Joan in the News


Rye, New York

$1,775,000 | 2,789 SqFt | 4 Bdrms | 2.1 Bths | .15 Acres

Public Open House on Saturday, April 6th from 2:00-4:00pm
and Sunday, April 7th from 2:00-4:00pm

Extraordinary opportunity to enjoy your own personal oasis in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Rye. This Colonial, fully renovated and expanded in 2007, is beautifully nestled on an idyllic .2 acres featuring raised garden beds, custom fence, large patio, handcrafted rock fountain with 3 foot waterfall and 25 foot pine trees – providing a private retreat in your own backyard. Home was thoughtfully designed to capture the essence of its serene surroundings. This is most evident in the spacious family room where the sliding glass doors and window layout conjures the feeling of being outside. Office with separate entrance offers a tranquil environment with high ceiling and garden view and can be used for private or professional use. Large entry hall leads to living room with gas fireplace and cathedral ceiling and kitchen with granite counter-tops, custom cabinets, stainless appliances, wine refrigerator and breakfast area. Master bedroom replete with updated bath and large closets, three bedrooms and hall bath comprise the second floor living space. Basement offers recreation room, laundry and doors to yard and gardens. Enviable location offers easy walk to beach, town, train and is less than ½ mile to schools. Rye City boasts nationally ranked high school and middle school and has the lowest tax effective tax rate of any municipality in Westchester County. This home will exceed your expectations!

Rye, New York

$2,975,000 | 3,306 SqFt | 5 Bdrms | 2.1 Bths | .35 Acres

Public Open House on Sunday, April 7th from 2:00-4:00pm

Step into this unexpected gem and experience serene coastal living in this waterfront home in sought-after Milton Point neighborhood. Delight in breathtaking views of Long Island Sound from almost every room and enjoy your morning coffee from the patio or one of the two second floor balconies as you watch the sunrise over the water. This sun-filled and airy Colonial is nestled on a private cove opening to the sound and is just steps from a private beach and dock. Spend your days boating, kayaking and swimming. The living space was thoughtfully designed with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass paneled French doors allowing for amazing water views. Formal living room and dining room, spacious den with fireplace, coffered ceiling and state-of-the-art media sound system, bright Chef’s kitchen with radiant heated tile floor and breakfast area opens to the family room with radiant heated tile floor and doors to patio, lawn and beach. Amazing water views and balconies off most bedrooms including the master suite. Multiple rooms on the ground level open to large flagstone patio creating a spectacular indoor/outdoor entertaining space and flow.

Weekly Real Estate Update (3/29/19 – 4/4/19)


  • Active Single Family Homes – 125
  • SF Homes in Contract – 32
  • Average Listing Price – $2,786,264
  • Average LP Per SF – $671.29
  • Average DOM – 93 Days
  • Median Listing Price – $2,395,000
  • Sales YTD: 2019 – 16 | 2018 – 31

18 New Single Family Listings in Rye:

  • 22 Park Lane – $849,000
  • 20 Vale Place – $1,199,000
  • 2 Belmont Avenue – $1,245,000
  • 15 Walker Avenue – $2,095,000 HL
  • 1 Robert Crisfield Place – $2,195,000
  • 496 Milton Road – $2,300,000 New Construction
  • 39 Brookdale Place – $2,395,000 New Construction
  • 7 Lea Place – $2,395,000
  • 4 Walker Avenue – $2,475,000 New Construction
  • 185 Milton Road – $3,295,000
  • 20 Hunt Place – $3,650,000 New Construction
  • 453 Park Avenue – $3,695,000
  • 415 Grace Church Street – $4,395,000
  • 55 Island Road – $4,845,000
  • 74 Island Drive – $6,900,000
  • 2 Sunset Lane – $7,500,000
751 Forest Avenue | $2,975,000 | Joan O’Meara
6 indian Hill Road | $1,775,000 | Joan O’Meara

9 Price Reductions in Rye

  • 162 Soundview Avenue – $795,000 to $765,000
  • 10 Newberry Place – $1,239,000 to $1,199,000
  • 110 Allendale Drive – $1,415,000 to $1,375,000
  • 9 Eldredge Court – $1,695,000 to $1,595,000
  • 101 Glen Oaks Drive – $2,295,000 to $2,195,000
  • 7 Robert Crisfield Place – $2,395,000 to $2,295,000
  • 2 Parsonage Point Place – $4,695,000 to $4,195,000
  • 289 Grace Church Street – $4,825,000 to $4,495,000
  • 855 Forest Avenue – $5,995,000 to $5,750,000

