Every year I promise myself to take part in a whole house, master, clean out and re-organization weekend. Well thankfully “spring” is taking its time so I can procrastinate even more…the odds are looking like Ill be “too busy” to actually undertake such a task. Thankfully our friends at Room to Room Organizing have come to the rescue!
This local team of ladies has it all figured out and specializes in pre/post moving, kids spaces, kitchens, closets, garages, the list goes on!
Here are some Before and after shots of recent projects
By now you have undoubtedly seen someone wearing a greatest blaze hat around town and wondered what the blaze is all about? Or heard the buzz about their firewood? Well, the team behind the Greatest Blaze is amazing and their goal and message even more so……
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Brand New Construction in fabulous Prospect Park. Comfortable flow with all the efficiency and elegance of today’s living. Six burner 36’ gas stove, kitchen island, granite countertops, Monogram appliances. Crown molding and shadow boxing. Energy star windows, Custom Carrera Marble Baths and Beautiful landscaping with rain sensor sprinklers are amongst the many impeccably designed details. Experience White Plains at its very best in this sought after neighborhood. Six separate energy saving air and heating zones. Foam insulation throughout. Tastefully done with attention to detail.
Another Demidriades’ Masterpiece sited on 5.64 Acres at the end of a cul de sac affording great privacy and enhanced tranquility. Particularly appealing is the light and airy ambiance, hallmarked by high ceilings and tall windows. Custom and elegant architectural details and luxury finishes highlight the refined and distinguishing character of this beautiful Estate Colonial. Offering a great opportunity to own a newly constructed house with great value!
Just completed! Enjoy the walkable lifestyle from this newly built home nestled in the heart of the desirable Glen Oaks neighborhood w/ 5BRs & 4.1 baths and a level yard which sides on a quiet dead end street. Leave the car at home as you stroll to the Metro North Train station, Rye Golf and Pool Club and Osborn elementary school. The level corner lot yard offers a generous place to play and entertain. The open chef’s kitchen has appliances from Wolf, Subzero & Bosch as well as beautiful Mouser cabinetry and natural stone counters and island. The finished lower with its large recreation area with fireplace, bedroom and full bath, storage and convenient door out to the backyard will not disappoint! Design work by Everett Design, Rye, NY. Welcome home!
New construction located on a beautiful half acre. Private Dead End Road, Gracious Entry with Curved Staircase. Spacious floor plan includes Formal Living and Dining Room, Open Kitchen (Bilotta Cabinetry) with adjacent Breakfast Room. Kitchen opens up to a large Family Room with a Stone Fireplace and French door leading to covered porch overlooking the property. Mud Room with pantry storage leads to guest room with en-suite bathroom. Master Bedroom with his and her walk in closets and Master Bathroom with Radiant Floor heating. Finished walk out basement includes a 6th bedroom, a full bathroom, exercise room and Recreation Room with stone fireplace with french doors leading to patio. Home also includes a back up generator. Walking distance to all schools, parks and train and just a short distance to downtown Rye.
Stunning 6 BR, 4.1 BA Milton Point custom colonial is just steps from Rye Town Park & Beach.Enjoy water views from the mahogany front porch of this shingle-style home located on .34 level acres.Walk across the street to beach, park, or a few blocks to Milton School.The thoughtful open plan features exquisite attention to detail throughout and top-of-the-line appliances,millwork & finishes.Light-filled chef’s kitchen with XL island flows into the family rm & is the heart of the home.Convenient mudroom leads to a 2-car garage.Bonus rear staircase from mudroom leads to 2nd floor.Private office & a Butlers Pantry from kitchen to Formal Dining Room.Lg walk-in pantry. Second floor features 5 bedrooms including master suite w/spa-like bath & large walk-in custom closet.Two bedrooms w/Jack & Jill bathroom,hall BA,& centrally located laundry room.Lower lev. complete w/BR/BA, large open rec. space,gym,media area & storage. Enjoy all that Rye has to offer from this beautiful Milton Point home
Thoughtfully designed 6,172 square foot Colonial by Susie Cappelli (SAC Development) and Tom Demasi (Alpine Construction). This stunning home is located on .395 level acres in walking distance to parks, beach and elementary school. Inviting front porch opens to paneled foyer with powder room, formal living room with fireplace and study. Butler pantry adjoins formal dining room with the gourmet kitchen and enviable breakfast room. Family room with cofferred ceiling, fireplace and doors to large flagstone patio. Adjacent mudroom features a second powder room, convenient cubbies/bench and door to the two-car garage. The second floor living space is replete with master suite featuring two walk-in closets and luxurious bath with water closet, dual sinks and soaking tub. Family bedroom with bath and two additional bedrooms with shared bath with double vanity and water closet. Second floor laundry room and two large linen closets. Walk-out basement offers large recreation room, gym, craft room, bedroom, full bath, utility room, large closets and space for wine room. Custom mill work, exquisite detailing, wood shingle roof, hardwood floors…too many details to list!
