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The appeal of the classic center hall Colonial is undeniable — bedrooms located together on the same upstairs floor and spacious kitchens with adjacent family rooms are appreciated by most buyers I meet. Enjoy a tour of two wonderful examples of this style during this weekend’s open houses on Sunday from 2-4pm. Besides being located in desirable Rye neighborhoods, both homes have enviable spaces for entertaining in addition to updated kitchens and master baths. And considering 8 Bennett’s recent repricing, it’s especially worth a tour!

8 Bennett Street, Rye

Recently repriced at $1,650,000, this lovely 4 bedroom shingle-style center hall Colonial at 8 Bennett Street in Rye is located in the sought-after Hix Park neighborhood. Its kitchen and hall baths were expanded and renovated in 2005 and the gorgeous master bath renovations were completed just a few weeks ago!

At 2600 square feet, the spaciousness of the home is readily apparent in the kitchen, which offers a large island with stool seating, ample breakfast and sitting areas as well as a household desk space. Home entertaining is a breeze in the comfortable family room with built-ins and sliding doors leading out to the deck. Bring your party from the large, inviting front porch into the house and then out to the back deck while still enjoying your favorite music — the entire floor and outdoor areas are wired for stereo!

View interior photos and learn more about this home in my earlier blog post, or view the listing on my website under “Renovated Center Hall Colonial, Rye.


25 Orchard Lane, Rye

A rare find awaits you at my new listing at 25 Orchard Lane in Rye — an ideal balance of Old World charm and modern day luxuries situated on a lovely .77 acres of professionally landscaped property in the heart of Rye. This superb center hall Colonial features 5 bedrooms, and its inviting entrance hall welcomes you into 4300 square feet of comfortable living space.

The fabulously updated kitchen leads into the stunning, sun-drenched family room featuring a soaring ceiling and doors leading outside to a large flagstone patio, perfect for entertaining. If the weather doesn’t comply, easily move your party inside to the screened-in porch off the living room — either way, entertaining will seem effortless.

Beautiful architectural details such as crown molding and paneling grace the formal dining room, while a gorgeous fireplace and French doors complete the elegant living room. Custom built-ins neatly store all your necessities in the sun room and master bedroom suite, which also features a fully updated bath.

View interior photos and learn more about this home in my earlier blog post, or view the listing on my website under Old Charm & Modern Day Luxuries, Rye, NY.

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25 Orchard Lane, Rye


A rare find awaits you at 25 Orchard Lane in Rye — an ideal balance of Old World charm and modern day luxuries situated on a lovely .77 acres of professionally landscaped property in the center of Rye. This superb center hall Colonial features 5 bedrooms, and its inviting entrance hall welcomes you into 4300 square feet of comfortable living space.


The fabulously updated kitchen leads into the stunning, sun-drenched family room featuring a soaring ceiling and doors leading outside to a large flagstone patio, perfect for entertaining. If the weather doesn’t comply, easily move your party inside to the screened-in porch off the living room — either way, entertaining will seem effortless.


Beautiful architectural details such as crown molding and paneling grace the formal dining room, while a gorgeous fireplace and French doors complete the elegant living room. Custom built-ins neatly store all your necessities in the sun room and master bedroom suite, which also features a fully updated bath.

Tour this home during the open house on Sunday from 2-4pm, or call me at (914) 329-5329 to schedule a personal tour. For further details, please view the listing on my website underOld Charm & Modern Day Luxuries.” 

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The final MLS numbers of 2011 are now official — and I am proud to share that I have been ranked the #1 Realtor in Rye and the Soundshore area.

This translates as:
• Selling 46% MORE HOMES than my closest competitor
• Quicker Sales with 45 FEWER DAYS on market than my closest competitor

It’s important when considering your next move to work with an agent who has expert knowledge of the local neighborhoods as well as access to
comprehensive proprietary market information in order to achieve these kinds of results. I also make it a priority to promote my listings through
effective print and online advertising channels, such as my in-depth market analysis newsletter, top-ranking real estate website and blog.

I appreciate this acknowledgement of the work I love to do, and I’m again reminded how lucky I am to work and live in such a beautiful
corner of the world where so many interesting, dynamic and successful people want to live. I’m grateful for the support of clients past and present!

