Just Listed! Historic Armonk Home with Storied Past, Westchester County Fine Craft Show, Lunch and Learn Architect Sessions, Native Plant Appreciation Weekend



Just listed! Historic Home with Storied Past

$7.75 million

Annual property taxes: $95,105

21 Whippoorwill Rd, Armonk

This historic gem that has it all—from luxury to lore—just hit the market! If walls could talk, there would be plenty to tell about this home’s colorful past. Just the list of famous past owners is an impressive who’s who all on its own, starting with the George Hunter Waterbury (of Waterbury, Connecticut, fame), followed by Theodore and Aline Bernstein (he was a Wall Street broker and she wore many hats—writer, award winning set and costume designer, and co-founder of The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who was romantically linked with the then 19 years-younger writer Thomas Wolfe and said to have been the muse for a character featured in several of his books). Then came New Deal documentary filmmaker Pare Lorenz and wife Elizabeth Meyer Lorentz (scriptwriter, filmmaker, daughter of Washington Post owner Eugene Meyer, and sister of publisher Katharine Graham). Today, the 8,900 square-foot, Cotswold stone mansion on the nearly 13-acre estate is distinguished by treasured architectural details paired with every high-end amenity imaginable. Its unique features run the gamut from a car collector’s garage with an 11-car capacity to a custom high-end Bilotta kitchen to a four-stall barn. “What makes Waterbury Farm so special are all of the lifestyle amenities the estate has to offer in such close proximity to Manhattan,” says listing agent Lisa Koh. “The stone manor house, pool and pool house, horse barn, riding rink, paddocks, second barn for the auto enthusiast, and guest cottage provide a compound-like feeling, much like an estate in Bedford and a rare find in Armonk. Waterbury Farm boasts almost 13 acres of expansive private property and is protected by conservation land and beautiful layered vistas of the Kensico Reservoir. It’s rich in history, in move-in condition, and simply spectacular.” Unique in every way, you won’t find a traditional flow in this antique home. For more information, contact Prudential Douglas Elliman Westchester listing agents Lisa Koh at (914) 772-6172 or Sally Slater at (914) 584-0137, or visit www.elliman.com.       

 

Save the Date: Westchester County Fine Craft Show

Artist: Michael Mode

Mark your calendar for the 19th Annual Westchester Fine Craft Show—the popular showcase of art and design by more than 100 artisans from across the country that runs from Friday, October 12 (11 am to 6 pm), Saturday, October 13 (10 am to 6 pm), Sunday, October 14 (11 am to 5 pm), at the Westchester County Center (198 Central Ave, White Plains). This year’s diverse collection of creative work in wood, metal, glass, paper, leather, decorative fiber, clay, and ceramics features unique furniture and interior design tabletop and wall pieces for tabletop and wall interior design pieces—a perfect opportunity to treat your home to a mini-makeover. Or consider attending a special preview and fundraiser from 8:30 am to 11 am on Friday, October 12, before the event opens to the public. Not only will you get a first look and chance to purchase your special finds early, but you also can mix and mingle with the artists, while helping raise funds for the Art Therapy Program at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. For more information, call (203) 254-0486, or visit www.craftsamericashows.com to purchase tickets (general admission: $12, $11 seniors, children under 12 free; special preview party: $40) or check out some of the featured art pieces.

 

 

Lunch and Learn Architect Sessions

Architects have a chance to tweak their skills in two sessions jointly sponsored by Murphy Brothers Contracting, Inc., Interstate + Lakeland Lumber, and Majestic Kitchens & Baths (700 Fenimore Rd, Mamaroneck), where the sessions will be held, on Monday, September 24.

10:30 am: Tight Residential Buildings, Make-up Air, and IEQ: The Critical Link

Learn the latest techniques for ensuring proper air exchange (and protection from carbon monoxide and other toxic airborne contaminates) in today’s tightly built or super insulated homes in a session led by Pasquale Strocchia, a building performance expert specializing in energy efficient design, construction, and forensic investigations, and home energy rater affiliated with Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the Building Performance Institute (BPI).

Noon: Window Replacement and EPA Regulations 

In a session that qualifies for CEU and HSW credit, Stephen Flood, architectural representative for Andersen Windows metro NY, will address the fundamental principles of window replacement and EPA regulations for safely containing lead-based paint dust when renovating homes built before 1978.

A light lunch will be served at 11:45 am between the two sessions. Space is limited. For more information or to reserve your spot, call (914) 777-5777 or e-mail michael@murphybrothers.com.

 

Native Plant Appreciation Weekend

Photo courtesy of The Native Plant Center

Rosedale Nurseries, Inc. (51 Saw Mill River Rd, Hawthorne) once again is hosting a weekend native plant sale from 9 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, September 15, and Sunday, September 16, to benefit The Native Plant Center. Native plant experts will be on-hand to answer questions and help guide you with selections of native trees, shrubs, and perennials. A percentage of sales (10% discount on purchases by Native Plant Center members) will be donated to The Native Plant Center at Westchester Community College. Great prices + the perfect time for planting = no excuses for giving your garden a pick-me-up. For more information, call (914) 769-1300 or visit www.nativeplantcenter.org/events.htm.

 


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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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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