Wednesday, May 29th

redo3Adjusting to an empty nest can be difficult but Lori Falow and Debbie Fink, Scarsdale residents and recent empty nesters, are using their newfound time to create beautiful nests for others.  Both women are currently licensed real estate agents in Scarsdale and have a passion for beautiful homes. With backgrounds in interior design they drifted into home staging projects which has evolved into the Redo concept. In essence, home staging for those preparing to sell but also for those wishing to remain in their home.

redo2They’ve joined together to offer budget conscious design expertise to others. Lori spent eight years working as an interior designer at Milly Sugarman Interiors in Scarsdale.  She has decorated some of Scarsdale's most beautiful homes.  Deborah has worked in interior design in both Manhattan and Southampton. She has an M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology in addition to a degree in Fine Art. Both women believe that any home can be beautiful and comfortable with thoughtful organization and the right accessories.

We Do Re Do, will unclutter, restyle, update, and accessorize just one room or an entire house thereby creating clarity from clutter. Most jobs can be done in just a few hours.  Talented design skills make a huge difference, especially in tough economic times when many want to use what they have and stick to a modest budget.  Lori and Deborah know how hectic life can be and take pride in creating calm, soothing environments for their clients.

redo1Most homes do not need expensive furniture purchases or major renovations. We Do will rearrange and enhance what you already own with the understanding that some people enjoy decorating but lack confidence and need just a little help.  Others find home decor stressful and overwhelming and want someone else to take care of every detail. Whatever your project or goal, We Do ReDo will make your home feel fresh and up to date.  Treat yourself to a home makeover.  Call them at (914) 420-5647 or email for a complimentary consultation.



hardhatA dazzling collection of 150 home improvement companies will be on display at the Sixth Annual Westchester Home Show, for two information and demonstration-packed days, October 30 and 31 at the Westchester County Center.

Find answers to virtually all of your home improvement questions along with an endless number of ideas, products, people, displays and opportunities to help you upgrade and improve your home. Meet remodelers, builders, mortgage companies, lighting experts, green energy advisors, suppliers of awnings, decks and more, this weekend at the County Center.

Come see the Bios Water Car, which uses water for fuel, on display at the show. The Bios company’s goal is to help support all inventors and manufacturers in the HHO (water for fuel) industry.

Click on the top banner on to enter to win a free ticket to the show.

  • When: October 30th - 31st, 2010
  • Where: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, New York
  • Show hours: Saturday, 11am to 6pm and Sunday, 11am to 5pm
    Tickets: $8 Adults; $7 seniors and kids 12 and under are admitted for free

For more information and to enter to win a free ticket to the show, click here


30murrayhillThe Scarsdale School District experienced a dramatic increase in home sales in the third quarter of the year. From July 1st through September 30th, there was a 93.8% increase in the number of homes sold over the previous quarter. In the third quarter, 93 homes sold compared to 48 in the second quarter.

For the year-to-date, the increase is also impressive. In the first three quarters of 2009, 117 homes were sold, while for the same period in 2010, 169 homes sold, representing a 44% increase.

A home in Scarsdale was on the market for an average of 167 days and the average sale price was $1,520,044. The average home had 5 bedrooms and 4.22 bathrooms with 3,446 square feet. The price range with the most homes sold (17) was in the range of $1,000,000 to $1,249,999.

The fastest selling neighborhood was Greenacres where homes were on the market for an average of 117 days. Fifteen homes sold at an average selling price of $1,329,960, with sales ranging from $737,000-$2,635,000.

Edgewood was next with homes on the market for an average of 120 days. Seventeen houses sold at an average selling price of $886, 971 with sales ranging from $465,000-$1,557,500.

Homes in Fox Meadow were on the market for an average of 158 days. Twenty homes sold, at an average price of $1,758,700 with the balance ranging from $570,000 to $4,100,000.

In Heathcote homes were on the market for an average of 177 days. Twenty houses sold at an average price of $2,041,284 with the others ranging from $945,000 to $5,025,000.

Homes in Quaker Ridge were on the market for any average 239 days with 21 houses sold at an average price of $1,444,595. The total price range for Quaker Ridge sales was $697,500 to $3,700,000.

