Tuesday, Aug 09th

One of the best years ever for Scarsdale realtors wraps up this week with some stellar sales. Here's what sold this week. We'll provide the final numbers on 2022 home sales as soon as we have them.

241 Rock Creek Lane241 Rock Creek Lane
The modern farmhouse with almost an acre of private wooded views, this home features light, airy, dramatic spaces that offer clean lines, sleek surfaces, and a deep connection to the outside landscape. The main floor features soaring ceilings and glass walls with views of the picturesque backyard and outdoor entertaining area with fire pit and room for pool. The 1st floor offers seamless living and entertaining spaces including 1st floor en suite bedroom, office and mudroom off 2 car garage. The 2nd floor has been thoughtfully designed to allow both kids and adults their own spaces, featuring a cathedral ceiling primary suite with fireplace, balcony, 3 additional en suite bedrooms with walk-in closet and play area and laundry with storage area. Additional recent upgrades include radiant heated floors, custom closets, camera surveillance system, automatic window coverings throughout and generator.
Sale Price: $3,550,000
Assessed Value: $2,655,500
Real Estate Taxes: $67,392

155 Underhill Road155 Underhill Road
Extraordinary renovated 1934 French Chateau delivers unsurpassed grandeur and privacy with premium finishes, bespoke millwork and verdant views throughout. The grand foyer opens to a formal living room, sunroom and a gilded dining room with wet bar. The gourmet eat-in kitchen boasts custom cabinetry, Viking and Sub-Zero appliances and a spacious breakfast room leading to the family room and patio. A laundry room, mudroom, study and two powder rooms complete the level. Above, 6 luxurious bedrooms - 5 with ensuite baths - offer lavish accommodations. The lower level includes vast storage rooms and a home theater. Enjoy the spacious resort-like gunite pool and spa. A circular drive, motor court and attached 3-car garage provide abundant parking in this exceptional Westchester estate. Extensive upgrades. 2 adjacent flat lots (buildable upon town approval) and a 3rd parcel with a massive recreation house and tennis court are also available. Prestigious Edgemont school district location just 35 minutes north of NYC.
Sale Price: $2,400,000
Assessed Value: $2,400,000
Real Estate Taxes: $82,532

95 Catherine Road95 Catherine Road
The perfectly located Heathcote home is ideally nestled in a peaceful coveted neighborhood with over half an acre of flat land with ample room for a pool and outdoor enjoyment. The generous interior offers expansive spaces for everyday living and entertaining. The formal living room features a fireplace and is detailed with a large bay window displaying picturesque views.The formal dining room is well proportioned. The modern eat-in-kitchen boasts floor to ceiling custom cabinetry, granite countertops and backsplash and Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances. The kitchen opens to a lovely sunroom and also to a new deck offering the perfect flow for indoor/outdoor entertaining. The family room is located near the kitchen. A few steps up is the sunlit primary suite with breathtaking views of the property, full bath and walk in closet. 4 additional bedrooms and 2 full baths, 2 car garage and above ground walkout, finished playroom/exercise room in lower level.
Sale Price: $1,985,000
Assessed Value: $1,375,000
Real Estate Taxes: $34,338

149 Brewster Road149 Brewster Road
This exceptional Classic Tudor on tree-lined quiet street, with fantastic curb appeal next to Greenacre Elementary, was completely gut renovated less than 5 years ago, including all new windows/doors, high quality hardwood flooring throughout. Top of the line appliances, under sink tankless drinking water filtration system, water heater, eat-in kitchen, master ane hall bath, powder room with Toto washlet toilets, recess ceiling lights, central air conditioning system, costume-built sunroom as bonus room/office, new stone patio, finished 427 square foot playroom, huge storage in walkout basement. The freshly painted house boasts a spacious fenced-in backyard and professional designed landscaping, 2 car garage and long driveway. Remarkably convenient location for commuters with short walk to Hartsdale Train Station, just taking 30 min to Grand Central Terminal, a few minutes driving to all favorite shopping spots.
Sale Price: $1,900,000
Assessed Value: $1,500,000
Real Estate Taxes: $37,413

86 penn road86 Penn Road
Sunny and spacious Colonial on .39 acre lot on a beautiful, tranquil street in Quaker Ridge. This classic stone and shingle home has a great layout with everything in the right place. Entertain family and friends for a lavish dinner party or casual barbeque on the deck or Zoom from the home office in complete privacy. The spacious second floor with generously sized rooms and large cedar closets, easy storage access and back staircase provides room for all. Features include gleaming hardwood floors, two fireplaces, gas fuel, large two car attached garage, two powder rooms, nicely proportioned rooms, private home office, finished lower level with sauna (which is included), and loads of storage. The lush lawn, mature plantings, deck, and stone wall provide a beautiful setting.
Sale Price: $1,352,500
Assessed Value: $1,350,000
Real Estate Taxes: $33,127

