Price Slash: Own a Piece of the Colonial Era in Hartsdale

This historic charmer is just across the street from the Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve, and just went down in cost.

Location: 109 Ridge Road, Hartsdale (town of Greenburgh)

Description: This circa 1760 Colonial has been completely renovated and updated, yet it retains its historic charm, with such features as exposed hand-hewn beams, wide-plank floors, and four working fireplaces. The 3,000-square-foot house has four bedrooms, three full bathrooms and one partial bath. It sits on a very private 0.58-acre lot that features wide expanses of lawn, terraces, mature trees and tidy flower beds with perennials and long-blooming shrubs.

The house is just down the road from another historic home in Hartsdale, the 18th-century Odell House, which played a key role in the final American victory in Yorktown, Virginia. The Odell House, also on Ridge Road in Hartsdale, served as the headquarters for French General Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, from July 6 to Aug. 18, 1781. It was announced in July that the town of Greenburgh and the Sons of the American Revolution New York Chapter are teaming up to save the historic Odell House.

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The modern kitchen of this Ridge Road home features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, six-burner Wolf range, granite counters and a walk-in pantry. The pantry opens to the dining room and a spacious living room with a new deck that’s ideal for entertaining. The private master suite features a large dressing area, spacious bathroom and a private deck overlooking the garden. 

Recent improvements include a three-zone heating and cooling system and cedar shake siding and roof. 

Asking price: $749,000, down from $899,000, with estimated annual taxes of $21,410

Selling points: The property has just had a pretty dramatic price reduction and the seller may offer financing. With 2.5 miles of wooded trails in the Hart’s Park Brook and Preserve just across the street, this is a great home for a dog owner looking for a regular, close-at-hand spot for walking in all kinds of weather. A fenced-in back yard adds to the doggie appeal.

Other amenities include a two-car attached garage and walk-out basement.

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Listing agents: Deborah Glasser and Miriam Lipton, Houlihan Lawrence

For more information about this property, click here.

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