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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22 Argyll Avenue- Public Open House Sunday September 23rd, 1-3 p.m.

This great Tudor home has been recently reduced to $725,000!  There is an open house today from 1-3 p.m. so please pop by and visit and receive some lavender sachets too!

You will love 2710 sq. ft. 5 Bedroom, 4 bath Tudor home w its exquisite architectural detailing. The vaulted ceiling in the living room compliments the stone fireplace, & beautiful large picture window. There is a distinctive wrought iron entrance way to an office/library adjacent to the living room, and you will love the FDR which overlooks the living room – perfect! The large modern kitchen features a new walk-in pantry that is sublime as is the newly paved patio which is easily accessed via the kitchen. The patio is the perfect setting for all entertaining. The two first floor bedrooms both have en suite bathrooms which is both unusual and great. One is currently being used as a den, the other as a guest room- your choice! The spacious master bedroom has a new en suite bathroom, great closet space, & there are 2 additional bedrooms and a renovated hall bath. Gas heat, NEW roof, windows replaced, upgraded electrical and all just 35 minutes to NYC.

22 Argyll  Avenue has so much to offer!   Renovations include a new roof, new patio (furniture included for the buyer!),  upgraded 200 amp electrical,   new washer/dryer, brand new “Quiet” insulated garage door, renovated bathrooms in hall and master bathroom, and simply a great home!  The home shows beautifully, and has so much architecturally charm.

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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It’s Fall and Lavender Time!

I started ‘harvesting’ my lavender a few years ago, and each year I plant yet another lavender plant. They are hardy, bloom in July  and quickly become large and quite fragrant.  I then cut off the long stems, and allow them to dry before removing the seeds. I cannot lie though, I also purchase bags of lavender seeds from a herb company in San Francisco  to augment my bounty as I love to give the lavender sachets (which is what I make) to all of my clients, friends and people I meet at open houses.  It always feels nice to give.

New Rochelle is GREAT!


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Sotheby’s International Real Estate – Forging ahead in Web Site Design & Accolades!

Sotheby’s – the RIGHT choice!
 Did you know?
Our company  has a track record of successfully selling real estate and leading in innovation since 1949. And now one of the most trusted news sources in real estate, REAL Trends Inc., has verified our strength and dominance in digital innovation by naming our website the best residential real estate brokerage website in the country.Please take a moment for this news to properly sink in. One of the industry’s most respected organizations reviewed the websites of residential brokerages, including the technology disruptors, in all 50 states, and this week announced that among all brokerages nationally, our site is the very best.

This accolade effectively serves as an incredibly prestigious endorsement of our sales professionals as leaders in technology. The award is an extraordinary differentiator for us, one that sets us apart from our competitors and provides you with a significant advantage with your clients and in your own marketing.

In this year’s annual awards we achieved more honors than any other company, and we were the only firm—both in our market areas and nationally—that ranked in every single category recognizing residential brokerages: 

  • #1 Best Overall Website
  • #1 Best Community, recognizing the details and search capability we provide for our local         communities
  • #2 Best Property Detail
  • #4 Best Video
  • #7 Best Design
  • #7 Best Mobile

REAL Trends stated that we were named best overall for our modern, one-of-a-kind web presence, providing engaging community detail, simple navigation and professional, unique photography. They singled out compelling design attributes such as animations, hover effects, market data and video that transitions smoothly from desktop to mobile.

I hope you join me in celebrating this accomplishment. Yet even as we celebrate, we understand that a leader in innovation cannot afford to rest on their laurels. While our tools today remain unmatched, we already look forward to what’s next. Make sure to keep an eye out for a “Save the Date” and further details on our upcoming company event next April, where we are set to announce major news on the technological front. While you may have to wait for the big day for the full reveal, I will share with you that what we have coming is the most efficient, inclusive and powerful all-in-one platform available, designed to meet every conceivable need of today’s real estate professional.

To view the full 2018 Real Estate Website Rankings, please click here. I invite you to contact me with any questions on the rankings, or how you can leverage them.

All the best,

Paul

Paul E. Breunich

President and Chief Executive Officer
William Pitt | Julia B. Fee
Sotheby’s International Realty
170 Washington Blvd.

Stamford, CT 06902

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(203)644-1470
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New Rochelle’s 6th Annual Street Fair

A rainy day did not bother the fearless Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Associates and great Manager, Jane Murray at Sunday’s 6th Annual Street Fair in New Rochelle. So many vendors, companies were there to offer their wares, and sell their services, it was great! Live music set the mood, and no one was daunted by the weather.  Accompanying Jane  in this photo is Helen Propersi, an intelligent and knowledgeable local agent. Don’t forget our very own Mayor, Noam Bramson below at the ribbon cutting ceremony!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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6th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair!