103 Sprague Road103 Sprague Road
Beautifully maintained colonial in Scarsdale that is close to all! Nice open eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances, updated windows that allow in a ton of light. California closets, hardwood floors throughout and recessed lighting. Enjoy three seasons under your covered pavilion out back or relax in the family room in the lower level.
Sale Price: $1,083,000
Assessed Value: $800,000
Real Estate Taxes: $19,969

17 Crossway17 Crossway
Fabulous opportunity to create a dream home in this spacious split conveniently located close to everything! This home offers 2228 square feet of finished space with an open layout and nicely-proportioned rooms. Amenities include large primary bedroom with private bath, gas heat, lower level playroom/family room, attached 1-car garage, and a sunroom. The .29 acre property is flat, lush and beautiful, offering myriad options for outdoor entertaining, playing soccer or creating your own gardens! Located perfectly within close proximity to Scarsdale community pool, Boulder Brook Riding Stables, Crossway tennis courts, ball fields, playgrounds, shopping, restaurants, commuter bus to Scarsdale Train Station, and Quaker Ridge Elementary School. Free Bus to Scarsdale High School.
Sale Price: $1,041,000
Assessed Value: $900,000
Real Estate Taxes: $22,840

5 Sherwood Place5 Sherwood Place
One-of-a-kind, stunning Tudor-style home on a tree-lined street, blocks from Scarsdale train station and Edgemont schools. Imagine stepping into this gorgeous gem with a chiseled stone turret and two large patios perfect for entertaining guests at a summer cookout with unobstructed water and tree views. Designer choices in this beautiful home set it apart from every other home in the neighborhood. The main level boasts 9-foot ceilings with exotic hardwood flooring throughout, gourmet Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances, large marble kitchen island that acts as a centerpiece, large light-filled bay windows, and a beautiful fireplace set off by patio doors leading to your own river views. The spacious master bedroom has scenic views and an updated master bath on the 2nd floor while the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms share an ample bathroom. The basement has a half bath and a two car garage. Find peace of mind with new central air/heat, roof, plumbing, electrical, windows, kitchen, and baths.
Sale Price: $953,700
Assessed Value: $602,600
Real Estate Taxes: $33,095

106 Palmer Avenue106 Palmer Avenue
Perfect .35 acres of luxurious backyard paradise. The stunning and unique open floor layout offers three levels. Enter into a graceful flagstone foyer and brilliant sunshine beams through the beautifully designed bow windows. An oversized master bedroom and large full bathroom which flows into an oversized family room. Open family room sliders to a huge patio to entertain family and friends. The second level has an expansive living room, eat-in kitchen, and formal dining room. The eat-in kitchen opens to the patio to make entertaining a breeze. The second level offers a second master bedroom en- suite and two oversized bedrooms; one used as an office now and a full hall bathroom. Tons of closet space and a partially finished attic, could be third floor as it is the entire footprint of the house.
Sale Price: $920,000
Assessed Value: $675,000
Real Estate Taxes: $17,000

170 Juniper Road170 Juniper Road
​​This fully renovated Contemporary Ranch is located in a very private setting, yet walking distance to the Greenville elementary school and the Metro North commuter bus. A sun-filled living room with a fireplace flows seamlessly to the dining area and kitchen, renovated with maple cabinets and quartz countertops. The kitchen itself opens to a large patio and spectacular backyard, perfect for entertainment. The master bedroom features the en-suite updated master bath. The hall bathroom is also tastefully updated. The lower-level studio/family room, with a separate entrance, showcases an elegant space that brings in streams of light through the large windows. The other portion of the lower level (uncounted 594 square feet) provides a versatile space and offers many possibilities in addition to laundry, utilities and a door to two-car garage. This home has been impeccably updated and maintained both inside and out.
Sale Price: $746,000
Assessed Value: $773,800
Real Estate Taxes: $26,609

150 Juniper Road150 Juniper Road
This deceptively spacious, unique mid-century modern design home is located in the Edgemont School District. The first floor features an entry, large living room with a wall of windows and stacked stone fireplace with energy saving wood stove insert, powder room, bedroom currently being used as office, dining area, eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and door to the Tuscan stone patio and winding paths. The second level has 2 large bedrooms and hall bath with jacuzzi tub. The lower level has a family room with brick fireplace, possible fourth bedroom or office, tile bathroom and laundry room. The layout is ideal for family and friends. Additional features include hardwood floors, 4 walk-in closets, new washer and dryer, 2 car attached garage, lawn sprinkler system, security system and perennial gardens. Located in the desirable community of Edgemont this home is walking distance to the elementary school and commuter bus to Scarsdale village and train station.
Sale Price: $742,912
Assessed Value: $678,100
Real Estate Taxes: $19,529

