Last week, before the gracious Dutch Colonial at 30 Old Post Road came on the market, I toured the seven-bedroom house and walked the grounds with Christy Murphy of Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s. Some realtors have all the luck, and she is one of them, having been the listing agent of many prominent older homes in her career.
This noble 1903 home has retained its charm and good character while stylish and meeting every modern family’s needs.
It’s easy to imagine sitting out on the front porch or under the pergola in back on every fine night. The current owners allowed they will miss the bird life and the privacy afforded by specimen trees and the fact that the 1.5-acre grounds back up
to the 47-acre Rye Nature Center preserve.
What’s special about the house? Everything. As Murphy remarked, “The house is truly unique and a bit of a secret. After cresting the hill, you arrive at park-like level property with space for play and parties.”
While the house is grand, all its many rooms are perfectly proportioned and ones you’ll want to spend time in. The kitchen is both functional and fabulous. From a cozy seating area with a fireplace, you can watch <him> cook and catch up with every member of the family at the end of the day.
With space for multiple home offices (we saw two), a library, a fitness studio, an outdoor kitchen, pool and spa, there are plenty of days you’ll find yourself happily ensconced at home. The kids can walk to school and town.
Christy Murphy has discovered that the best seat in town at sunset is by the pool, surrounded by nature, watching the silhouette of the house as the sun goes down and the lighting comes on. It’s magical.”