Want To Sell But Don't Know Where to Go? Consider a Luxury Condo
- Written by Joanne Wallenstein
- Category: Real Estate
Who doesn’t follow the local real estate market? Everyone does! Because for most of us, our home represents one of the largest financial assets. So it’s no surprise that the buzz around town is all about the low inventory of homes on the local housing market. People are talking in the coffee shops, at school pick up, in Manhattan and around the country. High buyer demand has not slowed since the pandemic first hit. Young families are looking to move to the suburbs earlier than planned and seeking flexible and comfortable spaces. Local buyers are eager to upgrade for more space knowing that they can more easily sell their current homes. People continue to relocate from other areas to Scarsdale which further drives the market. This demand, coupled with the low inventory, is pushing prices higher than ever with bidding wars becoming the norm.
The takeaway is this –- now is the time to sell. But where to go? That is the dilemma! Many empty nesters would love to sell but do not feel they have a place to go. To gain in this market you have to get creative! Think outside the box. There are other options that might not be top of mind but are right here in your backyard.
The Heathcote is a wonderful example of a luxury boutique condo building with units ranging from 1-4 bedrooms that is located conveniently in the Five Corners. Custom kitchens, spa like bathrooms, wide plank oak flooring, soaring ceiling heights and private terraces with gas lines for barbeques are just a tease of what these units have to offer. Add in a 24 hour doorman, 2 parking spots per unit, electric car charging stations and a fitness center.
There couldn’t be a better time to sell your home, capitalize on the red hot real estate market, and stay local by upgrading to a hassle free luxury condo experience. See more at www.theheathcote.net.
-Contributed by Abby Sroka of William Raveis
15 Thomas Street
Gorgeous contemporary with soaring ceilings in a lush, private setting on a cul-de-sac in Edgemont School District. Enjoy coffee in the great room with fireplace and stunning kitchen with high-end fixtures - Sub-zero Refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, two disposals, Wolf stove with 6 burners, grill, double ovens. Entertain on the patio off the kitchen or in the formal living room or dining room with space for everyone. Perfect for work from home: the first floor study with full bath. Pamper yourself in the enormous primary bedroom with gorgeous fireplace, vaulted ceilings, and 2 walk-in closets. Three spacious additional bedrooms with tree-top views and a full bath round out the upper floor. Basement includes 800 square feet with two finished rooms for storage and additional unfinished storage. Hardwood floors throughout. Mudroom/laundry room with plenty of storage off the oversized two-car garage.
Sale Price: $1,295,000
Assessed Value: $1,262,900
Real Estate Taxes: $43,504
2 Overhill Road Unit#A
Modern Colonial with a very convenient downtown location just a short walk to Metro North trains and shopping. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers hardwood floors, an attached 2 car garage, sliding doors out to the rear yard from the kitchen, gas heating and central air conditioning. Highly desirable Scarsdale Village and schools.
Sale Price: $999,999
Assessed Value: $1,650,000
Real Estate Taxes: $41,155
33 Penny Lane
Spacious Ranch situated on a half-acre of land on a beautiful tree-lined street. A semicircular driveway welcomes you to a light and bright interior that boasts large open living spaces, tall ceilings, and great flow. The double-sided fireplace is a unique statement piece that separates the dining and living room areas while maintaining an open-concept feel. Make your way to the eat-in kitchen and family room which enjoys easy access to a stone patio and the backyard. French doors lead to the bedrooms where you'll find a primary suite complete with a walk-in closet and full bathroom. Three additional bedrooms share a hall bath. This home offers a 2 car garage, central air, and a convenient location for shopping and dining.
Sale Price: $872,000
Assessed Value: $1,183,000
Real Estate Taxes: $41,222
8 Barclay Road
Charming Tudor in prestigious and peaceful Old Edgemont. Have celebrations around the fireplace in the large living room with hardwood floors and built-in bookcases. Prepare meals in the updated kitchen with plenty of cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Gather together for holiday dinners in the formal dining room. Relax in your master bedroom with master bath. Watch TV, read a book or play a board game in the family room with fireplace and built-ins. Enjoy the level backyard and patio for summer barbecues and outdoor entertaining. There are new windows and refinished wood floors throughout. Located within walking distance to Scarsdale Village, Scarsdale Metro North Train and Edgemont schools.