This report is provided by Jennifer Constantin, a transplanted Bostonian who, with her husband and two sons, has lived in the Greenacres section of Scarsdale for more than 12 years and loves it. She started her career in real estate while living in Manhattan selling apartments and brownstones then worked in commercial real estate in the Union Square/Gramercy Park market area. She effectively guides her clients (buyers and sellers) through the real estate process to reach a satisfying conclusion for everyone. Contact her at:

Data based on information reported in the Westchester-Putnam Multiple Listing Service. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

This Week’s Sales:

7cornell7 Cornell Street: 8.900 square foot home on .92 acres. Eight foot mahogany front doors and 2-story foyer in a magnificent new colonial with sweeping views of Bonnie Briar Golf Club. Among many amenities are: living room with coffered ceiling; master bedroom suite with freestanding whirlpool and heated floor in bath, fireplace and balcony; flagstone patio with custom wrought iron railings; circular drive with Belgian Block insets; 5-zone hydro-air heating; heated garage; 10' ceilings on the first fl.; 9' ceilings-basement and 2nd fl.; hi-tech A/V/Internet wiring throughout.

List Price: $3,595,000
Sale Price: $3,225,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD

22hamilton22 Hamilton Road: Renovated Colonial on quiet street- Featuring gorgeous gourmet chef's kitchen with granite counters, premium appliances and custom designed cabinets. Beyond the sunny living room and dining room is a cozy den. Master suite and three large bedrooms are upstairs with stairs leading to office and bonus sitting room with half bath. Freshly refinished hardwood floors.

List Price: $875,000
Sale Price: $870,000
Real Estate Taxes: $15,675

125saxonwoodsroad125 Saxon Woods Road: Amazing architect's home overlooking Saxon Wood Park offers Zen-like views and utmost privacy. Part of the property is in Scarsdale, allowing for choice of schools with minimal taxes. Thoughtful design allows for maximum flexibility with Master suite on first floor, two bedrooms and a bath on second floor and a separate guest suite on the lower level. Vaulted and beamed ceilings, skylights and fireplaces, make this a house to see.

List Price: $979,000
Sale Price: $850,000
Real Estate Taxes $18,725

155briteavenue155 Brite Avenue: The sophisticated exterior of this Tudor belies the easy family living space inside. There is a cozy sunken living room, dining room , family room with access to the patio and fenced level yard. Brand new eat-in kitchen with a center island, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, breakfast nook with built-in benches, a marble covered baking station, honed granite and custom cabinetry. Upstairs is master bedroom with bath plus 3 bedrooms and hall bath.

List Price $1,095,000
Sale Price: $1,015,000
Real Estate Taxes: $26,576



10olmstead Despite reports of a weak economy, the Scarsdale real estate market is vibrant.  This week, homes with prices ranging from over $3 million to just $500,000 were sold. Check out the sales below and also attend a Pumpkin Party at the Scarsdale office of Engel and Volkers on Sunday October 24 from 10 am to 2 pm.  While the children window paint in the area, enjoy cider, and treats at the Engel and Volkers office at 300 Heathcote Road at the Five Corners in Scarsdale.

Here are this week's sales:

10 Olmstead Road: Five bedroom, six bathroom stone and shingle 2009 Colonial. Gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, fabulous master bedroom and bath, four ample sized family bedrooms with audio system throughout the first floor and out on the blue stone patio,. Wide plank wood floors and nine foot ceilings.

List Price $3,350,000
Sale Price: $3,135,000
Real Estate Taxes: $35,550

6etonroad6 Eton Road: Stately center hall colonial in estate section of Greenacres. Over an acre of exquisite professionally landscaped property. Heated Shoreline pool. Large rooms. spacious layout, sundrenched throughout. Pristine Condition. A much admired home for gracious living.

List Price: $3,150,000
Sale Price: $2,717,750
Real Estate Taxes: $49,887

214 Madison: New construction in Scarsdale using the finest materials and 214madisoncraftsmanship. Amenities include hardwood floors, maids room on the first floor, central air, central vacuum, granite counter, gas fireplace, breakfast room, deck off family room and much more. $10,000.00 appliance allowance. Builder will customize.

List Price: $1,685,000
Sale Price: $1,630,000
Real Estate Taxes: TBD


20vernonroad20 Vernon Road: On a wonderful quiet street has a fabulous park like setting with perennial gardens. French doors lead to a large slate patio with built-in barbeque. Great for entertaining. Open floor plan with sunny family room, breakfast room and updated kitchen with southern exposure. Huge living room and formal dining room. Easy addition(2nd floor) over the family room and for master bedroom.

List Price: $1,325,000
Sale Price: $1,300,000
Real Estate Taxes: $29,943

29springdaleroad29 Springdale Road: Spectacular brick center hall Colonial with stunning unobstructed golf course views. Custom built and featuring the perfect layout including a majestic entrance hall with curved staircase, updated eat in kitchen with direct access to separate laundry room and two car attached garage, family room with fireplace and doors to yard. Five spacious bedrooms include bedroom and full bath on first floor, generous closets and storage, picturesque back yard.

