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New Construction In Scarsdale Appeals To Today's Homebuyers

A new home to be constructed at 21 Rural Drive in Scarsdale will include 7 bedrooms, and is being marketed by Houlihan Lawrence agent Joyce Spiegel.
A new home to be constructed at 21 Rural Drive in Scarsdale will include 7 bedrooms, and is being marketed by Houlihan Lawrence agent Joyce Spiegel. Photo Credit: Contributed

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Joyce Spiegel believes her listing at 21 Rural Drive in Scarsdale will move this spring. In the current homebuying landscape, the 7-bedroom home checks all the boxes for today’s millennial buyers.

Spiegel, an agent for Houlihan Lawrence in Scarsdale, is marketing the 7.1 bathroom, 8,065-square foot home for $3,995,000. It includes .47 acres in the Quaker Ridge neighborhood.

“What I’m sensing is that today’s buyers want a house that’s ready out of the box,’’ said Spiegel, an agent with 24 years of experience who has extensive expertise in new construction. “They don’t want to paint. They love new construction. They want open layouts, and if it’s a home in the $4 million range, they want half an acre. In Scarsdale, that’s a lot of land.”

Lee Handler of Outstanding Home is the builder for the home, and Spiegel introduced him to Scarsdale nearly 14 years ago. “He’s an exceptional builder and does quality work,’’ Spiegel said. “He works closely with his buyers. He knows what today’s buyers want. He’s in that age range, and he knows what they like.”

When it’s built, Spiegel says the new owner will find a gem of a house. The gourmet center island kitchen will include a separate eating area and butler’s pantry. The first floor will also include a living room with fireplace, formal dining room, family room with fireplace and library or main level bedroom with full bath and powder room.

The second-floor master suite will feature a sitting area, two dressing closets, bath with heated floor, four en suite bedrooms, and laundry room.

Other home features include gym, playroom, wine room and three-car garage. There will also be a large outdoor patio.

Spiegel said customization is also available for some of the house’s amenities.

“People want the most amazing bathrooms you could ever think of,’’ she said. “They have these custom shower sprays, and smart heating. That’s one of the trends today. They want homes to be energy smart in every way.”

Spiegel said new homebuyers are attracted to Scarsdale for the same reason as previous generations. Its proximity to New York City, fantastic school system and transportation convenience are still big draws. But, today’s home buyers also want new construction. Many smaller homes in Scarsdale, built in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s, are being torn down to make way for bigger homes and much higher price tags.

“This is going to be a beautiful home,’’ Spiegel said, “and it’s exactly what the young buyer wants today.”

Click here for complete listing information. Contact Spiegel at jspiegel@houlihanlawrence.com or at 914-391-7740 for more information.

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