Briarcliff Manor Home Just Reduced by $100K, Free Tours of Westchester Magazine's DreamHome, Auction of Designer Show House Items, Westchester County Fall Home Show

Find of the Week: Just Reduced!

$699,000 (reduced by $100,000)

Annual property taxes: $16,227

120 Aspinwall Rd, Briarcliff Manor

Open House: Sunday, October 14, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

“This 3.2-acre property is priced to sell,” says listing agent Gerry Angel. “Its flexibility is ideal for so many different lifestyles, such as a starter home with room to expand, a buyer planning to downsize, or someone committed to a sustainable lifestyle who may be looking for a small house on a large property to grow organic vegetables and compost, with maximum privacy completely surrounded by nature.” The nature views and privacy are enhanced (and ensured) by the home’s positioning—set back from the road and backing up to 38 acres of protected parkland. The idyllic landscape offers the best of both worlds—extreme privacy that also happens to be convenient to the Scarborough train station and Taconic State Parkway. Other features: a waterfall, freshwater pond, babbling brook, specimen plantings, and wooded and pastoral views. Upgrades include a new underground 400-amp electrical system and eco-friendly septic system. Not only does the land lend itself to future expansion of the two-bedroom, one-bath home and the potential to add an in-ground pool, but the property also comes with usable architectural drawings for an expanded five-bedroom, 5,000 square-foot layout. For more information, contact Keller Williams Realty listing agent Gerry Angel at (914) 263-7168 or visit [].   


Tour Our American DreamHome 2012

It’s been designed (architect: the late Charles Lockwood), built (developer: National Resources of Greenwich, Connecticut), and decorated and furnished (interior designer: Susan Anthony), and now our exquisite, elegant, and very green waterfront townhome is ready for its close-up. Designed with Old World craftsmanship in mind and using locally sourced materials, the American DreamHome 2012—a collaboration between Westchester Magazine and Hudson Harbor—will open its doors for four weeks of tours every  Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, starting Friday, October 19. Set on the banks of the Hudson River in historic Tarrytown (technically located at 41 Hudson View Way in the Hudson Harbor community), our two-story “Carriage House” features signature architecture, a sustainable focus, and every modern amenity imaginable. Don’t miss the chance to get an up-close view of our tony townhome’s historic architecture, artisan details, and energy efficient features, along with the surrounding picturesque Hudson Harbor waterfront community. But this gem isn’t just for viewing—if you visit, you’ll also have the unusual opportunity to add some of its exclusive items to your own home. By doing double duty as a Pop-Up Shop, many of the home furnishings, hand selected by interior designer Susan Anthony and not necessarily available in retail stores), are available for purchase. A detailed price list of the items for sale will be available at the beginning of each tour. Proceeds from purchases go to our specially selected charity—Historic Hudson Valley, a collection of National Historic Landmarks that celebrates the region’s significant history, architecture, and culture. Best known for education programs and popular family friendly events, including the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and Pirates of the Hudson, Historic Hudson Valley preserves five museums of history and operates public tours at Kykuit and the Rockefeller estate. DreamHome tours also include complimentary wine and spirits samplings and light bites, courtesy of Crabtree’s Kittle House. Admission is free, but tickets are limited—register your visit at  


Auction of Designer Show House Items

Photo by Bryan Barger

Phyllis Harbinger-designed bedroom

Going, going, gone… The ArtFull Living Designer Show House at Glassbury Court (3370 U.S. Rte. 9, Cold Spring), a home of art collaboratively created by area artists and interior designers and brainchild of Cold Spring glass artist Barbara Galazzo, will close on Sunday, October 14, but not without a few more interesting and enlightening events: a chance to meet and greet interior designer Nicole Ashey and learn more about good design at 6 pm on Thursday, October 11, at 6 pm (tickets at $25); a silent auction of all items in the designer show house on October 12, 13, and 14, with proceeds going to the Born This Way Foundation and the Garrison Art Center; and a closing wine reception, including final silent auction bidding, from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on Sunday, October 14. For more information, reserve your spot, or to place auction phone bids call (914) 815-3133 or (845) 265-3618 or visit



Westchester County Fall Home Show

Photo courtesy of Jenks Productions

If a home improvement project is in your future, the 8th Annual Fall Westchester County Home Show, sponsored by The Journal News and Franzoso Contracting, is a must-go. The popular showcase for everything home-related returns to the Westchester County Center (198 Central Ave, White Plains) on Saturday, October 20 (11 am to 6 pm), and Sunday, October 21 (11 am to 5 pm), More than 100 exhibitors, including builders, remodelers, landscapers, and contractors, will be on hand to showcase their most innovative products and services for your home—inside and out. Among the wide range of items on hand for browsing: cookware, home gadgetry, aquariums, windows and doors, decks, patios, spas, custom shelves, gutters and siding, wireless services, flooring, fences, wall coverings, heating and cooling systems, stone products, security systems, flood protection products, kitchens, and baths. You might even get lucky and win a Gutter Protective System valued at $1,500, from Franzoso Contracting, that will keep your gutter clear of leaves, snow and ice for years, or a vanity with counter top and sink filled with cleaning products courtesy of MRS Kitchens. Or stop by The Healthy Gourmet booth to see a live cooking demonstration and possibly leave with a set of cookware, slow cooker, a kitchen cutter, and a set of bake ware. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, and free for children 12 and under. For more information and a list of vendors and their products, visit or call (860) 563-2111, ext. 303.


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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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