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:
- System designed and installed by professional programmer
- 13 CAT 6 /telephone / video cable home-runs
- Buyer to receive ten complimentary hours of installers time
- 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.
- 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.
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”
- In ground sprinkler system zoned to water plantings and turf separately
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.
- New Italian hand cast raw brass sconces assembled by local supplier can be exchanged for other finishes.
Quarter sawn white oak throughout have a four coat poly finish
- 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.
- 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
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
- 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