Sans Souci – “Without Regret” or “No worries/carefree” is a beautiful and desirable waterfront community bordering the Long Island Sound in New Rochelle’s 10805 zip code area. With typical street names such as Kensington Oval, Rodman Oval, Hampton Oval, Winchester Oval and Windsor Oval, the development was first built in the 1950’s/1960’s and over the years home-owners have extended and improved upon their homes in this great community.
Back in 1784, the neck of land in that area was sold to the Davenport Family (Lawrence and Newberry Davenport) who hailed from from Queens, Long Island, and Davenport Avenue still bears the family’s name and hosts many beach and tennis clubs.
The original grand mansion home called “Sans Souci” (the community being named after it) was built for Newberry Davenport, designed by Davis, and encompassed lawns and gardens to Long Isand Sound in the romantic period of the mid 1800’s. It was built in 1853, and listed in the National register of Historic places in 1980. There is a very active Home-Owner’s Association, a private beach, pool, a bocce court, mooring and a gazebo too for the 125 home owners who belong to the active Association. The area is in the Trinity Elementary School District of New Rochelle, and homes have typically sold anywhere from the $7’s to over 2 Million Dollars if they offer those beautiful water front views.
New Rochelle is GREAT!