From its very beginnings in the farmlands of Bronxville, the Lawrence principle of high quality planning and development has been the cornerstone of the company’s success.
William Van Duzer Lawrence was a pioneer. His vision for Bronxville was fulfilled and he built one of the first, fully planned communities in the United States . He created a country living development for those active in the arts in New York City so that those creative and artistic families would feel welcomed and among friends.
The selection of home sites, the pattern of street network, water and sewer lines, schools and hospital–were all perfectly executed to become a future model of suburban America.
In the years that followed that first dream and reality, four generations of the Lawrence Family have been creating and developing choice properties–each bearing the principle of high quality planning.
Continuing the trend toward country living for New Yorkers who like to be surrounded by their own ample acres, Lawrence Farms was undertaken in 1928. Offering both acreage and completed homes, Lawrence Farms spreads through Chappaqua, Mount Kisco and New Castle.
The present executive offices of the Readers’ Digest were part of Lawrence Farms, as was the Mount Kisco Country Club.
Over the years, other Lawrence developments of distinction have been added to the honor roll–North Manursing Island at Rye, Winding Road Farms at Ardsley, Flintlock Ridge in Katonah and Bedford Village Farms.
Today, Lawrence Investing Company, Inc., Lawrence Management, Inc., and Lawrence Real Estate are involved in properties from Nantucket to Dallas, as well as residential, apartment and commercial buildings in Westchester.