Carl and Marie Albert House by Edgar Tafel, Monday November 10, 2014. / (c) Mark Hertzberg
Tafel House demolition denied

“Thanks to the efforts of community members, architects, Docomomo US New York/Tristate and others, the Scarsdale Committe for Historic Preservation denied the current owner´s application to demolish Edgar Tafel´s Alpern House at 8 Overlook Road in Scarsdale, New York. Designed in 1950 by Tafel, among the most prominent members of Frank Lloyd Wright´s Fellowship, the Committee agreed the home designed by a “master,” and its style as well as its material usage was important.
This is a hurdle in a much longer race as the owners may appeal the decision to the Village Trustees. Docomomo US New York/Tristate and others will continue to monitor the situation.”

DOCOMOMO US New YorkTriState letter