Chappaqua Log Cabin: Where Rustic Meets Modern, Historic Merestead Mansion Tour, 35th Annual Rhinebeck Antiques Fair, and Winterize Your House Workshop



Chappaqua Log Cabin: Where Rustic Meets Modern
$799,000
Annual property taxes: $30,946
60 Cabin Ridge Rd, Chappaqua
When you think of Chappaqua,  “log cabin” probably isn’t what comes to mind. That’s exactly what makes this authentic 1920s Adirondack-style log cabin home—where rustic meets modern—so special. Says listing agent Susan Slotnick: “Just the fact that it’s a log cabin in Chappaqua makes this house unique. The house itself is fascinating with stone and herringbone brick floors, beautiful wide-plank pine flooring, original pine walls, arched doorways, brick and stone fireplaces, and soaring beamed ceilings.” Its history is equally fascinating. According to Slotnick, the house, built in 1922, began as a hunting lodge and remains surrounded by other Cabin Ridge Road homes that were originally intended for the overnight stays of lodge owners and their guests. Now expanded to 4,452 square feet to accommodate four bedrooms; four full baths; a powder room; an eat-in-kitchen; and a spacious master bedroom suite complete with a dressing room, luxurious marble bath, and its own private balcony, the property not only still maintains its historic heritage, but also features every comfort and function of modern life. Almost two acres of lush grounds—including a stone patio, stone pathway, and towering trees—complete the serene setting. “It’s a spectacular cabin that was converted into a very special home,” Slotnick adds. For more information, contact Prudential Centennial Realty listing agent Susan Slotnick at (914) 261-2041 or visit www.prudentialcentennial.com.   

Bilotta Kitchens Celebrates Grand Reopening
Mix, mingle, and munch while celebrating the unveiling of the newly renovated Bilotta Kitchens Mount Kisco showroom (175 E Main St) on Thursday, October 13, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Feast your eyes on the latest Wood-Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry while sampling wine and tapas at the event sponsored by Mt. Kisco Wines & Spirits. For more information or to reserve your spot, call (866) BILOTTA (245-6882), ext. 107 or e-mail getinfo@bilotta.com.

Sound Shore Medical Center Hosts 13th Annual House Tour
The Friends of Sound Shore will host its 13th Annual Accent on New Rochelle House Tour on Sunday, Oct 23, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. The self-guided tour—this year sponsored by Houlihan Lawrence of New Rochelle and Larchmont—features five distinctive homes and the opportunity to raise funds for Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester’s Solomon Katz Breast Center. Whether you have a passion for exceptional architecture, need decorating inspiration and ideas, or just want a rare peek inside a few of New Rochelle’s stand-out homes, the event offers something for everyone. That includes getting a head start on holiday shopping at the Fall Boutique. The ticket price of $50 (if purchased in advance by noon on October 7; $60 thereafter) also entitles participants to a buffet luncheon at Wykagyl Country Club. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Foundation Office at (914) 365-3755, e-mail housetour@sshsw.org, or visit www.newrochellehousetour.com.

Historic Merestead Mansion Tour
Take a curator-led tour through the elegant century-old Merestead (Scottish term for “farmland”) estate overlooking the Byram Lake Reservoir in Mount Kisco at 455 Byram Lake Rd on Sunday, October 9, at 1 pm. Designed by the renowned Delano & Aldrich architectural firm in circa 1906, the 26-room Georgian revival mansion gives a glimpse into the William Sloane family [  (of W. & J. Sloane furniture company fame), who not only are credited with leaving their mark on Westchester County, but influencing lifestyles and interior design beyond our borders. Participation in the tour (adults: $10; seniors: $8; teens 13 to 17: $5; children 12 and under: free) is limited and by reservation only. For more information, call the Westchester County Parks Department, which now runs the 130-acre property, at (914) 864-7039.

35th Annual Rhinebeck Antiques Fair
If you’re serious about antiquing, you won’t mind making the trek to Rhinebeck for the 35th annual Rhinebeck Antiques Fair on Saturday, October 8 (10 am to 5 pm), and Sunday, October 9 (11 am to 4 pm). The popular fair promises to continue its tradition of presenting the best of the best, including exceptional antiques dealers, a pristine venue, and “the best show management team in the business.” Admission is $10 (free for children under 12). For more information and links to the websites of participating dealers, go to www.rhinebeckantiquesfair.com or call (845) 876-1989.

Save Money and Energy: Winterize Your House Workshop
Who wants to think about the dreaded “w” word (winter) when we’ve barely accepted fall’s arrival! But, when it comes to your home, this is the time to plan ahead. Join Ann Farley and Bonnie Hagen of Bright Energy Services and other home energy professionals who will guide you through winterizing your home with savings in mind—identifying ways to save money on energy bills. The workshop begins at 10 am on Saturday, October 1, at the Croton Point Nature Center in Croton Point Park on Croton Point Ave. For additional information, call the Westchester County Parks Department at (914) 862-5297.

 

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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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