What does $800,000 buy in New Rochelle 10804?

I say this to everyone I meet in the vicinity, but one of my regrets is not having purchased a home in the Bayberry Community. The community was built in the mid 1950’s, 200 homes in three different styles. Over the years, the owners have loved living there so much, they have extended, built up, out and beyond, making the most of what they have. The results are different styled homes although most still have the basic layout of years earlier. It is the only community in New Rochelle that boasts a community Olympic sized pool,  tennis court, volley ball court, basketball court, playground, cafe and summer camp for children.  Home owners can hold Birthday parties at the pool, and there are summer events there too.

I had the pleasure of selling 2 homes this year in the area, one sold for $805,000, and another sold for $800,000 overlooking a free forming pond which the owners loved. The home owners liked the tranquility and privacy of that location.  The home was located on 0.31 of an acre, 2351 square feet with a beautiful 10 year old kitchen, roof, featured 5 bedrooms, 2 on one level and three on separate second levels. There were so many upgrades too!

11 Properties have sold to-date in the area, ranging in price from $613,500  (1330 square feet) to $1,245,000 (4305 square feet), with an average price per square foot of $360.21 per square foot.

I currently have another wonderful home on the market in the area- 29 Woodcut Lane featuring 2514 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and located on 0.29 of an acre. This home boasts a huge first floor bedroom/family room, and a huge second floor master bedroom with two additional bedrooms. There is also a sun room,  3 zones in the home, central air conditioning,  a beamed living room and offers so much charm!  It is priced at $849,000.

New Rochelle is great!


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It’s Gingerbread Time 2018!

I wish I could make gingerbread houses for every client I have ever had. Alas, I can’t!  I do try and give to a few each year though to some friends and clients hoping to spread the Holiday cheer!

This year I made a gingerbread party to special clients (and friends) for some little ones.  My friend supplied the elves’ hats, I supplied the aprons,  lights, glow sticks,   gingerbread houses, icing and loads of candies for decorating!

!t was fun!   Happy Holidays everyone!

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En Route to the Train – James Welker

It is nice to have friends. Friends are all so special. People to be cherished. Some friends simply make it their daily goal to place a smile on your smile, and those around them. James and Ricky are such people. James has spent his career helping children and families alike.

He now resides in New Rochelle (after a brief sojourn to South America, he came back home!), and he and Ricky are very happy in their 2 bedroom abode. They walk to the New Rochelle train station each day, loving their surroundings, and  it is James’ habit to take photos of flowers in bloom, coming into bloom, and sending them to his friends to brighten their day. Here is a little collection of photos that James took this year . Wishing you all  a happy holiday season, and I hope this places a smile on your faces as it does mine each time I receive a photo text!


New Rochelle is GREAT!

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2018 New Rochelle’s Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot (5 K Run/Walk)

The Third Annual New Rochelle Turkey Trot is scheduled for November 22nd (Thanksgiving Day!)  at 8:45 am for Tots 5 and under! You do not have to run, you can walk, but you must have fun! The nicest part of the event is that all proceeds go to local charities  in New Rochelle and Westchester County so it is a win win for all!

From the event organizers”

“The New Rochelle Turkey Trot has become a family and community focused event. In 2017, over 1400 participants (90% local) toed the start line in the beautiful historic district of New Rochelle allowing us to donate over $25,000 to our charity partners. Our hope is that our race becomes an annual tradition where families and friends gather to inspire our kids and young adults in order to help those who are less fortunate, but we need your help.

Michael Conlon “

Giving You More Miles Inc- President
New Rochelle Turkey Trot– Race Director
New Rochelle is GREAT!
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YAI’s 18th Annual Westchester Wine & Food Tasting Benefit

Expertly hosted and (lovingly) organized by both Bonnie Dougan and Mary Gambino, Co-chairpersons of YAI’s annual event, there was a  great attendance last night at the Westchester Marriot Hotel in Tarrytown, New York from 7-9 p.m.

There was a raffle for an Apple Watch, great Silent Auction items to choose from,  and raffle tickets  to tempt everyone!

A quote for the evening from Maya Angelou ” In Diversity there is Beauty and there is Strength.”  Per YAI ” We are committed to enhancing diversity and inclusion of all people, regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexuality or gender identity. We recognize that building an agency where diversity and inclusion are encouraged and celebrated will benefit not only YAI but the individuals we support in their pursuit of opportunities for living, loving, working and learning. Through embracing our uniqueness and celebrating our diversity, we make the community stronger.”


YAI  (Young Adult Institute) supports individuals in achieving the fullest life possible by creating opportunities for living, loving, working, and learning. Founded in 1957, YAI’s comprehensive services now support thousands of people everyday. ”

It was a wonderful evening, and I hope they were able to raise funds for their great organization.