2 Fountain Lane2 Fountain Lane Unit#3U
Spa-like living in the heart of Edgemont with every amenity: doorman, pool, club room, exercise room, indoor assigned parking. This duplex has two balconies for outdoor living. The first floor balcony faces the woods. The second floor balcony can be accessed from both bedrooms and has a table, chair and umbrella for a morning tea. The first floor is an open floor plan with the family room leading to the living room and dining area. One could easily entertain 20 in this space. Renovated kitchen with granite and ample storage. Second floor has two large bedrooms, two bathrooms and a walk-in closet. Off of the office loft is a laundry unit in a closet, and there is also laundry on the floor. Deeded two spaces assigned parking in the garage with storage on the same elevator line. Convenient to shopping and the bus to New York City stops in front of the complex.
Sale Price: $400,000

372 Cenral Park Avenue Unit2T372 Central Park Avenue Unit#2T
Renovated bright and airy, 2-bedroom, 2-bath co-op with private balcony and great open layout. The large living room has refinished parquet floors and opens to the "L" shaped dining room. There are sliding glass doors which lead to a private balcony, great place to entertain. The new kitchen has granite counters, cherry cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The dining room can also be used as a home office. The large Master bedroom has a walk-in closet, covered parquet floors and a private bath. The second bedroom has covered parquet floors and large double closet. Other features include renovated second bath, complex pool, fitness center, playground, bicycle storage, community room and visitor parking. One assigned parking space included a second parking space available for minimal fee. Express bus to NYC is in front of building.
Sale Price: $346,000

Though home sales usually slow down in December, this year is different. Buyers are continuing to grab the available inventory. We've seen homeseekers lined up outside homes that are for sale, eager to have the chance to make a bid. Take a look at this week's home sales.

133 Griffen Avenue133 Griffen Avenue
This renovated, custom designed classic 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Colonial is located on a beautiful tree lined street, flanked by two prestigious golf courses and situated on .5 acre, of professionally manicured grounds with glorious perennials. Exquisitely designed principal rooms include a gracious living room with a bay window, wood burning fireplace, formal dining room, library/office and gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a center island, granite countertops and breakfast area. The fabulous addition is the gorgeous oversized, family room with powder room, wet bar, wood burning fireplace and sliding glass doors which combines seamlessly with the expansive patio to the heated gunite pool with spa, built-in gas grill and fridge. Ample living quarters include the primary bedroom suite with tray ceiling, walk-in closets and sumptuous en-suite master bath with a radiant heated floor, double vanities, jacuzzi tub and separate steam shower. Three additional bedrooms and a renovated full bath complete the second level. The walk-out basement has a bathroom, gym, laundry, and two play/entertainment areas. Additional features are the full-house generator, two-car attached garage, storage shed, landscape lighting, slate roof and copper gutters. Hardwood floors, recessed lighting, central air conditioning, built-in speakers/surround sound.
Sale Price: $2,301,000
Assessed Value: $1,529,000
Real Estate Taxes: $38,127

15 Whig road15 Whig Road
Renovated Ranch Style home in highly sought after Fox Meadow location. Wonderfully renovated Eat-in-Kitchen, open floor plan with dining room, living room and family room all open to each other. 4 large bedrooms are all on the main floor, renovated bathrooms and large open finished basement that works as a multi-purpose space - rec space, playroom, entertain space, gym and guest space; there is even a full bathroom in the basement. A backyard that is perfect for buyers that appreciate outdoor space 12 months a year. Large bluestone patio with dining and barbeque area, and built-in firepit. Large patio. Private yard has tons of outdoor lighting, large children's playset and the mature plantings create an enviable space for you to enjoy.
Sale Price: $2,011,102
Assessed Value: $1,625,000
Real Estate Taxes: $37,006

12 Kingston ROad12 Kingston Road
Inviting stone and shingle Colonial on a tranquil lane in the heart of Greenacres. Character and charm abound in this meticulously maintained and updated home including new roof and gutters, newly refinished hardwood floors, kitchen/family "great room", two wood-burning fireplaces, second floor and lower level laundry, new masonry walkway and more. Kitchen is thoughtfully outfitted with premium appliances/6-burner gas range, granite countertops, two dishwashers, island with bar sink, custom cabinetry and cozy banquette. French doors from the dining room to the stone patio for gracious entertaining. Sunroom door to the outside also makes this an ideal space for at-home office/business. Large bedrooms/closets on the second and third floors, insure privacy for all. Open, unfinished lower level, and attached two-car garage. Private yard with room to run and play. Convenient walk-to-all location to the "new" Greenacres school and playground, and Hartsdale Village shops, restaurants and Metro North train to Grand Central Terminal.
Sale Price: $1,831,000
Assessed Value: $1,334,875
Real Estate Taxes: $33,668