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It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year already, but summer camp programs are beginning to pop up like daffodils to announce the first signs of spring. Below is a selection of the wide range of fun local programs available for all ages — from computer camps to music/drama camps to sport camps. Don’t take too long to decide, I’ve already heard that the Junebugs program at Rye Nature Center is almost full!

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Rye Arts Center
This year, Rye Arts Center is offering a summer program for ages 4 to 12 years old. Week-long programs will include Creative Arts Program, Music & Movement: Song and Dance; Digital Photography/Photoshop; Ceramics; Group Guitar for Beginners; Intro to Piano; Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles; Musical Theater; Instrumental and Vocal Music Lessons.
Visit their website for more information.

The Rye Nature Center
The Rye Nature Center offers an adventurous and educational summer program for children aged 3½ to 13 years. Set on 47 acres of forest and trails, the camp creates an enthusiastic and active atmosphere for children to explore a variety of ecosystems and become connected to nature.  Guided by some of Westchester’s best naturalists, the camp is a fun, hands-on experience where children begin the journey of becoming life-long environmental stewards.
Visit their website for more information or download their digital camp guide here.

Rye Recreation Department Summer Camps
Rye Recreation Department is offering full and half day summer camp programs for children aged 3 through 8th grade, with extended care available. Every day, the preschool children will participate in free play, story time, songs, outdoor play, art, sports and much more! Special events are held weekly to enhance the program. Lower Camp offers an active, supervised camp program for children enrolled in grades K-2 as of September 2011. Sports, group games, arts & crafts, scavenger hunts, field trips and special theme days are just part of the fun planned for these campers. Upper Camp is specifically for children enrolled in grades 3-6 as of September 2011. This camp program gives campers the opportunity to participate in a variety of trips and programs including sports, games, arts & crafts, chosen electives and a variety of special events. Camp 78 combines the best of sports, activities & cool trips for 7th and 8th graders. Have fun with your old friends and make some new ones while participating in daily games & activities, as well as enjoying trips to places such as West Point, a Broadway Show, Six Flags, rock climbing, white water rafting, kayaking, Lake Compounce and much MORE!

Visit their website for more information or download their camp brochure here. 

The Rye Y
The Rye Y offers a variety of half and full day summer camps for children ages 3-17. A packed session of daily swim lessons and instructional sports plus science, arts, music and much more keeps campers engaged and excited every day. The age-appropriate programs allow campers to grow, building upon their progression in each new skill and activity. They also offer 4 one-week sports camps (Basketball, Soccer, Baseball & Sports) as well as themed camps including Lego, fine arts and video production. Extended care in the morning and afternoon is available. 

Visit their website for more information or download their camp brochure here.


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Harrison Presbyterian Church
The Harrison Presbyterian Preschool will host a summer camp for children ages 3-5 and will include the following group activities: arts and crafts, science and nature walks, water play and sprinklers, gross motor play, snack time and story time and cooking. Also planned are fun activity days, such as an Ice Cream Social. A calendar of events will go home before the first day of the session. The camp will be half or full days and children will be in groups of no more than 25 children. All children must have had at least one year of nursery school and must also be fully toilet trained.
Visit their website for more information.

Harrison Recreation Department Summer Camps
This year, the Harrison Recreation Department is offering day camps for 1st – 8th graders with numerous sports, arts and crafts swimming, music and weekly special events. For 11-14 year olds there is also a film camp. All ages sports camps are available, including cheerleading and field hockey, soccer, lacrosse, tennis, basketball and swimming.
Visit their website for more information or download their camp brochure here.

Innovative Star Gymnastics, Harrison
This year, Innovative Star is offering day camps for girls aged 5 to 14 years old. The morning session is devoted to teaching gymnastics skills and routines on the equipment. Afternoon session will include swimming, games, theater, arts and crafts, talent show and carnival. Seven sessions to choose from, June through August.
Visit their website for more information.

Rye Racquet Club
This year’s program features day camps intended for children ages 8 to 16. Tennis is the name of the game for junior players. The nine-court indoor/outdoor facility offers eight one-week sessions of tennis camp. Program includes instruction, practice play and match play. 
Visit their website for more information.

