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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

 

 

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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

 

 

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 keith@schutzmanlaw.net.

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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:

 

 

 

 

 

 

575ParkAvenueFor every new family that moves into Scarsdale, there’s another family moving on. Many choose to trade their house for an apartment in the city … and you may wonder what you can get in Manhattan for the proceeds from your Scarsdale home. We asked a broker at Corcoran in NYC to send us a few listings to give you an idea of what you might find on the market – and here they are:

575 Park Avenue Apartment 104 : Park Avenue Coop: Three apartments combined. Eight into seven rooms with three bedrooms and library on the second floor of the building features an entry gallery, huge living room and dining room, both with wood burning fireplaces. Four full baths and modern kitchen. Fully staffed, high security building with hotel amenities including maid service five days a week and state-of-the-art fitness center.

List Price: $1,599,000
Maintenance: $7,643

167E67 167 East 67th Street Penthouse: Spacious, light-filled high-floor corner, two bedroom, two and a half bath duplex with three exposures, including two terraces and a balcony. Hardwood floors on the lower level. Windowed kitchen. Generous closet with built-ins. Full-service co-op building offers top-of-the-line amenities: 24-hour doorman.

List Price: $1,475,000
Maintenance: $21,115


200ChambersStreet 200 Chambers Street: Loft like apartment with spectacular views. 9 foot ceilings and floor to ceiling windows. Chef's kitchen with lava stone counter tops, high-gloss birch cabinetry cabinets, and premium stainless steel appliances. Spa-like bathrooms have imported Calcutta marble and Crema Marfil tiling. Full service luxury building with 24 hour doorman and concierge, fitness center, sky lit indoor pool, resident lounge, playroom, landscaped terrace and in-building parking.

List Price: $2,300,000
Maintenance $1,106/Taxes: $431


272 West 107th Street : Penthouse-like condo with river and park views. Unique home features 11 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling272west107street_copy windows, gas fireplace, gourmet eat-in kitchen, and private storage. Loft-like 34ft LR/DR, windowed eat in kitchen, three bedrooms and two and one half baths. In recently built luxury full service building with two landscaped roof terraces, gym and children's playroom. Located in a vibrant neighborhood steps to Riverside Park.

List Price: $2,295,000/Maintenance: $1,663/Taxes $897/month

545west110th_copy545 West 110th Street: Expansive 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condominium, recently constructed with a downtown feel. 9.5' ceilings, oversized windows, 3 exposures, generously scaled bedrooms, ample storage. Open living/dining /kitchen area with a 416 square foot private terrace. Kitchen features Subzero refrigerator, Viking range, maple cabinets, Basaltina countertops and custom glass tile backsplash. Marble baths with Waterworks fixtures. Full-service condominium, with 24-hour doorman, live-in super, gym, children's playroom, landscaped patio, bicycle storage, on-site parking garage.
List Price: $2,495,000/Maintenance $2,118/Taxes: $475/month
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HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 46 Brewster Road, Scarsdale 46BrewsterRoad
Premier Fox Meadow Tudor of incomparable beauty, quality and size with classic proportions and exquisite architectural details. New: kitchen, 5 bathrooms, 5 zone hydro heat and central A/C, custom closets throughout, garage door, 9-foot ceilings on 1st floor, 3 fireplaces. List Price: $2,999,999. See more here:



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HLChristieSmallatured Listing: 115 Edgemont Road, Edgemont 115edgemontroad_copy
Younger home in move in condition. Open floor plan, perfect for family living and gracious entertaining. Family room off large eat in kitchen: Vaulted ceilings, wet bar, three fireplaces. Lots of closet space and built-ins . Large MBR suite with fireplace and window seat. Lower level with den, full bath and additional storage. Two-car garage. Patio with level private backyard. Gated entrance on Walbrooke Road. List Price: $1,425,00. See more here:

 

 

 

14OakWayThe market for moderately priced homes remains strong.  And looking at area sales for this month, it looks like Scarsdale is more affordable than ever. Check these out: 14 Oak Way: This beautifully renovated Dutch Colonial boasts exquisite period detail throughout. From the moment you arrive at the welcoming shaded porch, you will be charmed by the gracious sophistication, quality and design of this meticulously cared for gem. 3 fireplaces radiate warmth throughout the first floor. The sun-drenched vaulted family room, indoor/outdoor sound system and French doors to the deck provide the ultimate setting for entertaining. A dream home ideally located on a quiet cul-de-sac.

Sale Price: $1,460,000
R.E. Taxes: $29,000

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4 Old Lane
4 Old Lane: Charm abounds in this picturesque young farmhouse colonial built in Edgemont in 2005. Four bedroom, 3 1/2 bath home with an open kitchen/family room and exceptional finishes throughout including crown moldings, hardwood floors, limestone tiles, copper roof over porch, Nantucket shingles, Architectural Roof, a beautiful wrap around porch, and pristine landscaping.

 

Sale Price: $1,044,000
R.E. Taxes: $23,106

 

41Montrose
41 Montrose
41 Montrose Road: Charm and warmth abound in this delightful home which has been lovingly cared for by its present owners for over thirty years. Situated on almost a half acre of picturesque property with over 3500 square feet of living space. This home features 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and a flexible floor plan which offers room for everyone to enjoy. Wonderful lower level family room.

