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Dream Home – Penthouse Edition 2014 – The Ritz Carlton of White Plains…

DreamHouse30 -SmallWestchester has many fall traditions.  It is famous for them.  Like the historic Hudson Valley Jack O’Lantern blaze, and Horseman’s Hollow, Westchester Magazine has created its own unique fall tradition: the Westchester Magazine’s Dream Home.  This year we have the “Penthouse Edition” at none other than the ultimate luxury complex – the Ritz Carlton in downtown White Plains NY.

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For Sale in Downtown White Plains NY – 2 Windsor Terrace #2G – A 2 BR/1 BA Cooperative

2 Windsor - Exterior2 - SmallThe Bottom Line:

  • Asking Price – $150,000
  • Common Charges – $924 without STAR
  • Deductible – 50%
  • Included Utilities – Heat/Hot Water

The Bullet: 

  • Square Feet: 1000
  • Parking: Wait list – $65/month
  • Living Space: 2 BR/1 BA

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – SANTA!

Santa visits White PlainsMy latest and greats on my “Sights Of The Season” series – Previous installments can be accessed through my Holiday Season Archive of this blog which includes photos from Halloween onward.

Some photos are just plain FUN to take.  Santa is visiting White Plains on his vintage tractor!  After all, getting out all those Reindeer can be a challenge so backup transportation is sometimes in order.  And his presence certainly breathes new life into this great vintage tractor!

Love the imagination that went into this!

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – Cardinal in the Christmas Tree…

Cardinal B&W-smallThis is the 3rd installment of my “Sights Of The Season” series.  You can see the first two installments by clicking the links:  A cozy corner by the fire  and Holiday lights.

This was taken at H Carlson’s Florist a couple of weeks ago.  They decorate their trees like nobody’s business and its truly amazing how their creativity just makes shop so very unique.  Whatever the holiday or special occasion, you will always find something different at Carlson’s.

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – By the fireside…

By the fire....

I went to a wonderful party on Sunday afternoon.  The home had a large number of happy people celebrating the holiday season.  As the party wound down, I became aware of the cutest cat that I’ve seen in a long time.  Apparently, she had been keeping a low profile while so many people had invaded her home.  But as the celebrations quieted down, she came out of hiding and made a beeline  for the warmth and comfort of the fireplace.

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Fotos On The Fly – Sights of the season – Christmas lights

White Plains NY homeHappy Holidays Everyone!

For the next couple of weeks,  I will be trying to post a photo every day from that depicts the sites of the season.  They won’t necessarily be all about Christmas or any of the other holidays.  They will just be symbolic of this special time of year.

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Happy Halloween! Carlson’s of White Plains at Halloween

H Carlson Florist - White Plains NY

 

These days, with so much on the internet, local businesses benefit from the use of professional photography.  As much as local businesses have relied on word of mouth over the years, many shoppers go to the internet first.  If they like what they see, they may actually put the business on their list of stops.

H Carlson Florist is a wonderful example of a local business that has thrived over the years because they are truly unique.  Nancy Schellhas has  a way of creating arrangements and offering quality goods for the home and hearth so that it leaves your local Pottery Barn in the dust.   Outside, seasonal plantings dominate.  During the fall season there are the traditional mums along with a healthy dose of pumpkins, gourds and corn.  It is a natural place to come for the most famous holiday in the Hudson Valley, Halloween.  Located a bit off the beaten track on Dobbs Ferry Road right off the Sprain Brook Parkway in White Plains NY.

Enjoy the Halloween special slide show below…and for the complete album of photos, visit the album on my FB business page.

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Fotos On The Fly: The view from the front porch…

Porch - Gedney Farms White Plains NY 10605Porches can help sell homes.  This year I had several homes with impressive porches to photograph.  I see a lot of agents attempting to photograph porches and they almost always try to capture the porch from the street level as part of the money shot of the house, with perhaps a close-up closer to the front door.  And that’s great as far as it goes.  And its very important to photograph that porch so that buyers can see the full potential of this amenity.

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For Sale – Highlands Neighborhood – White Plains NY – 379 South Lexington Ave.

Home in Highlands White Plains NY FrontThe Bullet:

  • 2 BR/1 BA home in the Highlands
  • Square Footage: 1138 sf
  • Lot Size:  0.11 acres

The Price & Affordability:

  • Offered At: $425,000
  • Property Taxes:  $7091 w/o STAR 

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Real Estate Photography – Photographing Condos & Coop Common Areas…

1 Franklin - Lobby1-SmallWhen buyers look at a condo or cooperative complex, they are buying more than the unit, they are buying the lifestyle.  How the common areas are presented online and in brochures can really have an impact on overall interest.   Naturally, if your buyer craves a sleek modern look, the ornate detail of an Art Nouveau is going to attract them.  But on the other hand it may win over a buyer who loves pre-war architecture and moldings.  Buyers do tend to purchase a house or condo that feels “right” for them.  Certainly something like the entry, even though it is a common area plays a role in those overall feelings regarding the complex.

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