House of the Week: Harrison Haven, Hurricane Relief Efforts, Three Lunch & Learn Sessions, House and Home Holiday Shopportunities

House of the week: Harrison Haven; Hurricane Sandy relief efforts; three Lunch & Learn sessions; house and home holiday shopportunities



House of the Week: Harrison Haven
$2.475 million
Annual property taxes: $42,142
26 Lawrence Ln, Harrison

High ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, new windows, and a newly added front porch are just some of the many features that were enhanced by the owners of this updated 6,500 square-foot Colonial in Harrison’s tony Sterling Ridge section. From the perspective of listing agent Susy Glasgall, “The kitchen and room flow are phenomenal. The gourmet kitchen has glass tile, an island topped with the thickest possible marble, and top-of-the-line appliances. There’s such a natural flow—it’s a true center hall Colonial with the living room on one side, the dining room on the other with a family room that opens to the kitchen. Other highlights include a new family room with beautiful built-ins and the most amazing mud room with slate floors and huge cubbies for sports equipment like hockey sticks, baseball bats.” The open and airy interior is filled with all the essential amenities for luxury living, including a Waterworks master spa bath and a strategically placed bath near the door to the in-ground pool. The one-plus acre grounds are equally appealing with artful gardens. The home’s one area that remains unfinished could be a second-level media room, office, or playroom. Already framed out with heating and electricity installed, all it needs is sheetrock and a purpose. For more information, contact Houlihan Lawrence listing agent Susy Glasgall at (914) 649-0850 or visit www.houlihanlawrence.com

Habitat for Humanity of Westchester Continues Hurricane Relief Efforts
The post-Sandy efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester to rebuild continue, not only in many Westchester communities, but other hard-hit areas like the Breezy Point section of Queens. In addition to monetary contributions, donations of chain saws, building supplies and materials, cleaning supplies such as disinfectants, glass cleaners, soaps, hand sanitizers, paper towels, as well as toiletries, shampoos, first-aid items, diapers, baby wipes, and other household items are still needed. Most importantly, volunteers are always needed and welcome. For more information, contact the organization’s executive director, Jim Killoran, at jim@habitatwc.org, visit www.habitatwc.org, or call (914) 403-4821.  

Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester

Choice of Three Lunch & Learn Sessions
The next set of information sessions co-hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting (www.murphybrothers.com) and Majestic Kitchens & Baths (www.majestickitchens.com) on Monday, December 17, give interested architects, interior designers, and other home industry professionals the option to choose any or all of three topics, two of which qualify for AIA-CES credit. The sessions, held at Majestic Kitchens (700 Fenimore Rd, Mamaroneck) include a light lunch at 11:45 am.

10:30 am: Specifying Emergency Generators for your Residential Projects
In a non-credited session, Michael Liebler of Power Performance Industries (www.ppipowersystems.com), will help participants understand the essentials of residential emergency generators, including a technical overview, how to size a generator, factory code compliance, and assessing the need for a generator, and where to place the units.

Noon: Green Roof Presentation
Richard Heller, founder and CEO of Greener by Design (www.greenerdesigns.com), a sustainable-based landscape design, construction, and maintenance company operating in New York City and Westchester, will review green-roof basics: what they are and why we like them, including different types, designs, costs, and maintenance considerations.

1:30 pm: Rainwater 101: Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting and Re-Use
In a separate session, Heller will focus on appraising water as a resource, detailing rainwater recovery and reuse methods, and managing storm water run-off. For more information and to reserve your spot, call (914) 777-5777 or e-mail michael@murphybrothers.com.

House and Home Holiday Shopportunities
If you’re still on the hunt for unique gifts and home holiday décor, here are some best bets:

Burke Auxiliary Holiday Shopping
The Burke Auxiliary’s Last Minute Gift Sale features a wide range of giftware and handcrafted wreaths and decorations on Thursday, December 13, from 9 am to 4 pm in the Patients Dining Room of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital (785 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains). All proceeds will benefit the hospital’s Patient Care Funding Program. For more information, e-mail joannesesti@aol.com or visit www.burke.org/media/news

Katonah Art Center Holiday Craft Sale
Support Katonah Art Center students and faculty whose one-of-a-kind works, including pottery, sculpture and paintings, will be featured at the Center’s Holiday Craft Sale (131 Bedford Rd, Katonah) on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16 from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, call (914) 232-4843, e-mail katonahartcenter@verizon.net, or visit www.katonahartcenter.com

Hudson River Potters Show & Sale
The Hudson River Potters Show & Sale provides the perfect opportunity for creative gift giving and decorating with beautiful handmade pottery from more than 10 local potters. Sponsored by the Scarsdale-based Hudson River Potters, the holiday sale at the Eastchester Public Library (11 Oak Ridge Pl, Eastchester) runs Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, and Sunday, December 16, from 1 pm to 4 pm. For more information, call the Eastchester Public Library at (914) 793-5055, e-mail HugickPottery@aol.com, or visit www.hudsonriverpotters.net.

We welcome information about fascinating homes on the market or real estate/home-related news and events—send to Karen Odom at kodom@westchestermagazine.com

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