House of the Week: 1928 English Country Manor
Annual property taxes: $70,015
125 Stratton Rd, New Rochelle
Considering the talented names associated with the property, like garden designer Clarence Fowler and architect Julius Gregory, it’s no wonder this commanding six-bedroom English country manor in the Sutton Farms section of New Rochelle oozes elegance from its grand gated entrance to the multiple colorful gardens that embellish the one-and-a-half-acre lush landscape. “It’s an unbelievable house,” says listing agent Mimi Magarelli. “What’s most impressive is the way it’s been lovingly taken care of. The current owners, who have been its caretakers for 20 years, restored it. For example, they replaced the 82 windows and were careful to keep a piece of antique glass in each window to replicate the original windows. They also carefully preserved the hand-pegged teak wood flooring with wide random width planks that gives the home a rich, soft feel. Despite the 8,000 square feet, the house feels comfortable. It’s a warm and inviting home.” Built in 1928, the manor features detail after detail of the period, including four ensuite bathrooms with original hand-painted vibrant tile work, six fireplaces, and fine millwork throughout. But, 1920s architecture doesn’t mean 1920s living. While restoring and preserving the home’s distinctive character, the owners also filled it with the form and function of today’s must-have comforts and conveniences, such as a full service gourmet kitchen with a Gaggenau cooktop with grill, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two wall ovens, two dishwashers, and a convection oven, a five-room master suite complete with his and her dressing rooms and a marble master bath with a Jacuzzi and separate steam shower, a two-room au pair suite, and a 10-room Bang & Olufsen audio system. The property has everything but the walking proximity to school, train, and shops. For more information, contact Julia B. Fee Sothebys International Realty listing agent Mimi Magarelli at (914) 715-3511 or visit www.125strattonrd.com.
Choice of Three Design Sessions
Architects and interior designers have their choice of any or all of three design sessions co-hosted by Murphy Brothers Contracting and Majestic Kitchens & Baths on Monday, July 16, at Majestic Kitchens & Baths (700 Fenimore Rd, Mamaroneck):
11 am: Specifying Emergency Generators for Your Residential Projects
Michael Liebler, of Power Performance Industries (www.ppipowersystems.com), will help participants understand the essentials of residential emergency generators, including a technical overview, how to size a generator, factory code compliance, and assessing the need for a generator, and where to place the units.
Noon: Designing Dedicated Theaters
Tom Howard, of Performance Imaging (www.performanceimaging.net), will cover basic definition of a dedicated home theater—what it is and what it isn’t, the science of “good sound,” common mistakes in designing theaters, and design considerations related to video, lighting, electrical, and safety and comfort. The session (eligible for AIA/ASID HSW CEU credit) also gives practical guidance on outfitting the room, from equipment to wall treatments to seating.
1:30 pm: Designing Wine Cellars
A session led by Evan Goldenberg, of Design Build Consultants (www.customwinecellars.com), focuses on current wine cellar design trends, customizing for space and budget, transforming unfinished and existing spaces, refrigeration, and sustainable design.
Space is limited for all three sessions. For more information or to reserve your seat, call (914) 777-5777 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jacques Jarrige Sculptural Functional Furniture Exhibit
Photo by Garret Linn, courtesy of Valerie Goodman Gallery
Last chance to see the one-of-a-kind distinctive sculptural, yet functional, furniture of artist-artisan Jacques Jarrige. The “Meanders”: Furniture in Movement exhibit runs through Friday, July 20, at the Valerie Goodman Gallery (315 E 91st St, Manhattan) known for presenting work by important contemporary French artists. The signature exhibit features Jarrige’s never-before-seen, functional art creations—including sculpted cabinets, room dividers, desks, and lighting—that the gallery describes as suggesting “both the uneven meanderings of nature and the sophisticated comfort of urban modernity.” Jarrige describes his creative process as starting with drawings then works with a variety of materials as needed, such as bending iron and sculpting wood, to bring his visions to life with whimsy and spirituality. The gallery is open Monday through Friday, 10:30 am to 5 pm, and by appointment. For more information, call (212) 348-2968 or visit www.valeriegoodmangallery.com.
Call for Design Award Entries
Photo courtesy of AIAWHV
Innis Arden Cottage, a 2011 Design Award Winner
This year’s Design Awards Program, sponsored annually by the American Institute of Architects Westchester & Hudson Valley (AIAWHV) is gearing up to honor projects demonstrating excellence in design—an architect’s chance to shine. Interested architects must register their projects by Sunday, July 15, in preparation for submitting entries by the August 13 deadline. The awards program recognizes projects that have made “a positive aesthetic and social contribution to the built environment, and as a result, have increased public awareness of quality architectural design.” Eligible projects range from built (if completed between January 2008 and August 2012) to un-built and other projects. Award-winning projects will be recognized at a gala award ceremony in November. For more information, including award categories, project criteria, guidelines, and forms for submitting entries, visit www.aiawhv.org or call (914) 232-7240.
July 4th Annual Antiques Show
Want to do something different on the Fourth? In addition to taking in your favorite fireworks, consider squeezing in a little antiquing at this traditional holiday event that’s marking 20 years and counting. You’ll find nearly 120 quality antiques and collectibles dealers on the front lawn of Stevens Memorial United Methodist Church (8 Shady Ln at the corner of Route 123 in South Salem). No worries about hunger stopping you in your tracks—food is available all day, beginning with an “all-you-can-eat” pancake breakfast (at $6 for adults, children $4) from 9 am to 11 am. Proceeds from the admission ($7 per person, children under 13 free) go to the church’s charitable work. Participants are urged to leave dogs at home, not in cars for the rain or shine event. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.cordshows.com.
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