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Westchester & Fairfield Cheat Sheet: Tommy Hilfiger’s former Greenwich manse hits the market … & more

By Maya Rajamani | July 26, 2018 05:00PM

Clockwise from top left: Moby seeks $1.3 million for Pound Ridge home (credit: Colonel Olrik), White Plains Walmart closing could make way for residential project (credit: MikeMozartJeepersMedia), mansion formerly owned by Tommy Hilfiger hits the market, and proposed housing in Yonkers could restore blighted area (credit: Anthony22).

Greenwich mansion once owned by Tommy Hilfiger hits the market
A 4.6-acre Greenwich property that fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger owned until 2006 has hit the market, the New York Post reported. The seven-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bathroom home known as Appleyard Estate is asking $6.75 million and includes a movie theater, a tennis court, a spa and a pool. The home, which was built in 1999 and made appearances on two Hilfiger-centric reality TV shows back in the day, fetched $7.8 million when it sold in 2006. Compass’ Brian Milton has the listing. [NYPost]

Walmart closing could make way for a new residential high-rise in White Plains
The Walmart in White Plains is closing its doors by Aug. 10 — and it’s possible the property could eventually become a residential development. The company is looking to reopen the store in a new location, as the existing outpost wasn’t performing well, and customers didn’t like the parking garage setup, LoHud reported. Martin Deitch, executive vice president with Hartsdale-based commercial real estate firm Aries Deitch & Endelson told the outlet the soon-to-be-vacant location on Main Street could be ideal for a high-rise residential project. “It’s perfectly situated, not far from the train station,” Deitch said. “It would make all sense in the world to repurpose the asset to residential.” [LoHud]

Developer seeks zoning change to build shopping center in Wilton
A new shopping center could be heading to Wilton, the Fairfield County Business Journal reported. Developer TBS Partners LLC wants to convert three properties on Danbury Road into a retail center that would also house five apartment units. The developer will have to secure a zoning change, as the 1.5 acres are currently designated for “design retail business,” not “general business,” according to the outlet. [FBJ]

Moby lists Pound Ridge home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice
Moby has put his three-bedroom home in Pound Ridge on the market for $1.3 million, Curbed reported. The 3,162-square-foot house, built in 1956, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice David Henken. While surrounded by woods, it gets a great deal of light, the musician and DJ told Curbed. “Oddly, a lot of mid-century modern houses in Westchester are quite dark, and this house has big soaring panes of glass, so it’s really beautiful and bright,” he said. Moby plans to put the proceeds from the sale toward “a host of causes,” the outlet said. [Curbed]

Proposed housing complex in Yonkers could restore blighted area, developer says
A developer hopes to turn a vacant office building in Yonkers into a 90-unit housing complex, LoHud reported. Hudson Blue Yonkers LLC, based in Mineola, plans to snap up the property on Ashburton Avenue and it has applied for a number of tax breaks, according to the outlet. The project, estimated to cost $18.5 million, will be good for the area, the developer stated in its application. “The additional 100 + residents will now shop the retail commercial section of Ashburton Avenue,” it said. “This will provide the opportunity for new business to enhance and occupy the numerous vacant storefronts located just across from the subject property.” The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency is expected to vote on the project this week. [LoHud]

Three multifamily properties in Norwalk sell for $4.3 million combined
A trio of multifamily properties in Norwalk have sold to three different buyers for a total of $4.3 million, the Fairfield County Business Journal reported. A New York-based investor bought a six-unit property on South Main Street for $1.2 million, Aspetuck Partners LLC bought another six-unit property on Seaview Avenue for $1.1 million, and Property 25 NR LLC bought a third, 11-unit property on Winfield Street for $1.9 million, the outlet reported. The vice president of Northeast Private Client Group, which announced the transactions, chalked the sales up to Norwalk’s “relative affordability when compared to Stamford or Westchester,” among other factors. [FBJ]