6 macdonald place6 MacDonald Place
Timeless Heathcote Tudor exudes charm and character from every inch. The moment you pull up, the curb appeal radiates from the arched doorway, stained glass windows and the distinct turret. Step inside to the generously sized foyer with cathedral ceiling to take in a great view of the first floor and envision the possibilities. Formal living room is highlighted with a wood-burning fireplace and offers plenty of space for larger gatherings. A study just beyond the fireplace is great for an office, playroom or whatever your heart desires. Expansive kitchen is the heart of the home with space for a breakfast area, sitting area or a playroom and has sliders out to yard. A perfect setup for indoor/outdoor living. Just off the kitchen is the home office with a separate entrance or create an open concept and turn it into a family room. Head upstairs for the relaxing and welcoming bedroom level. Primary suite overlooks the peaceful street and has its own bath. Three more bedrooms, two hall baths and a true laundry room create plenty of space. The best part is the family room inside the turret which is flooded with light from the skylights. Large basement with potential. Level and private backyard.
Sale Price: $1,350,000
Assessed Value: $1,131,250
Real Estate Taxes: $27,174

150 webster road150 Webster Road
Totally charming Colonial, tastefully updated, and meticulously maintained in an ideal location. This sunny and inviting home has great flow and generous sized rooms. First Floor includes a large living room with wood burning fireplace, updated eat-in kitchen with custom maple cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, formal dining room, Updated bath and a lovely sunporch/den perfect for a home office. The kitchen has a door which brings you out to a beautiful stone patio and fenced in backyard perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Upstairs are three bedrooms, an updated bath, and gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The basement is where you will find the laundry, utilities, storage and an additional 720 square feet of finished space which includes a bathroom. Create a playroom, exercise room, additional work from home space.
Sale Price: $1,052,500
Assessed Value: $800,000
Real Estate Taxes: $20,178

18 midvale road18 Midvale Road
This spacious, contemporary, tri-level home sits on almost a 1/2 acre of lovely property surrounded by flowering landscaping and beautiful stone walls. Desirable open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, large eat-in kitchen, living room with fireplace, and formal dining room are on the first floor. Many oversized windows throughout the home contribute to the natural light. Second floor has approximately 1,000 square feet of legal living space with family room, 2 bedrooms, a full bath and large cedar closet and plenty of storage. Lower level has family room with fireplace, recreation/play area, half bath, jacuzzi, wet bar, and access to attached 2 car garage. 03 miles walking distance to downtown Hartsdale and Metro North Train Station..
Sale Price: $999,999
Assessed Value: $1,187,600
Real Estate Taxes: $41,387

17 doris drive17 Doris Drive
Perfectly nestled in the heart of Edgemont, this beautifully maintained, spacious 3-bed, 3-bath home offers a sense of peace and tranquility with its open space and abundance of natural light. Featuring three levels of living space with a serene effortless flow. Enjoy the modern living in this well-appointed eat-in kitchen or take it onto the backyard patio that overlooks trees and greenery with a zen sanctuary feel. The formal living room with wood burning fireplace open to the dining room provides the perfect backdrop for gatherings and celebrations. The multitude of hardwood floors and tons of storage space in the attic reflect the meticulous care that has been given to this home. Lower level family room with an updated full bath and door leading to the backyard is perfect for entertaining both inside and out. Additional 450 square feet living space in the basement. 2 car garage with a circular driveway.
Sale Price: $917,000
Assessed Value: $879,000
Real Estate Taxes: $28,780

1179 Post Road1179 Post Road
Charming and bright Scarsdale Tudor with enchanting patio and level side yard - perfect for play! This lovely and sunny three bedroom home has beautiful hardwood floors throughout. The large living room with wood burning fireplace opens to a formal dining room with French doors leading out to a private patio with dining and seating areas. The level side yard is perfect for play. There is also a sunroom off the living room that is ideal for a home office or study space. The newer kitchen has a large pantry and granite countertops. Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms and a vintage bathroom with a walk-in linen closet. Home is a walk to school, Greenacres playground, public transportation, and Hartsdale Village.
Sale Price: $780,000
Assessed Value: $657,895
Real Estate Taxes: $15,030

