Heathcote’s neighbors are objecting to the demolition of a mid-century modern home on Lincoln Road

Heathcote’s neighbors are objecting to the demolition of a mid-century modern home on Lincoln Road

46 Lincoln RoadNeighbors have become more active in preserving their neighborhoods and trees. Last month, residents have launched calls to save 27 Woods Lane, fight renovations on Autenrith Road, and now to prevent the demolition of a mid-century modern house on Lincoln Road. The request to demolish 46 Lincoln Road comes on the heels of the New York State Supreme Court’s decision to deny an appeal to bypass the Scarsdale Village Board and allow the demolition of another mid-century modern home on Birchall Drive.

We received this bulletin today regarding the application to demolish 46 Lincoln Road which the Historic Preservation Commission will hear Tuesday night, November 14, 2023 at 7 p.m.

46 Lincoln Road, Scarsdale

On the evening of Tuesday, November 14 at 7:00 a.m., the Historic Preservation Commission will meet in person at the Village Hall to discuss the demolition of this beautiful historic residence.

According to one criteria for determining historic significance, the committee must consider the level of significance in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering and culture present in the building, as well as the integrity of the site, design, setting, materials and specifications. Workmanship: That the building embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type, period or method of construction that possesses high artistic value.

Since this house is one of the few remaining mid-century modern houses in the city and perhaps the only remaining “Usonian” house it meets this criterion in several ways.

The term “Usonian” was intended to describe an architectural style that was designed to suit United States society. Like the adjective “American,” it was intended to define North American society: a way of life in harmony with nature and free from previously prevailing norms.

Use of indigenous materials: a combination of wood, stone and metal used in ways not done today.

The outside connects to the inside. The stone wall at the back enters the house and becomes the fireplace or hearth of the house. The house has low stone walls that blend into the landscape.CarthageThis house on the corner of Carthage and Fayette Roads seems too big for the lot.

Use flat roofs with large cantilevered overhangs for passive solar heating and natural cooling.

The house is integrated into the landscape and is located on the site in harmony with the surroundings for views of nature and privacy. The layout of this private home is subject to location, not setbacks.

“No house should be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. It belongs to it. “Both hill and house should live together most happily for the other.” Frank Lloyd Wright

If you can attend, please come to the meeting at 7pm on Tuesday, November 14th at the Village Hall and let’s try to protect this wonderful home and our neighborhoods.

(tags for translation)46 Lincoln Road (R) Scarsdale (R) Mid-Century Modern

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