House of the Week: Turn-of-the-Century Chappaqua Estate
Annual property taxes: $59,745
780 King St, Chappaqua
One of the last turn-of-the-century estates in Westchester, this private 11.5-acre compound includes a 15-room historic majestic manor house with a regal six-column front facade, a former carriage house (now used as an on-site business office), a caretaker’s cottage, and an in-ground pool with a pool house. “This beautiful, solid-constructed historic manor was built in the 1920s by one of the owners of a prominent twentieth century New York City Oppenheim Collins & Co department store, and is situated on more than 11 acres of tranquil gardens and woods in upscale Chappaqua,” says Petra Contrada, one of the property’s two listing agents. Updates over the years include an upscale eat-in-kitchen, luxury marble master bath, and have been integrated with architectural features like interior French doors, refinished hardwood flooring, high ceilings, pocket doors, decorative moldings, and distinctive fireplaces. “It’s less than an hour commuting distance from New York City and has been priced to allow updating to a new owner’s specific requirements and individual preferences,” adds Joseph Contrada. For more information, contact William Raveis Realty listing agents Petra and Joseph Contrada at (800) 818-4301 or visit www.thecontradagroup.com.
Bloomie’s Annual Rug Tent Event
Last chance to take advantage of Bloomingdale’s Annual Rug Tent Event to grab a great find before the popular sale ends on Monday, September 3. The yearly sale, famous for its thousands of unique, handmade oriental rugs offered at deep discounts of up to 75 percent, is easy to find—just look for the big tent in the Bloomingdale’s parking lot (175 Bloomingdale Rd). Tent sale hours: Monday through Wednesday and Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm; Thursday and Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; and Sunday, 11 am to 6 pm. For more information, call (914) 684-6200 or visit www.bloomingdales.com.
Annual Labor Day Antiques Fair at Lasdon Park
Photo courtesy of Cord Shows Ltd.
Where did summer go? How could we be lining up Labor Day activities so soon? But, since it’s here, there’s no better time to troll for antiques! Browse through up to 70 booths of the latest and trendy art and authentic antiques at the 28th annual Lasdon Labor Day Antiques Fair from 10 am to 5 pm on Monday, September 3, at Lasdon Park, Arboretum & Veterans Memorial (2610 Amawalk Rd, Rte 35, Katonah). Enjoy tasty edibles and live music while exploring the cross-section of fascinating finds in all price ranges, including oak furniture; antique hardware, lighting, and frames; French enamelware; hand-painted porcelain; vintage farm tools; Stangl pottery; folk art—you name it. Organized by Armonk-based Cord Shows Ltd., the rain or shine event also is an excellent opportunity to have your own antiques and collectibles professionally appraised by William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers & Auctioneers at $5 per item from 11 am to 3 pm (up to three items per turn). A plant sale runs simultaneously to benefit Friends of Lasdon. The $7 fair admission fee (free for children under 13) will contribute to the Glass House Fund at Lasdon. For more information, call (914) 273-4667 or visit www.cordshows.com.
Scarsdale Annual Art Show and Sale
Photo courtesy of Scarsdale Art Association
Painting by portrait and landscape artist Nancy Abbe
The Scarsdale Art Association’s Annual Outdoor Art Show and Sale will be held at Chase Park (32 Chase Rd, Scarsdale) on Saturday, September 8, and Sunday, September 9, from 10 am to 5 pm. (Rain dates are September 29 and 30). Chaired by Scarsdale-based artist Miriam Schulman, the event features one-of-a-kind works (for admiring and purchasing) by more than 40 participating area artists and a raffle of a Nancy Abbe painting. For more information, visit www.scarsdaleartassociation.com, or e-mail schulmanArt@yahoo.com.
Russel Wright House Tour
Photo courtesy of The Russel Wright Design Center
Labor Day weekend also might be the perfect opportunity to head to Garrison to tour the home, studio, and woodland garden of late pioneer modernist designer Russel Wright while there’s still time. A former theater designer and sculptor, Wright was known for his innovative and creative design concepts. Tours of Wright’s unique 75-acre property and designed landscape that he named Manitoga (listed on the National Register of Historic Places and named a National Historic Landmark) run rain or shine at 11 am on Fridays and 11 am and 1:30 pm on Saturdays and Sundays through October 28. The 90-minute tours start from Manitoga Guide House (584 Route 9D) beginning with a short documentary of Wright’s career, including his vision for Manitoga. Note: wear sturdy shoes for hiking and negotiating uneven ground. Tickets can be purchased at $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $5 for children 11 and under at www.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, call (845) 424-3812, or visit www.russelwrightcenter.org.
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