Sale Price: $815,000
Assessed Value: $941,700
Real Estate Taxes: $33,96
34 Springdale Road, Scarsdale
Luxury new construction with golf course views! The perfect opportunity to customize your new sophisticated home in Quaker Ridge and work along with Scarsdale's premier luxury builder. This custom designed open floor plan features ten foot ceilings on the first floor and nine foot ceilings on the second floor. The first floor entry hall opens to a living room, formal dining room, chef’s kitchen with stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry, a family room with fireplace, first floor guest bedroom and bath, powder room and two car garage. The second floor features a luxurious master suite and spa bathroom, bedroom with en-suite bath, two bedrooms, hall bath and bedroom/office. The finished lower level has a recreation room, bedroom/office, full bath and laundry room. Bus to all schools. Buyer to pay NYS transfer tax. Learn more here:
List Price: $3,500,000
95 Brite Avenue, Scarsdale
Picturesque, sun-filled Colonial in prime Fox Meadow location. Set on .47 acres of professionally manicured property, this residence is an easy walk to Metro North, village shops, restaurants and elementary and high school. Free bus to the middle school. This beautiful home boasts fine architectural detail and has been impeccably renovated over time with the finest finishes. Enjoy spacious rooms: living room with access to the sun porch, formal dining room, office/den, gourmet chef's eat-in kitchen, amazing family room with access to the back deck. Upstairs find a primary bedroom suite, three additional bedrooms and hall bath. The finished lower level is ideal for multi-recreational use (446 square feet) and includes a full bath with shower. This is the perfection combination of stylish living and a great location! Learn more here:
List Price: $2,700,000
Developer Seeks Subdivision of Historic Property on Mamaroneck Road
- Written by Sophia Albert
- Category: Real Estate
It seems a vote by the Committee for Historic Preservation to save a historic home is not enough to ensure that it remains in place.
Builders and homeowners who are unhappy with the committee’s decision have many avenues to appeal – including a hearing of the Scarsdale Board Trustees and challenges in New York State courts.
Sometimes, instead of appealing to overturn the decision to preserve the house, they move to dissemble and subdivide the property, leaving the house intact, but robbed of the setting that made it worthy of preservation.
That’s just what one developer is attempting at 40 Mamaroneck Road.
In April 2021, the Committee denied an application to demolish the 7,000 square foot 1916 Colonial Revival home, accessory buildings and pool. The committee considered both the house and its site at the end of a long driveway on a 2.83 acre lot on a prominent street. Furthermore, board member Jonathan Lerner pointed out that the grounds include fruit trees and a rare 150 year old Chestnut tree.
The committee voted in favor of preserving it, finding it a, “strong example of a large home on a large property for wealthy merchants leaving the city for suburban life,” and said, “this is a home that contributes to the broad patterns of history.”
However, just a few months later, developer Shlomo Freidfertig filed an application to take down the accessory buildings and a small addition to the house to clear the way for a subdivision of the property. He simultaneously filed an application with the Planning Board to subdivide the property, but noted on his application that there would be “no new house.”
At the January 18, 2022 meeting of the Committee for Historic Preservation Freidfertig shared his intention to build a second house on the subdivided property, but did not show a plan of where it would be sited, and how it would affect the overall setting.
Making a case to demolish the accessory buildings that stand in the way of the subdivision, Freidfertig said he was applying to take down the caretaker’s house, the garage and the shed and claimed, “I am here to make it work for myself, the Village and the property.”
When asked about the application to subdivide the property Freidfertig said it was “adjourned,” though it appears on the agenda for the January 26 meeting of the Planning Board.
Committee Chair Adam Lindenbaum said, “We need to understand what is sought to being done with the land and the building. The subdivision application was not submitted to us.”
The developer replied, “The existing house would be on an acre and a half and the new house would be on a little less.”
Lindenbaum said that just before the meeting a neighbor at 20 Mamaroneck Road, Carol L Wolchek, submitted a letter reviewing an agreement between her parents and the current owners of 40 Mamaroneck Road. The two had purchased the property at 26 Mamaroneck Road that lies between them and divided it to ensure that another house was not built there around 1963.
