CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- A new listing in Chappaqua marries the past with the present in one unique Victorian style home.
Harmony Stern of William Raveis recently listed the property at 276 Quaker Road in New Castle for $2 million. The home includes six bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 5,257 square feet. Built in 1900, the home is in move-in condition and is convenient for commuters and shoppers.
“What I really like about this house is the easy way it transitions you from the hectic 2015 lifestyle to a reminder of a kinder and gentler time,’’ Stern said. “This happens the moment you pass through the stone pillars and electric gate going up the landscaped driveway, past stone walls and mature plantings and see a wide covered front porch. It makes you feel welcomed to a safe haven. And it just keeps getting better as you look around.”
The home includes a rustic den, which shows off its 20th century charm. Turn the corner and the kitchen is updated with the latest and greatest appliances. One room takes a step back in time. Seamlessly and without grandeur, the next room transitions into a whole new world.
“It’s a fabulous kitchen but not slick and showy. It's rather charming and inviting while functioning as if it were designed for a professional chef,’’ Stern said. “The baths are all renovated. They are high function designs retrofitted into the quirky spaces of the past. The windows are oversized, allowing for lots of light and views without the drafts of the original windows.”
Stern said the home has an above-ground oil tank, new roof and energy efficient systems. For a house more than 100 years old, it presents well and has been well-maintained over the years.
Outside, the 2.68 acre property includes a pool, tennis court, putting green and sand trap. “You can't see anyone else nor can they see you,’’ Stern said. “You're in a hideaway minutes from the center of town. The house is renovated with outstanding systems including a whole house generator that can run non-stop for two weeks.”
New York City and lower Westchester commuters will like the home’s location as well. The train station is nearby and access to the Saw Mill Parkway is minutes away.
“The beautiful old houses like this reflect a wonderful era in the history of Chappaqua,’’ Stern said. “Until the 1930s, the last stop on the Harlem Train line was Chappaqua. Lucky for us some of those houses in Chappaqua have stood the test of time and invite us to create memories in a house that is a home today. I feel most fortunate to be chosen by the owners to represent their home in our market.”
Click here to visit the listing website. Contact Stern at 914-462-2615 or 914-238-0505. She can also be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.