When you live in Westchester NY, particularly in one of the river towns, you often find yourself bumping up against history. Sometimes, when you are in the market for a new home, you may find yourself living in history. Westchester has a rich history and a home buyer is quite likely to find themselves looking at homes built in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
Some home buyers have a fear of older homes, while others embrace them. The most common fears expressed by a minority of buyers are often misplaced. Generally they have to do with soundness and maintenance. Often the building materials are more solid than what we build today and theses homes, if maintained, generally have excellent “bones”. Many of these homes have been fully modernized. You may be living with history, but that doesn’t mean that you are living in a museum or a home that doesn’t conform to today’s needs.
I did the photo-shoot for this listing and was very impressed with the home and its unique origins. This particular house is a mixture of a general store, a one-room school house and a carriage house. The combination is amazingly impressive as it has all the conveniences of the 21st century combined with the original details of the 19th century.
The large eat-in granite kitchen boasts beamed vaulted ceilings and features that are both modern but in keeping with the character of the home. Original beams, wide plank floors combined with modern touches complete the look throughout the home. Upstairs there is a master suite complete with modern bath. The entire house is close to 2400 sf and has 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths.
The private backyard with large patio offers three-season living in a quiet and tranquil setting.
This home is in an ideal location in historic Tarrytown with easy access to major roads including 87, 287, the Saw Mill and Sprain. The metro-north train station is an express stop and a mere 37 minutes from Grand Central Station.
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