95 Sprague Road95 Sprague Road
A real charmer with a picturesque gravel driveway, open concept living room and dining room with its built-in corner cabinets, updated kitchen with convenient door right out to backyard, full bathroom, mudroom and attached garage. On the second floor are two family bedrooms, plus a step-down master bedroom. Plenty of storage space on the lower level. Expansive level fenced backyard - perfect for get-togethers with family and friends.
Sale Price: $749,500
Assessed Value: $650,000
Real Estate Taxes: $16,371

31 weaver street31 Weaver Street
This lovely four-bedroom, two-bath home features 3 floors of living space providing many convenient options. The home has central air conditioning and hardwood floors under the wall-to-wall carpeting. The first-floor layout includes the kitchen, living, and dining room plus two bedrooms and a full bath. The second floor offers two additional bedrooms and full bath. The lower level is semi-finished and has the potential to be a spacious family room. The driveway will accommodate six vehicles for easy parking. Driveway will be newly paved for new owner. Enjoy all Scarsdale has to offer including nearby schools and shops. This property has only had one owner since 1964 who has lovingly cared for the home.
Sale Price: $705,000
Assessed Value: $625,000
Real Estate Taxes: $15,685

Featured Listings
11 brambach road111 Brambach Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Luxury new construction in progress 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.
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $2,350,000

225 roack creek lane225 Rock Creek Lane

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Beautiful sun-drenched Tudor style home on a corner lot. Privacy abounds in backyard. Enjoy close access to highway and public transportation. Large kitchen recently renovated. Brand new furnace and hot water boiler. Updated to natural gas utilities. A great opportunity to enjoy Scarsdale.
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $1,620,000

poolscreening(Updated12/9/2021) The Scarsdale Zoning Board of Appeals considered amended requirements for fencing and screening around swimming pools at a work session on December 8, 2021.

According to Village Planner Greg Cutler, “The review of the policy statement on swimming pools was triggered by the chair’s concerns that it has been over two decades since any changes were made. The proposed changes are intended to make the policy statement match the board’s practices. As it relates to the screening questions the proposed language is meant to clarify the existing practice of requiring continuous evergreen screening to a height of five feet. The other change, which is more minor, is that the board feels it is no longer necessary to require the pool equipment be screened from the interior of the lot."

We also asked Cutler, ”This month’s agenda includes the construction of 15 more pools - some in areas where flooding occurred this year. Has anyone considered the overall impact on flooding of all these pools? What are your thoughts?

He said , “Any pools that are being constructed in a regulated floodplain must receive a flood plain development permit and be built in accordance with our floodplain development laws. However, those types of permit request are limited. There was widespread flooding this year- and in many cases it occurred outside regulated floodplains. Most pool applications are not in FEMA Special Flood Hazard Areas and are only required to manage storm water through attainment of a storm water permit. Storm water permits are reviewed by the Village Engineering Department.”

The clean draft of the new policy can be viewed here.

Here are this week's home sales:

8 Hamilton Road8 Hamilton Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sale Price: $2,275,000

23 Roass Road




23 Ross Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sale Price: $1,260,000

9 Gatehouse road




9 Gatehouse Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sale Price: $2,110,000



155 Weaver Street



155 Weaver Street
This spacious and renovated Scarsdale home is located on nearly a half-acre of lush landscaped property with 6 bedrooms and 4 baths. Tastefully setback with a grand circular driveway, this modern house is ideally located within walking distance to Quaker Ridge Elementary school, shops and houses of worship. An elegant central marble foyer leads to a large picture window living room, newly renovated state of the art kitchen, 12-seat formal dining room, solarium and a guest bedroom, all adorned with Swarovski Crystal chandeliers. The split level 2nd floor has the primary bedroom with a massage system ensuite bath and 2 walk in closets. There are 2 more bedrooms and a new hallway bath. The split 3rd floor has 2 more bedrooms and a new jacuzzi bath and a huge walk-in finished storage space. In addition to the 6 bedrooms, there is a 500 square foot ground level private office with its own private separate entrance. Added features: finished basement with more storage, new sprinklers, electrical, alarm system, LED lighting, new garage, newer roof, HVAC systems and sealed insulation. The house has an open and sunny layout.
Sale Price: $1,375,000
Assessed Value: $850,000
Real Estate Taxes: $21,225

6 Macdonald Place

6 Macdonald Place
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sale Price: $1,350,000


18 midvale Road




18 Midvale Road
Hartsdale, NY 10530
Sale Price: $999,000

1179 Post road



1179 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sale Price: $780,000

95 sprague road




95 Sprague Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Sale Price: $749,500



Featured Listings

17 Heathcote Road17 Heathcote Road

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Majestic Murray Hill Estate set on 4.12 private acres of manicured park-like grounds including a tennis court and 50 x 20 foot pool with spa and cabana, this grand Georgian Colonial offers an exclusive, gated, family compound with plenty of room for everyday living for multiple generations. In addition to formal entertaining rooms, this home boasts several home office spaces, an open concept chef’s kitchen/great room featuring marble counters, premium appliances, dining area and large family room opening to a covered patio, outdoor kitchen and gas firepit. The second level features a luxurious primary bedroom suite with sitting room along with four bedrooms with en-suite baths, a family room and two balconies. The third level includes a bedroom, bath and rec room. The lower level contains a playroom, bedroom, two baths, steam shower, sauna and gym. Four car garage. A rare opportunity own a distinctive Scarsdale estate.
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $8,900,000

