Fairfield | 160 Ferris Hill Road, New Canaan, Conn.
Four-Bedroom With a Pool
A four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath, 4,880-square-foot, colonial-style home built in 1973; with crown molding and hardwood floors; formal living and dining rooms; an eat-in kitchen with recessed lighting, granite countertops, pocket doors, and a bay window overlooking the backyard; a vaulted family room with a fireplace and deck access; an en-suite primary bedroom with a sunken tub, glass-stall shower, and two walk-in closets; a finished lower level; a private yard with a bluestone patio, an in-ground pool and an attached two-car garage; on two acres on a quiet cul-de-sac. Chau Ngo, Douglas Elliman, 917-848-0341; elliman.com
$18,919 a year
Dining, public schools, and a Metro-North station are about 10 minutes away. The flexible lower level can serve as a fifth bedroom or can be converted into an in-law suite. There is plenty of sunlight exposure surrounding the home.
The traditional interior design may not suit all tastes. The backyard isn’t flat and would need clearing to expand into the second acre. The lower level lacks central air-conditioning.
Westchester | 1050 Knollwood Road, White Plains, N.Y.
A three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 2,667-square-foot, expanded 1938 house; with a formal living room that has a fireplace; a family room with wet bar and spiral staircase leading to the primary bedroom suite; a kitchen with breakfast area; ductless and central air-conditioning; a lower level with finished storage space; a covered wraparound backyard deck and a one-car garage; on 1.03 acres in the Pocantico Hills school district. Karen Stroub, Corcoran, 914-646-8070; corcoran.com
$15,969 a year
The house is well maintained, with original tile work in the bathrooms and wallpaper that evokes the time period of the house. Two bonus rooms can be additional bedrooms. The backyard is level and private.
Some may prefer a more updated décor. While set back from the road, the house is along a busy thoroughfare.
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