 

Sale Price: $990,000
R.E. Taxes: $22,584

18 Lockwood Road: An application to demolish this Village home came before the Committee for Historic Preservation on October 18.

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18 Lockwood
Presumably a new home will be built on the property.

 

Sale Price: 850,000
R.E. Taxes: $19,949

 

27Ross
27 Ross Road
27 Ross Road: Well-maintained Colonial with terrific backyard on cul-de-sac. Good layout, spacious rooms on first floor overlook rear slate patio. Master Bedroom with access to outside area has separate dressing room plus Master Bath Two large bedrooms and hall bath on second floor. Bessler stairs to floored attic. Freshly painted and Wood Floors refinished. Lower level has paneled playroom with access to garage, and laundry room/utilities. In-ground oil tank tested/passed.

 

Sale Price $875,000
R.E. Taxes: $25,841

276 Boulevard: Renovated Tudor in Edgewood with new Kitchen with Stainless Steel Appliances and Granite Counters, New Powder Room,

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276 Boulevard
Master Bath with Two Sinks, Tub/Shower, New Large Walk-In-Closet, New Roof. Private Patio with Pergola.

 

Sale Price: $680,000
R.E. Taxes: $13,962

170Boulevard
170 Boulevard
170 Boulevard: Bright and very spacious Colonial, situated on .25 bacres with a private covered patio overlooking perennial gardens and plantings. Wonderful open floor plan, ive bedrooms, 2.5 baths, refinished hardwood floors, interior freshly painted and possible artists studio on the third floor. Large basement with great potential.

 

Sale Price: $605,000
R.E. Taxes: $15,432

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HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 20 Sage Terrace - Scarsdale20sageterrace

Beautifully renovated and lovingly maintained classic Center Hall Colonial set on a third of an acre property in Greenacres. Highlights include six gracious bedrooms, kitchen with breakfast room and adjacent family room plus access to patio and private yard. Sparkling hardwood floors throughout. Walk to town and train. List Price: $1,749,500

 

HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 24 Berkeley Lane - Edgemont 24Berkeleysmall
Gracious, quality built Center-Hall Colonial. A perfect blend of old world charm and modern amenities. Located at
the end of a cul-de-sac with a spacious, level yard. Outstanding millwork, gleaming hardwood floors, generous rooms, great flow. Updates include landscaping, stone work boiler, tile floors. Scarsdale PO/Edgemont. List Price: $1,225,000

 

 

 

 

42GreenacresScarsdale’s Board of Assessment Review completed their review of tax grievances for 2011 and posted the final assessment roll on September 15, 2011. The stats are now available. Here is what we learned after filing a FOIL request at Village Hall.

  • The total number of grievances filed in 2011 was 592 as compared to 757 in 2010, a reduction of 22%
  • In 2011, 25.5% of the grievances were approved as compared to 26.1% in 2010
  • The total amount of the reduction in the assessed value was $619,625 in 2011 versus $774,545 in 2010.
  • Using the Residential Assessment Ratio (RAR) of 1.76%, that means that Scarsdale lost $1,363,234 in assessed value in 2010 and an additional $1,090,540 in 2011.

This Week’s Sales:

145Griffen145 Griffen Avenue: Four-bedroom Colonial with every amenity! Entry foyer, hardwood floors, beautiful living room, inviting dining room, eat-in-kitchen with door to wood deck, lovely den or family room plus a bed and bath on the first floor. Master suite with master bath and adjacent office, exercise room or nursery, two additional large bedrooms, lots of closets, walk-out basement, all on a lushly landscaped, private half acre.

Sale Price: $880,000
Real Estate Taxes: $24,397

42 Greenacres Avenue: (Pictured at top) Unique architecturally designed contemporary surrounded by specimen trees. Generous rooms for entertaining and intimate gatherings. Open floor plan has limitless possibilities. The Master Bedroom suite contains loft for either sitting area of office. Additional bedrooms common area may be used for either playroom or den.

Sale Price: $840,000
Real Estate Taxes: $20,216

54Clarendon54 Clarendon Road: Good opportunity for expansion! Great yard, nice quiet street. Wonderfully maintained and ready for decorating updates.

Sale Price: $525,000
Real Estate Taxes: $19,284

 

 

 


HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 8 Leatherstocking Lane: 8Leatherstocking
Modern home set on professionally landscaped .48 acres with two-tiered deck overlooking stunning pool. Features new professional kitchen, 4.5 updated baths, new windows, high-end lighting, customized closets, circular driveway. Entry hall with vaulted ceiling. Wonderful light-filled space for entertaining inside and out.  List Price: $1,549,000.  See more here


HLChristieSmallFeatured Listing: 19 Rock Hill Lane: 19RockHillLane
Center Hall Classic on .826 private acres with beautiful views. Sun-filled, generously proportioned rooms with a gracious living room, formal dining room and a great size modern cook's kitchen that adjoins the family room with a fireplace. Large master suite with fireplace, dressing rooms and deluxe bath. Two large bedrooms with hall bathroom, and a fourth bedroom with ensuite bath. Grand bonus room off the back stairs. List Price: $2,295,00. See more here:

Read the Houlihan Lawrence Third Quarter Market Report here;

 

 

 

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