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No Budget for a Custom Kitchen? No Problem

A Great, Recent Article From The New York Times:

“People often assume that getting a gorgeous kitchen like the ones they see in design magazines would require draining their bank account. And often, they’re right: Building a custom kitchen with upscale materials and finishes can easily run into six figures.

What they might not realize is that there are cost-saving alternatives that can deliver a high-end look for a fraction of the price. One of the most popular, employed by a number of architects and designers, is building a kitchen with Ikea cabinets and then covering those cabinets with custom doors, drawer fronts and panels from companies like Reform, Semihandmade and Kokeena.”

“Ikea makes a great box,” said John McDonald, the founder and chief executive of Semihandmade, a company based in Monrovia, Calif. And inside its Sektion cabinets, he added, Ikea “uses the best hardware you can get…..”

Link to the full New York Times article:

No Budget For A Custom Kitchen, No Problem

Contact me for more information about the expected Rate Of Return on your investment, at resale, for typical upgrades to your home, including the all important kitchen and bath.

The Rivertowns Holiday Trolley is Saturday, December 7

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The Rivertowns Holiday Trolley

Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty in Dobbs Ferry is sponsoring the Rivertowns Holiday Trolley, on Saturday, December 7. The office will be giving out candy canes and free, holiday basket raffle tickets. Have a photo taken with Santa, next door at the firehouse and watch the holiday tree lighting. Nothing like that small town appeal with big time charm at BHG Rand Realty, 108 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry NY.
See the link for full details and the trolley schedule, with participating Rivertowns shops and restaurants: Rivertowns Trolley

For a list of homes for sale in Dobbs Ferry: Dobbs Ferry Homes For Sale

For information about Dobbs Ferry, see the village website: Village of Dobbs Ferry

Grand Re-Opening; 26 New Rental Units In Dobbs Ferry NY

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381 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry NY

Only 4 brand new 1 bedroom units are still available, in this iconic, pre-War landmark building, at the most convenient location in Dobbs Ferry. Each residence boasts stainless appliances; gas range, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, granite counter tops and new bathrooms. Coupled with all the charm of yesteryear including terrazzo hallways, gleaming, original, ribbon inlaid hardwood floors and 9′ ceilings. Great security with new key fob entry and video. All new electric in each unit and a new laundry room. 4 blocks to Metro North commuter train. Across the street from Stop and Shop and convenient to all the chic restaurants and shopping in the village. Future plans include a gym and roof deck with river views. Free overnight parking within two blocks. Pets are allowed. Priced at $1999 month. 381 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry NY

2/5/2020 Now Fully Rented. Contact me for other available rentals: 914-960-3837 cell

More Information About Dobbs Ferry NY

 

Irvington NY Featured in The New York Times

Scott3 (1)22 Hudson Avenue, Irvington $449,900

The New York Times Real Estate Section recently espoused the benefits of  living in Irvington NY. A brief quote was:

“A small town with a progressive attitude, Irvington offers residents a sense of community and history — as well as proximity to the Hudson River……According to data from the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, as of July 23 there were 53 single-family homes on the market, from a 948-square-foot, two-bedroom, 1926 Bungalow listed at $449,000, to an 11,653-square-foot, Eight-Bedroom Gated Colonial Built in 1929 for $4,950,000. There was one condominium, listed for $595,000, and 10 cooperative apartments, priced from $199,000 to $799,000.For the 12-month period ending July 23, the median sales price for a single-family home was $1,325,000, up from $1,192,500 during the previous 12 months. The median price for a condominium was $660,000, down from $675,250 the previous year; for a co-op, it was $245,000, up from $187,000 the year before…”

For a full list of homes for sale in Irvington NY see: Homes For Sale in Irvington NY

See the full New York Times article here: Irvington NY, A Walkable Village With Striking Manhattan Views

If you are looking to buy or sell real estate in The Rivertowns, let your #1 Rivertowns Real Estate Resource help. Call me to discuss all your real estate needs at 914-960-3837, or contact me thru the form below:

Hastings-on-Hudson Summer Music Series 

Hastings-on-Hudson Summer Music Series

Stop down to Hastings-on-Hudson’s inaugural River Spirit Summer Music Series Tuesdays and enjoy a cool, summer evening on the Hudson, in MacEachron Waterfront Park. Hastings-on-Hudson now joins Dobbs Ferry’s long standing, Wednesday Summer Music Series,
The Hastings-on-Hudson, Tuesday series, from 7PM – 9PM, is already well underway, with only 5 events left. Tonight’s performer is Wess Meets West who infuse elements of electronic music and post rock to blend otherworldly soundscapes. Please park in the Zinsser Commuter Lot across from the Hastings-on-Hudson train station. If there are no spaces available, please cooperate with police and event staff who will direct you to available parking, free after 6PM. Also, free shuttle service is available from 6PM – 9PM. The shuttle will run in a loop from the Zinsser Commuter Lot to the park. You may bring food and beverages to the event, however they will also be available for purchase. Should you wish for a slightly more formal way to enjoy the show, a great place might be at a table, outdoors, in the garden at Harvest on Hudson, directly adjacent to the park, a proud sponsor of the event.
On September 8 there will be the Grand Finale – The River Spirit Music & Arts Festival, a full-day event at Draper Park, also in Hastings-on-Hudson. The September 8 event requires tickets, which range in price from $10 – $15 for children to $35 for adults. Children under 5, free.

See you there!

