Two historic homes in Scarsdale are in the spotlight this week: 4 Obry Drive changed hands last week foro $1,600,000 and 11 Richbell is on the market for $4,895,000. Both were featured in the Historic Resources Survey commissioned by Scarsdale Village last year. Here is what the preservationists say about these two homes:
4 Obry Drive: (1925) A sprawling example of an Arts and Crafts style residence, this house features an outstanding rubble stone base, stucco and half timbering, leaded-glass windows, a porte-cochère, and hip, and gable slate roofs. One shed dormer appears to be a later addition.
11 Richbell Road (1913) Although little is currently known about this house, it is an exceptionally fine example of Tudor Revival architecture, and among the earliest large- scale examples in Scarsdale. The house is irregularly massed, with several wings. It has a random ashlar stone base that appears to grow naturally from its site, an effect especially evident from the rear where it sits at the crest of a modest hill. On the front elevation are two overhanging, half-timbered gables with ornately carved bargeboards and finials. The gables are supported on large brackets, giving the effect of the projecting jetties on medieval houses. Extensive, multi-pane window openings light the interior.
The Scarsdale Board of Trustees is currently considering what, if anything, can be done to preserve Scarsdale's historic homes and landmarks. On Wednesday night 2/27 at 6 pm, the Law and Land Use Committees of the Scarsdale Board of Trustees will meet at Village Hall to review proposed changes to the town's historic preservation code.
122 Aqueduct Drive, Edgemont: Tastefully restored and expanded New York artist's home. Sunny Colonial with beautiful archways, original molding, unique details and rich oak floors. Central Air. Great flow for comfortable family living and easy entertaining. Large living room (18 by 33) leads to new sunroom/office, rear gardens and pantry. Bright kitchen with separate breakfast nook. Large master bedroom and newer bath. Entertainment center in basement.
Sale Price: $735,000
Real Estate Taxes: $19,718
Featured Listing: 19 Oakstwain Road, Scarsdale
Situated on a peaceful suburban street, nestled in the heart of the Greenacres section of Scarsdale. Renovations include new eat-in-kitchen and all new baths. This home boasts very spacious rooms, hardwood floors throughout and flat private property. Easy access to the elementary school, the Hartsdale shopping area and Metro North station. Learn more here:
List Price: $1,350,000
Featured Listing: 123 Ferndale Road, Scarsdale
Extraordinary new construction with 9'ceilings on first and second floor and high end finishes throughout. Living Room and dining room flow beautifully into large cook's kitchen with center island, breakfast area, family room with fireplace and door to terrace. Master bedroom with tray ceiling has his and her closets with full bath and separate shower. Two additional bedrooms and bath and fourth floor bedroom and bath. Basement will be finished. Hardwood floors throughout. Learn more here:
List Price: $1,399,000