List Price: $1,299,000
Sale Price: $1,200,000
Real Estate Taxes:$29,850

15 Secor Road: Five bedroom, four bath 1950’s split on one third of an acre. 1,705 square feet of interior space.15secor

List Price: $899,000
Sale Price: $1,018,000
Real Estate Taxes: $17,311

46 Carman Road: A diamond in the rough across from Davis Park in Edgewood. This home has interesting architectural features and is in need of TLC. Hardwood floors through out. House being sold as is.

List Price: $529,00046carmanroad
Sale Price: $500,000
Real Estate Taxes: $13,012

Don't forget to attend the Pumpkin Party event at Engel and Volkers on Sunday October 24 from 10 am - 2pm.


12rutlandroadHere are the latest closings with a few new sales this week.  12 Rutland Road: Majestic county English Tudor with grand rooms and stunning decor set on a beautifully landscaped and private .4 acre in Cotswold. 12 sunny rooms, 5 bedrooms and 6 baths. Fine architectural detailing. Special features include new leaded windows, Vermont slate roof, amazing family room/entertainment center, wine cellar, gourmet cook's kitchen with top appliances, new baths, three patios, three fireplaces, lovely garden areas and much more. Edgemont's finest!

List Price: $2,495,000
Sale Price: $2,300,000
Real Estate Taxes: $43,411

9authenreith9 Autenreith Road: Classic Colonial with great potential in Fox Meadow. Large living room, dining room, family room and eat in kitchen with good flow. Six bedrooms, three and a half baths. Hardwood floors and two fireplaces.

List Price: $1,095,000
Sale Price: $999,999
Real Estate Taxes: $23,493

3southwoodslane3 Southwoods Lane: Nestled on a quiet lane in Edgewood, this completely refreshed sunny four bedroom Colonial offers it all...fabulous kitchen with granite countertops, premier appliances, two sinks plus large island; cozy family room with access to stone patio and gardens, traditional large formal dining room and living room, and paneled study. All new windows, leaders, gutters and garage doors and new a/c in 2008.

List Price: $1,275,000
Sale Price: $1,259,500
Real Estate Taxes: $27,688

20Vanderbilt_Road20 Vanderbilt Road: Totally renovated Heathcote Tudor. Many new updates include: HVAC-CAC, Pella windows, spectacular kitchen, and hall bath, CAT 5 wiring thoughout, and surround sound, slate patio. Finished basement with bedroom or media room, gym, and playroom or office. Attached garage. Great privacy.

List Price: $1,395,000
Sale Price: $1,325,000
Real Estate Taxes: $33,548

19elmroad19 Elm Road: Sunny Tudor with old-world charm. Step-down living room with beamed ceiling and fireplace, large kitchen surrounded with windows; Redone baths, master bedroom with fireplace. Private yard with patio. Attached garage. Quiet, dead-end street.

List Price: $1,150,000
Sale Price: $1,150,000
Real Estate Taxes: $21,180

20kingston20 Kingston Road: Sparkling and spacious four bedroom home with perfect layout. Ideal for entertaining and family living with first floor family room adjoining eat in kitchen, living room with fireplace and formal dining room. Second family room on lower level. Ideally located. Deep, level, landscaped grounds with gate to school play fields.

List Price: $1,125,000
Sale Price: $1,045,000
Real Estate Taxes: $27,553

PetitTrianonVersailles in New York: Twinight, the six-acre Centre Island estate said to be based on the Petit Trianon chateau at the Palace of Versailles, has just come on the NY real estate market for $25 million.

Located on six acres in Centre Island on Long Island Sound Twinight is simple and elegant, architecturally correct, and highly original. Essentially an exercise on a cube, the estate attracts interest by virtue of its four facades, each thoughtfully designed according to that part of the estate it would face.

Playing with words, owner Richard Baron Cohen, a well-known European porcelain collector coined the name Twinight for his house while enjoying the delicate pink of twilight, his favorite time of day, on a beautiful beach near his house.

Built in 2005 the 18,000-square-foot home features a full movie theater and a two-story library.

Cohen says he is selling because he wants to buy a Manhattan town house to be closer to his mother and his brother and where he can open a museum to house his porcelain collection, also named Twinight.

For additional information please contact Engel and Völkers Scarsdale Real Estate, 300 Heathcote Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 at 914-723-5555

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