Escape pick of the week

This Dobbs Ferry home is perfect for living large (plus, there's a pool!)

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If you're moving—or thinking about moving— to the suburbs in hopes of some real land, this $2.475 million six-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath in Dobbs Ferry may be worth checking out. Located on 1.74 private, verdant acres with seasonal river views, the house has personality to spare, with arched doorways, tiled floors, covered verandas, and its own swimming pool.

The Colonial-style concrete house, which was built in 1910, is blessed with plenty of other charming details, including beamed ceilings, fireplaces, and intricate wrought iron details. Photos show built-in bookshelves lining an entire wall, and myriad windows that draw in lots of light and views.

Stained glass windows separate the dining room and living room. 

Dobbs Ferry is less than 40 minutes by train into Manhattan, and is an ever-popular Westchester river town, favored by many ex-Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens residents looking for more space while still retaining an artsy vibe (not to mention good schools).

And although it may not be all that far from the city, this particular house's setting feels secluded and a world away from the hustle and bustle from which many would-be suburbanites long to escape.