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Archive for August, 2011

5 Red Oak, Rye



Successful Rye builder Susan Cappelli
is poised to build another spectacular shingled Colonial in Rye scheduled for occupancy in Spring 2012. Situated on an lovely and quiet street, 5 Red Oak will have 5 luxurious bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Anyone familiar with Susan’s work knows to expect the best — superb craftsmanship, fine architectural details and top-of-the-line amenities. She is hands-on, from land acquisition and architectural design through construction management and interior finishes — side-by-side with the homeowner every step of the way. With several of her homes sold pre-construction, she is rapidly being recognized as a sought-after builder.

Not familiar with Susan’s work? Call me at (914) 329-5329 to view her talents firsthand by reviewing the floor plans of 5 Red Oak or touring her current build, 446 Park Avenue before it sells. This is a great opportunity to get in early and personalize the home by selecting your custom finishes today!

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George Langeloh Court Kitchen

Ready for fall house hunting? The photos featured in this post are a preview of just one of the two lovely properties I’m preparing to list next week. The photos highlight the recently expanded and updated interior of a lovely 5 bedroom home with 3 full baths and 2 half baths. The other property features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths — and both are bright, airy and in move-in condition! You’ll appreciate their central location in Rye (Adelaide Street and George Langeloh Court) and love the ample decks on both homes which overlook their professionally landscaped and well-proportioned yards.

Peaked your interest? Give me a call at (914) 329-5329 for more information!

George Langeloh Court Master Bedroom

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Fall is nearly here, and it’s time to start planning the move to your new home before the holidays! Thanks to local builders CAD Development, Susan Cappelli and DT Custom Homes there are a lovely selection of newly constructed homes ready for occupancy.

14 Hillside Road, Rye

HALLOWEEN: Meet your new neighbors while trick-or-treating with the kids!
Scheduled for completion in late September, this carefully designed center-hall Colonial by DT Custom Homes is centrally located and an easy walk to town and train. Situated on .30 acre in Rye City, your new home features a classic Colonial exterior finely accented with detailed moldings and a pergola. Space abounds in this 5 bedroom new construction — 4200 square feet of luxurious living with an additional 1650 square feet in the finished basement. Skilled craftsmanship is apparent in the custom woodwork, built-ins and double staircases. As you would expect, top appliances are featured throughout. For more information, please view the home in my current listings under “New Center Hall Colonial.”

123 Soundview Avenue, Rye

THANKSGIVING: Entertain your family and friends while giving thanks for a wonderful new home!
Move into this 5 bedroom classic Colonial as soon as late October. Quality design and spectacular craftsmanship define this nearly completed beauty by CAD Development. Refined architectural details abound throughout home. Stunning gourmet dine-in-kitchen with custom cabinetry, stainless appliances and granite counters will impress the most discriminating chefs. Eat-in-kitchen flows to a spacious family room with fieldstone fireplace and golf course views. High-end detailing includes Red Oak hardwood floors, crown molding/wainscoting, stone chimney, flagstone walks/patio and more. For more information, please view the home in my current listings under “New Classic Colonial – Pre-Construction.”

446 Park Avenue, Rye

CHRISTMAS: Give your family the gift they’ll always remember — a fantastic new home!
Another exquisite 5-bedroom Colonial designed by Susan Cappelli – ready for occupancy in December. As with Susie’s other local builds, this lovely stone and shingle home is sure to impress. Attention to detail is evident in every inch — the beautiful home boasts Red Oak wood flooring, top-of-the-line amenities, bright and spacious rooms and much more. The .412 acre property is fully landscaped featuring a large flagstone patio. Total habitable space of 5816 square feet includes a 1949 square foot finished basement. Completing the picture, it is also conveniently situated close to an elementary school, Rye Golf Club and the train. For more information, please view the home in my current listings  under “Exquisite Colonial in Rye.”

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River Slim and the Zydeco Hogs

Are you a fan of the local Harrison and Rye Patch websites? If you’re not familiar with them, it’s well worth your time to browse through them for local events and news items. I especially like the Grab & Go Kids Planner which features some great ideas for spending time with family at local events and allows you to enter your email address to receive follow-up articles on Grab & Go plans directly in your inbox.

This weekend’s planner
is a great example of the variety of cultural choices that grace our area — including free craft events, educational nature walks and the fun-for-all free outdoor concerts of Graham Clarke (Saturday) and River Slim and the Zydeco Hogs (Sunday).

Who needs to go away on summer vacation when all the fun is right here — free and no travel required!


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There’s no denying it — this week’s Money magazine article confirms what we all know — Harrison, NY is one of the nation’s best places to live! Ranked as number 70 in the top 100 countdown, Harrison was cited for its extremely low crime rate, nationally ranked schools and large scale employers including PepsiCo, MasterCard and Morgan Stanley.

There are some great comparison tools in the article as well, take a moment to click the “Compare Harrison” link and you’ll see it’s job growth, state tax and insurance rate stats compared against the list’s top 10. There’s also a plethora of quality-of-life stats at the bottom of the article including median age, test scores, number of area restaurants, crime rate, temperature  — all compared against the median of the entire 100 list.

And before you leave the page, don’t forget to leave a comment about your favorite aspect of Harrison to encourage new neighbors!

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Model of climbing structure by renowned designer Thomas Luckey to be built at WCM

What better reason to renovate the historic 1928 bathhouses along the boardwalk at Rye Playland than to house the new Westchester Children’s Museum!  Calling the move “the perfect example of a public private partnership,” Westchester County Legislator Judy Myers (D-Mamaroneck) applauded this month’s unanimous approval of this long-awaited and volunteer-driven project.

Westchester County intends to restore the structure for public use, while the Museum will build out the interior space with exhibits, multi-use classrooms, a performance theater, cafe and retail space. The Grand Opening is planned for 2013.

So far, the Museum has raised over $8,000,000 for the project, and continues to seek donations to complete the project. Until they open their doors to the public, they are currently operating as a “museum without walls” offering their science, technology, engineering and math focused programs through local community centers and YMCA/YWCAs.

Learn more about these projects today by taking a virtual tour or watching a video of the Museum programs in action.

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