Larchmont’s charming “Main Streets,” historic homes, enviable commuting distance to the city, and Long Island Sound access make it a perennial favorite for Westchester house hunters. Not surprisingly, it has one of the county’s highest median home prices. Finding a bargain is challenging, but still possible.
Larchmont Median Home Price: $1,170,000 (December 2018)
The Bargain: $869,000
40 Wendt Ave, Larchmont
3 BR, 1.1 BA; 1,512 sq. ft.; .13 acres; $23,257 estimated taxes
What You Get:
Location, location! This darling Village Colonial sits on a coveted block between Larchmont’s two main drags, Larchmont Ave and Chatsworth Ave. Walkable to all of the village’s conveniences, the bright and cheery home offers sought-after details, like a pillared front porch, living room with fireplace, dining room and eat-in kitchen, one-car detached garage, and a stone patio in the level backyard.
What You’ll Need to Do:
Overlook the home’s size limitations — bedrooms are small and there is only one full bath — in exchange for its 1920s charm. Also, while the kitchen is updated and boasts stainless-steel appliances, the style seems out of place with the home’s all-white look. —ARP
Listed by Linda Filby, Houlihan Lawrence