32 Public Open Houses in Rye This Weekend


  • Active Single Family Homes – 17
  • SF Homes in Contract – 3
  • Average Listing Price – $2,044,235
  • Average LP per SF – $456.91
  • Average DOM – 99 Days
  • Median Listing Price – $1,739,000
  • Sales YTD: 2019 – 1 | 2018 – 3

3 New Single Family Listings in Rye Neck 10580

  • 66 Boston Post Road – $1,195,000 HL
  • 5 Sunset Road – $1,450,000 HL
  • 33 Johnson Place – $2,550,000

2 Price Reductions in Rye Neck 10580

  • 12 Brevoort Lane – $1,269,000 to $1,195,000
  • 32 Norman Drive – $2,295,000 to $2,195,000

8 Public Open Houses in Rye Neck (10580) This Weekend

HARRISON SCHOOLS (10577, 10580, 10528)

  • Active Single Family Homes – 114
  • SF Homes in Contract – 27
  • Average Listing Price – $2,317,837
  • Average LP per SF – $411.31
  • Average DOM – 146 Days
  • Median Listing Price – $1,994,500
  • Sales YTD: 2019 – 27 | 2018 – 31

7 New Single Family Listings in Harrison:

  • 16 Sunset Lane (10528) – $1,225,000
  • 11 James Road (10528) – $1,425,000 HL
  • 238 Osborn Road (10528) – $1,695,000
  • 6 Manhattan Avenue (10580) – $2,750,000
  • 24 Stratford Road (10528) – $3,166,000
  • 6 Taylor Lane (10528) – $3,695,000 HL
  • 1 Osborn Road (10528) – $4,649,000

7 Price Reductions in Harrison

  • 660 Harrison Avenue (10528) – $829,000 to $779,000
  • 35 New Street (10577) – $899,000 to $875,000
  • 12 Pinehurst Drive (10577) – $949,000 to $919,000
  • 21 Ponds Lane (10577) – $1,375,000 to $1,325,000
  • 621 West Street (10528) – $1,549,000 to $1,495,000
  • 133 Wendover Road (10580) – $1,749,000 to $1,695,000
  • 6 Stoneleigh Manor Lane (10577) – $3,995,000 to $3,695,000

17 Public Open Houses in Harrison (10580,10528,10577) This Weekend

For more information on any of the above properties or the current real estate market please contact me at jomeara@houlihanlawrence.com.

April Events in Rye

What does the month of April symbolize? Its name is derived from the Latin word aperit, which means to open. It is considered that April is the month of the growing season and when trees and flowers begin to “open”. How appropriate then to begin the month of April with the opening day for Rye Little League Season followed by so many amazing things for you and your family to do each weekend in April in fabulous Rye, New York.

62nd Annual Little League Parade
 Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019
 Place: Rye Train Station Plaza
 Time: Line up 11:30 a.m. 
 Parade begins 12:00 sharp!
62nd Annual Little League Parade
Saturday, April 6th
Line Up at 11:30am and Parade Begins at 12:00pm
Rye Train Station Plaza

After you finish at the parade at Disbrow Park, head on over to the Rye Arts Center for the Free Arts Day and Children’s Concert followed by a meet and greet with the band!F

Saturday, April 6

• Workshops & Demos | 1:00 – 3:00pm
People of all ages can enjoy free hands-on opportunities to explore everything from Painting and Ceramics to 3D Printing and Robotics.

• Children’s Concert | 3:00 – 4:00pm
Enjoy a free concert featuring many of The Rye Arts Center’s talented music instructors.

• Meet the Instruments | 4:00 – 5:00pm
Stick around after the concert to meet the instructors and learn about the instruments they play and teach.

Second Weekend in April

Looking to get into the Easter Spirit? Come over to the Carole D. Kirby Memorial Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 at Rye Recreation Park (rain date is April 20th).

Line-up at 10:30am and Hunt at 11:00am

Click HERE for more details.

