House of the Week: Briarcliff Manor Grand Colonial
Annual property taxes: $67,934
290 Central Dr, Briarcliff Manor
With nearly 7,000 square feet of sophisticated living space, living the luxury life couldn’t be easier in this majestic custom brick Colonial in tony Briarcliff Manor. The home’s understated elegance is wrapped in custom detailing, including soaring ceilings, walnut-bordered oak floors, crown moldings, and a sweeping main staircase at the home’s entry. “It has such a graceful design including a beautiful state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen and a master suite sanctuary with its own private deck and a marble bath spa,” says listing agent Betsey Relyea. “The home’s effortless flow lends itself to large-scale entertaining indoors and out.” Indoor/outdoor entertaining comes naturally thanks to the interior design that features French doors opening from the living room to the family room, and breakfast nook to an expansive slate terrace overlooking the property’s 3.5 scenic acres. An unfinished walk-out lower level that adds an additional 2,000 square feet, easily accommodates a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, cedar closet, and lots of storage space. The main-floor master suite is designed for privacy, but splits the home’s six bedrooms between two floors. For more information, contact Houlihan Lawrence listing agent Betsey Relyea at (914) 715-1092 or visit www.betseyrelyea.houlihanlawrence.com.
Get Smitten with
Romantic Art Exhibit
The Elisa Contemporary Art turns to romance when its next exhibit, “Smitten,” opens on Monday, January 14, at Vintology Wine & Spirits (10 Palmer Ave, Scarsdale). The gallery’s tribute to romance will include works by four featured artists: New York photographer Jesse Kalisher, figurative artist Daryl Zang of Connecticut, Houston painter and sculptor Mitch McGee, and mixed media artist Franco DeFrancesca of Toronto. And if you find yourself smitten by the artwork on display, not to worry—all the works are available for purchase in a wide range of styles and pricing (from $150 to $9,200), giving lots of options to fit your style and budget. Before the exhibit’s February 16 closing, there will be a chance to mix and mingle with the artists at a special Champagne tasting on Saturday, February 9, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Exhibit hours are Monday through Wednesday (from 11 am to 7 pm), Thursday and Friday (from 10 am to 8 pm), Saturday (from 10 am to 7 pm), and Sunday (noon to 5 pm). For more information, call (212) 729-4974 or visit www.elisacontemporaryart.com.
Lunch & Learn About Energy Efficient Designs and Technologies
The next information session sponsored by Murphy Brothers Contracting and targeted to architects will focus on “Building Envelope Technologies for Energy Efficient Designs” at the Murphy Brothers Mamaroneck office (416 Waverly Ave). Interested participants have a choice of two sessions at 9:30 am or noon with a light brunch served at 9:15 am or lunch at 11:45 am. Bob Zavorskas, of Huber Engineered Woods, will review the current energy conservation codes and standards that affect building envelope performance (particularly air barrier technologies and components) and examine a variety of applications and approaches to improve energy efficiency and building envelope construction. Space is limited for the sessions that qualify for AIA-Sustainable Design credit. For more information or to reserve your spot, call RSVP at (914) 777-5777 or e-mail email@example.com.
Annual New York Ceramics Fair
While you’re looking for unique events to start the new year—consider The New York Ceramics Fair that brings together 36 distinguished international galleries under one roof—the Grand Ballroom of the Bohemian National Hall (home to the Czech Consulate), 321 East 73rd St. Featured works include high-end porcelain, pottery, glass, cloisonné, and enamels. The $20 admission fee through the run of the show (January 23 through January 27) includes an illustrated color catalog. Fair hours are 11 am to 7 pm Monday through Saturday and from 11 am to 4 pm on Sunday. For more information, call the sponsors, Caskey Lees, at (310) 455-2886 or go to www.caskeylees.com/NY_Ceramics/info.html.
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