They say a person’s home is their castle, and while the castle market in Westchester is surprisingly greater than “zero,” not everyone can afford their own parapet. A few developers, however, are looking to broaden our market for high-class living.
Kingfield – Rye Brook
Let’s start with the most regal-sounding development on our list, shall we? When completed, Kingfield will feature 110 residences spread over 31 acres of lush landscapes, ponds, and walking trails. 75 connected townhomes will start in the mid-$900k range, while 25 freestanding single-family homes will start around $1.4 million. (There will also be ten “affordable homes,” according to broker and Director of Sales Joshua Rogull.) Floor plans will be between 2400 and 4500 sq ft, while amenities include two-car garages, high-end appliances, walk-in closets and dressing rooms, and in some cases ground-floor master suites and elevators for accessibility.
The property will also feature a 4400 sq ft. “mid-century modern” styled clubhouse with a great room, fireplaces, spa, fitness room, and yoga studio, all adjacent to the pool. While the exteriors shoot for a more modern look, interiors are by NYC-based international design firm Gabellini-Sheppard. Sales will begin shortly, and homes are expected to be available starting in January. To get a rough idea of the variety of floor plans available, check out Sun Home’s latest development in Darien, CT.
Watermark Pointe – New Rochelle
This $100 million project includes nine four-story buildings of condominiums along the Long Island sound on the Davenport Neck Peninsula, totaling 72-unit units when completed. (25 Phase 1 units were already sold by last fall, with Phase 2 hitting the market in winter.)
Each home will feature either two bedrooms and a den or three bedrooms, as well as a great room, fireplaces, large kitchens with spacious center islands, and high-end appliances, as well as 30 ft. terraces overlooking the sound. Complex perks include secure lobbies, an indoor parking garage, waterside pool, and an adjacent clubhouse boasting its own bar, fireplace, television and seating area, and exercise room.
Fort Hill Apartments at the Abbey Inn – Peekskill
At the Northern end of Westchester, Ginsberg Development Companies (GDC) broke ground back last June on this massive transformation of the former Saint Mary’s convent site in Peekskill. By the time they’re done, the area will be comprised of 178 luxury one-, two-, and three-bedroom rental units in a quad of three five-story buildings, with a “wooded knoll” in the center. The rentals will include access to a fitness center, clubroom, pool, and (in appropriately-oriented cases) views of the Hudson.
GDC also donated some 52 acres of land to expand Fort Hill Park and create new hiking trails. The former convent building itself will be renovated into a 42-room hotel to be the eponymous “Abbey Inn,” including a spa and restaurant, and featuring the Chapel as a prominent event space. Fort Hill residents will even receive special discounts at the aforementioned businesses. All-in-all, the community is being billed as a “tourist destination” that meshes new commercial and residential ventures with the 19th century architecture of its existing surroundings.
Despite its size, the project is only expected to cost about $64.5 million. Leasing is slated to begin in spring 2018.