An Architect’s Self-Designed Home Hits the Market, Fair and Affordable Homeownership Expo, and Creating Impressive Entryways Workshop



 

House of the Week: Architect’s Own Contemporary Gem
$825,000
Annual property taxes: $23,671
46 Quicks La, Katonah

It’s always fascinating to get a peek into an architect’s self-designed home. This three-story contemporary gem was custom-built in 1979 by famed architect Richard Kaeyer for his own residence. “This award-winning contemporary home was designed in harmony with its two-and-a-half-acre natural setting on a charming road,” says listing agent Nelson Salazar. “It has the feeling of being far from everything, yet it’s just a mile to the highway, train, and downtown Katonah shops.” Light, bright, and airy, it features a unique interplay of light and glass that underscores the sweeping nature and garden views. Three full levels of living space (separate from the partially finished basement) include an open spacious living room with a minimalist modern fireplace; a sleek, all-white, eat-in-kitchen with a contrasting warm wood-paneled ceiling; a spiral staircase; walls of windows; cathedral ceilings; and multiple decks accessed through sliding glass doors. The ultra-private setting also includes an in-ground gunite swimming pool. For more information, contact Coldwell Banker listing agent Nelson Salazar at (914) 234-3292 or visit www.coldwellbankermoves.com.     

 

Conquering Landscape Design
It’s never too early to think about landscape design. From 10 am to noon on Saturday, March 3, Sprainbrook Nursery, Inc. (448 Underhill Rd, Scarsdale) will host a landscaping session to answer questions, tackle specific problems, explore practical options, and help participants consider unique ways to add beauty to their property. The session also will cover plant care, including their size and aesthetic arrangement. For more information, call (914) 723-2382 or visit www.sprainbrook.com.   

 

Simmering with Stonewall Kitchen
Make a complete dinner with easy, time-saving recipes using Stonewall Kitchen products at Holbrook Cottage’s next exciting event on Wednesday, February 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 pm. Three of Stonewall Kitchen’s newest simmering sauces will be used in making easy and delicious entrees that will be prepared and served at a private home in Briarcliff Manor. Yummy hors d’oeuvres and a scrumptious desert will round out the festive night of fun and food. And, of course, no meaningful meal would be complete without wine pairings. Class size for the event at $39 per person is limited. For more information and to make reservations (required), call (914) 944-0734 or visit www.holbrookcottage.com

 

Fair and Affordable Homeownership Expo
The Fair and Affordable Housing Expo on Saturday, March 10, is offering help to potential homeowners to determine whether they qualify for homeownership or to provide assistance to keep the home they own. Seminars, sponsored by Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc., will explain the home-buying process, identify affordable homes in the area, and explore the types of loans available. There’s no charge for the event being held from 10 am to 3 pm at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Ave,  White Plains). For more information, call (914) 428-4507, ext. 314, or visit www.wroinc.org. 

 

Creating Impressive Entryways
Participants in the Garden Education Center of Greenwich’s next inspiring workshop will leave loaded with inspiring ideas on using greenery and flowers to create impressive entryways. During the session at 10 am on Wednesday, March 7, Barb Pierson, White Flower Farm’s top-notch horticulturist and graduate of Cornell's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will share her use of dramatic and colorful plant combinations, along with the latest container trends. A workshop by Pierson, known for her encyclopedic knowledge of ornamentals and edibles, promises to be not only instructive but also entertaining. The workshop fee is $25 for GEC members and $35 for non-members. For more information or to register, call (203) 869-9242, e-mail gec@gecgreenwich.org, or visit www.gecgreenwich.org.

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White Plains resident and writer Karen Odom has a passion for interesting architecture, especially when architecture and history collide. Her extensive experience as a real estate feature writer has led her in an around Westchester's distinctive homes uncovering the fascinating stories behind the houses, their owners, architects, and designers with awe, admiration, and more than just a little amazing curiosity.

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