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  • Ed Hardesty, Agent in NYC - Compass

    Ed Hardesty

    Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker | Licensed as Carl Ed Hardesty

    Over $1 billion in revenue


    Top 1 % of NYC Brokers


    Licensed in Westchester County

    Fine Homes Specialist

    About Ed

    Ed has been specializing in the downtown luxury market for more than 22 years. Though his interest in real estate began as an investor, it quickly branched out into the brokerage side of the business. He has had the pleasure of representing everything from starter studios to multi-million dollar loft conversions. Along with his team of outstanding brokers, he prides himself in providing very personalized service to the sellers and buyers they represent.

    Over the years he has had the opportunity to come in touch with a large and diverse group of people, all of whom have different needs. Being able to handle all of these divergent desires is one of the things he feels he is best at and is also one of the things he enjoys most about this profession. With a touch of Southern charm, a straightforward approach and extensive knowledge of the downtown market and neighborhoods combined with fierce loyalty to my clients he has been fortunate enough to win the praise and respect from sellers and buyers alike.

    Born in Baton Rouge, LA, he received a BA in Film and Theater from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX and moved to New York City in 1982. He spent the first several years based in NYC and while traveling throughout Europe, working in the fashion industry. In the late 80's he returned to settle down and focus his energies on television, film, and theater. It was during this time that he began his forays into the real estate world. He fell in love with downtown and has been living and working here since.

    In his spare time he is an avid martial artist, holding a Third degree black belt ranking in Seido Karate which is a traditional style of Japanese Karate whose world headquarters is located here in New York City.


    54 Parkway Drive, Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Enjoy scenic river views from this gorgeous Dobbs Ferry home which is nestled along the Croton Aqueduct!

    The exquisite 5,000 square foot home offers 5 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. A beautiful formal living with gas fireplace and dining room can accommodate large gatherings. The family room which is open to the kitchen is perfect for more relaxing times. The chef’s kitchen is a cook’s dream with abundant cabinetry, granite countertops and premium appliances. There is also a full bedroom and bath on the main floor for privacy and ease of access.

    Upstairs you have 4 bedrooms overlooking picturesque views, and a library with walls of custom-built bookshelves. The large master suite has a gas fireplace, sitting area and spa-like private bath.

    The vaulted third floor is a fabulous, huge multipurpose space, now serving as a family playroom with tons of room.

    A 3-car garage, and large rear patio and yard for outdoor play and pleasure are among the other wonderful features.


    81 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY

    A statement of classic history and modern beauty, 81 Main Street in the heart of downtown Dobbs Ferry is a true masterpiece, and a prized property unlike anything else you’ll ever see. Currently utilized for live-work purposes, this magnificently transformed 1927 bank building is a now an exquisite mixed-use residence for the most discerning, one who seeks a rare, unique gem in an unparalleled location just 300’ to the Metro North train. Configured as two separate condos with 5,742 sq ft of residential space and a 600 sq ft office on the basement level, this amazing opportunity affords the new owner exceptional luxury and versatility. The sleek, industrial chic loft-like main level boasts exquisite architectural details and wood floors, complemented by high airy ceilings and generous natural light. The comfortable living/entertaining layout is graciously comprised of large open living and dining rooms, a stunning chef’s kitchen featuring top of the line everything, a bar created from the original working vault and an elegant full bathroom. Two additional lofted levels (with 4 bedrooms 2 baths & custom closets) that leave the center of the main level open with a voluminous 36’ arched ceiling and a portion of the lower level also comprise the dramatic main living space. The beautifully-designed, finished lower level commercial space is filled with light plus features high-powered Wi-Fi throughout. The prime Main Street address of this one-of-a-kind property is near a wealth of conveniences.


    8 Leafwood Terrace

    Spectacular colonial styled Westchester estate in beautiful Irvington, New York. Breathtaking grounds await down a long private drive at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. This exquisite 5BR, 4 full & one half bath residence is brimming with elegant details.

    A sun-filled double-height foyer with sweeping staircase, formal living & dining room, a wood-paneled library with gas fireplace. The family room with WBFP, gorgeous chef’s kitchen, breakfast room to the deck, lux master suite with WIC, full finished basement with media & rec areas, kitchenette, gym, sauna & wine cellar along with a heated 3 car garage. The secret surprise of this magical 2-acre retreat is the artfully-designed saltwater pool with tiered steps to the spa, waterfall columns & slide which creates a world all its own. Room to play and entertain on the grassy lawn or the spacious outdoor deck. Lovely gardens & stone retaining walls grace the property. Truly one of the most spectacular settings available in Irvington.


    2 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry

    Fantastic new construction mint condition rental building with spacious, luxurious never-lived-in apartments in the heart of downtown Dobbs Ferry! Incredible opportunity to enjoy brand new 2BR or 3 BR/2 bath homes located at the main intersection of the Rivertowns! Exceptional living quarters are enhanced by a prime address offering immediate access to town, shopping, restaurants & the train. Abundant natural light, hardwood floors, crown moldings & beautiful stone/tile work grace the elegant ambience for entertaining. The generously-proportioned residences presents an airy modern open layout with large, lovely living & dining space. The fabulous flow continues with a sleek open kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, stone countertops & stainless steel appliances for the discerning chef. An en-suite master BR with walk-in closet, custom tiled baths, plentiful closet space, a washer-dryer & central air/heating enhance the allure of this premium living destination!

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