23 leatherstocking lane23 Leatherstocking Lane

Scarsdale, NY 10583
Impressive Contemporary Colonial with an open floor plan and room for a pool set on almost one acre of lush park-like property on a tranquil cul-de-sac in Heathcote. Features include a circular driveway, an elegant two-story entry with sweeping staircase, grand scale rooms, a spectacular eat-in kitchen with adjacent family room and a wall of French doors opening to private backyard and patio, a perfect setting for entertaining family and friends. The first floor is complete with a true home office, a cool Solarium for enjoying the sun all year long, a large first floor bedroom with bath and a three-car garage. The second floor boasts a spectacular master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath, three additional bedrooms and two baths. The massive lower level has a full bath and sauna, recreational spaces, kitchenette, great storage and an au-pair suite. Enjoy being conveniently located close to schools, parks and shopping. Make this exquisite estate your home!
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $3,198,000

Amidor2Frustrated, disappointed and horrified … those are just a few of the words the members of the Scarsdale Committee for Historic Preservation (CHP) used to describe their feelings about the illicit destruction of a historic home at 41 Hampton Road.

In short, an application to raze the home was pending before the Committee for Historic Preservation this summer. The Committee had solicited the opinion of Architectural Historian Andrew Dolkart who found that it clearly met Scarsdale’s criteria for preservation. In late July, as a courtesy to the applicant, the committee deferred their vote until the following meeting when the full committee could be present. However, before they reconvened in early September, the developer tore down a good portion of the original dwelling and stone entry and removed the remaining structure of its historic features.

He left a shard of what was once a stunning example of a historic period in the development of Scarsdale.

Commenting on what remained, Dolkart said, “There is nothing left on this site worthy of preservation. The exceptionally fine Tudor Revival style house built on this lot in 1929 has been substantially demolished. The entire entrance and living wing that comprised the southern portion of the house is totally gone. The remaining portion of the house has been shorn of much of its brickwork, including the siding on the first floor and the infill between the half timbers on the gable. None of the character defining features that made 41 Hampton Road a quintessential Scarsdale house survive. There is nothing left to save.”

The developer, Eilon Amidor then filed a new application to take down the remaining piece of the house, claiming it was structurally unsound. The Committee considered the application at their November 30 meeting and held it over until December 14 to allow time to get an opinion from Dolkart and an engineer’s report on the state of the structure. Property records show that Amidor purchased the home for $2,150,000 in September, 2021. He plans to replace the 4,300 square foot house with one that is more than double its size.

At the opening of the December 14, 2021 meeting, CHP Chair Adam Lindenbaum reviewed the procedural history and said, “This has proven to be very frustrating for the committee…. Some of our worst fears were realized….The committee was treated without respect…. A lot of these details are gone – it could have been avoided but we are where we are.”

He said, “I don’t think we should prolong what is going to be a difficult situation,” and proposed that the committee not vote on the application. He explained, “That way he (Amidor) can wait 75 days from the date of his application – sometime in late January -- he could get his permit from the Building Department.” He said, “If we approve the application, we reward the applicant for subverting the process.”

He concluded, “We can take solace that this will not happen again.”

He then invited the committee members to comment. Kevin Reed said that he had made his thoughts known at the earlier meetings, but for this decision he said, “I concur with you on how we should proceed.”41HamptonEntryAThe original home that stood at 41 Hampton Road.

Lauren Bender said, “I was shocked and upset at what happened – horrified. I think Adam gave a lot of thought and deliberation to this matter.”

Wendy Goldstein said, “I agree – I am equally saddened and will put it behind us – I would support not voting.”

Talaiya Safdar thanked Adam for creating this way of handling this situation and said, “I share everyone’s frustration. I lived in that house and I know first hand what has been removed.”

Thomas Shroeter agreed as well.

Commenting virtually, resident Jeffrey Osterman from Oak Way said, “I have closely followed the situation. It is important to us that the CHP treats everyone fairly and equitably.” He questioned the calculation of the demolition percentage and that it should have included the floor area along with the surface of the elevations and walls.” Lindenbaum encouraged Osterman to remain active in amending the village code. He said, “I am sure the trustees will appreciate your input.”

