New Rochelle Luxury Compound for $5.4M, ArtsWestchester Showcases Celebrity Photos, Peekskill Clay Studios Celebrates American Craft Week



House of the Week: New Rochelle Luxury Compound

$5.4 million

Annual property taxes: $60,911

10 Sheldrake Ln, New Rochelle

Love luxury and sports? This 1938 waterfront Colonial (known as Four Chimneys) may be your personal paradise, allowing you to live the grand life and pursue your passion for sports all within its 1.79-acre palatial grounds. The grandeur begins at the gated entrance—a profile that continues throughout the entire property inside and out. It also has the distinction of being designed by the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White, known for such New York City landmarks as the original Madison Square Garden II, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Penn Station, and the Washington Square Arch, along with many Westchester country estates of the rich and famous. Thanks to a well-thought-out renovation, extraordinary architectural details pair beautifully with amazing amenities. As listing agent Gay Rosen puts it, “There’s simply not one other property in the area, this close to the city—just 30 minutes away—that offers the luxury amenities that abound at Four Chimneys. The property, overlooking a large lake, offers privacy and renovated perfection. The infinity pool that blends seamlessly with the lake, the indoor half basketball court, outdoor sports court, waterfall, putting green, and the huge gym with its splendid views of Sheldrake Lake really set this home apart.” Lake access allows for swimming, fishing, kayaking, and non-motorized boating, though there’s no access to the Long Island Sound. For more information, contact Houlihan Lawrence listing agent Gay Rosen at (914) 907-2645 or visit www.gayrosen.houlihanlawrence.com (http://gayrosen.houlihanlawrence.com/PropertyDetail.aspx?RecordType=160&AgoraItems=1&PropertyItem=0&PropertyIdx=1&0110_exc=3226255). 

 

ArtsWestchester Celebrity Photography Show

John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Spike Lee. Jackson Pollock. Marilyn Monroe. Louis Armstrong. The names are familiar and their images are among more than 150 on display in a way these public figures are rarely seen—captured in poignant moments. This captivating ArtsWestchester photography exhibit runs through November 10 at its White Plains gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Ave. Assembled by Westchester-based curator Milton J. Ellenbogen, “Celebrities: We Remember Them Well” offers an unusual glimpse into the lives of celebrities behind their public personas. And the artful photos by celebrated photographers (including New Rochelle’s Tony Vaccaro) aren’t just for admiring—all works displayed are for sale. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays, from noon to 5 pm. For more information, visit www.artswestchester.org or call (914) 428-4220.

 

Accent on New Rochelle House Tour

There’s still time to make sure you don’t miss this year’s Accent on New Rochelle House Tour and Fall Boutique annually organized by the New Rochelle Chapter of the Friends of Sound Shore Medical Center. Each year the tour showcases unique architectural gems throughout New Rochelle while raising funds for a good cause. Sponsors include Houlihan Lawrence of New Rochelle and Larchmont, A&N Heating Oil, and Steiner Foods. House tour tickets ($75 for participants 16 years or older) include a buffet luncheon served from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Wykagyl Country Club, where registration begins at 11 am. The self-guided tours and the popular Fall Boutique (featuring one-of-a-kind finds and a great opportunity to start holiday shopping) run from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Contributions directly benefit the Solomon Katz Breast Center to help provide more screenings for early detection, use the mobile mammography unit as part of the center’s outreach services in the Sound Shore region, and provide needed community care. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.newrochellehousetour.com, e-mail housetour@sshsw.org, or call (914) 365-3755.

Photo by Brian Hugick

Peekskill Clay Studios Celebrates American Craft Week

American Craft Week opens at Peekskill Clay Studios @ The Hat Factory (1000 N Division St, Peekskill) on Saturday, October 6, with its “Place Settings” exhibit that runs through Sunday, October 21. The exhibit features a contemporary artist’s take on objects used for both art and function, including bowls, plates, cups, bricks, guardian figures, and effigies, giving them new function and meaning. Featured artists include Jessica Dubin, Lindi Gessin, Brian Hugick, Roger Baumann, Ada Cruz, Lisa Knaus, Brooke Evans, Deborah Lecce, and Jon Torres. Exhibit hours are weekends 11 am to 5 pm, weekdays 9 am to 3 pm, or by appointment. For more information, call (914) 739-CLAY (2529) or visit peekskillclaystudios.blogspot.com.

 

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