Luxury Living in Legend Hollow for $2.5M, Stunning Tablescapes from Area Designers, and Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst



House of the Week: Luxury Living in Legend Hollow

$2.5 million

Annual property taxes: $47,717

64 Hampden Ln, Irvington

Thanks to the foresight of the homeowners, before moving into their newly built seven-bedroom Legend Hollow home in 1998, they redesigned and expanded the original plans, adding significantly more space and custom features. They made a standout home even more so. By adding another 1,000 square feet to an already spacious interior footprint, they were able to incorporate a sun room with wrap-around windows and terracotta flooring, expand bedrooms with walk-in closets and a full bath between them on the second floor, and add a guest wing over the garage with two Jack-and-Jill bedrooms with walk-in closets and a shared bath. Other enhancements: adding light by enlarging and adding windows, reconfiguring space on the main level for a large custom mud room with a sink and powder room, moving the laundry to the second floor, installing a heated, self-cleaning outdoor Wagner custom pool with Pebble Tec surface and automatic cover, and incorporating a maintenance-free leaf guard gutter system. From the point of view of listing agent William Ford-Sussman, "This park-like property sits in a private cul-de-sac on one of the highest elevations of land in Irvington in desirable Legend Hollow. Its rich architectural details and fine finishes combined with lofty living space and amazing amenities, including the year-round sun room and beautifully designed Bilotta kitchen overlooking the Wagner pool, make it extremely livable." For some buyers, seven bedrooms may be more than the average family can use. But, there's lots of flexibility here—two of the bedrooms are part of a private suite and can easily be repurposed as guest quarters or an in-law suite. The seventh bedroom is in the walkout basement and can readily function as an office or au pair’s quarters. For more information, contact Coldwell Banker listing agent William Ford-Sussman at (914) 420-6161 or visit www.coldwellbankermoves.com.

 

Dazzling Dahlias Display

Prepare to be dazzled at the fifth annual competitive Dazzling Dahlias Show sponsored by the Greenwich Dahlia Society of the Garden Education Center on Saturday, September 22, from 1 pm to 4 pm, and Sunday, September 23, from 10 am to 3 pm, at the Center (130 Bible St, Cos Cob, CT). If you find yourself seduced by a particular dahlia, you’re in luck—following the closed selection of trophy winners on Saturday, the beautiful blooms will be available for sale Sunday starting at 3 pm. Whether you come to look or buy, the price is right—show admission is free. The Greenwich Dahlia Society welcomes new members—from novices to experts. And you don’t have to be from Greenwich—just have a passion for dahlias. For more information call (203) 869-9242 or visit www.gecgreenwich.org where you’ll also find details on entering your own treasured dahlias in the competition or joining the Greenwich Dahlia Society.

 

Save the Date: Art of the Table 2012

Rivage dinner plate by Bernardaud

Bilotta Kitchens and porcelain manufacturer Bernardaud are collaborating with media sponsor Traditional Home to present the second annual Art of the Table 2012 that opens with a reception on Thursday, October 4, from 5 pm to 8 pm, at Bilotta Kitchens of New York in the Architects & Designers Building (150 E 58th St, 9th fl, Manhattan). Be inspired by stunning tablescapes by four area designers of note: Carol Brewer, Allison Hennessey, Jennifer Post, and Nancy J. Ruddy. The four designer’s vignettes will remain on display from October 4 through October 12. For more information or to RSVP for the opening reception, call Dalana Kellman at (212) 486-6338 or e-mail dalana@bilotta.com.

 

Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst

There are lots of reasons to include at stop at historic Lyndhurst (635 S Broadway, Tarrytown) among your fall traditions—admiring beautiful and functional art and meeting the creative artists behind the work are just two. This year, the 28th annual fall festival of fine crafts (one of the Hudson Valley’s most popular shows) features the unique works of 275 renowned artists and craftspeople from across the country. It’s not likely you’ll leave empty handed from the show that will showcase one-of-a-kind and limited edition home décor pieces, functional and sculptural work in glass, metal, painting, photography, wood, and mixed media, as well as jewelry, fashion, and accessories. Rain or shine, the show runs Friday, September 21 (10 am to 5 pm), Saturday, September 22, (10 am. to 6 pm), and Sunday, September 23 (10 am to 5 pm). General admission is $10 per person, $9 for seniors, and $4 for children 6 to 16 (children under 6 are free). For more information, visit www.artrider.com (where you’ll also find a list of exhibitors), call (845) 331-7900, or e-mail crafts@artrider.com.

Photo courtesy of Lyndhurst


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