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alarmsystemAfter the spate of recent home burglaries many in Scarsdale are wondering what they can do to secure their homes. We recently visited the Scarsdale Police at their new headquarters and they assured us that they have added more patrols and increased their vigilance. They also offered the following list of recommendations to help avoid a burglary in your home and asked us to share them with you:

  • When you go out, leave on lights, a television or the radio to make it look like you are home. Burglars target empty homes as they are not eager to run into residents
  • Install lights with motion sensors around the perimeter of your home
  • Use timers to turn lights on and off when you are not home
  • Make sure you have your home alarm sticker prominently displayed in your front window
  • If you have an alarm be sure it is activated and that the batteries are charged
  • If it is feasible (no pets), make sure the alarm's motion sensors are on: the point of entry is often glass doors and windows leaving the alarmed door frames undisturbed.
  • Buy a heavy safe for your valuables and bolt it down in a discreet location in the house
  • Keep your exterior doors and garage door locked at all times – even when you are inside the house. If you have a deadbolt on the door, lock it.
  • Be an observant neighbor and watch out for any suspicious activity
  • If you are going out of town, call the police to put your house on the dark house list. They will check it for you while you are away.
  • Don’t hesitate to call the police when you do see something or someone out of the ordinary. They are here to help.
  • The Scarsdale Police phone number is 722-1200. In an emergency, call 911.

Recent Home Sales:

39 Jefferson Road: Charming sunny, center hall colonial features hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, 39Jeffersonand flat private yard. Short walk to elementary school. Scarsdale schools and recreation.

Sale Price: $850,000
Real Estate Taxes: $15,320


118evandale118 Evandale Road: Located in one the most desirable locations in Edgemont. This charming Tudor is at the end of a dead end street, is around the block from the Greenville Elementary School and down the street from the commuter bus to the Scarsdale train station.

Sale Price: $512,500
Real Estate Taxes: $15,741


HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing 1 Theresa Lane : 1theresalane
Spacious 5 Bedroom Colonial on .27 acres set above the tree tops in Edgemont. Beautiful views. Renovated kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Lower level family room with high ceilings and door to large deck overlooking fabulous yard, Laundry, powder room, large finished storage area. Additional lower level playroom leading to backyard. New roof and furnace.

List Price: $748,000

Featured Listing 1 Hadden Road :1haddenroad
Spacious Colonial Cape with charm and character situated on .38 acre with patio. This wonderful four bedroom residence features large rooms and great closets. A first floor master bedroom with marble bath, a fully fitted office and wonderful family room with bar area are a few highlights this home has to offer.
List Price:$795,000

9heathcoteroadJust when you thought the season was over, a stunning sale is announced …. perhaps the biggest sale of the year by a long shot. Even more stunning are the terms of the sale– the home sold for $10,884,000 in an all-cash deal.

9 Heathcote Road sits on two and half acres of prime Scarsdale real estate in Murray Hill. The house has 20 rooms and 11,600 square feet of interior space including 7 bedrooms, a home theatre, a pool and a tennis court. Check out these photos of the grand entry, the kitchen and the master bath. The listing agency is Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Realty.

The taxes you may ask? Assessed at $144,135, the annual real estate taxes are $188,233 – and that’s before the reval!


HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 24 Myrtledale Road 24myrtledalenew
Newly constructed home on quiet cul-de- sac, near Aspen Park. This home has a gourmet custom kitchen with granite island and adjoining family room with fireplace; luxurious master suite with tray ceiling, marble bath and his and hers walk in closets; fabulous lower level with playroom, full bath and exercise room. 5 bedrooms, 5.1 baths. Two-car garage.

List Price: $2,499,000.  See more here:

HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 19 Rock Hill Lane 19RockHillLane
A private drive leads to this center hall Colonial on private property with beautiful views backing onto Sunningdale Golf Club. Generously proportioned rooms include a gracious living room, formal dining room and a great size modern cook's kitchen that adjoins the family room with a fireplace, plus an office/library. Large master suite with 10 foot ceilings, a fireplace, dressing rooms, and deluxe bathroom with shower and whirpool tub. Three additional bedrooms plus a bonus room off the back stairs. Full, attic and large finished basement.