Not interested in an egg hunt, well there is something for everyone in Rye. Grab a coffee at Playland Market and take a stroll along the boardwalk. After taking in some fresh air, stop into the Westchester Children’s Museum for the following activities:

Saturday, April 13th
11:00 – 11:30am

Young children age 2-5 can learn to read through song in this innovative, successfully tested reading program now featured at the Westchester Children’s Museum. Children ages 2-5 with their parents/caregivers will delight in nursery rhymes set to song and gain critical reading skills at the same time! Support materials include instructions in both English and Spanish. First-come, first-served basis, limit to 10 participants. Must be present at start of program.

Sunday, April 14th
11:30 – 12:15pm

What is DNA?
Put on lab coats and goggles and extract DNA from strawberry cells. Really!
Using real laboratory equipment, students learn about genes and DNA while being guided through the scientific procedure of DNA extraction. Students can take their sample home as a souvenir. 

For pricing and details click HERE.

Third Weekend in April

Take a pause and do something for yourself this weekend. Check out one of the amazing Yoga classes offered at Row America and the Wainwright House overlooking beautiful Milton Harbor.

Saturday, April 20th from 1:00 – 3:00pm enjoy Restorative Yoga & Reiki with Jody Rasso at the Wainwright House at 260 Stuyvesant Avenue

Sunday, April 21st at 9:00am. Yoga and Mediation with Rise Yoga located at ROW America, a personal favorite of mine and the rest of the Joan O’Meara Team.

Fourth Weekend in April

On Saturday April 27th stop into the Midland Fair for some lunch and entertainment. Check out all the amazing things to do at the Midland Fair while supporting the Rye City Schools. Jumping castles, cakewalk dunk tanks and nails.

Sunday, April 28th

A fun and active day for the whole family at the Rye Y!

Time for races: 9:15am for the 5K/5M races and 11:00am for the fun run. For more information and to register click HERE.
Mary Kmetz of the Joan O’Meara Team will be there volunteering and will jump in the race for the 5 miler!

Chocolate Guinness Cake

Even though St. Patrick’s Day is behind us this cake is still worth making.  It is simple to make and very good. The added Guinness cuts the sweetness which makes for a delicious dessert.

Enjoy! ~ Katie


  • Butter
  • 1 Cup Guinness Stout
  • 10 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 2 Cups Superfine Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Sour Cream
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
  • 1 1/4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 8 Ozs Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream


Step 1
For the cake: heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9″ springform pan and line with parchment paper. In a large saucepan combine Guinness and butter. Place over medium-low heat until butter melts, then remove from heat. Add cocoa and superfine sugar and whisk to blend.

Step 2
In a small bowl combine sour cream, eggs and vanilla then mix well. Add Guinness mixture. Add flour and baking soda and whisk again until smooth. Pour into buttered pan and bake until risen and firm (45 minutes to one hour). Place pan on a wire rack and cool completely in pan.

Step 3
For the topping: using a food processor or by hand, mix confectioners sugar to break up lumps. Add cream cheese and blend until smooth. Add heavy cream and mix until smooth and spreadable.

Step 4
Remove cake from pan and place on a platter or cake stand. Ice top of cake only, so that it resembles a frothy pint of Guinness.

19 AUGUSTA COURT – Purchase, New York
$1,985,000 | 6 Bdrms | 6.1 Bths | 5,500 Sq Ft | 1.1 Acres

Classic styling designed for the highest standard of luxury living. This well-appointed and impeccable 200 center-hall Colonial features a dramatic 2-story entry hall, formal living and dining rooms, office/den, first floor bedroom/bath and state of the art kitchen opening to a stunning family room with cathedral ceiling, floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and doors to deck. Powder room, laundry room, mudroom and access to three-car garage complete the first level.

Enviable master bedroom suite features sitting room, office, three walk-in closets and luxurious bathroom. Finished lower lever provides an additional 1,700 square feet of living space and boasts a spacious recreation room with wet bar, playroom, gym, bedroom, full bath, storage and doors to back yard. Distinctive architectural features include custom mill-work, high ceilings, arched doorways, interior columns and built-ins. Sited on 1.1 professionally landscaped and park-like acre with large deck. This home will certainly exceed your expectations!