Let’s say your budget for a new home is up to one million dollars, and you want easy access to Manhattan. Sure, you can opt for city living and invest in a 650-square-foot, one bedroom, one-bath apartment with unobstructed river views on the west side. But, let’s say you need room for guests or a growing family--or maybe a little plot of land for a garden. What’s in your budget if you make a move to Northern Westchester?
In Pound Ridge you can get this one-of-a-kind 2,400-square-foot home, and it comes with pastoral views, beautiful perennial gardens, a greenhouse with potting shed, and wandering paths that lead to a bridge over a scenic stream. This 1.9-acre property also includes a swimming pool and pool house. We’re not sure you’ll ever want to leave, but if you must, you can catch a 60-65 minute train from Katonah, Bedford Hills, Mt. Kisco, or New Canaan. $1,050,000
Also in Pound Ridge but offering double the land and square footage is this 5,000-square-foot Colonial on five-acres, conveniently located walking distance from the Pound Ridge business district, Scotts Corners, where you’ll find restaurants, shops, and the post office. The gated and deer-fenced property is a haven for gardeners as well as for children and pets and includes a vintage barn. Best commute option? Drive 10 minutes to New Canaan and grab a 65-minute express. $999,000
Just up the road in Waccabuc, a lakeside hamlet of Lewisboro, you can opt for this sophisticated farmhouse. The rambling 14-room home has grown organically over the past 65 years as the owners’ needs have changed, and the six bedrooms offer flexibility for a first- or second-floor master bedroom. Four level acres with mature trees await your children, dogs, or horses. Take a ten-minute drive to the Katonah station and 65 minutes later, you’ll arrive at Grand Central. $999,000
We have dozens more listings under the one million dollar mark! If you’d rather save on your purchase price and then do some renovating, you might consider this fixer-upper cottage on a tranquil four-acre Bedford Corners lot. Situated in the heart of estate country, consider this property the canvas for creating your masterpiece! Or this fixer-upper compound on six acres with a pool and guest cottage can become your weekend dream getaway. Both listings are twelve minutes to Metro North; 55 minutes to Grand Central. $849,000 and $899,000
Or simply fall in love with this below-budget, spectacularly renovated 1763 farmhouse in South Salem. The 2,500-square-foot , four bedroom home features old-world charm and 21st-century conveniences. The storybook 1.12-acre setting is highlighted by extensive stone work, mature trees, stunning perennial gardens and a large sweeping lawn plus a barn garage with loft, a wishing well, and a carriage house/studio. Sixty-five-minute commute from Katonah station. $795,000