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Time to move to the burbs? This three-bedroom in Larchmont is just under a million

It's been recently renovated inside, but has also kept a lot of its charming pre-war details.

William Pitt/Sotheby's

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Summer is a popular time to move to the suburbs for several reasons, mostly because it's in between the school years. And added bonus: It's a great time to have a backyard.

This three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath house (being sold by Sotheby's) is in the always-popular-with-New-Yorkers Westchester town of Larchmont, which has a quick commute into the city, good public schools, and a walkable downtown.

At just over 1,700 square feet, it's not huge, but it's likely bigger than your current apartment. Built in the 1920s, the manor colonial-style house was renovated in 2012. The living room has a woodburning fireplace, original wood carvings, and French doors. There's also a spacious dining room, a sunny family room, and an eat-in kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances; it also leads to a back deck and private yard.

The second floor has a master bedroom, two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom.

Plus, there's an additional 397 square feet of bonus space in the basement not included in the square footage noted above. 

Asking price: $999,000. As with most Westchester properties, though, taxes are high: $22,065 a year. But does your current place have a family room, living room, and dining room? We didn't think so.