photo: Jonathan Thompson, courtesy of Corcoran Legends Realty
The meticulously renovated home is bursting with colonial charm and sits on nearly an acre of manicured property in Westchester.
Who doesn’t sometimes dream of leaving their bustling suburban life behind for a quiet farm in the country? You’d raise a few chickens, grow some tasty crops, and never have to worry about traffic during your morning commute again. If only it were so simple, right? Right!
Even in Westchester County, the provincial life is not out of reach. Just take this stunning Briarcliff farmhouse for example. The original house of “Meadowbrook Farm” in Briarcliff Manor was once a working farmhouse, and proves once and for all that the suburbs and country can coexist beautifully.
Location: 25 Carleton Avenue, Briarcliff Manor
Asking Price: $1,175,000
Specs: 3 beds, 2 1/2 baths, 2,800 sq ft
Listing Agent: Tracie Dalessandro, Corcoran Legends Realty
Starting with the exterior, the outside of the property flows on endlessly; a perennial garden and striking stone walls highlight the property’s acre.
Look at this pasture; if you were ambitious, you could keep a dairy cow out here! Or, at the very least host a mean Wiffle ball game.
This house is attractive from every angle, and the buttercream siding evokes more pastoral thoughts. Plus, with a spacious patio surrounding it, the abode is ideal for outdoor entertaining in the warmer months.
Inside, the wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece of a spectacular open-concept floorplan that overwhelms with natural light. Flanking it, the built-in bookshelves offer ample storage without overwhelming the room.
Whichever way you look, there’s beautiful hardwood and open space for entertaining. Rooms flow seamlessly from one to the next, ensuring that each space in the house feels connected.
When it’s time to relax, retreat to the den to enjoy the home’s vaulted ceilings and custom moldings. This room could easily transform into a reading room or office as well.
There’s also a second-story deck from which you can survey the idyllic Briarcliff Manor neighborhood that surrounds the home.
And is this property private or what? Trees, shrubs, hedges, and topiaries all contribute to shielding the house from the road.
If you squint, you can almost see yourself pulling up on your horse and buggy after a long day of selling your crops at the market.
And talk about an attached garage! The front porch is the cherry on top what is above all a perfectly balanced property that never sacrifices function for charm, but is totally charming nevertheless.