Scarsdale – Tudor

5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bath
5,600 Sq. Ft.

Interior Framing Mechanicals Coldwell Banker Photos

A 1920’s English Tudor with an elegant distribution on both the first and second floor has been gutted, re-designed,  enlarged and re-built to a master-builder standard using uncommon materials and workmanship. The excellent location and beautiful original structure fed the builder’s passion for the project and resulted in the use of many long-lasting materials and expensive features not all of which meet the eye. The result is a warm traditional house, new from the framing out that will be extremely low maintenance.  Progress photos can be seen by clicking on the links above: outside, inside, framing, and mechanicals.
 

Construction highlights include:

COMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE

  • System designed and installed by professional programmer
  • 13 CAT 6 /telephone / video cable home-runs
  • Buyer to receive ten complimentary hours of installers time 

 

ROOF

  • All new Granville #1 slate roof installed on tongue and groove pine boards (as opposed to plywood)
  • Builder traveled to Vermont, purchased a combination of five slate colors, and hired a Granville crew of slate installers.
  • 4/12”-5” inch slate exposure takes longer to install but, makes for unique texture and highlights the sloped hips, ridges and valleys  that characterize the roof
  • All hips ridges, valleys and window wells flashed with either 20 oz copper or 18 oz lead coated copper. Ridges and hips are flashed with a presidential lap i.e. individually pieces of copper flashing for each slate.
  • All fascia boards have been replaced with old growth Eastern cedar milled from trees felled on site.
  • German 18 oz copper hangers, gutters, baskets and leaders are the best money can buy.
  • All water from the roof is piped via 6” solid PVC to a massive system of subterranean chambers in the rear of the house.
  • The result should be a 100 year roof.
  • A pallet of the Granville slate is stored on site; should there ever be any damaged slates repair will be unnoticeable.

 

EXTERIOR  

  • All original stucco was removed and replaced  with a traditional 3 coat stucco application;
  • Stucco color was derived from mixing of “blue” and white cement as opposed to paint; this is the longest lasting method.
  • All exterior wood is either white oak or eastern cedar milled from trees felled on site.
  • All original chimney brick and exterior stone painstakingly tuck-pointed to last for another 80 years.
  • The combination of slate roof, copper gutters, baked on enamel metal windows and traditional stucco make this an exceptionally low maintenance house.

 

WINDOWS

All new (100) extruded aluminum windows custom-made by prominent NYC commercial window manufacturer. Prior to purchase, builder inspected 12 thousand square foot Tudor residence in Old Greenwich with the same windows, 12 years after their installation.    

  • Long lasting factory baked on enamel paint
  • Low e thermo-pane glass for energy efficiency and screening of harmful ultra-violet light that erodes wood and paint finishes
  • Leaded glass mullions applied by Rolf’s in Mount Vernon ( one of the leading leaded glass studios in the country)
  • Durable,  attractive chrome hardware;  “windows  open and close like a Mercedes Benz door”

 

LANDSCAPING

  • In ground sprinkler system zoned to water plantings and turf separately

 

INTERIOR

NEW AND OLD “ROUGH” CONSTRUCTION
House was gutted and a two-story addition at back of the house, that encompasses the family room and master bedroom, was seamlessly meshed with the existing structure.

  • Expensive LVL floor framing (will not shrink two or three years after completion).
  • Steel beams hold up the opening between family room and kitchen
  • Any questionable framing in the old areas of the house replaced or reinforced.
  • All new electrical wiring, plumbing, central heating, HVAC, communications and security system infra-structure installed
  • All exterior walls insulated

 

FINISH WORK AND CARPENTRY

Uncommon moldings custom milled from old growth trunks to match the existing molding

  • Plaster and skim coated walls throughout.
  • Four large oak trunks 28”-34” in diameter were brought to the site, quarter-sawn and air-dried for six weeks. Builder then sent Lumber to be kiln dried and custom milled in up-state NY.
  • Window, door, crown, picture, base and other moldings stained to match existing moldings
  • Custom turned white oak spindles on stairway to lower area match the original center hall staircase.
  • Combination of high quality material and three coat hand rubbed oil finish applied to old and new makes new and old moldings indistinguishable.

 

LIGHTING

  • New Italian hand cast raw brass sconces assembled by local supplier can be exchanged for other finishes.

 

HARDWOOD FLOORS

Quarter sawn white oak throughout have a four coat poly finish

 

KITCHEN

  • Custom Quality quarter-sawn white oak cabinets, that include true divided light German glass panels, made to match builder’s moldings
  • Oak shelved pantry
  • Granite counter surfaces
  • Combo six burner Viking cook-top and stove
  • Thermador convection oven, micro-wave and heating drawer
  • Two door 36” Sub- zero refrigerator with oak panel doors 
  • Two Bosch dishwashers with oak panel doors
  •  Under-light counter lights leave custom back splash clean and with plentiful electrical outlets out of sight.

 

BATHS

  • Designed and furnished by Waterworks of Scarsdale
  • Custom Vanities from Quality Cabinets with stone countertops
  • Master bath has radiant heated floor
  • High end tile and fixtures throughout

 

MECHANICAL SYSTEM

6 zone heating and air-conditioning, four separate air handlers, three 15 SEER compressors

  • Humidifier feature to preserve fine furniture and art work
  • Radiant floor heating in master bath; radiators in cellar  habitable space
  • Aquastat provides continuously available hot water in all baths

 

BASEMENT

  • 900 square feet of clear  living space connected to kitchen via open staircase
  • Full bath
  • Private entrance

 

WINE STORAGE AREA

  • Potential  storage for approximately 1000 bottles 
  • Stone and stucco walls
  • Slate floor
  • No windows, naturally cool and humid
  • Delivered as is