Buy or Rent Edgemont Contemporary, Hurricane Sandy Response Continues, “Holiday Through the House” Event at Scarsdale Woman’s Club

House of the Week: Buy or Rent Edgemont Contemporary

$1.185 million or $6,850/month

Annual property taxes: $31,631

34 Penny Ln, Edgemont (Scarsdale P.O.)

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Luckily, there are two options for making this five-bedroom contemporary Edgemont ranch your home—rent or buy. “It’s truly an unexpected jewel in Edgemont,” says listing agent Caren Manne. “The open and spacious floor plan offers ideal living space, which is perfect for indoor and outdoor entertaining. The one-half acre of park-like grounds includes a lush lawn, heated pool, hot tub, waterfall, deck, and patio.” The stand-out features continue inside with vaulted ceilings, a sleek and airy gourmet kitchen, a spacious lower-level family/game room, and recently updated four full bathrooms and refinished hardwood floors. Though the five bedrooms are split with three on the lower level and two on the upper level, the layout makes room for plenty of storage, including two walk-in master bedroom closets and a dressing room. For more information, contact Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty listing agents Caren Manne at (914) 282-7451 or Andrea Weiss at (914) 324-4505, or visit     


Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Response of Home Industry Continues

Following Hurricane Sandy, help from the home industry for those in need continues. The latest: In response to Sandy’s devastation, three local professional stagers are teaming up to give back in the way they know best—through their talents and services. Thanks to their creativity and unique “Will Work for Food” program, you can spruce up your home space or prepare it to sell while also directly contributing to hurricane recovery. From now to November 30, these home stages (certified by the Accredited Staging Professionals) are waiving their fees on a limited number of one-hour consults in exchange for an immediate $100 donation to the American Red Cross. The program works in three easy steps:

  • Using the links below, review each stager’s specialties to choose your preferred professional and service.
  • Contact that stager as soon as possible to set up your appointment by November 30.  (Appointments will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.)
  • At the end of your consult, donate a check made out to the American Red Cross for a minimum of $100, which will then be mailed in an official Red Cross pre-addressed envelope.
Allison Segreto, owner of Mission: Organization <>, offers home and office organizing, decorating, and home staging services to clients in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties with a mission of “Simplify Organize Stage.” Contact: (845) 528-2444

Denise Hoffmann, owner of Cameo Home Staging and Mahopac/Carmel and Yorktown Chamber of Commerce member, offers real estate staging and home design services in Westchester, Dutchess, and Putnam counties. Contact: (914) 497-0924

Marie Graham, founder of The Refreshed Home <>, promotes “good plans, wise decisions so you can get on with your life” and offers interior decorating, home staging and project coordination in lower Westchester and Fairfield counties. Contact:   (914) 607-2895


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Furniture Sharehouse: The organization also is still accepting monetary and furniture donations to help Westchester families whose homes have been destroyed or flooded in the hurricane. And, with one day to go, there’s still time to cast your vote to help Furniture Sharehouse win a $25,000 grant before daily voting ends Wednesday, November 21. Winning the grant would enable Furniture Sharehouse to help more than 80 families in need. Furniture Sharehouse founder Kate Bialo is one of ten women recognized for their efforts in serving their communities and selected as a 2012 Woman of Worth. In an online contest sponsored by L’Oréal Paris, if Bialo receives the most daily online votes by November 21, the $25,000 grant would be presented to Furniture Sharehouse. To vote for Bialo and Furniture Sharehouse funds, go to For more information about Furniture Sharehouse and details on donating, visit

REMINDER: If you have home-bound survival tips you’d like to share to help homeowners be better prepared (and equipped!) to weather severe storms sans power and heat, please send them to We’ll highlight samples of what has worked for others in a future blog.


Holiday through the House Boutique

Interested in getting a head start on holiday shopping with interesting, one-of-a-kind gifts, carve out time for the “Holiday Through the House” event at the Scarsdale Woman’s Club (37 Drake Rd, Scarsdale) on Wednesday, November 28, from 1 pm to 4:30 pm. The annual festivities feature table arrangement displays; pottery exhibits; a holiday boutique with treasures from the attic, wreathes, and pottery for sale; and entertainment by the Scarsdale Woman’s Club Choral Singers. For more information, call (914) 723-0024.

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