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A pair of splendid, ornamental hemlocks, original to the house, line the drive to this gracious family home, country retreat or home & office. 2015 distinctive renovation in keeping w/the character & period of the home, yet w/all modern utilities & amenities. Exceptional, private property & very convenient location. Attention to detail, immaculate condition. Has character, quality & charm.
In a rich green, reservoir-bordered, southeast corner of Carmel, bordering Westchester, & only 7 min. (3 mi.) from highways & RR. Area is a mix of stately old homes, mid-century ranches & larger new homes. Local shopping & nearby farmers’ markets, as well as many restaurants. Inter-county bikeway & beautiful Lake Mahopac close by. Reasonable taxes. Mahopac (10541) schools. (Westchester without the price tag & taxes!)
Set back from road on 1.7 tranquil acres, w/large yard & woods beyond. Surrounded by mature evergreens, maples, oaks & more. Sunrises gleam over distant views, & sunsets fill the sky. Old stone walls, extensive flagstone walkways & cobblestone edgings contribute to the old-world feel. In back is a large, stone terrace for sunny breakfasts, cool, afternoon cocktails; a circular, shaded patio around the side. (Room for pool, hot tub, if desired.)
Specimen plantings include ornamental trees & shrubs; grape & hops arbors; flowering & scented vines & plants; numerous kinds of roses; & a variety of spring bulbs. Flowering perennials afford cut flowers spring thru fall. And the property is a bird watcher’s delight.
This inviting, 3,000+ sf home is filled with light. Formal LR w/garden views & vintage fireplace (propane, or easily revert back to wood-burning). Classic DR w/French doors, glass transoms, cabinetry. Family Room w/walls of windows, distant views. Beamed eat-in kitchen offers a close look at nature. 1st-flr Powder Room. Excellent flow for entertaining, indoors & out. And a 1st-flr wainscoted study/office (or guest/au pair BR) has a separate front entrance. Custom wood, stone, slate, marble, granite & glass details abound.
Upstairs is a bright, spacious Master Suite (presently used as a multi-purpose workspace, IN PHOTOS) which includes MBR, MBath w/shower & whirlpool tub, walk-in laundry, cedar closet & storage. Two additional bedrooms, hall bath & walk-in cedar storage complete 2nd floor. 3rd-flr contains skylit studio (or work or play room) & partial, finished attic storage.
Windowed basement, w/workbench & storage, opens to 2-car garage & extra bay.
Total, sophisticated renovation w/architectural details–something special at every turn. Unique home for splendid living.
RENOVATION: Energy Saver windows & Anderson doors w/upper grills. Traditional window & door casings, wide crown & base moldings. Custom wainscoting. Hardwood floors. Leaded glass windows, glass transoms & interior French doors. New period lighting in & out (LED where appropriate). Restored vintage hardware. Custom window treatments for optimal light, views & privacy. Totally renovated kitchen & baths. Stone walks & patios, “green” driveway.
UPDATED AMENITIES/UTILITIES: High-efficiency, 2-zone heat & AC w/new ductwork & wi-fi thermostats. High efficiency & environmental water treatment & softening. Upgraded electrical & cable, generator ready, CentralVac. Stainless & black glass Energy Star appliances. Kohler fixtures & hardware. Many cedar-lined closets & unique built-in storage. Outside faucets on all sides & rain “barrel” water collector.
Note: Listed are 2016 Taxes before $1195 NYS basic Star exemption.