22 Colonial Avenue – Public Open House 8/20/17 1-3 p.m.

Offered at $1,300,000! It looks a Tudor and feels more contemporary within ! With its great Location, walk to the trains, elementary school, village and fine dining, and just 40 minutes to NYC., this sunny 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath 2859 square foot Tudor home located on 0.14 of an acre shows beautifully. Built in 1984 with generously sized rooms, this charming home will not disappoint. There is a large eat-in kitchen with a step-down to a den and fireplace. Sliding doors to the rear yard and easy access to the deck. The second floor features 2 spacious bedrooms, a hall bath and laundry area. Just 4 steps up to the large third bedroom, and the master bedroom which is very large and offers an en suite bathroom, wonderful closet space. There is central vacuum, gas heat, central air conditioning, hardwood floors throughout, new roof, and an attached one car garage. Perfect!  The Public open house is from 1-3 on August 20th, 2017.

Larchmont is GREAT!

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Nat Osborn at the Hudson Park Band shell

It is never too late to post a blog!  A friend and I attended the July 5th Concert at the Hudson Park Bandshell featuring the Nat Osborn Band.  It was a fun evening, the concert staredt at 7:30 p.m. and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts obviously worked very hard to make it a success!

NRCA 2017 Summer Sounds Concert Series Schedule

June 28, 2017 to August 30, 2017

Hudson Park Bandshell
FREE

Wednesday, June 28th: Alive N Kickin

July 5th, The Nat Osborn Band

Wednesday, July 12th: 3D Rhythm of Life

Wednesday, July 19th : David Gerald Band

Friday, July 21st  : Greetings From Anywhere

Wednesday, July 26th : What It Is

Friday, July 28th : Rocky Middleton Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, August 2nd : New Rochelle Opera

Friday, August 4th: Kay Boyd and Acts of Faith

Wednesday, August 9th: Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell Jazz NY

Friday, August 11th: Rising Musicians Night

Wednesday, August 16th : Franco Morillo Band

Wednesday, August 23rd : The Barons

Wednesday, August 30th: Alfio

Hudson Park is located at 1 Hudson Park Road in New Rochelle.

PRESS CONTACT: Theresa Kump Leghorn (914) 654-8356

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

 

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Dudley’s -Casual dining by the water.. New Rochelle 10805

If you are seeking inexpensive, casual dining in a relaxing atmosphere (the couple next to me were whiling away their afternoon on their second jug of beer while they enjoyed their various lunches, then pop into Dudley’s. It is located at 94 Hudson Park Road –  914-235-4445

(Restaurant serving Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a Week from 12pm till 10pm

Bar is open till 2am) . There is weekend entertainment too!

I really wanted some steamers but I was out of luck!  So,  I ordered the fried oysters and the mussels cooked in white wine and garlic. All good!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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33 Ellenton Avenue 10801 – Open House Sunday August, 6th, 2017

Pretty as a picture and just as charming! The current owners have lovingly lived in and maintained this 1531 square foot Colonial home featuring 3 bedrooms, one bath and a walk-up attic. There is an additional 154 square feet in the charming enclosed (unheated) porch. The walk-out basement is perfect for your storage requirements, and laundry room. There is a one car detached garage, adjacent to the garden and its welcoming lush shrubs and flowers. Located close to transportation, shops, a park and our vibrant downtown, this is a wonderful opportunity! Low taxes of approximately $11,481 before the Basic STAR reduction of $1727 (if eligible). Welcome home to New Rochelle!  The open house is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. and the home is being offered at $489,000.

 

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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The Humane Society of Westchester – it is never too late..

Once named the New Rochelle Humane Society (even though it served over 16 different areas), it is now aptly and appropriately named the Humane Society of Westchester. However, whatever the name, funding is always needed and required to keep this wonderful organization alive and well.. I had adopted my pooch from there, and I missed the dog wash this year (it was held on July 23rd), due to work! However, it is NEVER too late to drop off a small check and make that donation!

Upcoming event –

Sunday, October 29th, 2017 Free Rabies Vaccination/Low Cost Microchipping Clinic – (11am to 3pm)

Westchester is GREAT!

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MOVIE Night in Howell Park – Larchmont’s great Secret!

