The worst part of moving to the country, after years of living in the city, is that the driver is you. Ask any non-commuting parent. But if you buy a home that is centrally located and show your children and spouse the safe routes to school, town, recreation, and the train station, life can be beautiful in the burbs.
Which brings us back to finding a house that’s well-situated.
Brand-new to the market is 1 Billington Court, which checks off every box. Midland Elementary School is across the street. Without crossing a street, your family can be at Rye Recreation in three minutes, and at The Rye Arts Center in five. It will take you ten minutes to trot to the Y Studios, by which time you’ll be warmed up for that group exercise class. Rye Town Park, the Westchester Children’s Museum, and Playland are a ten-minute walk in the other direction.
Location isn’t its only amenity. This five-bedroom center hall Colonial has good entertaining flow with a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace, a wonderful, light-filled kitchen, a first-floor study which can double as a homework room, a hangout basement, a large primary (no longer master) bedroom with vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet, and a spa-like bath, and a second-floor laundry room with built-in hampers for the kids to start learning to use early.
The house, which was built in 1989, underwent a major remodeling in 2016, and the high-end finishes are on display in the bathrooms and in the chef’s kitchen with quartz counters and refrigerator drawers.
The backyard is private and designed to give both children and adults their own play spaces; the deck has a fence around it.
Both the house and the street have curb appeal; Billington Court is a quiet cul-de-sac, where several generations have pushed strollers and taken the training wheels off bikes.
The Georgio Reddington team at Compass has the listing. Don’t miss the open house on July 1.