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DayJams at SUNY Purchase
DayJams is America’s original rock music day camp for beginners to experienced players aged 8 to 15 years old. Every week, campers can join a rock band, write a song, perform live, record their performance, design a poster, t-shirt and CD cover for their band and make new friends. 
Visit their website for more information.

Future Stars Summer Camps at SUNY Purchase
Weekly day camp June through August. Campers 3½ to 16 years old choose from specialties: tennis, soccer, football, multi-sports, basketball, baseball, field hockey, lacrosse, cheerleading, volleyball, circus arts, magic, softball, diving, academic. Little Stars: ages 3½ – 5 years, two-week sessions. Lunch option, local central point transportation from Westchester, door-to-door transportation from Manhattan available.
Visit their website for more information.

Purchase College Youth & Pre-College Programs in the Arts
This is a great summer arts program for students from 6 to 18 years old who love to act, sing and dance, paint, write creatively, be a reporter, take pictures, make movies, play jazz, or write songs.
Visit their website for more information.

Purchase Day Camp
A professional staff of over 60 teachers oversees this daycamp for ages 3 to 14 years old. Campers enjoy 4 heated pools, climbing wall and zipline, rocketry, computers, crafts and sports twice a day.
Visit their website for more information or download their camp brochure here.

Summertech Computer Camp at SUNY Purchase
Day and overnight programs for ages 8 to 17, where campers learn game design, animation, computer programming and Web design from the most knowledgeable staff. Computer fun including computer games and tournaments with the top games made for the PC and Mac.
Visit their website for more information.



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24 Guelisten Place, Rye


This classic center hall Colonial at 24 Guelisten Place in Rye is nestled on .59 professionally landscaped acres on a private road within walking distance to town, train and schools. The beautifully updated and bright home shines with hardwood floors, a freshly painted interior, numerous updates and charming elements throughout.


The welcoming entry hall leads into the formal living room anchored by an elegant fireplace and features an inviting window seat. The unique details continue throughout; another window seat graces the den while a glass paneled door leads from the formal dining room to a screened porch — perfect for dining al fresco!

The updated custom kitchen is replete with granite counters and a large island with stool seating. A door from the kitchen leads to a fabulous stone backyard patio and children’s playscape.

Upstairs, the second and third floors complete the private areas of the home with a total of 5 bedrooms. The second floor boasts two family bedrooms in addition to a master suite with generous closet space and a private master bath with separate tub and shower, while the third floor features two additional family bedrooms and hall bath.

For more information, please view this home on my website, in the Featured Listings under “Classic Center Hall Colonial, Rye.”

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10 Chamberlain Street, Rye

Quality, luxury and comfort define this thoughtfully designed custom home at 10 Chamberlain Street in Rye. Located in the desirable Hix Park neighborhood (within walking distance from the beach, park and school) this spacious 4,182 square foot stunner features 5 bedrooms/4.5 baths, a wrap-around front porch and a breathtaking 2-story entry hall. Throughout the home you’ll find hardwood floors, 9-12′ ceilings and generous closet space in all bedrooms.

Built in 2007, the home offers top-of-the-line amenities as well as uniquely designed rooms with custom flourishes. The spectacular gourmet kitchen shines with custom cabinets, skylights, stainless steel appliances, ample center island with stool seating and marble top and a bright and welcoming sun-filled breakfast area. Adjacent to the kitchen is the family room replete with fireplace and built-ins.

The formal living room is especially lovely with 14′ coffered ceilings and French doors leading outside to the backyard bluestone patio. Finishing out the space on the first floor is a guest bedroom with full bath and a large combination mudroom/laundry room with a sink, custom cubbies, bench and tile floor which benefits from a separate entrance off the porch.

I’ve saved the best for last — the magnificent master suite on the second floor will end your search for a new home. A gorgeous tray ceiling graces the master bedroom, while French doors lead to a private roof deck overlooking the backyard and Rye Golf Course. Space is never an issue in this home; you’ll find that the master bedroom’s two spacious walk-in closets easily store your things. The well appointed master bath boasts luxurious radiant-heated floors, soaking tub and steam shower with seamless doors and double vanity with marble top. Also on this floor are three additional spacious family bedrooms, one including a private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.

Tour this dream home today! Call me at (914) 329-5329 to schedule a private tour and for more information, please click “Beautifully Designed Custom Colonialin the featured listings.

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