Reimagined Lakeside Colonial, Annual Antiques and Treasures Sale, Thinking Green: Heineken USA White Plains Headquarters Wins Award for Going Green



House of the Week: Reimagined Lakeside Colonial

$3.5 million

Annual property taxes: $40,342

9 Davis Dr, Armonk

This Armonk lakeside property is very different today from the one listing agent Dodie Mouldovan sold a decade ago. “The owners 10 years ago recognized the potential and now that potential has been realized,” Mouldovan recalls. “They converted the house into a Colonial that offers a complete environment set on more than four acres with a two-floor, two-bath pool house, tennis court, and a twenty-four foot by forty-seven foot salt-water pool, with plenty of room to play, spaces for each person to have plenty of privacy.” The ambitious renovation of the 1983 structure resulted in a new exterior (including new roof); a bright interior with new architectural windows and high ceilings; a family room with two-story stone fireplace; a master bedroom suite with a private balcony overlooking the lake; an extra-large sleek chef’s kitchen with a breakfast room and top of the line amenities, including glass tile, Traulsen double-door commercial refrigerator, six-burner Viking range, and two dishwashers; Wi-Fi and CAT 5 wiring; a three-car attached garage; and an automatic generator. The expansive grounds are surprisingly low maintenance, thanks to the natural (though somewhat unique) setting. The property’s ideal location keeps it private, but convenient to town, White Plains, Greenwich, and New York City. For more information, contact Prudential Douglas Elliman Westchester listing agent Dodie Mouldovan at (914) 393-3360 or visit www.elliman.com/westchester.    

 

Westchester’s Next Gorgeous Gardens on Display

Westchester’s gorgeous gardens next on display under the Garden Conservancy Open Days Program are set for Bedford Hills, Larchmont, and Cortlandt on Sunday, July 29. Below are locations and highlights.

Photo courtesy of the Garden Conservancy



10 am to 4 pm

Phillis Warden (531 Bedford Center Rd, Bedford Hills): A multifaceted garden set on over seven acres featuring perennial borders; three water gardens; a formal vegetable garden; wildflower, fern, and marsh gardens; a tree platform overlooking marshlands; woodland walk; a hidden garden; and formal croquet court.

 

Photo courtesy of the Garden Conservancy

10 am to 2 pm

Premium Pond Garden (10 Pryer Ln, Larchmont): Planted to take advantage of water views and the changing seasons, this garden includes pink, purple, and chartreuse perennials and annuals that bloom from June to August; “New Dawn” roses and dark purple clematis wrapping a wooden pergola in June; and later, hydrangeas, echinacea, and dahlias that add color. The garden and the 1908 stucco house it adorns sit on Premium Pond.

Photo courtesy of the Garden Conservancy


Vivian and Ed Merrin (2547 Maple Ave, Cortlandt)

Designed by landscape architect Patrick Chassé and featured in several books and magazines, the nearly seven-acre Merrin garden’s many highlights include a pond filled with 500 lotus, more than 300 mountain laurels, mixed borders with indigenous plants as well as species and rare cultivars, and four greenhouses containing rare tropical plants.

For more information, call (845) 265-5384 or visit www.gardenconservancy.org/opendays.

 

Annual Antiques and Treasures Sale

Photo courtesy of Keeler Tavern Museum

The 17th annual Antiques and Treasures Sale returns to the Keeler Tavern Museum & Garden House (132 Main St, Ridgefield, CT) on Friday, August 3, and Saturday, August 4, (from 9 am to 5 pm) and Sunday, August 5, (from noon to 5 pm). This special sale on the museum lawn features furnishings from estates, as well as donations from Ridgefield residents and friends of the museum. Admission and parking are free; $10 admission for an early buying hour on Friday from 8 am to 9 am. While you’re there, be sure to notice the Keeler Tavern Museum, a living museum of colonial history, that’s on the National Register of Historic Places. For information, call (203) 438-5485 or visit www.keelertavernmuseum.org.

 

 

Thinking Green: Heineken USA White Plains Headquarters Wins Gold

Heineken USA’s White Plains headquarters at 360 Hamilton Ave has earned an impressive Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system. An ambitious two-phased renovation (conducted without vacating the building), led by architects MKDA and sustainability consultants CodeGreen, created sustainable space by incorporating glass walls and flexible workstations to enhance the natural light, space efficient systems and lighting, low-VOC emitting paints and flooring, Energy Star equipment and appliances, and materials with pre- and post-consumer recycled content. Sourcing materials regionally and diverting existing materials from area landfills also contributed to the energy-efficient design. This recognition follows an earlier LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings for the site’s successful 25 percent reduction of energy and 20 percent reduction in water consumption and a 2010 Energy Star label from the Environmental Protection Agency. The company is quickly proving that “green” goes way beyond the signature green Heineken bottles that line its lobby walls.

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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