Urban Living in Scarsdale?

A new development brings urban living to one of Westchester’s toniest towns.


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The phrase “Scarsdale real estate” conjures up a certain image: a sprawling Tudor or stately Colonial with a manicured lawn, tennis court, and to-die-for pool, all set back off a long, graceful driveway — suburban elegance at its best. A new development called The Heathcote offers all that Scarsdale cachet, but with a twist: a more urban lifestyle.

The 14-unit development, built on the site of the former Heathcote Tavern at the intersection of Heathcote Road, Wilmot Road, and Weaver Street, offers homes ranging in size from 1,295 to 3,190 square feet. Options include 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom residences (including one 3-bedroom duplex and two sprawling 3-bedroom penthouse apartments) and are priced from $1.3 million to $3.35 million. The aesthetic is modern luxury: light, bright, open-concept floor plans with gleaming high-end kitchens, spa bathrooms, gas fireplaces, and custom millwork. (Design details — including dramatic marble kitchen islands, art-deco powder-room wallpaper, and checkered marble entryway floors — had us swooning.) Every unit comes with a laundry room, private terrace, two assigned parking spaces, and 24/7 concierge service.

An additional draw, says Dawn Knief, licensed real estate agent with Compass, who is handling sales for the building, is the fact that this lavish lifestyle also comes with walkability — the newest buzzword in Westchester real estate. Walkable spots include the elementary school, plus commercial options like Starbucks, Barry’s Bootcamp, Chopt, CVS, and Balducci’s. Knief sees young families outgrowing Manhattan and Brooklyn apartments as a perfect fit for The Heathcote. “These families are not sure yet if they want a full-blown house because they like city living, so this property is the perfect transition,” she explains.

The project, developed by Steve Oder and Andrew and Fred Fish, will be completed between this summer and fall, with all units currently available for sale. According to Knief, interest is strong: “We anticipate offers,” she says.

 

 

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