According to a letter from Carol L. Wolchok that was made public following the meeting, “20 Mamaroneck Road and 40 Mamaroneck Road have been neighbors for over 100 years, and for almost sixty of those years the Wolchok and Rosenthal families have been neighbors. In fact, shortly after my parents purchased 20 Mamaroneck Road, my father approached the Rosenthals (the current owners of 40 Mamaroneck Road) about buying together the plot between their properties. That plot, identified as Plot 26 in Attachment A, was 1.133 acres and had been part of the impressive 20 Mamaroneck Rd estate but was not included in the parcel with the house purchased by parents in 1963.”
“The Wolchoks and the Rosenthals bought and divided Plot 26 soon thereafter: the Rosenthals acquired the eastern portion (outlined in bold in Attachment B) and the Wolchoks acquired the western portion. The intention was that the two families enjoy larger properties and that no new owner would purchase the land between the two homes to construct a third house. We believe this is what Mr. Freidfertig and Mr. Rosenthal intend to do.”
In comments from the committee, Lauren Bender said, “This house is a signifier of the broad patterns of Scarsdale development. I remember talking about the accessory structures. We have to look at where the house is situated – it is on one of the grand thoroughfares in town. How will this subdivision affect saving this significant home?”
Kevin Reed said, “The basis of our decision to refuse the right to take down the house included its setting and the size of the lot. How does that affect the accessory structures? They appear to have no historical value but they are part of the whole. Facilitating the subdivision of the lot is contrary to the spirit of the original denial.”
Jonathan Lerner said, “The home was published in a book in the late 1930’s. It was the home of Joseph Ford, a prominent figure in Scarsdale history. I don’t want to play this game where we start chipping at the main building.” He later added, “You have a caretakers house, a chauffeur … this is more than just a garage we are tearing down.”
Wendy Goldstein said, “It’s a philosophical issue…. the buildings versus the whole site.”
Mark Behr said, “It’s a tough one. Some of the houses we voted to preserve were subdivided and that diminished the home we sought to preserve. Do we accept this compromise where we keep this structure and diminish the property? I am not sure if trying to preserve the accessory structures on the property has merit.” He later said, “Given our original denial that was based on the entire property I want to see what is being proposed. I want to see the site plan…. I think we see the errors that happen when we decide in a vacuum.”
Neighbor Carol Wolchek called in and said, “Part of 40 Mamaroneck Road includes a divided lot, 26 Mamaroneck Road, that the current owners’ family and my family bought together so both could grow into those spaces. I was a kid at the time. My father since died. Plot 26 Mamaroneck Road – is a part of 20 and 40 – and both families did not want a house there and split that. This has been very confusing to follow. I learned tonight that the subdivision proposal says “no new home proposed.”
The committee voted to adjourn the decision. Chair Adam Lindenbaum asked for time to review Wolchek’s letter and the subdivision plan, to confer with the Village Attorney and query Professor Andrew Dolkart.
53 Brookby Road
Lush country estate in an ultra convenient location! Large and gracious country Colonial, set on a very private and scenic 1+ acres with a stream. Located in the prestigious Murray Hill neighborhood, this property is within walking distance of schools, shops, restaurants and transportation. This beautiful home boasts large, gracious entertaining rooms; lush perennial gardens; and noted architectural details including numerous French doors, arched doorways and built-ins, raised paneling, wide pegged oak floors and original hardware. Much loved and impeccably maintained.
Sale Price: $2,700,000
Assessed Value: $2,321,375
Real Estate Taxes: $58,912
8 Paddington Road
This classic Tudor sits on almost half an acre of beautiful, level land on a tranquil, prime street in sought after Fox Meadow. Enjoy an architecturally distinctive home with leaded glass windows and arched doorways in a serene setting as is or explore all its many possibilities. Easy walk to all - Village, train, dining, shops, elementary and high school, recreation and park or hop on the parkway for an easy car commute.
Sale Price: $2,175,000
Assessed Value: $1,725,000
Real Estate Taxes: $41,617
14 Canterbury Road
Center hall colonial in the desirable "Heathcote Community" of Scarsdale, situated on nearly 1/2 acre. A circular driveway takes you to a double door entrance into a gracious foyer with marble floors welcoming you to the perfect flow of the first floor. Both the living room and dining room are spacious with symmetrical sunlit bay windows. Relax by the fireplace accented by a stone wall. Kitchen granite counters and high end appliances replaced in 2019-21. Viking Refrigerator, Thermador gas stovetop, double oven,Bosch dishwasher. Sliding door leads to a flagstone patio overlooking a beautiful landscaped Zen feel garden. First floor bathroom/office with full bath, perfect for today's work at home lifestyle. Curved staircase takes you to 2nd floor Master bedroom, shower, jacuzzi and walk-in closet.Three additional bedrooms with full Bath.The lower level provides 1285 square feet, a wine cellar, cedar closet, and bath.
