One of the great things about Westchester is its wide-ranging stock of historic homes — Tudors, farmhouses, Mediterranean Revivals, center-hall Colonials, capes, Georgians, Gothic Revivals and stone manor houses.
Known for their rich ornamentation and architectural detail, Victorians were an important part of the mix, too, usually dating from the mid to late 1800s. They often included steep roofs, wraparound porches, carved brackets, gingerbread cutouts, dormers and turrets, high ceilings, hand-carved woodwork and ornate chandeliers.
As these homes got renovated and updated over the years, many of those details have been stripped away and simplified. But it’s easy to see the classic bones still in place.
Let’s take a look at five Victorians scattered across the county and on the market now.
Highlights: This sun-drenched 1894 Victorian is just a block from the Pelham train station and features open flow, high ceilings, an updated eat-in kitchen, cozy front porch, central air conditioning and a flat back yard. Walk to all Pelham schools and town restaurants and shops.
Price: $1.225 million
Size: 3,031 square feet
Listing agent: Holly Mellstrom, Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty
Highlights: Dating to 1901, this four-bedroom home on a 0.08-acre lot has an open floor plan, a charming front porch, hardwood floors and lots of natural light; bonus points: new roof and siding installed in 2015, plus new furnace, hot water heater and chimney liner.
Size: 2,380 square feet
Listing agent: Anthony Tompkins, Hire Realty LLC
Highlights: This grand Victorian on a 0.28-acre lot in Yonkers’ Armour Villa neighborhood offers exquisite original architectural details, including high ceilings, oak woodwork in beautiful condition, an elegant staircase with stained glass windows, curved glass turret windows, a huge wrap-around porch, a dining room with fireplace and a solarium; close to Bronxville train and shops.
Size: 5,746 square feet
Listing agent: Tony Murphy, Houlihan Lawrence
Highlights: This 1900 tri-level home has been completely renovated and now offers an open floor plan, a first or second floor master bedroom, hand-crafted wood features, a pillared wraparound porch, two-tiered yard, hardwood floors, walkout basement, and new heating and air conditioning; great walkability.
Size: 2,620 square feet
Listing agent: Eric Illowsky, Exp Realty