Timeless appeal of shingle-style architecture coupled with haute couture finishes & amenities from Georgio Custom Builders makes this new-construction home the definition of perfection.Set on .50 acres,being able to walk to all schools,this home over-performs on every level. Light-filled & open floorplan provides seamless transitions from room to room creating a relaxed feeling for entertaining & living.Soaring entry sets the tone,opens to LR w/coffered ceilings,transom windows & custom cabinetry or to a DR w/wall of windows,custom cabinets & butler’s pantry.Chef’s kitchen with glass-front cabinetry,breakfast nook,family room w/fireplace private office & French doors to terrace.The second floor boasts a sun-lit master suite w/gas fireplace,spa bath w/radiant heat flrs,3 addtl bedrms all ensuite, laundry & bonus rm.Adding to perfection,lg mudroom,rear stairs,heated 2-car garage,LL bedroom/ensuite,stone terrace, stone stacked wall w/built in BBQ & Generator makes this a must see.
Move right into this truly spectacular new construction built by Susie Cappelli (SAC Development) and Thomas DeMasi (Alpine Construction) in the heart of Rye. This cedar shingle Colonial is impeccably-crafted and features exquisite craftsmanship, custom millwork and top-of-the-line amenities including natural stones, lustrous wood, glass and mosaic inlays, three fireplaces and high ceilings. The open and flowing floor plan boasts a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinets, Ceaserstone counters, quality appliances and a sunlit breakfast area. A fabulous sitting room/serving area with walnut cabinetry and wine refrigeration provides an exceptional space that unites the kitchen to the beautifully proportioned and light filled Great Room with fireplace. Additional first floor highlights are the inviting front porch, enviable mudroom, two powder rooms, living room with coffered ceiling and gas fireplace, formal dining room with bar and a private study. Second floor living space is replete with spacious master suite with private spa quality bath room featuring radiant heated floor, spa tub and dressing closet, four family bedrooms, three bath rooms and laundry. Over 2,000s square foot in finished basement offers bedroom, full bath, office/exercise room, playroom and the potential for media room and wine closest. Professionally landscaped on .64 acres and conveniently located in walking distance to schools, town, parks and more. This home must been seen to be appreciated.
Welcome to Sterling Ridge where a fabulous new construction home has just been completed by acclaimed Georgio Custom Builders. Live on the cutting edge with all of today’s most sophisticated and current amenities. Indulge your senses with an unprecedented array of exceptional details including 2″ honed statuary marble, Carrara marble, Calcutta Gold, Georgio bespoke cabinetry and vanities, as well as top of the line appliance including SubZero, Wolf and Miele. Perfectly set- back with a horseshoe drive on 1.69 usable acres, with ample room for outdoor entertaining. The inviting stone and cedar exterior welcomes you in to an open foyer with herringbone pattern floors and detailed millwork. The living room with fireplace leads to a three exposure sun room with 15’ ceilings and tall architectural windows. A dine-in gourmet kitchen and family room with French doors opening to the broad bluestone terrace and lawn is perfect for effortless gatherings, as is the formal dining room with appointed butler’s station. The second floor features a generous master suite with fireplace, dual dressing closets and a luxury marble-clad master bath. Three additional ensuite bedrooms, a large gabled bonus room, full laundry, and walk-up attic for loads of storage are also highlights. A finished basement with aupair suite, 3-car heated garage, house generator, irrigation system, and so much more. The sought-after neighborhood provides easy access to all major highways, schools and neighboring towns.
