Orienta: Westchester’s authentic beach community

From The Herd
We love E.J. Kelly’s take on the Orienta community of Mamaroneck….

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Few coastal enclaves rival Orienta Point. Occupying a stout peninsula prodding the gentle waters of Long Island Sound, the Mamaroneck neighborhood captures the grace of Newport, the laid-backness of Burlington, Vermont and every convenience its prime Westchester location has to offer, keeping the city just over a half hour commute by car or train.

“It’s hip, it’s low-key, and elegant without being showy,” explained Edie Roth, a longtime resident and agent with our Larchmont brokerage. “It’s a true beach community that just happens to be in Westchester.”

Open space, generously-sized parcels and three private clubs have kept the New England coastal lifestyle within easy reach for the movers and shakers of Metropolis for well over a century. By the 1920s and 30s, the peninsula became home to an affluent subdivision, leaving an architectural legacy revered today. Hollywood pioneer D.W. Griffith, who co-founded United Artists with Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks, subsequently had his studio at Orienta. Edgewater Point, the gated enclave that’s arguably the most historic and exclusive corner of the neighborhood, was the singular estate of Henry Morrison Flagler, Standard Oil partner, developer and railroad baron who was dubiously the original Palm Beach “snowbird.”

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835 Claflin Avenue (above), completed in 1887, contrasts more recent additions like 1077

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Seven Oaks Lane (left/middle) and 1044 Cove Road (right).

But despite its pedigree, stodginess isn’t in Orienta’s vernacular.

“There is a real community here,” Arenas remarked. “I moved here from the south knowing nobody and was immediately welcomed. It felt like home instantly.”

A short bike path, called “the escapade,” is a popular route for dog-walking, two wheeler-training and strolling towards the shore. The same natural barriers acting as the metronome preserving the tempo of life here have also attracted rare wildlife for this corner of Westchester, including owl, wild turkey and, recently, a bald eagle.

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The crow’s nest at 1055 Seven Oaks Lane (above). 1010 Constable (below), a converted coach, offers lofty, urban interiors with the elegance of a bygone era.

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Happy Fourth Of July!

Here’s to a fabulous and safe weekend!

Go check out the fireworks all across the area

WESTCHESTER COUNTY
Dobbs Ferry | Waterfront Park | 9:15pm
Irvington | Matthiessen Park | Dusk
Katonah | Caramoor | Dusk (July 2)
Larchmont | Manor Park | Dusk
New Rochelle | Hudson Park | 9:30pm
Ossining | Louis Engel Waterfront Park | Dusk (June 30)
Peekskill | Waterfront | 9:00pm
Pound Ridge | Town Park | Dusk (July 2)
Rye | Playland | 9:15pm (July 1, 3, 4)
Scarsdale | Pool | 9:15pm (June 30)
Sleepy Hollow | Riverfront | 9:15pm
Valhalla | Kensico Dam | 9:15pm (July 3)
White Plains | High School | Dusk (July 1)
Yonkers | Cross County Shopping Center | 9:30 (July 1)
Yonkers | Waterfront | 9:15pm

FAIRFIELD COUNTY
Greenwich | Binney Park/Greenwich Point Park | Dusk (July 2)
Darien | High School | Dusk (July 2)
Rowayton | Bayley Beach | 9:15pm
Stamford | Cummings Park/West Beach | 9:00pm (July 2)
New Canaan | Waveny Park | 9:00pm

Open House Weekend!

Summer is here!

Come stop by one of our open houses on your way to the beach. They will not disappoint!

Saturday 11AM-1PM

30 Elm Place , Rye 

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2 Keane Court, Rye 

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27 Bayberry Lane, Rye Brook

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56 Intervale Place, Rye 

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16 Jean Street, Rye

Sunday 4PM

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The Pool is Open !

 Our listing at 4 Laurel Way is ready for Summer !

Enjoy hot nights and entertain all weekend with this sparkling pool and manicured grounds!

 

Listing of the Day!

April’s newest listing and it is fabulous!

56 Intervale Place

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Situated in the heart of Rye, you can walk to all from this new construction 5 Bedroom 4 and a half bath home.

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Open layout on the first floor

Second Floor with Master Suite and three family bedrooms and bonus room

Bonus room! 

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House of the Day!

And what a house it is!

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Property Brothers Visit Harrison!

The Property Brothers filmed our listing at 22 N Braxmar Drive, Harrison as the featured “dream house” for an upcoming episode.

Be sure to tune in!

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The Styleliner has landed

We are so excited to shop this event tomorrow!

Come Check out the latest and greatest from the ReRe Corcoran Jewelry line and The Styleliner’s unique offerings! Not to be missed

House of the day!

1 Rye Road

Rye, New York

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We love April’s newest listing in Greenhaven. This impeccably maintained and upgraded home offers great flow and a serene setting for today’s buyers! A must See!

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The Classic 4 bedroom Colonial  is  situated on over 1/2 professionally landscaped acre  with a sought after open floor plan, inviting formal rooms, newly renovated eat in kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, and bright and spacious bedrooms. 

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ONE Hotel

Great blog post from Elements of Style blog had me dying to hop right into an uber and head straight to the One Hotel in NYC ! It has also inspired me to bring that rustic modern cool feel into my own home! Follow her blog for more design ideas, amazing!

Read below for all the details!

I made a trip to NYC about two weeks ago for meetings and since my favorite hotel, The Mark, was booked solid I decided to try this cool looking spot, 1 Hotel, located smack dab on Central Park near just about everything! And it was AWESOME.
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The former CEO of Starwood Hotels started this new brand to focus on sustainability and an eco-friendly mindset in the hospitality world.

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The decor was so cool- all natural and nature inspired- think tons of woods, concrete, greenery, steel,  leather and wovens.

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Even the room keys were cool- these little wood disks instead of plastic cards!

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The room was small-ish but so perfectly turned out- with an comfy and adorabel window seat perfect for blogging :)  The bathroom was made of steel and glass walls (but with a curtain you could pull for privacy because lets face it, we don;t all want to watch our significant other use the bathroom- ugh).

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Wood floors, beams and furniture throughout and amazing marble showers.

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They even offered up cozy cable knit socks instead of slippers and had a yoga mat in the room for post- travel stretching. GENIUS.

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Cool industrial bathrooms…

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And work spaces…

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And the restaurant, Jams, was GORGEOUS, packed with cool people and the food was delicious (granted, I got a room service burger but it was AMAZING).

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Even the elevators were cool- with bark covered walls!

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I loved this spot (and even got taken to Penn Station in a Tesla, the hotel’s courtesy car!)  And no, they did not sponsor this at all- I paid for everything so this is an honest-to-blog opinion.:)

If you love the look of this hotel, here are some suggestions as to how to bring it into your own space:

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