Wonderfully Restored North-side Victorian

This exceptional North side Victorian residence offers the perfect blend of wonderfully restored original details along with beautifully renovated interior and exterior living spaces.  This home's warm and inviting floor plan boasts high ceilings, well proportioned rooms, and terrific flow well suited for modern day living.  Upon entering this home, an impressive entrance hall with stone fireplace, stunning staircase, and leaded glass turret opens to the library, dining room, great room and kitchen.  On the first floor, entertaining and family comfort are both served in a large great room with fireplace, bay window and French doors to the side porch.  The library is light-filled with a fireplace, cozy window seats and built-in bookshelves with sliding library ladder on a brass rail.  A large formal dining room with fireplace connects to a butler's pantry and a state-of-the-art kitchen adorned with unique and eclectic finishes.  This professionally designed kitchen, rich in contemporary details and exquisite finish work offers a pressed tin ceiling, butcher block islands, and a blend of marble, oak and stainless steel countertops.  The second floor has a stunning master suite with fireplace, separate sitting room/office with fireplace, a fabulous custom designed closet/room, and an elegant spa-like master bath fitted with luxurious amenities.  A guest bedroom en suite, and separate au pair quarters en suite with laundry and back staircase, are also found on this level.  The third floor opens to a large, sky lit play room, computer alcove, three additional bedrooms, and two additional bathrooms.  The lower level offers a home theater, music room, recreation and exercise rooms, powder room, and a large mud room with direct entry from an oversized three car garage.  This home is majestically set on 1.55 level acres of professionally landscaped property.  An expansive and exceptionally private back yard, offers a large play area and fire pit making outdoor living is as easily enjoyed as indoor living. Located within close proximity to town, NYC transportation, major highways and airports, one can truly have it all with this special home!


2006 Kitchen Addition and Renovation

            Architect: Arthur Manns Harden
            Interior Design: Martha Witmer
            Kitchen Designer: Living Spaces, Inc.- Jacque Lindstrom
            Builder: Hofmann Design, Build

  • New bay windows and French doors to walk out to deck and grill area
  • Walk-in pantry with pocket doors
  • Viking range and oven, 2ndconvection oven and microwave
  • Viking refrigerator
  • 2 Fisher Paykel stacked dish drawers and a separate full size Kitchenaid dishwasher
  • Farmhouse sink, 2nd stainless sink each with spray faucet and garbage disposal
  • 2 Kitchenaid garbage compactors
  • Instant hot & cold tap, pot filler
  • In-wall speakers, wired into home sound system
  • Many designer touches: Unique countertops (marble, teak, oak, stainless steel) and tile backsplash
  • Lighting design with high end fixtures
  • Pressed tin ceiling

Extensive Interior renovation and restoration done. 2001-2002

Architect: Arthur Manns Harden
Interior Design: Martha Witmer
Builder – Hofmann Design Build

  • New custom Pella windows, doors, moldings.
  • New 5 zone air conditioning, and 3 zone heating
  • Two new hot water systems. 
  • New roof and gutters
  • Refinished all hardwood floors, installed new hardwood floors on second floor.
  • New first floor powder room
  • New library: built-in book shelves, custom ladder on brass rail, window seat and 
  • pocket-doors to dining room
  • Restored 4 fireplaces on first floor -- 2 wood-burning fireplaces have gas starters and converted 2 fireplaces fully to gas,
  • Fireplaces have new surrounds, mantels, and custom, hand-made, fire screens
  • Turret fully restored including original windows
  • Restored Living Room bay window and seat
  • Living Room with Bose home theater surround system 
  • House wired for internet and sound system
  • Full house security system installed

2ndfloor renovation

  • Custom-designed Master Suite with Master Bedroom, Master Bath, Dressing Room, private Office       and Guest Room
  • Master Bath includes radiant floor heating, original turret windows,  pedestal tub,
  • Waterworks fixtures, walk-in shower, 2 body spray and rain shower heads, custom lighting
  • Bedroom and office each with totally refurbished (non-working) fireplaces
  • Office includes custom cabinetry with built-in desks, shelves, and roll-out cabinet for technology and             sound equipment center
  • New Dressing room with center island and custom closet fixtures
  • New Guest room bath with bottle glass tile and cast iron tub
  • New lighting design with restored push button switches and recessed lighting in many rooms, art             lights over mantels, designer, high end and custom light fixtures
  • New Stark wall to wall carpeting on the third floor

Lower Level Renovation 2004

            Builder: Hofmann Design Build

  • Ceramic tiled mudroom, with half bath and large equipment closet with utility sink
  • Large Playroom with window/ natural light
  • Fully equipped gym with ceiling-mounted television, in-wall speakers and mirrored walls
  • Fully equipped, sound proofed home theater room with 101 inch projection screen
  • Custom equipment cabinet for gym and theater audio visual equipment
  • Music room with sound proofing and storage cabinetry
  • Cedar closet
  • Unfinished room below turret for wine cellar, extra storage


2001-2005: Outdoor enhancements:

            Landscape Architect: Environment Design Associates: John Mushman
            Builder: Hofmann Design Build

  • Rebuilt side porch and front terrace and steps with blue stone
  • Rebuilt and modified deck to be accessible from side porch and kitchen all on one level
  • Gated storage area under deck
  • Added firepit and stone patio to the back yard
  • Re-landscaped property with extensive plantings, lawn terracing and children’s playground
  • Sprinkler system for entire property
  • Installed permanent gas outlet for outdoor grill
  • Mounted speakers on side and back porch for home sound system