About Stone Oaks
Stone Oaks is a 145-unit condominium townhouse community located on 42 wooded acres in the Hamlet of Hartsdale, NY. It is set in the center of a larger wooded area that was originally part of the financier Felix M. Warburg’s summer country estate known as Woodlands. The Warburg’s city mansion is now the Jewish Museum on 5th Ave.
The Woodlands estate was comprised of 500 acres and was built in 1904 adjacent to what is now Metropolis Country Club. The Warburgs were philanthropists and patrons of the arts, and in 1934 Edward M.M. Warburg helped produce George Balanchine’s American premiere of “Serenade” at the estate.
Woodlands was eventually sold after the Warburg family bequeathed 150 acres of their estate in 1958 to the Town of Greenburgh for the construction of Woodlands High School. Their summer home remains part of the high school grounds and functions today as the administration and special education facility for the school district.
The Stone Oaks section of the estate was developed in 1984 by Jack Parker Construction and Lou Lazarus of Manhasset, Long Island. The architect was the Spector Group of North Hills L.I. It’s comprised of clusters of not more than four townhouses each on wide roads surrounded by beautiful lush landscaping. The townhouses were designed as two or three level units, depending on specific site conditions. Each unit contains two bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths and a two-car garage. The units were designed to be in harmony with the natural surroundings with its rock outcroppings, steep slopes and densely wooded areas. The developer left 10 acres of the property in a natural state as a buffer. As a result of this buffer, the development has the appearance of being totally set into the woods. This area is rife with walking trails, beautiful mature trees and wildlife. The community also has its own clubhouse, tennis courts, and pool.
Today, Stone Oaks has matured into a beautiful gated community. The buildings and site elements blend beautifully with the well cared for landscaping including its naturally forested areas, flowering trees and beds, and lawns.