More information can be found at: River Spirit Summer Music Series

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42 Houses For Sale In Dobbs Ferry

Housing inventory is up in Dobbs Ferry. With the average number of homes listed for sale in Dobbs Ferry in the first quarter of 2018 set at 28, there were nearly double the number of homes listed for sale in the second quarter, with 52 houses. Allowing for homes that have since sold quickly, those off the market or those currently under contract and waiting to close, there are currently 42 homes for sale in Dobbs Ferry. They range from a “Handyman’s Special” listed for $374,900 on the low end and range up to a $3,495,000 home on the high end.

For a complete list, with all pertinent details and photos, see:
42 Houses For Sale in Dobbs Ferry

 

For more information on any of these homes or to schedule a showing, please contact me at 914-960-3837 or fill out the contact form below.

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Waterfront Dining In The Rivertowns

Summer is here and the living is easy. A great way to escape the heat is to stop down at your local waterfront restaurant and enjoy the waterborne breezes that are always cooler than anywhere else in the Rivertowns of Westchester County. A brief rundown of your Rivertowns waterfront dining options, from south to north, for 2018:

Forty North Restaurant

40 North Restaurant, in Hastings-on-Hudson has a 100 seat dining room with an adjoining deck for beautiful waterfront dining, re-opened under new management. Their venue is available for celebrations and has re-opened for dinner. The new owners have taken advantage of the beautiful Hastings-on-Hudson waterfront and water views to create a menu that celebrates the beautiful, bountiful, Caribbean. 914-274-8655
Forty North Restaurant

Harvest On Hudson Restaurant

Harvest on Hudson is located in the village of Hastings On Hudson, right on the Hudson River in Westchester, NY. The flagship restaurant of the Fort Pond Bay Company, the Harvest on Hudson waterfront location offers patio dining, an organic vegetable and herb garden, stone fireplace, a classy bar and lounge, view of the sunset over the Palisades and more. Chef David Amorelli creates authentic gourmet Italian cuisine, inspired by their fully-functional garden and local produce. Harvest on Hudson can also accommodate your dining experience for any private event. 914-418-5724
Harvest on Hudson Restaurant

Half Moon Restaurant

Half Moon is the newest addition to the Fort Pond Bay Company family, serving casual yet sophisticated American cuisine. Located in Dobbs Ferry, NY on the Dobbs Ferry waterfront, Half Moon has become a Westchester favorite for enjoying steaks, raw bar, and fresh Montauk seafood with a view, sipping a specialty cocktail at their outside bar, or even attending a special private event. Free Docking is available for boats at the adjacent Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park. 914-693-4130
Half Moon Restaurant

Red Hat Restaurant

Nestled on the Irvington waterfront, Red Hat on the River is a French-American modern bistro which has been serving satisfied diners since 2007. There’s hardly a seat in the house that does not offer a spectacular view of the beautiful Hudson River. Banquettes and a pewter bar accent the space, while the walls of this 100-year old renovated factory building are adorned with WPA-era art evoking a feeling of a turn of the century Parisian bistro. 914–591-5888
Red Hat Restaurant

Sambal Restaurant

While not directly waterfront (separated by a short parking lot) the expansive, second story deck at Sambal Restaurant has great water views and Hudson breezes. From the restaurants web site“We bring you the freshest organic ingredients, exotic herbs and spices from Thailand and Malaysia. The cooking process combines the high heat of the wok with constant agitation to create flavors and textures that are crisp, sharp yet complex. The fragrant and aromatic cuisine in a sophisticated, elegant ambiance helps us assure that you have a memorable dining experience. We look forward to serving you here soon.” 914-478-2200
Sambal Restaurant

Sunset Cove Restaurant

It’s hard to believe, but the views of the majestic Hudson, the sparkling lights of the Tappan Zee Bridge and soaring Palisades take a backseat to the masterful Italian Cuisine that awaits here on the Tarrytown waterfront. The outstanding culinary staff tap into their creativity and flair when presenting such entrees as house favorite Chicken Scarpriello served alongside a flavorful Day Boat Scallops Entree. Located in the Washington Irving Boat Club at 238 Green Street in Tarrytown, NY. From February through December, lunch is served Monday through Saturday, 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday 5:00 until 10:00 PM, and 5:00 until 11:00 PM Friday and Saturday. Brunch is available on Sunday, 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday Dinner is served from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Free guest docking is available. 914-366-7889 
Sunset Cove Restaurant

Barley On The Hudson Restaurant

Located in the old Striped Bass space at 236 West Main Street, next to Tarrytown Marina — which had been vacant since Hurricane Sandy left it severely damaged in 2012 — Barley on the Hudson is the seafaring sister outpost of Barley House, a popular tavern in Thornwood. Free guest docking is available. 914-418-5724
Barley On The Hudson Restaurant

Hudson Farmer And The Fish Restaurant

Hudson Farmer & The Fish is the southern showcase of the northern farm and restaurant in Purdy’s NY, bringing a New England feel to the Hudson waterfront. Situated on the Riverwalk in Sleepy Hollow, their menu features seasonal specialties from their farm, along with a full raw bar, pizza and innovative interpretations of your favorite seafood classics. Daily deliveries combine with the freshest gifts of the sea, supplied by Downeast Seafood for a true farm to table experience. Hudson Farmer & The Fish features an open kitchen with a chef’s counter, seasonal outdoor dining overlooking the Hudson River and a private back dining room for up to 16 guests. 914-631-8380
Hudson Farmer And The Fish Restaurant

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