When you reside in Howell Park, it doesn’t just mean you are living in a beautiful neighborhood, with friendly neighbors, within walking distance to the trains, fine dining, parks and schools. It also means that you have access to the Howell Park Neighborhood Association and its many cordial impromptu events!

One such upcoming event is MOVIE NIGHT!!!  One of the local residents is hosting the movie event on an outdoor screen as follows:

You don’t live there? Oh, do not worry… make an appointment at 75 Howell Avenue (you will LOVE it!), and you too can join the Association.

Larchmont is GREAT!

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Swim Across America 2017 – Larchmont

July 29th, 2017 marked the 25th Anniversary for the Swim Across America Open Swim event in Larchmont. The volunteers arrived from 5 am on (and I am sure earlier), at the Larchmont Yacht Club where the swimmers were to register and start their swim.  It was an energetic hub of so many volunteers, all trying to help in their small way.

It was so impressive to see the swimmers arrive (and they were all ages), to participate in this event. I was in awe of them all. Cheers to Mary Haney who was swimming for the first time!

“Proceeds from the swim will support immunotherapy research at the Swim Across America Laboratory at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, pediatric oncology research at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian and patient services with Cancer Support Team. ”

I was at Table Five with   B.A. D’Alessandro , a lovely lady and a wonderful Sculptress.  That is the wonderful side bar at being a volunteer at any event. You have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. B.A. has been working with steel these past 12 years, and her works are magical. B.A. is a member of the New Rochelle Art Association, and the Mamaroneck Artists Guild.

Sitting at Table 4 as a volunteer was an associate from the office- Cathy Fugazy!  Small world!

There is always coffee, tea, juice, bagels, fruit and muffins on hand for all to enjoy, and I was so busy, I didn’t have a chance to take photos of the teams…  Not only that, but the open wim in the Long Island SOund was canceled because of 3-4 foot swells which the organizers elt made swimming too unsafe for many.

Info from the web site:  (It is not too late to make a donation)

” The Long Island Sound Swim is the oldest and continues to be the largest of all the SAA events. Our course takes us from the start at Larchmont Yacht Club and finishes at Larchmont Shore Club, making our way along the shore. We welcome all those new and returning SAA swimmers to take part in the 10K, 5K or 2K swim options. Thank you for helping us “Make Waves to Fight Cancer.”

The Long Island Sound Swim has been raising money for cancer research, prevention and treatment since 1992. It was, and still is, dedicated to the memory of Kathy Webers, who, along with family and friends, courageously battled cancer for over a year. In our first year, we had 35 swimmers and raised $15,000. In 2016, we had over 600 swimmers and raised over $1,000,000. Due to our faithful swimmers, dedicated volunteers, and generous donors, Long Island Sound has become one of the most distinguished open water swims in the country. ”

 I apologize for the so few photos.. Next year!

Larchmont is GREAT!

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Public Open House 75 Howell Avenue, Larchmont 1-3 p.m. 7/30/2017

With its close proximity to the village, trains, fine dining & schools, as soon as the current owners walked into this Provencal Mediterranean & saw the large sunny, sunken l/room w its original limestone fireplace, beamed ceilings they fell in love. You can also fall in love w this 4371 sq ft 5 bedroom, 3.1 bath home located on 0.77 of a lush acre, which has been updated for modern living while safeguarding its original elegance. The sun drenched, airy rooms bespeak Southern France, & yet you are sublimely within Larchmont! This spacious home w park like views has wide plank floors & high ceilings, & do not forget the Mahogany paneled library, the tiled solarium overlooking the terraced yard, or separate family room/den which could also be a guest bedroom! The huge second floor open family room with skylight will please too as will the friendly Howell Park Neighborhood Assoc., & its thrice yearly gatherings. All just 35 mins. to the City. Oh, & the taxes are being grieved. Perfect This glorious home is being offered at $1,799,000.

Larchmont is GREAT!

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185 Paine Avenue- Public Open House July 16th 1-3 p.m.