Dara Gruenberg of Hampton Road thanked the members of the CHP for being thoughtful and for their service. She said, “As a neighbor on Hampton Road I am horrified about what happened. I live on the street and I have not met anyone who is in support of this. I hope people will think twice before using the builder or the architect.”

Committee member Jonathan Lerner said, “I think he did violate the code and a fine might be involved. His argument is – now we’ve torn the building now and now there is all this damage. They have allowed the property to fall into disrepair.”

Frank Diodati from the Building Department said, “There is a summons out.”

Amidor said, “We flatly deny that we did anything wrong and Manuel Sostre sought to deny responsibility, saying “ I was hired by Mr. Amidor to design the best possible house for that property. I have worked on restoring beautiful homes in Scarsdale. Mr. Amidor did what he believed he was allowed to do.”

We followed up with Village Manager Rob Cole to learn more about the summons. He said, “The Village’s legal counsel reviewed the situation and said it would be appropriate for the Building Inspector to issue a summons for violation of the Village Code 182.4.”

This code prohibits the demolition of a building that has been referred to the Committee for Historic Preservation. It says, “Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of the Code or of any rule or regulation concerning the issuance of building or other permits, no person shall carry out any demolition of a structure which the Building Inspector has referred to the Committee as a potential historic building without first obtaining a certificate from the Committee or Board of Trustees as provided in §§ 182-7 and 182-11 or a written statement from the Committee that the structure does not meet the criteria set forth in § 182-5 and is not an historic building. The certificate required by this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any building or other permit that may be required by the Code or any state law or regulation.”

According to the Village Attorney, Amidor is clearly in violation of that code and has therefore been issued a summons. The case will be heard in Scarsdale Village Court on January 12, 2022 and the public can attend. If he is found guilty, the maximum penalty for the violation is $50,000.

Cole said that the Village Code is clear on this matter and that Amidor did not exploit a loophole or do an end run around the law. He simply violated it.

Cole said the Village Trustees will “look for ways to further strengthen the existing code in 2022 in order to protect as many treasured assets as we can.” He said the Village will hold a public work session and asked residents to participate in the process of amending or strengthening the laws and discussing additional enforcement of existing laws.

41HamptonTractorWork continues at 41 Hampton Road after a developer razed half of an historic home.After developer Eilon Amidor all but destroyed a historic home at 41 Hampton Road in Fox Meadow, what is to become of the remaining ruins of the property? Should the battered portion of the home be preserved and incorporated into a new home or should the developer’s application to raze the remaining portion be approved?

That was the subject of a hearing of the Scarsdale Committee for Historic Preservation (CHP) at their November 30, 2021 meeting via Zoom.

To open the discussion Committee Chair Adam Lindenbaum gave a recap of how the historic 1920’s Tudor designed by noted architect W. Stanwood Phillips had been bulldozed without the permission of the committee, while an application to raze it was pending on the committee’s agenda.

According to Lindenbaum, in June 2021, Developer Eilon Amidor filed an application to take down the entire house. At the time the home was owned by Stewart Hung, and Amidor was the contract vendee. Amidor’s application to the CHP did not disclose the name of the architect, W. Stanwood Phillips, though it is the responsibility of the applicant to investigate the history of the home.

The Committee did some research and determined that the home was the work of a master architect, which is a criteria for preservation, and therefore adjourned their decision on the application to give Architectural Historian Professor Andrew Dolkart time to make a determination on whether the home warranted preservation. In July, the committee reconvened with only five members present.

Dolkart’s memo was reviewed and he found that the home warranted preservation on the following criteria:

1. The home is the work of a master as it was designed by architect by W. Stanwood Phillips, a noted architect who was “closely involved with creating the character of the Village.

2. The home is the “quintessential Scarsdale home,” and part of the “broad pattern of Scarsdale history.

3. The home embodies the “distinctive characteristics of an English Tudor Revival style house and uses the style “in an extremely creative manner to create a fine example of the middle-class suburban architecture that distinguishes Scarsdale.

At the time, it looked like the committee would vote to preserve the home on the basis of Dolkart’s opinion. However, the committee adjourned the decision to their next meeting so that the applicant would have the benefit of a decision by the full committee. Lindenbaum said, “But before we could vote, Amidor announced he would go to the Board of Architectural Review and apply to build a home in front of the existing structure. Amidor said he wanted to be upfront and did not want to use the “salami” method. He said if the CHP denied him, he would go to the trustees.”

In August, the owner of the home, Stewart Hung, filed an application with the Board of Architectural Review to demolish a portion of the home (Amidor claims it was 41%) and build a 9,000 square foot home that incorporated a portion of the original home. In his demolition plan he states he will remove the “exterior stucco, beaming and brick.” The BAR approved his application, though the application to demolish the house was still pending before another board, the Committee for Historic Preservation.