Sale Price: $1,775,000
Assessed Value: $1,650,000
Real Estate Taxes: $41,873
44 Drake Road
Updated, classic Colonial perfectly sited on an exquisitely manicured, lush .29 acres with professionally landscaped mature plantings. This charmer is set in the most convenient locale, walk to schools, close to shops, transportation, Metro North train and Scarsdale village. The first level boasts an ideal layout with a perfect, open flow for modern living, featuring a gracious living room with fireplace, large dining room, guest powder room, family room that flows from bright modern, eat-in kitchen with vaulted ceilings, center island, breakfast area and built-in desk with second entrance side door that lead to patio and level backyard. Level two features a stunning primary suite with custom outfitted walk-in closet, home office area and luxurious brand new spa bath, three additional generously sized bedrooms and hall bath. Special features include brand new HardiePlank exterior (2019), two car attached garage, Connecticut Basement waterproofing systems. This home has it all!
Sale Price: $1,555,000
Assessed Value: $1,185,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,888
17 Carman Road
Timeless elegance blends with modern amenities in this classic Edgewood Colonial. This sun-filled home boasts large windows, hardwood floors, a charming front porch, and high ceilings throughout the first and second level. The first level features a living room with a wood-burning fireplace, an elegant family room, gracious formal dining room with beautiful architectural detail, a powder room, eat-in-kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counters, an oversized pantry (kitchen expansion possibility), and a mudroom leading to a private level backyard. The second floor offers four spacious bedrooms including an en-suite master bedroom with master bathroom, a hall bath and a washroom. The third floor with beamed ceilings provides a nice size office/Zoom space, a second family room, a full bath and huge storage room. The lower level has a versatile space with a Bilco door to the backyard. Conveniently located close to Scarsdale village, transportation, schools, shopping and parks.
Sale Price: $1,400,000
Assessed Value: $900,000
Real Estate Taxes: $22,347
21 Mount Joy Avenue
Classic sunny updated center hall colonial with open concept kitchen/family room, fabulous layout for living/entertaining with separation of family and guest spaces, including 2 home offices and mudrooms. Ideal Edgemont location, stroll to Seely Place Elementary, walk to Scarsdale Village, train, and schools. Set quietly back and above Mount Joy, enter gracious foyer leading to bright formal living room to beautiful private home office, first of 2 mud rooms leading to powder room and a French door to paver patio. Formal dining room leads to renovated eat-in kitchen with gas stove, large granite island, sink, counter, with seating open to vaulted ceiling family room with custom built-ins and a 2nd mudroom to deck and patio. Upstairs to large master bedroom suite with a custom walk-in closet/office, spa-like master bath with heated floor, 4 additional bedrooms, 2 more renovated bathrooms with heated floors. New windows, central air, roof, lawn sprinkler, and paint. 1st floor laundry, large level fenced in yard, lots of storage.
Sale Price: $1,200,000
Assessed Value: $1,090,300
Real Estate Taxes: $37,494
62 Brown Road
This charming Fox Meadow home in fantastic location - easy walk to train (33 minutes to Grand Central Terminal), village, restaurants and shops. Hyatt field, with a state-of-the-art playground, is just two blocks away. Free bus to public elementary and middle school. This well-maintained residence features approximately 2000 square feet of versatile floor space with hardwood flooring throughout. There is a den/bedroom on the first floor and full bath, as well as a den/office on the second level in addition to three other bedrooms. Improvements include a new HVAC system and roof (2015) and dishwasher (2018). Great storage capacity - walk up attic and two-car detached plus one-car attached garage. A great opportunity to enjoy all the wonderful attributes of Scarsdale living.
