by Lisa Levin
We’re just a little biased toward life in New York’s Hudson Valley, not just because Elizabeth, our founder, lives there! Just up the river from New York City, this is one of the prettiest places in America, and Lisa is ready to take you on a tour of the area’s most incredible old houses.
“Three Maples”(c. 1865) in Armonk, New York is a ideal place to put down roots. Where to start? How about the front porch… Could this be a more perfect place to sit and rock the day away while gazing out over your two idyllic acres of property? If you can manage to get yourself up and explore the rest of this delightful place, you’ll find a lot more to catch your eye. Original wide plank floors, fireplaces, hand-hewn exposed beams…and your very own ice house! Plus, I just love the four sets of French doors that open out to the front porch! Farmhouse charm doesn’t get much better than this.
Located about 35 miles north of New York City, the welcoming hamlet of Armonk, New York, is a small community of about 4,800 residents nestled among golf courses, nature preserves, and woods as far as the eye can see! Combine that with the Armonk Players community theater, the annual “Outdoor Art Show,” and an annual Frosty the Snowman event, this delightful locale has so much to appeal to just about everyone. Quaint yet sophisticated, Armonk offers a perfect opportunity to get away from city life without sacrificing anything.
Asking price: $874,500
View the full listing at Houlihan Lawrence
A unique opportunity to own a piece of American History – ‘Three Maples’ circa 1865 center hall colonial farmhouse set on two sweeping acres will charm you. Mature plantings including apple trees, and specimen tri-color beech, original Ice House, former carriage house turned 3-car garage. Interior features wide plank pine and chestnut floors, hand-hewn exposed wood beams, 3 fireplaces and French doors throughout. Structural and mechanical updates include roof, furnace and above ground oil tank, water heater and water softener. Central air throughout. Close to town and shopping and award winning Byram Hills School District.
AUTHOR LISA LEVIN
Lisa lives in Montebello, New York, located in the Lower Hudson Valley just north of New York City, where she chairs the village’s Historic Preservation Commission. She earned a BA in History from Middlebury College, an MBA from Emory University and a MA in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Schooled in the art of historic plaque reading from an early age, she enjoys a healthy obsession with exploring historic houses and destinations.