Car-Free Country House in Beacon $274,500
It doesn’t get much better than this (and believe me, I looked HARD): This home is a brisk ten-minute bike ride to the Beacon Metro-North station, yet set back just a wee bit out of town and right on the edge of a more rural landscape. The lovely Madam Brett Mill Park is a breath away, and the Dia Art Foundation and the waterfront are nearby, too.
There’s a glut of lovely real estate in Beacon, ripe for the picking. Frankly, a lot of it is fancier and therefore pricier than this home. But I’m spoiled. I want it all. I want sufficient space inside the house (look at the size of that bedroom in the picture to the left there), but I need to have some outside, as well. In the summer, I treat my yard like another room, and I want to be able to walk or ride my bike to at least 50% of any given place I want or need to be during the week. That’s why I like this place.
Oh, and there’s a really cool store in Beacon called Dream In Plastic. I don’t get to Beacon a whole lot these days, but when I do, I make a bee-line for this shop. I won’t spend a lot of time talking about how awesome it is, because I think that’s pretty evident from the website. Just be prepared to spend some ducats, for their wares, though quite irresistible, are not cheap.
Long story short, you should live in Beacon. You should live in this house right here, and then you should go buy some cool stuff at Dream In Plastic. After that, you should grab your spouse/significant other/dog/tolerant cat and take a walk on Long Dock park, and then you should have some pad thai. You can thank me later.
70 Howland Avenue, Beacon (Kristie Alexa Difrancesco – Prudential) GMAP
Asking Price: $274,500
Square Feet: 1400
Land: .44 acres
Year Built: 1925
Features: 2 car detached garage, wood burning fireplace, hard-wood floors