Great home in the exclusive Paine Heights area! This 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2500 square foot Tudor home located on 0.396 of an acre with a 2 car garage offers a newly updated kitchen, updated bathrooms, new roof (2 years old), mostly new casement windows, new French doors, hardwood floors, and an open floor plan for great entertaining. There is a deck and a terrace, a sprinkler system, a new hot water tank, cedar closet, and the yard is huge allowing for expansion if desired, perfect for entertaining and sports! Oh my! The taxes are currently being grieved too so what are you waiting for! Just 30 minutes to New York City. This charming home is being offered at $785,000. The public open house will be conducted from 1-3 p.m. on July 16th, 2017.

Visit the personalized web site!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

 

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75 Howell Avenue 10538 – A beautiful home with so much history!

I have had the distinct pleasure of marketing homes for sale that have great history.  One of the questions I am always asked is  “who lives here? who lived there?, how many previous owners? ” Especially those  potential buyers who follow Feng Shui traditions.

One home I represented was rumored as being a love nest for Joseph Kennedy and Gloria Swanson. It was also the home of Nell Brinkley, a famous Illustrator, and who was most famous for creating the “Brinkley girl” a character she featured in her World War 1 pen and ink drawing known as “The Three Graces”.

I am now marketing a very unique, and special home in Larchmont. 75 Howell Avenue which is just a few blocks from the Larchmont Village, the train station, fine dining,  parks, and so close to each school, it is in an ideal location. The home is situated on 0.77 of a lush park-like acre, majestic and regal as is its heritage.

The home was built by the architectural firm of Sterner & Wolfe for C.C. Merritt with the granite utilized for the walls being obtained from the property itself. The property was one named “Elm Rock”.

The walls were originally whitewashed, and together with its Gothic Mediterranean style, and terra cotta roofing, this Spanish Mediterranean garnered great attention. So much so that D.W. Griffith featured the home in his 1921 silent movie ” Orphans of the Storm”   ( https://youtu.be/3LLPpzmlf3o  ) starring the Gish sisters.  Over the years,  the home has been featured in “Architectural Digest”, “House Beautiful”, an opera entitled “Cavalleria Rusticana” was performed there in 1923,  and most recently  “The New York Times Magazine Section” featured the home.  Why? Well, apart from the historic value, the Gothic arches and clean lines of the homes are elegant, calming and beautiful to behold and appreciate. There is a huge limestone mantel over the fireplace which is the perfect backdrop to small gatherings and large parties alike. In fact, there have been many  area events held at the home for various charities. There is also a Howell Park neighborhood association which has gatherings three times a year.  It could be an outdoor block party, a pot luck dinner at someone’s home in the winter but an integral way of bringing together the neighbors, and solidifying the welcoming nature of the area.

Larchmont is proud of its history, its schools (this school offers the Central Elementary School small classroom sizes, a dual language program if desired, are all favorable components to a successful scholastic outcome, and one of the many reasons, parents are drawn to the area. Larchmont has also long been a desired destination for Europeans, and with one of the French American Schools in Larchmont, no wonder!

Another reason that families (and everyone) are drawn to Larchmont is the small town atmosphere, a sense of belonging, and the wonderful community events such as “Swim Across America”,  The Ragamuffin Parade  , races, church and school events,  and with a very involved Larchmont Chamber of Commerce (my Manager, Carolyn Fugere was the President for 2 years!), Larchmont is simply a grand place in which to reside.

Homes are expensive in Larchmont, but when you are seeking to live in an extremely desirable area that is just 35 minutes from New York City, and a town that offers water sports, golf clubs, tennis, kayaking,  schools with great stats, then the cost is worth it!

Central Avenue School Stats 2016 over 2015.. :Slightly more homes sold in 2016 than in 2015, and with a price per square foot higher in 2016 in the lesser priced homes, and the same was true in the homes priced between$1,000,000- $1,999,999. Slightly more homes in 2016 in the $2- 3,000,000 price range but price per square foot was higher in 2015. Only one home sold between $3- 4,000,000 in 2015, nothing in 2016, and price per square foot was slightly higher in 2016 in the $4-5,000,000 price range. One home did sell for over $5,000,000 in 2015 at 73.54% of sales to original list price. This data is not significant of anything other than it informs us that it depends upon the property and price.

Current homes in the Central Avenue Elementary School area have been selling at approximately $557 per square foot. 75 Howell is listed at $411.58 per square foot. Oh my goodness!  GREAT!

Larchmont is GREAT!

 

 

 

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