Sale Price: $993,718
Assessed Value: $852,860
Real Estate Taxes: $21,897
24 Tompkins Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
A rare opportunity to own a grand Fox Meadow Estate boasting nearly 1.5 acres of gorgeous, landscaped property, including a 22 x 48’ heated pool, and unmatched and unique entertaining spaces both inside and out for family and friends. Perfectly located only a short walk to the 32-minute express train to New York City, Elementary School, High School and library. This extensively renovated home has an ideal layout containing many family gathering areas, seven-bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms and four wood-burning fireplaces. The state-of-the-art kitchen with oversized island and dining area overlooks the fabulous property and opens to a gorgeous family room with a fireplace. The kitchen provides access to a brand new modern deck with cable railings to dine and lounge while poolside. Off the gracious foyer, a stunning, expansive double living room awaits, perfect for large celebrations or intimate cocktails by the fire. The first level also includes a formal dining room, two bedrooms/offices currently used for guests and playspace, a renovated full bath, an oversized walk-in pantry room and a powder room. The primary suite offers a spacious sitting room, bedroom with fireplace, dressing room, and luxurious renovated primary bath with soaking tub, shower and double vanity. A bedroom/gym, three additional bedrooms with two renovated baths plus laundry complete the second level. Third level bonus space. Entertain your friends in the fantastic lower level “Lion’s Den” Pub, complete with 13' bar, two booths with leather banquettes, custom stained glass windows, fireplace and game room. Additional special features include an impressive front parking court facilitating easy entertaining, a spectacular ornamental garden with path, playset area and basketball/play area near the two-car heated garage. This property provides unique potential for a buyer to add a large pool cabana/guest house or tennis court. Don’t miss this Fox Meadow gem!
Learn more here.
Listing Price: $6,250,000
23 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
A Record Breaking Year for Home Sales in Scarsdale
- Written by Jennifer Fischman
- Category: Real Estate
Across the country, realtors and consumers have been complaining about a lack of inventory in the real estate market in 2021. In the Scarsdale school district, it was no different. Only 28 single family homes were active (for sale) at the end of 2021, the lowest year-end inventory in memory, a 56% decrease from the same period in 2020. And yet paradoxically, more homes were sold in 2021 than in any year of the last 20 years.
On average, about 235 Scarsdale homes are sold each year. In 2021 an extraordinary 353 homes traded, breaking a record established just the year before by a whopping 18.5% This figure doesn’t even account for off-market sales. The median sale price climbed to $1,751,000 - an increase of 9.8% - buoyed by increased sales at the high end. 49 homes sold for over $3M in 2021, compared to 31 in that price range in 2020.
The two highest sales prices of the year were 1 Duck Pond Road for $9,850,000 and 17 Heathcote Road for $8,500,000.
In Edgemont the story was similar but without any increase in unit sales. Unlike Scarsdale, sales in Edgemont were flat year over year. Only 95 single family homes traded in 2021 as opposed to 96 in 2020. Despite flat sales, unit sales rose within every price point between $1M and $2.49M (there were no sales in Edgemont over $2.5M in 2021). Despite flat sales, the median sale price was up 12% to $1.19M compared to $1.06M in 2020. At year end only 11 homes remained available in the Edgemont market, a 17.6% decrease from end of year 2020.
How can more homes be sold, prices rise, and yet everyone be complaining about lack of inventory? The answer is simple: extraordinary demand. Homes spent unusually few days on market, snapped up on short notice in bidding wars, leading to very little inventory at any given moment. Demand did not wane at the end of the year either. The few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically the quietest time of year. This year, Scarsdale saw 7 new properties released, 5 attracting competitive bidding followed by contract in less than 2 weeks.
As we head into 2022, the outlook appears bright for sellers in Scarsdale and Edgemont. Despite inflationary concerns, the stock market is at historic highs and unemployment is low. Even though interest rates are up a little bit over last year, they remain historically low. Meanwhile, prices are rising in New York City and Brooklyn, both for sales of residential properties and for rentals. Traditionally, increased pressure on the NYC market has led to increased interest in the suburbs. This has been amplified by an appreciation for more space as persons continue to work from home. Given these factors, we expect that Scarsdale and Edgemont homes will continue to be in strong demand well into the Spring of 2022 and perhaps beyond.
Jennifer Stone Fischman is a Platinum award winning Real Estate Salesperson at Houlihan Lawrence, and is partnered with her mother Sheila Stone, an icon in Scarsdale real estate for over 45 years.
