Public Open House 161 Forest Avenue 8/26/16

Please join me at a public open house on Sunday, August 28th  from 1-3 p.m. at 161 Forest Avenue, New Rochelle, New York. Still time to buy this so very charming Mediterranean home and bask and frolic in the pool this summer! Welcome home to this 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3700 Square foot Mediterranean on 0.41 of an acre located in prestigious Forest Heights. After you have frolicked in the pool, relax in the over sized family room with skylights, living room with fireplace, or enjoy the wonderful sauna that seats 10 in the lower level. The large eat in kitchen offers a Viking stove, Subzero Refrigerator, Island and exudes warmth and character! The Master Bedroom is huge with a walk-in closet, and a beautifully renovated bathroom in earth tones. Three additional bedrooms, and a wonderfully renovated hall bath with a claw foot tub await your bathing pleasure. Close to fine dining, trains and just 35 minutes to New York City. Perfect! This charming home is being offered at $950,000.

http://www.williampitt.com/search/real-estate-sales/161-forest-avenue-new-rochelle-ny-10804-4605179-1390803/

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Public Open House 107 South Road 1-3 p.m. 8/7/2016

A real find! Beautiful, 2 bedroom single family contemporary ranch on a large, lush, leveled lot!  The open floor plan features many renovations throughout. One year old roof, stylish renovated kitchen with new appliances, modern bathroom, separate formal dining room and a sunny, large living room. one car garage and lower taxes make this home a must see! This rare find is sitting on 0.17 of an acre, and is  located in the historic area of Parkway Gardens! convenient to shopping, fine dining and just 5 minutes from downtown White Plains! STAR savings are $1307. The public open house is on August 7th,  from 1-3 p.m.

This great home is being offered at $449,000.

Westchester is GREAT!

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Schedule and Results for the 2016 Summer Olympics!

 

https://www.rio2016.com/en/schedule-and-results       Schedule and Results for the 2016 Summer Olympics!

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161 Forest Avenue Public Open House 1-3 August 6th

021-Kitchen-2350868-mediumPlease join me at a public open house today from 1-3 p.m. at 161 Forest Avenue, New Rochelle, New York. Just in time to buy this so very charming Mediterranean home and bask and frolic in the pool this summer! Welcome home to this 4 bedroom, 3 bath 3700 Square foot Mediterranean on 0.41 of an acre located in prestigious Forest Heights. After you have frolicked in the pool, relax in the over sized family room with skylights, living room with fireplace, or enjoy the wonderful sauna that seats 10 in the lower level. The large eat in kitchen offers a Viking stove, Subzero Refrigerator, Island and exudes warmth and character! The Master Bedroom is huge with a walk-in closet, and a beautifully renovated bathroom in earth tones. Three additional bedrooms, and a wonderfully renovated hall bath with a claw foot tub await your bathing pleasure. Close to fine dining, trains and just 35 minutes to New York City. Perfect! This charming home is being offered at $995,000.

http://www.williampitt.com/search/real-estate-sales/161-forest-avenue-new-rochelle-ny-10804-4605179-1390803/

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s Larchmont 10538 – a Great office!

IMG_20160805_121624627 (1)I work with wonderful agents.  Everyone is busy, and we are all working hard to help our collective clients and customers. We work together as a team. As a team, we are successful. My manager, Carolyn Fugere, is an extremely hardworking Manager, who strives for the very best and is constantly volunteering her services for one charity or another. As the President of the Larchmont Chamber of Commerce,  she is constantly planning events for the local businesses/ shop/store owners, and it is hard work! Together, in between  helping us all on a daily basis with her sage advice, recruiting new associates, and always training and teaching us all,  there comes a time when we must all relax and appreciate each other as people.

My associates are all great, and I will pop into the office to discover some home made goodies, be they cakes, cookies, candies and snacks. Yesterday, I felt it was my turn!

IMG_20160805_121634533I offered lunch, and I would like to think we all had some fun!  I made it very easy on myself, and brought in a delicious chick pea salad from a Turkish Restaurant in White Plains (located at 116 Mamaroneck Ave Westchester County NY, 10601(914) 683-6111) .  The restaurant is always popular, the salads are all great, and if I am showing homes n the area, I make it a point to pop in and take home their delicious treats. I particularly like their chick pea salad, Jerusalem Salad, and the white bean salad, all great with grilled fish or chicken.

I made a regular home made salad (with the onions on the side for those fussy eaters), a Babaganoush dip to accompany baby peppers and flat bread, and grilled chicken. Everyone loved the grilled chicken! I bought it from “Chickens Gone Wild” located at 211 Main Street, New Rochelle (914-235-4010). Always moist and tasty and I did not have to cook! I think that restaurant will now have many more new customers!IMG_20160805_121642730

I made an easy Raspberry Mousse for dessert (laced with a splash of rum -all good!). We also had some spritzers!

Love my office, and my associates. Pop in and say hello to us if you are in the area!  We can answer any and all of your real estate questions.

Larchmont and New Rochelle are GREAT!

