R5 Specialities Listings

Animal Deterrents

 Teich Garden Systems

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South Salem

(914) 533-2484

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This company’s enclosed garden system uses a natural-looking webbing to surround gardens, allowing plants and vines to climb as they would a trellis (no obtrusive metal fences here). The most popular-size garden enclosure (12 feet by 16 feet) costs $4,900; prices vary depending on size and site requirements.

 Nature Technologies

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(914) 741-9280


If you’re tired of your hostas disappearing, Nature Technologies can strategically install speakers in your yard that transmit ultrasonic sound waves to drive deer away. Installation carries a one-time charge of around $1,000; a monthly service contract averages $100 (all depending upon how many units you purchase). Nature Technologies provides ongoing 24/7 support.


Architectural Hardware

 Canaan Distributors

20 Largo Pk, Stamford, CT

(203) 356-1000


It’s tricky finding glass knobs that match the originals in an old Victorian. Canaan Distributors can reproduce those heirlooms so even your octogenarian aunt can’t tell the difference. (Canaan restores old hardware, too.) The shop manufactures custom pieces in brass, bronze, and titanium and also represents companies such as Accurate, Ashley Norton, and Valli & Valli (among others). It also vends custom wood and hollow metal doors.

 Katonah Architectural Hardware

143 Katonah Ave, Katonah

(914) 232.7796


For more than 25 years, Katonah Architectural Hardware has supplied both door and cabinet hardware—and recently, plumbing fixtures and accessories.


Building Materials

 New Castle Building

535 Old Tarrytown Rd, White Plains

(914) 948-6363

16 Muller Ave, Norwalk, CT

(203) 229-0448

4336 Bronx Blvd, Bronx, NY

(718) 994-5010



This near-century-old, family-owned and operated business evolved from a sheet-metal manufacturer to a major distributor of building products, specializing in roofing materials. New Castle Building works with asphalt, cedar, slate, and tile roofs, as well as siding, windows, gutters, decking and railings, and masonry.




81 Pondfield Rd, #134, Bronxville

(914) 509-6106


Savaspace, a company that specializes in restoring delaminated concrete surfaces, offers a polished concrete floor which gives floors the sheen and luster of granite and marble (check out Savaspace’s website for proof).


Custom Home Building

 Atlantic Custom Homes

2785 Route. 9, Cold Spring, NY

(888) 558-2636/(845) 265-2636


Atlantic Custom Homes is an independent distributor of custom-designed Lindal Cedar Homes, the world’s largest manufacturer of cedar homes, recognized for its signature post-and-beam designs and use of quality building materials. Atlantic holds open houses, home shows, and home-building seminars throughout the year, so you can walk around a cedar home before jumping into one.


Decorative Painters

 Beaux Arts Studio

49 High St, Katonah

(914) 232-4720


Husband-and-wife Tim Eaton and Elisabeth Gogois specialize in decorative arts, murals, custom painting, portraits, faux painting, etc. The first hour of a site visit is offered at no charge; any additional hours of consultation are billed at $100 an hour. Members: Painting and Decorating Contractors of America

 Deb Ryan Designs, LLC

Greenwich, CT

(914) 494-8052/(203) 531-4058


Deb Ryan does everything from traditional and decorative painting to murals, Venetian plaster, faux finishing, and Christmas decorating (both indoor and outdoor).

 DeersTooth Murals

10 Cedar St, Dobbs Ferry

(914) 674-6413


Artist Lisa Samalin of DeersTooth Murals, who’s had vast experience in fine and commercial art, today applies her gifts to residential and commercial murals. If you drop by the DeersTooth studio (open to the public Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm), you’ll be swept away: the entire street level is covered with her murals.

 Jo Jayson Arts

(914) 698-0016


A professional muralist and decorative artist for 15 years, Jayson trained in fine arts and figurative painting in her native UK. She has extensive experience with murals, trompe l’oeil, and faux finishes.

 Hope McAdam Decorative Design

7 Farrington Ave, Sleepy Hollow

(914) 631-5765

McAdam, a textile designer for 20 years, is an accomplished muralist. 

 Miro Art Interiors

704-A Locust St, Mount Vernon 

(914) 237-6306


Along with restoration, Miro Art offers decorative painting in a variety of styles and decorative finishes including faux marble, stone, wood, and even fabric.


Fireplace Retailers

 Fire Glow Distributors, Inc.

2989 Navajo St, Yorktown

(914) 248-7775


Along with wood, pellet, and gas stoves, you’ll find plenty of accessories, including grates and glass doors. Chimney products are available, too.

 Fireplace & Patio Shoppe

369 White Plains Rd, Eastchester

(914) 337-5301


The Fireplace & Patio Shoppe offers custom fireplaces, plus fireplace mantels and accessories, teak and aluminum patio furniture (all year ’round), and grills and barbeque accessories. The company is an authorized Weber dealer and service center.

 Home & Hearth

2090 E Main St, Cortlandt Manor

(914) 734-9773


A visit to the Home & Hearth gallery is a walk through historic Americana with coal, gas, and pellet stoves, traditional fireplaces, and accessories from the early-20th century right up to the latest high-tech gas grills. Home & Hearth also carries hard-to-find wood pellets for pellet stoves.

 Kelloggs & Lawrence

26-30 Parkway, Katonah

(914) 232-3351


Goll-eee! Kelloggs & Lawrence is a virtual trip back to Mayberry. This 117-year-old store carries a vast assortment of items, from home hardware to paint, plumbing to electrical supplies, as well as fireplace doors and accessories.

 Wittus Fire by Design

40 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge 

(914) 764-5679


If you’re a modernist who just can’t find a contemporary fireplace, consider Wittus Fire by Design. The showroom carries European stoves with sleek designs. The company’s smokin’ products were featured on HGTV’s Hot Grills Cool Patios special.


Garage Doors

 Duchess Overhead Garage

40 Arlington Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY

(845) 471-1130

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