5 Split Tree Road
Captivating new Murdock Woods construction on over .5 acre of level property. Better than new with nine foot ceilings on the first and second floors. This magnificent Center Hall Colonial with two-story entrance hall features a gourmet chef's kitchen with top of the line stainless steel appliances, breakfast room and doors to a blue stone patio and lush garden. The first floor offers a grand family room with coffered ceiling, fireplace and raised panel molding and a guest room with walk-in-closet and en-suite bath. The master bedroom boasts cathedral ceilings, large wine-sipping sunset balcony, luxury spa bath with radiant heat floor and two generous walk-in-closets. The lower level walkout features a great room, designer mudroom and powder room. This idyllic, energy-efficient home has an open layout with grand entry, custom millwork and cabinetry, en-suite and jack and jill baths, upper laundry room, a master plus four additional bedrooms and a walk-out rec room. Free buses to all the schools. Room for a pool.
Sale Price: $2,735,000
Assessed Value: $1,085,000
Real Estate Taxes: $26,571
31 Hamilton Road
4 bedroom, 2.1 bath Classic Colonial located on a quiet street in a convenient location. Two blocks to Edgewood school and close to park/playground and Scarsdale high school. About 1 mile to Scarsdale Village, including Metro North train, shops, and restaurants. The 1st floor includes an entry vestibule, large living room with 2 walls of windows, a formal dining room, eat-In kitchen with granite countertops, den/flex room with wood burning fireplace, and half bath. On the second floor, you will find a large primary bedroom with en-suite bath, 3 additional bedrooms, study/library/bonus room, and a full hall bath. Central Air, gas heat, and lawn sprinklers make for easy living. Hardwood floors throughout the house. Large basement is partially finished and comes with a pool table. A cedar closet can be found in 3 Bedrooms.
Sale Price: $999,999
Assessed Value: $950,000
Real Estate Taxes: $23,961
16 Stonehouse Road, Scarsdale
Brand new, sophisticated and modern Fox Meadow Colonial to be built by Scarsdale's premier luxury builder, Cum Laude Group. Situated in the most quintessential locale with a five minute walk to the Scarsdale village, shops, restaurants and train for a 32 minute commute to Midtown Manhattan. This home has a skillfully conceived floor plan with a seamless flow for modern living featuring nine foot ceilings on every floor including the lower level, wide plank oak floors, exquisite custom millwork throughout, gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry, glass doors to private deck, overlooking level property, home office, five bedrooms/four bathrooms on the second floor, walk-out lower level with large open media/playroom/recreation area with an additional bedroom, full bath and gym, cedar shingle exterior with a welcoming front porch, exquisite custom masonry chimney and two car attached garage. Dream location combined with incomparable craftsmanship and design! Learn more here:
List Price: $3,650,000
69 Morris Lane, Scarsdale
69 Morris Lane is on one of the finest streets in Scarsdale. This stately home is set back down a long driveway on 1.70 acres in the heart of the Estate section of Murray Hill. This sunny, bright and open Tudor built in 1926 transcends time into 2021 with an amazing layout and details that every buyer is looking for three floors of living - 4370 interior square feet which includes seven-bedrooms, five full bathrooms and a powder room. Some of the highlights: first floor bedroom and bathroom, family room that looks out at nature from all sides, third floor with playroom/office, bathroom and bedroom. This home has land and privacy yet super convenient location - only minutes to Metro North - Scarsdale Train Station, Heathcote Elementary School and walk to Scarsdale High School and Scarsdale Middle School, Library and Parks, Shopping at both the Heathcote Five Corners and Scarsdale Village. This is the perfect house - a peaceful oasis yet in the center of town. Learn more here:
List Price: $3,650,000
The New Year Opens With More Home Sales
- Written by Sophia Albert
- Category: Real Estate
See what sold this week:
30 Shawnee Road
Renovated sunlight-filled classical Tudor on a quiet street in the most desirable Fox Meadow prime location! This comfortable and charming home is just 3 minutes’ walk to Fox Meadow school and 9 minutes' walk to Hartsdale Train Station (33 minutes to Grand Central on Metro North express). Also close to Scarsdale high school, library and shops. 1st floor: bright living room with fireplace, powder room, office next to screened porch, formal dining room and eat-in kitchen with south-facing glass door to patio and private flat backyard. 2nd floor: master suite with double vanity, tub and separate shower; 2 family bedrooms, 1 hallway full bath with tub and separate shower; guest suite with full bath; and separate stairs to kitchen. 3rd floor: air-conditioned bedroom and full bath. Finished basement: gym/playroom and laundry room with updated high-end washer and dryer.
