Close-Up Look


Boasting a Colonial look, the simulated divided light windows with their white-painted muntins not only give the house its traditional charm, but they protect it as well. The Ultimate Double Hung windows from Marvin Design Gallery by Authentic Window Design can withstand 150-mile-per-hour winds and eight inches of rain per hour driven by 50 mile-per-hour winds.



Air-Quality Control

JP McHale Pest Management, Inc.’s EnviroCare services ensure that future home owners will breathe easy...literally. The environmentally-friendly services include chemical-free air duct cleaning, which eliminates all allergens, dirt, and dust from ducts; crawl space encapsulation to prevent the spread of dirt; and SaniDry basement dehumidification to dry and filter the air.



Storage space will never be a problem in the house, thanks to California Closets in Hawthorne. Complete with ample shelving and various hanging heights, the maple closets in the Jack and Jill bedrooms (see page 28) are set up to easily accommodate organizational additions—from more shelving and hanging bars to tie racks and jewelry inserts—as the youngsters’ needs change. The walnut mudroom closet from California Closets’ Lago collection features spaces for year-round outerwear and footwear—from gloves to hats, snow boots to sandals—and numerous hanging heights for coats of various lengths.


An AMX one-touch control system installed by AV Design & Integration in Elmsford puts sound, security, and house temperature at the touch of a fingertip—or even at the click of a mouse. The media equipment—all conveniently located in the home theater (see page 42)—can play up to five different sources of music simultaneously in different rooms. Better still, music keypads allow listeners to adjust the volume or change the music altogether. Also, AMX touch panels allow access to the cameras located around the property, allowing owners to see who’s at the front door at any time. The system features thermostats as well that measure outside temperature and adjust inside temperature accordingly. Better still, owners have the ability to log into the system remotely to raise or lower the house temperature.



Laundry Rooms

Two laundry rooms with washers and dryers from Leiberts Royal Green Appliance Center in White Plains remove the hassle of having to lug laundry between floors. Located next door to the master bedroom suite, the second level laundry room (to the right) is a tranquil space clad in earth-tones. The tile floor from Terra Tile and Marble complements the deep brown paper stone countertops and cork backsplash. A Neptune laundry basin provided by Central Plumbing Specialties features a built-in air system that can create a whirlpool effect, making it ideal for hand washing garments. The lower level laundry room’s (above) green and blue linens and accessories from the Carol Kurth Collection add flair to Porcelanosa’s rich brown Woodtec Porcelain Hardwood floor. White painted Hunter Douglas wooden blinds from Best Dressed Homes adorn the window. The Neptune Eco acrylic laundry basin from Central Plumbing Specialties has washboard-like interior walls, great for scrubbing garments.




Function meets finesse in the home’s clean and classic hardware provided by Katonah Architectural Hardware. The glorious front door features a sand-cast silicon bronze finish handle by Sun Valley Bronze. Silicon bronze finish knobs from Sun Valley’s Square Bevel collection are found throughout the first and second levels of the house while distressed oil-rubbed bronze pieces from the Images collection by Baldwin adorn doors on the lower level.




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