Scanning through the most recent Rye real estate listings, we came upon a small gem that garnered our attention — a 1910 stone, stucco, and frame Colonial in one of the best family neighborhoods in town. Elmwood Avenue checks off the most important boxes, starting with a wealth of essential walking destinations. Go west to Milton School, Milton Point Provisions, Rock Island Sound, Scissors on the Sound, a Pilates studio, a pet groomer, the Bird Homestead and Meeting House, and the Marina; head east to On the Way Café, G. Griffin Wines, Playland Market, Rye Beach Pharmacy on your way to the waterfront, Oakland Beach, Rye Town Park, Playland, Read Sanctuary.
Elmwood is home to street sports for kids, block parties for all. The neighborhood is one where you get to know your neighbors and will want to remain long after your children are grown.
Sotheby’s agent Fiona Dogan, who has the listing at 48 Elmwood, describes the street as one of the friendliest and the four-bedroom, 2.5-bath home as one of Rye’s most charming beach houses. “From the covered front porch from which you can view the world to the period touches in the living room — the coffered ceiling, the stone fireplace which anchors the space — to the private back patio, this house is cozy personified, and you can move right in.”
And at $1,299,000, the house, which was updated less than a decade ago, is priced to sell.
- Robin Jovanovich