“Happiness comes when you work and words are of benefit to yourself and others. Buddha”

For more information, please visit www.yai.org or call 212 273-6100

Westchester is GREAT!

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185 Paine Avenue Public Open House Sunday 11/11/2018 1-3 p.m.

Please join Michele Fox, and Patti Anderson on Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at 185 Paine Avenue, New Rochelle. Being offered at $855,000, the home offers great value.

Located in the exclusive Paine Heights Estate area of New Rochelle, this 2325 square foot, 4 Bedroom, 3 bath Tudor home on 0.39 of an acre has a two car detached garage. The updated modern kitchen offers granite counters, gleaming hardwood floors, and the formal dining room leads to an open floor plan which is sure to please as is the large fireplace. French doors lead to a large terrace with new wrought iron railings. The Master Bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, and there are two additional bedrooms on the second floor with a Jack n’ Jill bathroom. There is a third-floor bedroom, bath and wonderful cozy carpeted attic space perfect for storage. The roof is just a few years old, there is a new gas boiler, mostly new casement windows, newer French doors, new railings, newer hot water tank, and the rear yard is huge and perfect for home expansion if desired! Just 30 minutes to New York City.

As one of Westchester’s top 100 real estate agents, Michele Fox brings her successful and winning approach to every client.Michele has developed a stellar reputation with buyers, sellers, fellow agents and local vendors alike who enjoy her accessibility, honesty and genuine passion for matching the right family with the right home. She successfully adapts her years of experience as a corporate writer to create stand-out marketing materials and a strong web presence.

Patti’s experience in finance on Wall Street (8 years) contributes to her savvy negotiating skills, strategic analysis of the market and disciplined approach to real estate. She is recognized by clients and peers as being trustworthy, enthusiastic and service oriented.


Visit 185 Paine Avenue on Sunday, and meet Patti and Michele!

New Rochelle is Great!


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15 Cortlandt Avenue Public Open House November 10th, 2018 2-4 p.m.

Distinctive 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath 3941 square foot Tudor home in desirable Rochelle Heights. Located on 0.39 of an acre, this sunny and charming home offers great architectural detailing throughout. You will love the terrace, the sun room, the formal dining room, and large living room with its fireplace, and exquisite French doors. Warmth permeates the eat-in kitchen which was renovated in 2008 and has granite counters & a 6 burner Viking range. There is a rear stairway to the second floor in addition to the grand staircase. The master bedroom suite features a huge master marble bathroom, great closets, and an adjoining sitting room with a fireplace too. There are two other bedrooms with en suite baths on the second floor, 2 additional bedrooms on the third floor and a hall bath. With the area clay tennis courts, and neighborhood activities such as seasonal dinners, the Turkey Trot race, & the flower sale, you will immediately feel welcomed! Just 30 minutes to New York City. Perfect! This charming home is being offered at $825,000.

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Public Open House Sunday, November 11th, 2018 1-3 p.m.

A Bayberry Gem! Located in the sought after Bayberry Community w its Olympic sized pool, tennis court, basketball court, volley ball court, cafe, playground and summer camp! This is a unique 4 bedroom, 3 bath 2514 sq. ft. Contemporary home located on 0.29 of an acre. The modern kitchen with its custom maple cabinetry, granite counters, skylight, and rustic stone flooring is simply great, as is the first floor huge sunny bedroom with a separate den and bath that has sliding doors to a great private slate patio. The kitchen and dining room leads to a beautiful beamed vaulted living room with a fireplace, and bay windows. There is also a large sun room with sliding doors to a huge deck off the dining room and kitchen. Perfect for entertaining. There are three additional bedrooms on the second floor with a large modern hall bath and a skylight too. The Master Bedroom with its 2 skylights measures 14 X 17.6″ and has an en suite bathroom. Just 30 minutes from New York City, and so close to New Rochelle’s vibrant downtown. Being offered at $899,000.  Please join Carey Federspiel at the Open house on Sunday November 11th.

Raising 4 kids, volunteering, and having a business in Westchester has given Carey a unique perspective on living and working in the area. Her children have attended both public and private schools here, taking advantage of sports, music, and sailing programs. She knows the area, has sold in the area, please join her at this charming home!


New Rochelle is GREAT!

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2018 Haunted House as Hosted by Julia B. Fee Larchmont Office

The  Annual Ragamuffin Parade in Larchmont  is always a much anticipated. Commencing at Palmer Avenue and Larchmont Avenue, and traversing down to the Fire Station.  This year there was also a  Food Truck Festival hosted by the Town of Mamaroneck Recreation & Fire Departments.   

Not to be out done, The Larchmont Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s office hosted its Third Annual Haunted House!

https://www.facebook.com/399090050116671/posts/2704567669568886/  A video too!

Larchmont is GREAT!

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The 2018 Paine to Pain Half Marathon

Always exciting, always great! I think the video and photos say it all!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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