A Tale of Two Houses, Mixed Messages in Chappaqua, and a New Designer Showhouse
Instead of just one house of the week, we’re going to wow you with two.
HOUSES OF THE WEEK
Instead of just one house of the week, we’re going to wow you with two. In some ways—price, for starters—they’re very much alike. And they’re both luxurious, waterfront properties. But, after that, they are two very different abodes. One is a Mediterranean-style mini-palace on the waterfront in New Rochelle. The other is an Adirondack-style chateau in Armonk.
New Rochelle, 12 Brittany Ln: $6.5 million
Armonk, 9 Cowdray Park Dr : $6.9 million
NR: 1.3 acres
Armonk: 11 acres
# of Bedrooms:
Armonk: 6 full, 3 half-baths
Body of Water:
NR: Long Island Sound
Armonk: Converse Lake
NR: The 2008 house has balconies outside two of the bedrooms and the large formal living room features sliding French doors, a coffered ceiling, a gas marble fireplace, and walls of windows. A deck out back spans the rear of the home and offers a private beach. There’s also a heated in-ground pool, and a cabana with a turret.
Armonk: The 2002 Adirondack-inspired manse fronts on Converse Lake with its own private floating dock. There are nature trails on the property, a putting green, and lawn tennis. Inside, there are three fireplaces, a home theater, a wine room, and a music room.
NR: Carolyn Sparano at Engel & Völkers Scarsdale Real Estate, (914) 723-5555
Armonk: Amy Smith of Renwick Sotheby's International Realty in Bedford, (914) 523-0678.
Decisions on what's to become of the Chappaqua Crossing proposal are expected by month's end, but SG Chappaqua B, LLC, the site’s owner, has filed two lawsuits alleging that the New Castle town board is now favorably disposed to allow new commercial tenants in the former Reader's Digest headquarters—especially since the global publisher no longer has offices there—but has serious questions about new housing on the grounds. We'll keep you posted.
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester will hold its second Designer Showhouse of Westchester from May 8 through June 12. Some 25 interior designers and decorative artists will transform an estate in Bedford Corners into a decorating masterpiece. A preview gala that is open to the public is on Saturday, May 7t from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. Admission is $125 per person.
Showhouse tours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are from 10 am to 4 pm; Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. It is located at 205 W Patent Road in Bedford Corners. For more information, contact Stephanie Russo at (914) 937-3800, ext. 411, or Kristen Harris at (914) 937-3800, ext. 353. or email firstname.lastname@example.org