Sale Price: $1,965,000
Assessed Value: $1,438,200
Real Estate Taxes: $36,274
258 Fox Meadow Road
Beautiful 1940 Center Hall Colonial in turn-key condition - perfect for today's living! Location is a 10: walk two blocks to Hartsdale train, Village restaurants and more. Immaculate, naturally well-lit home has it all: professionally landscaped property - .33 acres with two backyard patios and custom-built cedar playhouse - easy entertaining outside. The interior square footage of 3433 includes first floor: living room/family room with wood-burning fireplace, sunroom/home office, formal dining room, large incredible eat-in kitchen, powder room, porch/mudroom with two car garage. Second floor: master bedroom with two closets, bath, three bedrooms with two full bathrooms. Lower level: oak-paneled game room with wood burning fireplace, 1000 bottle humidity-controlled wine cellar, laundry room, second powder room, two storage closets and mechanical room with arts-and-crafts space. Gas fuel, central air, high-end appliances, large yard. Easy walk to Fox Meadow Elementary and Scarsdale High School, Bronx River Bike/Walking Path. Enjoy all that Scarsdale has to offer!
Sale Price: $1,955,000
Assessed Value: $1,400,000
Real Estate Taxes: $35,311
17 Aspen Road
Updated split level home in the Quaker Ridge section of Scarsdale on a .38 acre lot. Everything done to perfection. Enjoy 4 spacious bedrooms, 4 baths and loads of entertaining space! Radiant heat in the master bath, updated bathrooms with marble floors, custom vanities, eat in kitchen with subzero refrigerator, granite counters, sprinkler system, alarm system, Ring Camera system, new wood siding, roof, lighting, and professional landscaping with mature plantings, exterior and interior freshly painted, sanded and stained wood floors, new hardware on all doors, custom blinds. custom molding, custom closets. Walk to Aspen Park, a local farm, and houses of worship. This home has it all!
Sale Price: $1,840,000
Assessed Value: $1,250,000
Real Estate Taxes: $31,000
983 Post Road
The best of both worlds. Enjoy all the modern-day conveniences of being walking distance to the Village, Metro North train, shops and restaurants, yet living on almost a .25 acre of private property. Handsome Crane Berkley Colonial that offers open and versatile living space with a kitchen, four plus bedrooms, large sun-drenched living room, and formal dining room all with a lush green top view. The grand master suite has two walk-in closets with a master bathroom that is expandable. Downstairs the walk-out lower level features an extra-large family room, playroom, summer kitchen, a home office perfect for zoom conferences, and easy access to the screened-in porch and tranquil level yard. Conveniently located close to the Elementary School and fields to play! Park your cars and bikes in the oversized two car garage and driveway. The Crane Berkley Neighborhood Association is a highly sought-after neighborhood which has many fun activities throughout the year.
Sale Price: $1,100,000
Assessed Value: $750,000
Real Estate Taxes: $16,414
15 Club Way
Here is your opportunity to take advantage of renovating and/or expanding this home which is only a short stroll to Hartsdale Metro North station, dining and shops in the Edgemont School District. House is being sold "as is". Substitute Certificate of Occupancy is in place.
Sale Price: $650,000
Assessed Value: $670,300
Real Estate Taxes: $23,358
33 Tompkins Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Incomparable, grand, airy Fox Meadow home that has been meticulously designed and appointed for intimate living and gracious entertaining. Marvel at this architectural dream bespoke with exquisite craftsmanship, millwork and finest finishes throughout. A fluid floor plan provides a true family-centered connection, ideal for entertaining, radiating from the spacious kitchen with premium appliances to the exceptional family room with grand fireplace and timbered truss cathedral ceiling. Off the stately Center Hall is a large paneled living room with original limestone fireplace and the grand formal dining room with custom built-in breakfront. A library/den with fireplace complete this extraordinary first floor. Entertain outside on the expansive flagstone patio. The lower-level has a gym area and the recreation room is a favorite gathering and play spot. This welcoming home fulfills a vision of distinctive design and family orientation. Ideally located near the elementary school, library, shops, restaurants and train; all that Scarsdale has to offer. A unique must see home - move right in!
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Listing Price: $2,825,000
26 Claremont Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Rare 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. Imagine moving in and calling this home your own!
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Listing Price: $1,400,000
Year End Home Sales
- Written by Sophia Albert
- Category: Real Estate
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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