House of the Week: 8-Acre Chappaqua Arts and Crafts Estate
Annual property taxes: $85,317
159 Campfire Rd, Chappaqua
There’s no shortage of impressive features in this eight-acre custom Chappaqua estate that features a 6,267 square-foot four-bedroom Arts and Crafts-style house custom built by the Greene and Greene architectural firm (associated with the Arts and Crafts movement) on the same foundation as the site’s original 1940s ranch, surrounded by lush grounds enhanced with a clay tennis court, in-ground pool with flagstone surround, and separate caretaker’s cottage. But what may be most impressive are the fine details and craftsmanship, including the mahogany front doors, an imported antique wooden interior door, stand-out Brazilian rosewood flooring throughout, a living room fireplace (one of three) with a mantle is said to be handcrafted by an artisan whose work has been connected to the White House, a wrap-around bluestone porch with a wisteria covered pergola, not to mention the panoramic views of the landscaped grounds. “It’s unusual in Chappaqua to have an eight-acre estate with both a pool and tennis court, as well as a caretaker’s cottage,” says listing agent Joanna Rizouollis. “It’s close to everything, but tucked away so you feel transported to another place and time. Every detail, including the materials used, is so well thought out and planned, like the beautiful 300-year-old stone imported from Italy, and the intricate stonework that makes the entryway so welcoming. You feel like you’re on vacation every time you drive you drive through the gates.” The bedrooms are separated in the home’s unusual design with the master bedroom and guest suites on the second floor and the remaining bedroom suites on the first floor. If eight acres aren’t enough, prospective buyers also have the option of purchasing an adjacent 13-acre parcel with a private lake that’s available separately. For more information, contact Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Joanna Rizoulis at (917) 359-7885 or visit www.joannarizoulis.juliabfee.com.
“Sell This House: Extreme” Series Gets Local Star
Photo courtesy of A&E Television Networks
A&E’s Emmy nominated “Sell This House: Extreme” series now has a local connection after signing on construction pro and Croton resident Charlie Frattini. Brooklyn-born Frattini, joins host Tanya Memme and designer Daniel Kucan and brings to the intervention team an in-your-face style that he attributes to his stint in the Marine Corps. Now expanded to a full hour in the current season (its second) that launched this month, the show will continue to focus on extreme renovation and home staging under high-pressure deadlines to help homeowners move their difficult-to-sell properties. With 25 years in the construction business, Frattini knows a thing or two about transforming properties. Previous high-profile projects include the restoration of the 1902 Enid Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Gardens and construction of the NYU Palladium dormitory, dining and athletic facility. Although he’s new to the show, this isn’t Frattini’s first television role—he first starred in Discovery Channel’s “Construction Intervention.”
Annual East Hampton Antiques Show
Photo courtesy of East Hampton Historical Society
Each year, fans of antiquing flock to East Hampton for fabulous finds. The popular East Hampton Antiques Show returns to the historic (circa 1680) Mulford Farm (10 James Ln in the heart of the village) for the sixth year on Saturday, July 21 (from 10 am to 6 pm) and Sunday, July 22 (from 10 am to 5 pm). Anyone eager to get first dibs on the goods should also consider attending a special preview cocktail party, hosted by designer and author Charlotte Moss, honorary chair, on Friday, July 20, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm. The show’s eclectic range of antiques and collectibles include vintage rattan and bamboo furniture, lighting, textiles, architectural elements, American formal and country painted furniture, period Art Deco and Art Moderne furniture, garden ornaments, wrought-iron accessories, industrial items, paintings, trade signs, period jewelry, weather vanes, and mirrors. Among the 25 prestigious interior designers serving on the show’s behind-the-scenes designing committee are Tom Scheerer, Marshall Watson, Tom Samet and Sharon Simonaire to name just a few. No need to worry about nourishment to sustain you through concentrated browsing—the show has planned for an on-site café with light breakfast and lunch options. Besides a break for eating, take time to take in the historic 3.5-acre property that features a restored 17th century farmhouse, along with several barns and outbuildings, considered to be among the oldest on eastern Long Island. Admission is $10 ($20 for the 9 am early buying hour). Tickets for the Friday night preview cocktail party, benefitting the East Hampton Historical Society, start at $150 per person and include return visits on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the East Hampton Historical Society at (631) 324-6850, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.easthamptonhistory.org.
Growing Monet’s Garden
If you’ve ever imagined your very own cutting garden in a style reminiscent of Claude Monet, here’s a chance to create one yourself. A special “Growing Monet’s Garden” workshop held in two sessions on Thursday, July 19, and Thursday, July 26, at the New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Blvd in the Bronx) will show you exactly how to grow, cultivate, and fertilize a diverse array of flowers and stake them in the garden. You’ll also leave with tips on the conditioning and care of cut flowers to extend their vase life. Participants in the hands-on class should dress for outdoor class time and be prepared to get their hands dirty. The course fee is $145 for non-members ($131 for members). For more information and to register, visit http://conted.nybg.org or call (800) 322-NYBG (6924).
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