Elegant New Luxury “Green” Construction Located on a Beautiful Corner Lot in the Heathcote Estate section of Scarsdale. This Stunning 9,022 sqft Georgian Colonial, With Exquisite Stone Exterior, Incorporates Classic Architectural Details With The Most Advanced, Non-Toxic Building Materials. Sophisticated Indoor Air and Water Purification and Filtration Systems. Magnificence Throughout With Bright/Expansive Rooms, High Ceilings, 4 FPL’s, All Wood Custom Cabinetry, Gourmet EIK w/Center Isld, Marble Cntrtops, Sub-Zero/Wolf/Bosch Appls. Adjoining Spacious FamRm w/FPL, FR Drs To Covered Veranda w/Wall Mounted Flat Screen TV. Stunning Master Suite w/Tray Ceiling/FPL, Spa-Like Bath & Huge WIC’s. Exquisitely Landscaped Grounds. Full House Generator. Smart Home Technology. This Thoughtfully Designed Residence is Not Only Grand & Luxurious, But Also Boasts “Way Beyond Green” Engineering For a Most Healthy and Energy Conscious Living Environment. Only 30 minutes to NYC Via Metro North.
There is nothing like this shingle style home by Paul Varsames in the heart of Rye on a rarely found .82 acres.This 7 BR & 8.5 BA residence is thoughtfully designed w/open floorplan & lux finishes.Chef’s kitchen will stun & the master bedroom suite offers a hotel like feel.Outfitted top to bottom w/high end extras such as a custom temp. controlled 900 bottle walnut wine cellar,butlers pantry w/full height Sub Zero wine refrig,custom cabinetry throughout & bathrooms worthy of a designer showcase w/ finishes from Walker Zanger, Ann Sacks and Waterworks.PVD’s hallmark mudroom is bigger & better w/builtin lockers w/a convenient full bath,while the low. lev. w/generous ceilings is an entertainers paradise w/full service bar, wine cellar, recreation room, gym & bedroom suite.The extensively landscaped property w/an estate like feel,offers room for a pool in a setting certain to impress w/hard to come by property w/a neighborhood feel.Too many extras to mention, this home deserves to be seen.
Simply sensational! This shingle style “Smart house” is the perfect balance of elegance and functionality, of formal and informal spaces. Built in 2013, this house was exquisitely constructed to the highest standards and boasts unparalleled attention to detail with custom finishes, materials and architectural interest. The exterior is as impressive as the interior with sparkling vanishing edge pool, spa, multiple flagstone terraces, level “ball field” back yard, accent lighting and incredible plantings, all completed in 2015. Set on 1.26 park-like acres on one of Rye’s most coveted lanes, the property is conveniently located within walking distance to downtown Rye as well as the high school, middle school and Midland elementary school.
Like many homeowners I noticed recently that my taxes were creeping up and I was certain my house was not at the value it once was. Kind of an annoying pill to swallow!
Not a sure thing but worth a shot!
So I enlisted the help of Jim Simmons of GMS Associates…boy am I glad I did. We were able to get our taxes grieved by about %13 …not bad right? Now you can only do this at certain points in the year. Usually in June. Get on it now or at least soon, maybe you can save some on taxes and make your house more appealing to a buyer.
Work with a professional and follow their lead, you will need an appraisal (they will give you a referral) and go from there…good luck.
“I will share an example of how frustrating it is:
There’s a house in Port Chester, 2400 SqFt, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, built in 1995 asking $480,000. Great condition, great space, great price. On a price per square feet basis, best value in town. The home has been listed with 4 different agents and has not sold. The issue? Taxes are $15,000. The town has the house assessed at $689,000. If the house can’t sell at $480,000, then logic says that the fair market value of the home is less than that, right? So where did the town come up with $689,000 and why don’t they lower automatically the same way they raised it automatically?”