A provision of the Scarsdale code prevents the demolition of a home while an application is pending before the Committee for Historic Preservation, and also dictates that a ruling from the CHP supersedes any other building permit.

It reads, “Notwithstanding any inconsistent provisions of the Code or of any rule or regulation concerning the issuance of building or other permits, no person shall carry out any demolition of a structure which the Building Inspector has referred to the Committee as a potential historic building without first obtaining a certificate from the Committee or Board of Trustees as provided in §§ 182-7 and 182-11 or a written statement from the Committee that the structure does not meet the criteria set forth in § 182-5 and is not an historic building. The certificate required by this section shall be in addition to and not in lieu of any building or other permit that may be required by the Code or any state law or regulation.

Amidor claims to have had no knowledge of this provision. He defended his actions by claiming that after the second meeting of the CHP he went back to the drawing board to design a home that integrated the remaining portion. However he now claims that the building is structurally unsound, the foundation is rotten and it poses a safety hazard.

Lindenbaum asked the developer, “Why didn’t you come to us before you demolished it? Why did you go forward with it without coming to the committee?” To which Amidor replied, “I did everything that the code allowed me to do. I did not think that I would have to demolish it. I did want to preserve this.”

Turning to the committee Lindenbaum said, “This is a new application at this point. Do we look at what sits or do we look at what was two months ago?”

Jonathan Lerner suggested that the Village needed to re-examine their preservation laws and perhaps require a higher percentage of a historic home to be preserved. He noted the lack of communication between the Committee for Historic Preservation and the Board of Architectural Review.

About the process, Kevin Reed said, “This was a deliberate circumvention of the committee. I think he knew he would not have the votes to demolish the home -- if he got a denial he would have to present this to the BAR.” About the site he said, “They have knocked down all the trim and any attractive elements of the house. This was designed to create a fait accompli. I don’t believe the code should allow that kind of circumvention. The spirit of the code is not served.”

Responding to Lerner’s point that the code needed amending, Reed said, “It is not necessary to amend the code. It was designed to prevent this. You give people license to do what was done here.”

Thomas Schroeter said to Amidor, “You wanted to tear it down because you said it sat too high on the property. The new plan is exactly the same?” Architect Sostre responded, “We took it four feet forward.” To which Schroeter said, “ You said, we are going to do what we want.”

Mark Behr said, “There is no preservation – you are building something in front of it. We didn’t take a vote and they did exactly what they said they were going to.”

Lerner asked if work was ongoing at the property to which the developer replied, “we are laying the footings for the new portions.”

Several speakers from the community spoke. Lisa Beck of Chesterfield Road who lives in another Tudor designed by W. Stanwood Phillips questioned Amidor’s application, the ownerships of the home at the time of the multiple applications and the process which subverted the CHP.

Joanne Wallenstein said, “The main point is that there is a law in writing that prevents this, and the developer violated the law and the spirit of our preservation laws. This is not the first time this developer has deceived the Village and the residents of Scarsdale. He did an end run around the process.

Take a look at the proposed design The house that is approved by the BAR bears no resemblance to the existing structure – it is not a renovation or update on a historic home – it is another McMansion. Almost 10,000 square feet replacing a home less than half that size. Why did he also destroy the gates, the entry and the circular drive? The dramatic entry was integral to what made it historic.

Why should he be permitted to make a handsome profit on his misdeeds.
The only remedy is for him to reconstruct the house as it was. Otherwise you are sending a signal to Amidor and others of his ilk that they can do what they like to maximize their profits.

Chair Adam Lindenbaum suggested that the committee gather more information and adjourn the decision until their next meeting on December 14, 2021.

In the interim he asked Amidor to update his application to include the name of the architect of the original property.

About the developers claims that the remaining structure was unsound and unsafe, he asked Frank Diodati from the Building Department who should do an assessment. Diodati said that the applicant was required to retain a licensed engineer to do the inspection and that the Building Department would verify their findings.

Last, Lindenbaum suggested that the Committee request another opinion from Professor Dolkart on next steps, given the destruction of the original house. Should it be saved or should the committee set conditions for the construction? Should the committee apply the criteria for historic preservation to the remaining portion of the house?

Commenting on the bizarre circumstances, Lindenbaum said, “This is about as far from the normal course as anything in my time here.”

The committee voted six to one to adjourn the decision until their next meeting.

Visibly angered, Amidor said, “I am preserving my right to claim hardship – and I will have a claim against the Village too. I have two clients who want to buy it provided I can demolish the whole house.”


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