Enchanting Upstate Stone House Is a Year-Round Weekend Getaway
Just a stone’s throw away from NYC in Brewster, NY, this charming Tudor-style home sits atop a rock bluff on four private acres of lush grass, Japanese maple trees, enchanting woods and seasonal streams. Built in 1940 by architect Manus Imber, and featuring three bedrooms and 1,273 square feet of space, this is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The Stone House is chock full of original details like the stone fireplace and hearth, wide pine floors, Dutch doors, built-ins, and decorative wood trims.
The living room exudes a cozy feel with its exposed stone walls, pitched ceilings, wooden beams and built-in brick window seat. It also features a chandelier from the 1939 World’s Fair and a perfectly-sized desk nook underneath the stairs. In the dining room are rustic wood-paneled walls with petite wall sconces.
The Stone House is lovely in all seasons, and the large screened-in rear porch is the perfect place to take in the views.
Brewster, NY is often called the “hub of the Harlem Valley,” and is just over an hour’s drive north from NYC. Located in Putnam County, right above Westchester, the quaint town conveniently has a Metro North commuter train station. Brewster, a village within the larger town of Southeast, occupies 1.5 square miles and has around 2,400 residents. The municipality gets it name from Walter Brewster, the farmer/landowner who invited the New York and Harlem Railroad to build a station on his property in the mid-19th century.
Admit it — you’re reevaluating your life in Manhattan right about now and imagining yourself in a quiet, country abode.
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