List Price: $2,295,000 See more here :



4normandylaneNot everyone who moves to town buys a house in Scarsdale. Some decide to test the waters with a rental. An uncertain economy, decreasing bonuses and a tight market for rentals in Manhattan, make renting a home in the suburbs rather than buying a safer option for some. What’s on the market for rent? And what’s the monthly tab? Here are a few homes we found for rent:


4 Normandy Lane: Modern elegance in a serene setting. Luxury abounds in this impeccably maintained colonial on a private cul-de-sac in Quaker Ridge on a lovely.50 acre. Gracious split staircase and 2two-story foyer with skylight. The modern eat-in cooks kit, with 3 ovens, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, stand alone sub zero refrigerator and separate freezer features an adjoining family room. Six bedrooms, four full and one half bath. Rent: $13,500 per month

20haddenroad20 Hadden Road: Majestic 1920's Cotswold Tudor, meticulously restored and updated for today's modern living! 6 bedrooms/4.1 baths. Sweeping circular driveway. Dramatic foyer welcomes visitors w/curved staircase, soaring ceilings, archways, intricate leaded glasswork and romantic Old World details. Expansive living room with fireplace, formal dining room and stunning eat-in-kitchen. Family room overlooks pool & gardens. Rent: $9,500 per month

7OverhillRoad7 Overhill Road: This four bedroom home, is the very essence of Scarsdale Village. Walk to Metro North and village shopping and eateries. A very special house for a hard to please tenant.

Rent: $6,600 per month




HLChristieSmall Featured Listing: 1 Rochambeau Road1Rochambeau
Impressive six-bedroom Tudor near to Scarsdale Village with quality upgrades, fine architectural detail and luxury appointments throughout generously sized rooms. Dramatic family room with grand fireplace, hewn beams, wall of built-ins and door to patio; new kitchen, lower level tiled playroom and master with dressing room.

List Price: $1,950,000 See more here:


HLChristieSmall Featured Listing: 145 Old Army Road145OldArmy
Impressive six-bedroom Tudor near to Scarsdale Village with quality upgrades, fine architectural detail and luxury appointments throughout generously sized rooms. Dramatic family room with grand fireplace, hewn beams, wall of built-ins and door to patio; new kitchen, lower level tiled playroom and master with dressing room.

List Price: $1,625,000 See more here



40FenimoreRoadSales this week: 40 Fenimore Road: Stately stucco and stone Tudor, beautifully sited on more than 1/2 acre of private, level property. Well-maintained home has been freshly painted and features newly refinished hardwood floors, fabulous stone fireplace, and a living room with beamed ceiling.

Sale Price: $1,100,000
R.E. Taxes: $27,500

24RugbyLane24 Rugby Lane: Charming, welcoming four bedroom storybook Tudor in Greenacres has a sun filled interior on a flat, private piece of land. Walk to school, close to shops, town and the train.

Sale Price: $770,000
R.E. Taxes: $20,641

Price drops: With the selling season long gone, prices on many of the homes on the market have dropped in in recent weeks. Here are a few that have been recently reduced offering an opportunity for those in the market for a new home:

46BrewsterRoad46 Brewster Road: Fox Meadow Tudor of incomparable beauty, quality and size with classic proportions and exquisite architectural details. new: kitchen, five bathrooms, five zone hydro heat and central A/C, custom closets throughout, garage door, nine foot ceilings on first floor, three fireplaces.

Price was reduced by $296,000 or almost 9% on September to: $2,999,000

10Carstensen10 Carstensen: Immaculate Fox Meadow home built in 1999 boasts over 6,000 square feet of living space surrounded by pristine landscaping, flowering gardens, and a level private backyard. Fabulous interior with spectacular upgrades has perfect layout for today's modern lifestyle.

Price was reduced by $100,000 or 3.57% on September 6, 2011 to $2,699,000

99walworth99 Walworth: Elegant center hall colonial in Greenacres on an exquisite .35 acre with beautiful gardens and level yard. Fabulous kitchen, gorgeous formal dining room and grand front to back living room. Large windows for brilliant light and views. Completely renovated and meticulously maintained inside and out.

