access just off the kitchen, with glamorous powder room. Upstairs, you’ll discover a marble hall bath with four well-sized family bedrooms. The master includes an en-suite bath, walk-in shower, soaking tub, and double sinks. All bedrooms feature large, walk-in closets and the master boasts his/her walk-in closets. The basement offers a finished room perfect as home office, "man-cave", or playroom. Stone steps lead to a level yard with ample room for a playset. Lots of custom built-ins and storage space throughout with convenient "mudroom" at the attached garage entrance.
Sale Price: $1,600,000
Assessed Value: $1,128,000
Real Estate Taxes: $28,451

1 carthage lane1 Carthage Lane
This bright colonial defines everyday living and gracious entertaining with splendid updates in central Quaker Ridge. Enjoy the elegant living room with gas fireplace adjoining a comfortable family room. A central foyer opens to a formal dining room and has French doors to the cheerful breakfast room. It's a cook's delight in the renovated kitchen with stainless appliances and quartz island with seating overlooking the rear yard. A side hall offers a powder room with stairs to lower level and garage. The second floor features a wood-paneled office, three hall bedrooms with updated bath, and a media room/lounge. The master bedroom offers a luxurious en suite bath with glass enclosed shower and marble double vanity. Lower level includes laundry, storage and walkout basement.
Sale Price: $1,550,000
Assessed Value: $1,200,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,236

Featured Listings
85 Birchall Drive85 Birchall Drive

Scarsdale, NY
Exceptionally private Manor home with an inviting circular courtyard, oversized inground heated pool and landscaped grounds splays prominently on beautiful parklike 1.45 acres. Nested discreetly in Murray Hill, a brilliant addition (2015) by Greenwich Architect Krist Dodaro exquisitely captures the intimate luxury of this home with a true gourmet kitchen, anchored by an oversized marble clad island (seats 5), custom designed cabinets, leathered granite countertops, multiple sinks with disposals, Viking French cooktop with two full size convection ovens, three dishwashers, separate full refrigerator and freezer, and a walk-in pantry all overlooking the sun-drenched breakfast area with French doors to the expansive yard and pool, adjoining the family room with turret shaped computer area all resplendent with oak built-ins - everything you ever wanted and more: glass enclosed Loggia complete with radiant heated stone flooring, mudroom with built-in lockers and cubbies, full bath, changing room and laundry (#1) leads to a 3+ car garage with an upstairs sanctuary (home office/yoga or art studio/guest suite) with full renovated bath. Complimentary to the traditional spirit and quality of this Manor home, the addition and updates seamlessly integrate with the grandeur of a traditional dining room, living room and sizable sun room with radiant heated floors and offering access to the stone patio and yard. Escape upstairs to the primary bedroom sanctuary, with entrance vestibule, vaulted beamed ceiling, two bespoke walk-in closets, a roomy LUX bath with honed limestone floor, double vanities with shell leaf limestone sinks, self drying Jacuzzi tub for two, shower stall, water closet and a separate turret designed study (meditation room) wrapped in windows. There is an en-suite bedroom, two additional bedrooms sharing a renovated bath and laundry (#2) on this floor. Fabulous finished upper level offers a playful recreation space with built-in trundle beds, separate guest room (or office) and full bath. The lower level is just as fabulous, with a second recreational space and lounge plus additional separate room for a future media room. A supremely private Shanga-La, magnificent for entertaining large gatherings, private soirees or intimate evenings. A pleasure to visit - an honor to own!
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $6,999,999

259 Old Army Road259 Old Army Road

Scarsdale PO/Edgemont, NY
Don't miss this beautifully renovated, bright Edgemont home set on nearly half an acre of gorgeous property with a recently updated pool with sliding cover and new travertine pool decking plus a separate legal cottage, only a short walk to the downtown shops, train and schools. This home has been meticulously updated and maintained with high quality finishes and boasts a great layout to create a wonderful family home. The first level features a fabulous chef's kitchen with premium appliances, separate dining area, French doors to the yard and a fireplace, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room and powder room. The second level boasts a beautiful primary suite with a cathedral ceiling and exposed beams, plus a luxurious bath with large shower, 3 spacious bedrooms and an oversized hall bath, laundry and a sun-filled hallway lined with window seats. The lower level of the home offers a great recreation room with kitchenette and door to the yard/pool plus a great gym/office or additional play space and another full bath easily accessed from the pool. The cottage provides a unique and wonderful office or guest suite with full bath. The pool is private and surrounded by ample travertine decking to accommodate large gatherings. There are two rear patios, perfect for outdoor dining and entertaining. This owner fully fenced the yard and added an electronic gate with a remote control creating the perfect level park-like property with a fabulous playset and enclosed vegetable garden included! Walk to all schools in the highly-acclaimed Edgemont School District, Scarsdale Village shops and to the Metro North Scarsdale or Hartsdale Train Station for a 32 minute express train commute to Grand Central. A unique home in an A+ location!
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $1,950,000

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