House of the Week: Grand Georgian Colonial
Annual property taxes: $76,000
10 Rockledge Rd, Harrison (Rye P.O.)
Grandeur. Elegance. Tranquility. They all live here. This newly built 12,500 square-foot stone and shingle Georgian Colonial is a showcase of fine detailing, from its grand entrance through its two acres of very private serene grounds, with towering mature trees. The two-story grand marble entry with its sweeping double bridal staircase gives the first hint of the light, airy design and meticulous details throughout, including carefully crafted moldings, high coffered ceilings, arched doorways, and eight fireplaces. Even a cooking novice would welcome spending time in the spacious gourmet eat-in-kitchen with its window-lined breakfast room, high-end amenities, and butler’s pantry. The seven bedrooms include a roomy, luxurious master bedroom suite with its own wet bar, fireplace, Onyx spa bathroom with a steam shower and Jacuzzi tub. Other special stand-outs: Lutron lighting control system; a full finished basement with a plush home theater, family/recreation room, fireplace, gym (can convert to an extra bedroom), wine cellar, and walk-out; and four-plus car garage. “This home is built to the highest standards on a street with other elegant and grand homes,” says listing agent Alix Prince. “Its features include a double winding staircase, fabulous kitchen and master suite, and one of the best movie theaters around.” The home to be built on the lot next door remains an unknown, but is expected to be as distinctive as its neighboring properties. For more information, contact Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty listing agent Alix Prince at (914) 673-9324 or visit www.alixprince.com.
ArtFull Living Designer Show House: Lunch & Lecture with Top Designers
Photo courtesy of Barbara Galazzo
The Lunch & Lecture series of the ArtFull Living Designer Show House continues on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm through August at Glassbury Court (3370 Albany Post Rd (Rte 9), Cold Spring), giving visitors a rare opportunity to get a personal perspective of participating top designers. The remaining lectures (at $40 each) feature Maryann Syrek, focusing on “Creating a Dialog between the Art in a Room: Know what and where to place it” on August 14; Nicole Ashley, leading a discussion on “From Concept to Reality: How to find your style and bring it to life” on August 21; and Charles K. Burleigh, taking participants “From Empty Box to Home” on August 28. The brainchild of glass artist Barbara Galazzo, the unique show house was launched by Cold Spring Arts and Glassbury Court to help novice fine art buyers visualize art in their own homes. The ArtFull Living Show House, a collaborative effort of artists and designers, will remain open Fridays through Tuesdays, from noon to 4 pm, through Sunday, September 9 and also includes a series of Conversations with Artists on Sundays. For more information and to reserve your seat, call (845) 265-3618 or visit www.artalongthehudson.com.
Architects, Interior Designers Learn Latest on Protecting Tile Work
If you’re in the home building business, you’ll appreciate the upcoming information session focused on Hydrotect technology, otherwise known as photocatalytic oxidation coating. For non-builders, that means a product that shields expensive tile work, making it easier to clean and more resistant to stains and bacteria. Architects and interior designers have a chance to get up to speed on this latest technology in one of three sessions sponsored by Murphy Brothers Contracting (416 Waverly Ave, Mamaroneck) on Wednesday, August 15: 9:30 am to 11 am, noon to 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm to 4 pm. In the sessions, Joe Pipitone, of Sophisticated Tile NY (which offers ceramic tile lines incorporating healthier technology) and Jeff Moen, of DSA Ceramics, will review the benefits and applications of the new approach that promotes air quality, addresses many health concerns, and diminishes cleaning and maintenance issues. The sessions qualify for CEU, SD, and HSW credits, and include a light brunch/lunch hosted by Sophisticated Tile NY. For more information or to reserve your seat, call (914) 777-5777 or e-mail email@example.com.
Save the Date: Furniture Sharehouse “Comforts of Home” Annual Benefit
October may seem like an eternity away, but now is the perfect time to put Furniture Sharehouse’s 5th Anniversary Gala on your calendar. This year’s Furnish a Family fundraiser (at $150 per guest) is set for Friday, October 26, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm, at the historic Larchmont Yacht Club (1 Woodbine Ave), and once again promises a host of highlights, including cocktails and comfort food, silent and live auctions, and unique designer vignettes using furniture items from the organization’s Westchester County Airport warehouse and staged by prominent area designers. Furniture Sharehouse, Westchester’s Furniture Bank, provides gently used furniture, free of charge, directly to Westchester families in need, helping them rebuild their lives. For more information, visit www.furnituresharehouse.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo courtesy of Furniture Sharehouse
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