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The Sedona Tap House – Mamaroneck

Well, I had just left a closing, had 45 minutes before  being on phone duty at the office, and so lunch beckoned! Where to go?  I went to the Sedona Tap House in Mamaroneck. I chose the mussels (Prince Edward Island Mussels 14.9 Tomatoes, red onions, garlic, lemon basil sauce), quite delicious and all good. I am not  a ‘Hi – my name is   …. and I will be your server today…” so that was a little off putting, but apart from that I could see that they have a marvelous array of beers on tap, a nice luncheon menu, and I wish them great success!  It is a casual restaurant with televisions on by the bar, but still nicely appointed.

IMG_20160708_135504097[1]The Sedona Tap House is located at : 640 E. Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, N.Y. 10543. Phone 914 341.1511.

Mamaroneck is GREAT!

 

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Lenny’s Steak House in Larchmont

IMG_20160713_123341339[1]A friend told me that she had truly enjoyed the oysters at Lenny’s Steak House.  I love oysters, and so it was definitely on my to do list for lunch one day.  I enjoyed the oysters, a Caesar salad, and a glass of wine (of course), and it was a really nice lunch. The atmosphere was also nice, the linens were crisp and white, and the restaurant had more of  a traditional feel, less casual, but all good!

Lenny’s Steak House is located at 2047 Boston Post Road, Larchmont, and it is open Open Monday through Thursday 12noon – 10pm
Friday and Saturday 12noon – 11pm
Sunday 2pm – 9pm   Phone # 914 630-7800

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Turkish Meze Restaurant Open for Business !

IMG_20160716_185856340[1]The Turkish Meze Restaurant is under new ownership, and has been open for business for a few months now. We have been to the restaurant a few times now, and each time has been a pleasurable experience. It is a family owned business, the owners are from Lebanon, and they all participate in cooking their favorite dishes. We love the Turkish appetizer sample (Humus, eggplant salad, lebni, eggplant soslu, kisir and dolma),  the lentil soup is very tasty, and for a change of pace, I tried the lentil and rice dish as a main course one evening., my husband always likes the  various salads, and my son always eats the Adana Kabab  (Long, spicy minced meat mounted on a wide skewer then chargrilled; served with rice & salad). Really good too! their restaurant is located at  :IMG_20160710_191550283[1]

409 Mount Pleasant Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543-2513  Phone: 914 341-1122 .  If you see any reviews over a few months old. Disregard! Not these owners!
Mamaroneck is GREAT!

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Remembering The Battle of the Somme

IMG_20160629_081805629The Battle of the Somme. It was a blood bath. It was supposed to have shortened the war, and approximately One Million Men were either killed or wounded in this horrific battle that lasted from July to November in 1916. 161 Days. Who can even imagine what they all experienced.

The first and bloodiest day  A great link to a BBC narrative explaining in detail how this battle was fought, the reasoning behind it, and its outcome.

WHY THE POPPY ?   As a child, we would all wear (and buy) a real poppy to commemorate our fallen soldiers out of respect and remembrance.  It was the least we could do. But why a poppy?  They  (scarlet corn poppies – popaver rhoeas) date back to the Napaleolonic wars when they they were then only flower to transform those barren wastelands, and they they were thought of  as “ blood red poppies, growing from the bodies of the fallen soldiers.” After World War 1, once again, it was the poppy that grew and prevailed on those barren battlefields.

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“The significance of the poppy as a lasting memorial symbol to the fallen was realised by the Canadian surgeon John McCrae in his poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy came to represent the immeasurable sacrifice made by his comrades and quickly became a lasting memorial to those who died in World War One and later conflicts. It was adopted by The Royal British Legion as the symbol for their Poppy Appeal, in aid of those serving in the British Armed Forces, after its formation in 1921.  “Courtesy of the BBC

DSC06506Now (in America), the poppy has evolved into a paper flower, and many people do not even realize its meaning and significance.  The Royal British Legion commemorates this battle on its 100 year Anniversary with a series of pins, each pin commemorating the life of the soldiers who lost their lives so valiantly. My pin commemorates the life of Lance Corporal J. Scott. May he, and all of those brave men, rest in peace.

We all hope that one day we can all live in world peace.

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Oil Tank Removal Companies – Westchester

OIL TANK REMOVALThere are many oil tank removal companies in the area.   For a home owner, having an oil tank tested, and in having that tank fail its test, finally resulting in the tank having to be removed, it can be very traumatic. What will the cost be? Will I  (the home owner) be insured? How long will the process take?

I recently had the pleasure of using Grazi 1 Corporation for an oil tank removal.  A previous seller (I was representing the buyers) had used this company for his oil tank removal, and so I had suggested this company, along with others (such as Northeast Environmental – another great company)  to my client.  My client chose Grazi 1 Corporation, and it worked out perfectly. It is a family owned business, and so it was (I felt) integral to the continual communication necessary in this particular transaction. They were really patient, willing to work with the client, and we all felt that we were not dealing with a huge corporation but a family.

Thank you Grazi 1 Oil.

Westchester is GREAT!

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