Price was reduced $100,000 or 6.69% on October 3, 2011 to $1,295,000



HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 118 Penn Road 118PennRoad

Classic center hall colonial nestled on almost a half acre of park like property. Wonderful details and potential. House to be sold as is. Taxes do not reflect STAR exemption of $1,266.55, if applicable.

List Price: $795,000, Learn more here:

HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 123 Ferndale Road 123FerndaleRoa

Great opportunity to move into quiet cul-de-sac location one block from elementary school and commuter bus to train. House has been beautifully maintained with many upgrades, spacious rooms, and architectural details. One of the few oversized lots on the street.

List Price: $610,000, Learn more here:


36craneA few new sales this week, plus some information about in-ground oil tanks: Sold: 36 Crane Road: Charming and welcoming home situated on a picture perfect level half acre in Fox Meadow. Features include cozy front porch, hardwood floors, high ceilings, fireplace and spacious rooms. The detached 2-car garage features a loft area, perfect for an artist or play area. There is also a home office with seperate entrance and ample parking for 10 cars.

Sale Price: $1,300,000
Real Estate Taxes: $25,708



180Gaylor180 Gaylor Road: Meticulously maintained 19th century Victorian delight! This is a home of enormous character, abundant space, a seamless flow, and has been updated to reflect today's modern living. Updates include paint, furnace, roof, walkway, porch, windows, kitchen and baths. A well tended garden, mature trees, and flowering plants provide for private outdoor enjoyment. With low taxes, flat yard, and convenient location this home offers the ultimate living experience!

Sale Price: $918,000
Real Estate Taxes: $16,574

180Gaylor60 Palmer Avenue: Glorious 1928 English Tudor on .18 acre. Dramatic living room soaring ceiling and inviting fireplace. Three bedrooms and three full baths. Formal dining room, eat-in kitchen with nearly all new appliances, butlers pantry and laundry. Gas heat, central air. New first floor bath.

Sale Price: $570,000

Real Estate Taxes: $16,725


Homeowner Tip: If your home currently has an underground oil tank, the area will need to be tested for contamination before you sell the house. Many are choosing to move their oil tanks inside or to convert to gas heat to avoid potential issues with leaking tanks and soil contamination. According to Elise Flagg, an Associate Broker with Houlihan Lawrence, “Buried oil tanks are a very serious environmental issue for today's buyers. An owner selling their home should be prepared to disclose this information. How and if it is to be removed will be a discussion between the buyer and the seller.”

If you do decide to remove the tank, here is what you need to know from Keith Shutzman, a real estate attorney who does many closings in town and is familiar with local law:

  • Look for a reputable company to test the tank for leaks and to test the area around the tank for soil contamination. They should remove the tank in accordance with NYS law.
  • If there is contamination, it will have to be remediated in accordance with statutory protocol (basically by removing dirt and pumping out oil until test results show no contamination). There is no getting around that.
  • If there is contamination, by law it must be reported to the NYSDEC which opens a file and assigns a spill number to the matter. The spill number is closed after the remediation company delivers the appropriate documentation and test results to the DEC. It is important that you are given copies of all documentation related to the tank removal (and if required, the remediation)

If you have further questions, contact Keith Shutzman at 914-713-0001 or by email at


HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 6 Forest Lane 6Forest

Classic Center Hall Colonial with slate roof and secluded patio overlooking picturesque garden, Master bedroom with sitting area, plus three bedrooms and a maid’s room. Numerous updates: bathroom and plumbing upgrades, kitchen family room, playroom renovations, central air, and landscaping. Well maintained. List Price: $1,290,000

See more here:


HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 315 Glendale315glendale
Situated on a level .46 acre property, with ample room for a pool, this sprawling expanded ranch has been updated and well maintained. Fabulous new kitchen with granite counters and center island opens to the breakfast room and family room. First floor master plus two additional bedrooms on second level. Edgemont

List Price: $1,149,900 See more here:







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