 

Come and visit the street fair!  Sotheby’s will be there ! Pop over and say hi!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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10 Sheldrake Lane New Rochelle – An exquisite Lakefront property just 30 minutes from NYC

There is simply no other property in the area quite like this magnificent home. Chosen as the site for soap operas, commercials, movies (scenes from the remake of the Manchurian Candidate with Denzel Washington & Meryl Streep in 2004), this approx. 8966 square foot 7 bedroom, 7.2 bath majestic estate located on over 1.5 acres with unsurpassed lake front views is just 30 minutes from New York City. Where else will you find an infinity pool, great property, water views where you can go kayaking, swimming, fishing and boating (no motorized boats allowed), an indoor half basketball court, a beautiful gym and/or ballroom, and an outdoor recreational court? Originally built by Mckim Meade & White,  exquisitely renovated and re-purposed by the current owners for today’s discerning buyers.  This beautiful home is being offered at $3,550,000.

Come and visit! You will love it!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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61 Stony Run Public Open House Saturday September 1st, 1-3 p..m

Desirable Bayberry at its finest! This elegant 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom 2384 sq. ft. home on 0.31 of an acre is a botanist’s delight! The beautiful newer kitchen has an arched ceiling, as does the beamed living room (with skylights!) , wood-burning fireplace and dining room with gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The living room opens up to a cozy den area, all overlooking the patio and beautiful terraced rear garden, perfect for entertaining! The first floor accesses the master bedroom, master bath, a second bedroom and hall bathroom.

The second floor offers 2 bedrooms/Jack n Jill bathroom. Seeking a separate suite of rooms? Look no further! There is a library accessed off the dining room area, plus a private bedroom. Low taxes, additional 700 sq. ft. in attractive lower level, Central Air, gas heat and oak custom windows and sliding doors make this light-filled home truly special! Bayberry has a wonderful community pool, volleyball court, tennis, basketball, camp & cafe too!

This lovely property overlooks a pond (shared with neighbors), and while it is charming to behold in the spring and summer  (spraying frequently utilizing an environmentally  friendly company so no mosquitoes ), when it freezes over in the winter  you can skate upon it! Perfect! This lovely home is being offered at $850,000.

Just 30 minutes from New York City .Welcome home! There will be a public open house on Saturday, September 1st,  from 1-3 p.m.

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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10804 – What does $750,000 Buy for a Single Family Home?

Everyone buyer has a budget, and only wishes to spend a certain amount on any home. Always the less the better! However, if your budget were to be $750,000 or perhaps $775,000, what could you possibly obtain for that amount in New Rochelle?  Which home offers the best value?

22 Argyll  Avenue has so much to offer!   Renovations include a new roof, new patio (furniture included for the buyer!),  upgraded 200 amp electrical, newly converted butler’s pantry (so large!),   new washer/dryer, brand new “Quiet” insulated garage door, renovated bathrooms in hall and master bathroom, and simply a great home! The price per square foot here is just $276.75, the home shows beautifully, and has so much architecturally charm.

In the 10804 zip code, Ward School Elementary area, the current median sales price for a similarly sized home has been $755,000 so what are you waiting for?   Offering great value, charm and conveniently located to all transportation and schools. Perfect!

 

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Bayberry – a GREAT community where you have the best of all worlds!

One of my biggest regrets is not having purchased a home in the New Rochelle Bayberry community so many years ago  ( can’t give away my age!) when we were first looking for a home in New Rochelle. This community was built in the 1950’s and there were basically 3 different original styles as described in an original marketing brochure -“The Bayberry Model  ( 3 bedrooms, 2 baths) , “The Bayberry Split – either 3 or 4 bedrooms plus a den and 2 baths, and “The Bayberry Expanded Model” which was either a 4 or 5 bedroom home plus a den and 3 bathrooms.

200 homes were originally built, and of course the community recreational area with the Olympic sized pool,  children’s wading pool and shuffleboard court! I loved perusing through the brochure and noting how each home would have a  Chamber’s  stove. There are still a few homes with that original stove!

Over the years, the community grew, and those home owners who chose to live in Bayberry have developed it beautifully. Many home owners, loving the area so much, expanded their homes upwards, outwards, and so when you drive through you can see a variety of different styles today.  The community pool area changed too. There is now a tennis court,  the Olympic sized pool of course,  the children’s wading pool, a volley ball court, a basketball court, a cafe, a summer camp, children’s playground,  and seasonal community activities are offered too. Each home owner must  pay the Bayberry dues of currently $650 per year (payable in two installments –  February and October, and then tennis, pool membership are additional yearly costs. 

I am thrilled to have currently listed a wonderful home in the Bayberry community61 Stony Run.  5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gorgeous  kitchen, a beautiful terraced lush garden, overlooking a a tranquil pond where you can skate in the winter!  Priced at jsut $850,000.

There is an open house scheduled for Sunday, August 19th from 1-3 p.m.  Pop n and visit. You will LOVE the home, and love the area!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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