House of the Week: Katonah Cape
Annual property taxes: $23,854
52 Lake Rd, Katonah
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This 11-room Cape Cod set on over two-and-a-half acres offers lots of unexpected surprises including nearly 5,000 square feet of living space, a professional grade chef’s kitchen, wood-paneled study, two fireplaces, ten-foot ceilings, and architectural details that deliver interesting nooks and angles, custom crown moldings and trim, and spectacular reservoir views. “This L-shaped house has a very sophisticated layout—it’s an entertainer’s delight,” says listing agent Hope Mazzola. “It overlooks the water with doors from nearly every room leading to the patios outside. The oversized kitchen, living room, and dining room are designed perfectly to accommodate large parties comfortably.” The home’s unique design also boasts a main-floor master bedroom suite with a luxurious master bath and a two-bedroom suite with its own separate living room on the other side. Two of the home’s five bedrooms are in a separate guest wing that may be a better configuration for older than younger children, but has the potential to be connected through a hallway upstairs. For more information, contact William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance listing agent Hope Mazzola at (914) 714-0090 or visit www.raveis.com.
Westchester Spring Home Show
It’s a new year with new beginnings—the perfect time to consider new updates for your home and the Westchester Spring Home Show is the perfect place to turn for new ideas and inspiration. The annual event, held at Pace University (861 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville) from 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday, January 12, and 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, January 13, features hundreds of exhibitors under one roof showcasing a whole host of products and services (many with special discounts), including resources for air conditioning, kitchens, bathrooms, air filtration, landscaping and design, appliances, lawn services, lighting, art and home accessories, lumber, awnings, masonry products, and outdoor play systems. Architects, builders, renovation experts, landscapers, contractors, energy consultants, and mortgage specialists will be on hand to offer tips and answer questions. Best of all—admission is free. For more information, visit www.acshomeshow.com.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Ridge Hill Immortalizes Lyndhurst Estate
When the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester asked Facebook fans to vote for the Westchester and New York City landmarks they most wanted immortalized in LEGO bricks, the response was loud and clear—the historic Lyndhurst gothic estate overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown tied with the iconic Grand Central Terminal for the top spot. As a result, both landmarks will be built entirely from LEGO blocks and featured in the Miniland exhibit when the LEGO family attraction, featuring more than three million LEGO bricks, opens at Ridge Hill in Yonkers on March 29. In addition to Lyndhurst and Grand Central Terminal, landmark contenders included Statue of Liberty, Yankee Stadium, Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, the George Washington Bridge, Rockefeller Plaza, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and Citi Field. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LDCWestchester or www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/westchester.
WAC This Way for a Fun Frick Collection Tour
If you appreciate art and history, you’ll want to carve out time for the Westport Art Center’s next “WAC This Way” behind-the-scenes art tour of The Frick Collection on Thursday, January 10, from 11 am to 12:30 pm. The guided tour gives a rare chance to explore the highlights of the elegant museum that’s housed in a former New York City mansion (1 East 70th St) and features exceptional works from the Renaissance through the late nineteenth century. The Westport Art Center’s “WAC This Way” art tours offer insider access public and private art collections in New York and Connecticut. For more information or to reserve your spot at $75 per person ($60 for Westport Art Center members), call (203) 222-7070 or go to westportartscenter.org/learn/adult/cat.listevents/2012/12/27/.
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