According to the most recent market report for Westchester, the median cost of a single-family home in the area at the end of 2015 was $565,000. So at $519,000, this Tudor-style house in the river town of Ardsley is something of a steal.
While the kitchen could use an update, and there's only one bathroom to speak of, the house has so-called "curb appeal" (read: looks pretty), has a back yard, and with the potential for having four bedrooms, it's likely much larger than your current apartment. Plus, it costs about $100,000 less than the average Manhattan one-bedroom.
The living room has a stone fireplace and there are two enclosed heated sunrooms (one of which could be used as a guest room). There's also room to add a bathroom on first floor, the listing says.
The third floor has a private bedroom, while second floor has two bedrooms that have been combined into one (the owner will restore the wall if you desire, according to the listing).
The roof, windows, bathroom, gutters, garage doors and furnace have been recently replaced.
While taxes are around $16,500 a year, there's an additional $1,990 STAR tax exemption in effect.
Note: There's no Metro-North station in Ardsley, so if you commute into the city, you're going to have to drive about 10 minutes to Dobbs Ferry, Scarsdale or Hartsdale and it'll take you anywhere form 30 minutes to 50 minutes into Grand Central.
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